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

We wished we were staying longer

We wished we were staying longer, with so much to see and do in the area another day or two enjoying staying at the Chateau de Vaulx would have been a great end to our French holiday. The chateau is beautiful, comfortable and well furnished. We could have looked at the view all day. Marty is a most welcoming host, and also a good cook.

We watched some of the preparations for our delicious dinner of fish with aubergines and tomato, risotto, cheese and poached spiced pears, all really great. The grounds are beautiful with avenues of trees, lots of flowers, a vegetable garden and alo a lap pool. We hope to go back, and greatly recommend it.

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SueinLondon, Londres, Royaume-Uni, 7 septembre 2013

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Super accueil dans un super lieu

 Arriver au château de Vaulx est un moment de grand plaisir. Je ne sais si le plus charmant est l'accueil ou le lieu

Commentaire sur le site internet, Toto, 17 juin 2013

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Heaven on Earth

This Chateau is one of the most beautiful places in the south of Burgundy. Beautiful rooms, excellent meals, the most charming host Marty - and all that in a wonderful landscape - makes the Chateau de Vaulx a place not only to stay but to come back (as we do for years now)! Any room is beautiful! www.tripadvisor.com, KG, Zurich, 15 décembre 2013

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