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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Ce qu'ils en pensent | What they think

Magnifique

Un lieu unique, accueil très sympathique de Marty, décoration superbe, salon au coin du feu, bonne cuisine, nous avons passé une excellente soirée dans ce château et nous reviendrons ! idéalement situé dans la belle campagne charolaise.

www.tripadvisor.com , Julien, Paris, 2 novembre 2010

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Marthy is the founder of hospitality

During our summer holiday we stayed four days on the chateaux. This is the perfect example of how an upper-class chambers d’hôte should work. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good diner good breakfast, romantic and clean rooms. The only disadvantage: not only the guest but also the mosquitoes like Chateau Vault a lot. We will definitely come back.

www.tripadvisor.com, Objective5, Zurich, 12 septembre 2010

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A little sneak of what paradise could be like!

Our second stay at this stunning chateau - we simply had to come back and arranged our camping trip to France this year to be able to do just that! We stayed again for one night on our way home from our holiday further south in France and - was it as good as we remembered? No, it was even better!

A chateau with such style and ambience created by its wonderful host Marty and his team.

On arrival, we were immediately made to feel welcome and were able to relax in the grounds with a glass of wine to take in the stunning views from all around. The addition of a swimming pool available to guests this year is just more than fantastic and we enjoyed a swim before going off for an evening meal locally, (booked for us by Marty). We stayed in the suite Choiseul which was perfect for us - two adults and our 14 year old daughter. The room has a very large en suite bathroom and separate sleeping areas (one double bed in one area and twin beds in the other area - (so able to sleep 4 very comfortably).

We took breakfast in the large dining room around the table and had everything we could have possibly wanted.

Sadly we had to leave - but not before we were able to look at the latest Chateau de Vaulx development - the Gîte Damas, again superb elegance and such space! Definitely now looking for a time we can come back for a stay here too.

www.tripadvisor.com, Jacqueline, Ian and Amy, 15 août 2013

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