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Château de Burnand Renovated in 2022. 14th to 19th century château built on a dominant position with breathtaking views. 30 acres parc and forest. Opening 10 July 2023.

Rental from
Monday to Monday
  • 8 rooms
  • 7 bathrooms
  • Heated pool

Sleeping Beauty Castle...

Entirely renovated by Kasteliades between February 2022 and June 2023. Opening 10 July 2023.
Overlooking the small village of Burnand, our Château of approximately 900m2 built over different periods from the 14th to the 19th century is embellished with a 13ha park including 9ha of forest. The castle being built on a dominant position you will enjoy a superb view of the mountains, the village and the valley. Many hiking and cycling paths leave from the entrance of the Château for walks in the forest in the town of Burnand. The medieval town of St Gengoux le National is 5 minutes away and offers all amenities (restaurants, supermarket, bakers, butcher etc). Tournus, gastronomic capital of southern Burgundy with its starred restaurants is about 20 minutes away.

The place is ideal for jogging, walking and cycling from the Château.
In 2023 the completely restored castle offers on the 1st floor 5 luxurious bedrooms for two people with an “ensuite” bathroom + a single bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, and a children’s bedroom.
To add two more bedrooms to the total sleeping capacity, in 2023 only, the property is rented together with its 120m2 hunting lodge located 20 meters behind the Chateau. It has 2 double bedrooms with a shared bathroom, as well as living room/equipped kitchen.
Total capacity of the property in 2023: 8 bedrooms. 7 bathrooms. 15 people (+ 1 small room for a child).

The Château's kitchen is spacious and very well equipped.

Happiness is in the park

The Château is located in the heart of a very beautiful 13-hectare park, including 9 hectares of forest. The heated swimming pool and its terrace offer you a breathtaking view of the mountains and the valley.
A car park allows about ten vehicles to park.
The Château enjoys great privacy without any opposite.

Authenticity and Comfort

Its atypical architecture will not leave lovers of "old stones" insensitive.
The living rooms on the ground floor and some bedrooms have superb painted ceilings of Renaissance origin or restored in the 19th century. All the rooms have kept the noble materials of yesteryear: old parquet floors, French ceilings, fireplaces, period doors and windows...
The decoration and furniture have been chosen with the greatest care, a true marriage of excellence between tradition and modernity.

Castle plans

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Please note that the Château is not suitable for people with reduced mobility or in wheelchairs.
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  • Plan R1 Chateau Burnand
  • Plan RDC Chateau Burnand

The bedrooms

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In 2023 the Château de Burnand offers 8 bedrooms and a children's bedroom. 15 people.

On the 1st floor of the Chateau:

-Bedroom 2 with king size bed. desk. TV. Bathroom with large shower, toilet and sink.
-Bedroom 3 with a choice of king size bed or 2 twin beds. TV. Bathroom with large shower, toilet and sink.
-Bedroom 4 with king size bed. Bathroom with shower, toilet and sink.
-Bedroom 5 with king size bed or 2 twin beds. TV. Bathroom with large shower, bath, WC and sink.
-Bedroom 6 (for one person) with single bed. Large shower, toilet, sink.
-Bedroom 7 with a choice of king size bed or 2 twin beds. Bathroom with large shower, WC. Sink in the bedroom.
- Child/baby bedroom located at the back of bedroom 7. Including a baby bed with wooden bars and a 200x90 cm child's bed.

In the hunting lodge 20 meters behind the Château (only in 2023):

-A large bedroom (1) with a choice of king size bed or two twin beds.
-A small bedroom (8) with a choice of king size bed or two twin beds.
-A bathroom shared between the two bedrooms with a large shower, washbasin and WC.
-A large room with fitted kitchen, TV, living room, dining area, and terrace.

The capacity is limited to 15 people + 1 child + 2 babies in 2023.
The beds are made upon your arrival.
Two cots are available on request and a child's bed (190x80cm).

The child and baby room

The children's room on the 1st floor includes:
- A child's bed of 80x190cm.
- A traditional cot (with wooden bars) of good quality.
- A wardrobe.
- A changing table.
Two baby chairs are available in the dining room.

The bathrooms

In the Chateau all bedrooms have their own en-suite bathroom. Furnished with taste and concern for your comfort.
Bathroom towels are provided upon arrival (2 XL size and 2 L size per bathroom)
A hair dryer is available in each bathroom.

Peaceful nights

The castle is far from the main roads and from any noise pollution.

Castle life

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At the Fireside

The large living room has a 16th century open fireplace. In autumn and winter the wood is provided to you free of charge.

The large living room

With almost 70m2, the large living room is furnished with comfortable sofas and armchairs. The room is richly decorated with a painted ceiling dating from the Renaissance period as well as superb parquet floors and woodwork.
Available: Large connected HD screen, blu-ray DVD player, large DVD library. A library is also available.

The billiard room.

Located in the 19th century part of the Chateau. French ceiling, wood paneling and oak flooring from the 19th century. Billiards is reserved for people who are qualified to play it without damaging the cloth and the rods, thank you.

The poker room.

Located behind the grand salon in the 16th century tower. This renovated games room in a cozy atmosphere offers a poker table for 8 players, with cards and tokens as well as a chess table.

The dining room

The table is ready to accommodate up to 24 guests. French ceiling, wood paneling and oak flooring from the 19th century.
A vast assortment of crockery and cutlery, chosen with taste, is at your disposal.

The kitchen

The huge kitchen of 70 m2 with its painted French ceiling is divided into 3 parts.
-A scullery for washing and storage (2x dishwashers, American fridge with freezer and ice cube dispenser, classic fridge, sink, cupboards, washing machine and dryer).
-A preparation area including a large professional stove with 5-burner gas hob and large electric oven, 2nd traditional oven, 2 microwave ovens, large hood, storage, toaster, Nespresso, classic and Senseo coffee makers.
-A comfortable dining area that can accommodate 24 people in the kitchen.

A complete set of kitchen utensils and accessories is at your disposal, as well as dish towels.
Dishwasher produces are also provided.
2 baby chairs are available.


Leisure activities

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We have made every effort to bring you a large number of leisure activities that will keep young and old busy in all seasons.

The swimming pool

The 5m x 11m swimming pool is heated*. It is open from April to October (exact date depending on the weather). Its depth begins with a range of one meter to go down to around 1m50. The swimming pool is equipped with a mobile shelter guaranteeing the safety of children.
Sun loungers will enhance your sunny afternoons and its outdoor lounge for your lunches and dinners by the water.
*The pool heating system is an aerothermal heat pump. The pump uses the calories in the air to heat the water that circulates, so we cannot guarantee a water temperature if the air temperature is below 15°.

Billiard room

American billiards (adults only).

Poker & Chess Room

The small lounge on the ground floor offers a professional poker game table (and chip case) as well as a chess game table.

Board games

A set of board games, in French version, is at your disposal: Scrabble, monopoly, chess games, checkers, card games, puzzles, etc...


The castle is equipped with 4 television screens and blu-ray DVD players:
- A large High Definition screen connected to the internet in the large living room, with blu-ray DVD player and Astra satellite receiver.
- A High Definition screen in 3 bedrooms, equipped with a blu-ray DVD player.

Free Wi-Fi Internet

6 Wi-fi terminals are distributed inside the Château as well as towards the pool terrace.

Giant Trampoline

Giant trampoline available for children.

Free bikes

4 "VTC" type bicycles, and two child seats, are available free of charge at the Chateau.


We provide you with a set of 16 petanque balls. A petanque track is set up near the Château.

Play station 4

2 controllers and 20 games are at your disposal.

Locally: hiking, wine tasting, cycling, fishing, tennis...

-From the Chateau de Burnand you will find many marked forest paths (yellow signs) for hiking.
In the town of St Gengoux le national, 4 km away, many leisure activities are available:
-The cooperative cellar of St Gengoux as well as that of Buxy welcomes the public and offers tastings and events around wine. https://www.vigneronsdebuxy.fr/oenotourisme/visite-caveaux-degustation/caveau-de-saint-gengoux-le-national/
-Two tennis courts located rue Joly Coeur. Rackets and balls are available at the Château.
-At the old station in St Gengoux, on the edge of the greenway. Rental of electric bikes and classic bikes for adults and children. Information and reservations at the tourist office. https://www.tourisme-sud-cote-chalonnaise.com/contact.html
-In St Gengoux markets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday morning of each month. As well as a small farmers' market (avenue de la promenade) every Saturday morning.
-Many opportunities to indulge in the pleasures of fishing in the surrounding rivers. Fishing license and fishing equipment on sale at the Gamm Vert store in St Gengoux le National (Rue des Tanneries).
-The greenway (cycle path) crosses St Gengoux le National. To the south it continues as far as Macon and to the north as far as Chalon sur Saône.
-Equestrian center of Messey Sur Grosne (10kms). https://lesecuriesdemessey.ffe.com/
-Buxy market every Thursday morning.

Children's play area

A playground for young children, with slide and swings, is at your disposal.


A traditional charcoal barbecue is at your disposal near the pool terrace. 

The wellness area (opening July 2024).

A space of 50m2 on the second floor of the Château will be opened in 2024. Totally dedicated to well-being and fitness. The fitness & bodybuilding area is equipped with the following equipment: bicycle, elliptical trainer, rowing machine, a weight tower, various weights and dumbbells, mats.
A sauna and steam bath / hammam are at your disposal.
A musical tower with bluetooth connection will allow you to do your sports session in music.
Equipped massage room. Dominique, professional masseuse, is at your disposal (details in the local services section).

Local services

Housekeeping, babysitting...

Two local ladies have their own small business and offer their services for cleaning, babysitting, washing up, cooking help and other activities. They know our chateaux very well since they work for us to complete the cleaning at guests changeover on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays morning at our Chateaux of Burnand, Montsymond and Montrevost.
So if you need help keeping the Chateau clean while enjoying your vacation, please don't hesitate to contact them.
They charge you for their services 20 euros per hour (all charges included), their intervention is for a minimum of 4 consecutive hours.
- Annick is at your service during the week for cleaning services, baby-sitting... Contact on 0033 617 474 870 or by email: advillerot@hotmail.fr
- Laetitia is at your service during the week for cleaning services, baby-sitting... Contact on 0033 652 278 594 or by email: contact@perfectionservices.fr

Please note it is advised to book Annick & Laetitia together, the Château is over 1.000m2, depending on the mission you give it can be tough for one person alone.


- Dominique is a well-established professional masseuse in the area. It offers relaxing massages (Californian type) of approximately 1 hour for 55 Euros. We have a massage room in the Wellness area of ​​the Castle. You can contact her on 0033 630 92 41 56 or by email: dominique.cheteau@gmail.com

Learn french at the Château !

Opportunities to develop and practise your French conversational skills whilst staying at the chateau are available. The sessions will be run by Catherine who lives in Burnand.

She is French but previously lived in England teaching foreign languages there for over 40 years.

The rate is 50€ per session for a group of up to 10 people. Each session will last 90 minutes and will take place at the chateau.

To book contact Catherine directy at: 

wasley@orange.fror on her mobile 0044 7480 86 18 74

Early booking is advised. 

Dinner at the Chateau.

3 Chefs offer their services for dinners at the Chateau. Please consult the headings on our site. Chef Raphael, Chef Thomas & Chef Agnes.

Local Taxis.

We recommend the transport company Taxi Lylou. they have a fleet of 6 vehicles including an 8-passenger vehicle. Their drivers are located at 5 points in southern Burgundy near our castles, which reduces transport costs. Fixed and advantageous rates are offered to our customers for airport transfers, transport to tourist sites and wineries, etc. contact: taxi.lylou@wanadoo.fr and mobile/whatsapp 0033 668 674 186.

Other local taxis :
Taxi Veronique. St Gengoux le National. Mobile 0033 6 71 11 60 81.
Taxi Giraud. St Gengoux le National. Landline 0033 385 92 55 28.

Local Farmers Markets

-In St Gengoux le National, the markets are every 1st and 3rd Tuesday morning of each month. As well as a small farmers' market (avenue de la promenade) every Saturday morning.
Major markets:
Tournus: Saturday morning
Chalon sur Saone: Sunday morning (place st Vincent)
Louhans: Monday morning
See our Gastronomy, Local Markets section for more details.


Every Sunday from April to October many villages in Southern Burgundy organize outdoor flea markets. It is mainly people selling what they have in their house, attics, cellars..that they don’t use. You can find antic and treasures from the past at very cheap prices. It is a real fun experience. Free entry. You will find the agenda on this site: https://vide-greniers.org/71-Saone-et-Loire

Shops in Saint Gengoux le National (4kms).

- “BI1” supermarket. Tannery Street. Open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. & Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
-You will find in the city center all the essential shops, baker-pastry chef, butcher-charcutier, bank with ATM, gas station, florist, bars and restaurants etc.
- Tourist Office: 4 avenue de la promenade. https://www.tourisme-sud-cote-chalonnaise.com/

Local restaurants.

-4kms - Block 7. 18 promenade avenue. Saint Gengoux le National. https://www.bloc7.org. Tel 0033 385 45 40 65. Pizzas, homemade hamburgers of very good quality. For here and to go.
-4kms - Restaurant la Voie Gourmande. 33 station avenue. Saint Gengoux the National. https://www.hotel-restaurant-la-voie-gourmande.com. Tel 0033 385 41 44 05 and mobile 0033 680 00 80 17. Traditional quality catering.
-6kms. - Restaurant de la place. 71460 Malay. https://www.hoteldelaplace.com tel 0033 385 50 15 08.
-9kms - Restaurant Chez l'oncle Jules. 60 grande rue, 71460 Cormatin. 0033 385 38 21 55. https://chez-loncle-jules.business.site/ . Gourmet and creative cuisine in a 1930s atmosphere.
Complete list of the 20 restaurants in the direct surroundings on Tripadvisor.

Doctors in Saint Gengoux le National

- Doctor Bruno GILBERT. Pit Street. 0033 385 92 50 48.
- Doctor Patrick CHEVALIER. Promenade Ave. 0033 385 92 61 40.
- Doctor Pierre CLERC. Joncy road. 0033 385 92 53 00.

A page of history

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The Château de Burnand has had a rich history. It is close to the medieval city of Saint Gengoux le National, which was known as the King's favorite resort in the 18th century because of its "Fountain of Youth".
The superb glazed Burgundian tile roof of the Château de Burnand rises gracefully above the village. The castle is now often referred to as "Sleeping Beauty's Castle".
The oldest part (basement) dates from the 13th or 14th century. The oldest documents known to date cite the Cajod family as the owners during the 15th century. Originally from Bresse and Mâcon the Cajod became the lords of Burnand in 1453. Their emblem is still in a stone facade of the castle today. At some point in the 17th century, the castle served as a priory for an Augustinian monastic community. The monks lived in the castle for around 150 years. Various architectural details remind us of that time.
-13-14th century. Origin of the basement of the Château and first constructions.
-1525: first mention of the seigniory when Philibert Cajod, belonging to a family of soldiers who had distinguished themselves in the service of Saulx-Tavannes, acquired the estate.
-1625 One of the Cajot lords is killed during a campaign in Italy where he fought in the Uxelles regiment (lord Cormatin).
-1642: Charlotte de Brie, widow of Philibert III Cajod, donates the castle to the Congregation of Carmelites (Barefoot) Augustins, a mendicant order.
-1643-1790 Between 3 and 9 monks reside in the castle, which was transformed into a priory. The monks exploited the castle and its surroundings until the French Revolution. During the Revolution, the castle was declared "national property" and is administered "internally" by Brother Louis, the only survivor of the Community.
-1791-1818: sale to citizen Monmessin, then various owners.
-1819 Its last owner, Denis Lyon Berliet offered it to his friend John Van Risamburgh. For the first time in its history, the castle welcomes the Dutch within its walls. He was the son of a Dutch emigrant family, an artist and furniture maker. The castle was his favorite source of inspiration, Van Risenburgh immortalized the castle several times on canvas.
The father and his two brothers lived there until 1848 when they sold the castle to the family of Bernard Lavernette. This family belonged to the old Beaujolais aristocracy and owned several properties in the region.
-1866 Anatole Bernard Lavernette undertook a complete renovation of the château using materials taken from the Château de la Serrée. He moved there with his family ten years later. They transformed the castle, giving it a neo-Gothic look that was very fashionable at the time.

Availability & Rates

(save 40% compare to 2024 rates).

Capacity : 8 bedrooms. 15 pers + 1 child + 2 babies
First opening 10 JULY 2023 - Closed on 16 OCTOBER 2023.

The Château will open after 18 months of complete restoration on 10 July 2023. There will be 6 bedrooms on the first floor of the Chateau and 2 bedrooms in the 19th century lodge 30 meters behind the Chateau.
Room display:
- 2 rooms with a king size bed. 
- 5 rooms twin beds or king size bed (to your choice).
- 1 room with a single bed.
- Child bedroom with one child bed 180x80 and 2 baby beds.


Tourist tax (2022) 0,45 euro/ adult/night

High Season:        6.500 euros /Week (10 July 2023 to 28 August 2023)
Medium Season:    4.800 euros /Week (28 August 2023 to 25 September 2023)
Low Season:        4.200 euros /Week (25 September 2023 to 16 October 2023)


Open from 8 July to 28 October 2024.
4 rooms with a king size bed. 6 rooms twin beds or king size bed (to your choice). 1 room with a single bed. One child bed 180x80. 3x baby beds.
RENTAL FROM MONDAY TO MONDAY. Tourist tax (2022) 0.45 euro/ adult/night
High Season:        9.000 euros /Week (8 July 2024 to 2 September 2024)
Medium Season:    6.900 euros /Week (2 September 2024 to 23 September 2024)
Low Season:        5.800 euros /Week (23 September 2024 to 28 October 2024)

Usefull distances

- Downtown Saint Gengoux le National with all shops (supermarket, bakers, banks, gas station, restaurants...) 4kms.
- Tournus (local train station), its abbey, its pedestrian street, its Saturday morning market and its Michelin-starred restaurants: 25kms
- Macon: 45kms
-Nearest TGV (high speed train) station: Le Creusot-Montchanin TGV. 28kms.
- Beaune: 61kms (55 minutes by motorway).
- Lyon center: 116 km (1h30 hour by motorway) or by train from Tournus in 45 minutes (one train every hour).
- Lyon airport: 133kms (1h30 by motorway)
- Geneva airport: 200kms (2h00 by motorway).
Access to the Castle

Latitude N : 46°35'42.454''
Longitude E : 4°37'47.447''