In 1886, a local historian described the château de Vaulx in the following words:

Well-proportioned, elegant in its simplicity, located in the most beautiful position on hilltop, its main facade faces south. From this vantage point, we enjoy a pleasant vista across a vast stretch of the region : Saint-Julien de Civry, Dyo, Saint Germain, Amanzé and beyond, as far as you can see, the blue mountains, including the old Dun. a panorama as vast as diversified.

Today, luckily enough, the scenery is still the same. The house has grown with two wings on the east and west sides by Léon Geoffray  at the end of the 19th century.

The castle of Vaulx de Chizeul lies between the Charolais and the Brionnais. This castle was built in the 14th century and was the house of a very famous French family, the de Choiseul, until 1435. The name "de Chizeul" is a distortion of the family name.

Since 1471, the landlords of Vaux were the Damas family, a well known Burgundy family, one of whose branches was called Damas de Vaux. The castle, fortress, hamlets and lands stayed in the Damas family until 1793, for more than three centuries.

The castle had a dominant position in the region. It size was huge (91 meters by 29 meters) and included a square dungeon, the lord residence, a storehouse and a jail.

The castle was damaged during the wars of religion in the 16th century and in 1793, when it was sold as a national property because the family emigrated during the French revolution. The only remains are a ruin which was probably the prison.

200 metres from the old castle of Vaulx de Chizeul stands the current château de Vaulx. It used to be the house of the main officers and administrators of the estate. The role of the administrators was very important as the Damas family did not live full time in Vaulx, being either in Paris or in Dyo castle, another land they owned in the region.

Part of the existing Vaulx castle dates back to the 16th century, as indicated by stones dated 1563 on the façade, The castle has been modified and expanded until the beginning of the 20th century. In the 19th century, the castle was the property of the Geoffray family, and in particular Léon Geoffray (1852-1927) who was French Ambassador in Spain and one of the key contributors to the reconciliation of United Kingdom and France before World War I.

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Magnifiquement orchestré !!!!

Le week-end de la Pentecôte de mai 2013 au Château de Vaulx nous a fait oublier la pluie incessante. L'accueil de Marty est plus que convivial et c'est un Chef cuisinier quand les produits du potager sont passés par ses mains ! Le repas servi à côté de la cheminée, à la chandelle... Une vraie vie de Château grâce à nos deux hôtes. La chambre "De Mello", un pur bonheur. Le parc, son jardin de fleurs, son potager, les plates-bandes, ses friches, tout cela magnifiquement orchestré !!!!

www.tripadvisor.com , A., Annemasse, 20 mai 2013

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The best place I have ever stayed

Wow. What a bed and breakfast. Marty is the perfect host, making us feel at home, and arranging a light lunch for our 10 year old son as soon as we arrived. We booked in for two sittings of dinner, so that our son could eat early and we could put him to bed and have a grown up dinner in the dining room with our fellow guests. The whole chateau is decorated by interior design expert Marty,

and looks it. Our room was in keeping with the age of the building, interestingly furnished, yet oh so comfy. The modern bathroom appealed after 10 days on a canal boat! The bed linens are divine. My only regret is that we booked in for just a single night stay. The surrounding area is beautiful and I would have loved to have stayed longer at this beautiful place and be spoiled. The breakfast is delicious and plentiful; croissants, yoghurt, ham, cheeses, juice, tea, coffee. The dinner was fine-dining standard. The best place I have ever stayed.

www.tripadvisor.com, R., Perth, Australie, 6 avril 2013

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Excellent

This place is stunning inside and out. Lovely views of the surrounding area, beautiful furniture and art everywhere. Excellent meals. Marty is a charming host. This part of Burgundy deserves more visitors than it gets, but that is good for those who do come because you don't see many tourists.

We enjoyed visiting Chateau de Dree and Chateau de Digoine-- both magificent with fine gardens. We had an outstanding lunch at Restaurant de la Poste in Poisson. Highly recommended.

www.tripadvisor.com , MB747, 24 septembre 2013

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