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.

0
0
0
s2sdefault

Notre note Tripadvisor

sawdays guide  tripadvisor2017 2 routardbonne table2Le Figaro Magazine

Latest news

Des racines et des ailes Le mercredi 21 février 2018, l'émission « Des Racines et des Ailes » intitulée « Mon village en Bourgogne » va consacrer 45 minutes au Brionnais. Une découverte du paysage de bocage et des églises...
Depuis 30 ans, les Guides Rivages présentent la meilleure sélection d'hôtels et de maisons d'hôtes de charme en France. Bonne nouvelle : la dernière étude de Miles Partnership indique que les Guides...
Après plusieurs années de problèmes, nos deux ruches ont produit cette année un peu plus de 15kg d'un beau miel doré à la senteur de tilleuls. The harvest of honey from our hives. After several...
Le Pays Charolais-Brionnais organise une journée inédite dans le jardin de  Vaulx conçu par Achille Duchène. Visite commentée des extérieurs, conférence, balade dans le hameau et panier pique-nique pour 4...

Ce qu'ils en pensent | What they think

A faultless visit

We spent three sumptuous nights at Chateau de Vaulx. We were warmly met by host Marty who is greatly blessed with the gift of hospitality. No request was too difficult - breakfast was arranged on the terrace with warm breads, cheeses, and confitures and a stunning view - Marty booked lunch for us at a nearby Michelin-starred restaurant. The room was tastefully and romantically furnished and the grounds are a delight. We enjoyed a faultless visit.

Alistair Sawday's Special Places to Stay, September 2010

0
0
0
s2sdefault

L'équilibre entre tradition et modernité

Alle Zimmer sind stilvoll, aber ohne Hang zur Perfektion renoviert - der Spagat zwischen Tradition und Moderne ist den Schloßbesitzern perfekt gelungen. Man fühlt sich wie bei guten Freunden zu Hause.

Toutes les chambres sont élégantes, mais rénové sans excès de perfection – les propriétaires du château ayant parfaitement réussi l'équilibre entre tradition et modernité. On se sent comme à la maison avec de bons amis.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, die schönen Seiten, octobre 2010



Lire l'article

0
0
0
s2sdefault

Wir kamen, sahen und blieben.

Wegen der Gastfreundschaft und der guten Küche von Marty, wegen der tollen Lage und wegen dem schönen Ambiente und der vielen Möglichkeiten, sich zu entspannen. Deswegen kommen wir immer wieder - nächstes Jahr sicher zum vierten Mal in Folge. Das wissen wir heute schon. Les Quatres Nous aus Heidelberg und Basel, www.tripadvisor.com, UwJ, Bâle, 31 octobre 2013

0
0
0
s2sdefault

Contact

Château de Vaulx
71800 Saint-Julien de Civry France

E-mail: marty@chateaudevaulx.com Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Téléphone: +33 385.70.64.03

Who is online ?

We have 19 guests and no members online

Newsletter

Would you like to be regularly informed about our activities and our stays on a theme ? Subscribe!
captcha