This 19th century château, covering 340m2, has an exceptional position in the heart of South Burgundy, just a few minutes from Châlon-sur-Saône.The property is situated in beautiful wooded parkland boasting some very ancient trees, an orchard and a heated pool of 6x12m.
The château houses 7 luxury bedrooms (each with an en-suite bathroom) and a child bedroom, a gym complex with Sauna & Steam-room, a cosy lounge with fireplace, a dining room and fully equipped kitchen. All the living area opens out onto the pool terrace creating an extremely sociable space for all to enjoy.
The 200m long road bringing you to the château entrance goes through an apple orchard and opens onto a spacious courtyard with space to park 8 cars comfortably.Surrounded by a hedge of greenery and trees, certain over a century old, the Château offers much privacy.
The château’s two round towers add to its charm and will fascinate lovers of historic buildings.
In the lounge, the dining room and the bedrooms we have kept the period features : the original wooden parquet floors, the decorated ceilings ‘à la française’, the fireplaces and doors and windows…
The bedrooms have been sound-proofed and certain bedrooms, either south-facing or in the loft, have air-conditioning.
The decor and furnishings have been selected with utmost care and the result is a mix of traditional and contempory styles.
4 bedrooms offer a double bed 160x200cms and 3 bedrooms have 2 twin beds of 80x200cms. Twin beds can be put together on your request to form a 160x200cms bed.
3 rooms are on the first floor as well as the child bedroom. 4 bedrooms are on the second floor.
All the rooms on the second floor and the VIP room on the first floor have air-conditioning.
The beds are made up for your arrival.
Two cots are available in the Château (one traditionnal wooden baby bed and one foldable travel cot).
The VIP bedroom is on the first floor. Its balcony looks out across the pool and has a pleasant view over the park.
- Full air-conditioning
- High definition television with TNT channels
- Blu-ray DVD player
- Bath with massage jets
- Double washbasin
The child and baby bedroom located on the first floor features :
- A child bed of 80x190cm, it is a "fun" bed which children reach with a small ladder and get down on a slide !
- A traditionnal and high quality wooden baby bed (we supply bed linen on request, free of charge).
- A furniture chest which is also used as changing table.
- A TV set with DVD player (cartoon dvds are available in the living room).
- A huge water jets shower in the tower.
The 7 main bedrooms each have their own en-suite bathroom. Stylish and fitted with your comfort in mind, each bathroom has a WC, a washbasin, and either a shower or bath. Each bathroom has a heated towel rail.
Certain bedrooms open directly onto the bathroom (ie without a door between the two).Towels are provided on arrival.
The château is not bothered by traffic or other noise. All the bedroom walls are sound-proofed to ensure your complete privacy.
The lounge has a fireplace which date back to the 19th century. An electric fireplace system will enable you to make the most of evenings around the fire with family or friends, without the trouble to have to carry wood and start the fire...
A traditional fireplace is available in the dining-room. Wood is provided free of charge during cold seasons.
You will appreciate the relaxing decor and comfort of the lounge with patio doors opening out directly onto the terrace of the pool. The decorated ceiling ‘à la française’ and the original oak floor add a touch of authenticity.
Books in the library are at your disposal during your stay.Big screen high definition television with satellite channels, a blu-ray DVD player plus a Playstation 3 will ensure evenings full of entertainment.
The dining table can seat up to 14 people. As in the lounge, the light and airy dining room also has patio doors opening out onto the pool and the park beyond. The ceiling and floors are also original.The glasses, crockery and cutlery, carefully selected by Sylvia, are at your disposal in the sideboard.
A breakfast corner is available close to the dining table: traditional coffee machine, Senseo coffee machine, Georges Clooney's favorite "Nespresso" coffee machine and an electric kettle.
The Château kitchen is fully equipped including : an oven, a microwave oven, a hob with 5 rings plus extractor fan, a dishwasher, a large refrigerator, a freezer, a toaster...
A full range of kitchen equipment, utensils and accessories is provided aswell as tea towels.Breakfast around the farmhouse table will turn your breakfast times into memorable souvenirs ! An assortment of herbs, spices and condiments are at your disposal. Dishwasher and washing machine products are supplied.
2 high chairs are available.
A laundry room is available with wash machine and dryer. There is also an iron and board. Washing liquid for the wash machine is provided.
We have tried to think of everything to keep the young and old amused all year round !
The pool, which is 6x12m, is heated and the water is treated with salt. It is open 1st April until October (exact date depends on méteo). An automatic cover is there for the safety of the little ones and helps maintain the water temperature when the pool is not in use. The shallow end is 1 metre deep and goes down to around 1.90m.
Spend hot afternoons lazing around the pool on one of the sunloungers while the garden table and chairs allow you to have lunch by the pool or dine outside on balmy summer evenings.
Our maintenance staff will call by several times during your stay to ensure the upkeep of the pool and the terrace.
(*The swimming-pool heating system is an areothermal heat pump, the most used system for heating an outside pool. The pump uses calories in the air to heat the water of the pool circulating in the pump, therefore, we cannot garantee that the pool will be warm enough if the temperature of the air is below 12 degrees.)
The Château dependence has been restored at the end of 2013 in a "Nature & Zen" style featuring now a sports and body building room, as well as a wellness area.
The Wellness area is on the ground floor. It features a Sauna and Steam-room with a capacity of 6 people each. There is a bathroom with italian style shower, toilet and washbassin.
The sports room is on the first floor.It is equipped with an exercise bike, a rowing machine, a weights machine, dumbars and mats.The wall mounted TV screen with DVD will make your workout more enjoyable !
A host of board games, in French, are available in the bookcase in the lounge : Scrabble, Monopoly, chess, draughts, card games etc...
The château offers 3 televisions and 3 DVD players :
- A high definition giant screen in the lounge, also equipped with Satellite (300 international channels), a Playstation 3 including a blu-ray DVD player. An internet connection is possible via the Playstation 3.
- A high definition screen in the VIP bedroom, also with its own blu-ray DVD player.
- A wall mounted screen in the gym complete with another DVD player.
We have wireless internet connection free of charge for your laptop computers and smartphones.
Explore the area by bike ! Four bicycles and two child seats are available for you at no extra charge.
A nice Pétanque lane is at your disposal and 16 "pétanque" boules can be found at the château incase you fancy a boules contest between friends !
A traditional charcoal fuelled barbecue is situated near the pool.
Bernadette offers her services for cleaning, babysitting, dishes, help with cooking and other activities.
So, if you need any help keeping the Chateau clean while enjoying your vacation, please do not hesitate to contact her.
She invoices you for her services 20 euros per hour (all charges included), her intervention is for a minimum of 4 consecutive hours.
- Bernadette is a 62 years old very dynamic lady. You can contact her my mail at email@example.com or by phone or text on 0033 626 75 36 19.
- Dominique is a well-established professional massage therapist in the region. She 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
You can ask Bernadette to prepare breakfast for you. You just need to provide them with the money for the shopping list. They can stop on their way to the Chateau each morning to buy the fresh bread and croissants for you.
-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: email@example.com and mobile/whatsapp 0033 668 674 186.
PLEASE CHECK THE FAQ SECTION FOR THE PREFERENTIAL RATES GRANTED TO KASTELIADES GUESTS CONCERNING AIRPORT TRANSFERS.
- Taxi Matisse is based in Lans, one minute from the Chateau. They have 2 vehicules who can take 6 passengers each. You can contact them at 0033 672 20 74 19. or by mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Christophe Clerc: Tel 0033 6 28 52 13 50 (4 passengers max).
Don’t miss Chalon sur Saône local producers market on Sunday morning. More details in the Wine & Gastronomy section of our site.
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
-Chef Thomas & Chef Agnes can cook for you at the Chateau. Please consult their dedicated section on our website for more details.
- Tourist Office. Chalon sur Saône. The main tourist office is located 4 Place Port Villiers in Chalon sur Saône. It is about 10 minutes away.
-Nicolas traiteur Navilly offers take away meals or meals served at the Villa. Details and contacts on his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Nicolas-Traiteur-Navilly-103467522180881/
- The «Restaurants Street» in Chalon sur Saône.
The « Rue de Strasbourg » (address for your GPS) is located on an island surrounded by the river Saône in Chalon Sur Saône (5 minutes from Château de Lans). Local people call this street « The restaurant street » because there are no shops but about 30 restaurants one after the other, of all styles. I can recommend personally « Le Clown Gourmand », for their « original » cuisine at good price. Also worth visiting « Chez Jules » or “le Bourgogne”.
- Restaurant Le St Christophe. Frogs Legs !
1 route de Serville, St Christophe en Bresse. Tel 0033 385 96 84 28.
This traditional restaurant is 6kms away driving a peaceful road through the forest (5minuts). Turn right out of the Chateau and just follow the road. One of their specialty which attracts all the locals is their great “Frogs Legs”! The quality to price “deal” is very good with quality meals for about 20 Euros per person. Give a phone call or pay a visit in the afternoon to book your table.
- Bread and croissants.
The bar/shop in Lans is only 200 meters away (turn right when you come out of the château). It is closed on Wednesdays (but you will find bakers on St Marcel main street).
You will find bread, croissants, newspapers, tobacco and basics.
- Supermarket, petrol station, cash dispenser and chemistry:
There is a Carrefour Market supermarket in St Marcel 3 minutes away. (when coming out of the château turn left, at traffic light turn right, the supermarket is on your left on this road). Open Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 7.30pm.
- Hypermarket and Commercial Center “CARREFOUR Chalon Sud”.
The biggest Hypermarket of the area. 5 to 10 minutes away. Rue Thomas Dumorey. Chalon sur Saône.
Open Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 9pm.
Out of the château turn left, at first traffic light turn left, then turn right, at roundabout take 3rd exit. Go straight on, the commercial center is on your left.
- « Le Grand marché Bio ». Bio supermarket.
13 rue René Cassin, Chalon sur Saône. http://www.laviesaine.fr/magasin-bio-chalon-sur-saone.html
This supermarket sells only organic produces. It is in the same area as the “Carrefour” hypermarket (5 to 10 minutes from Château de Lans). Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 7pm.
- Very good local "Pâtissier"
Franck Lebret, 5 rue Jean Henri Fabre, 71380 ST MARCEL. Tel 0033 385 96 57 92
closed on Monday. Birthday cakes, mini patisseries...
There is a medical house with 3 doctors located only 500 meters from the Chateau in the center of Lans village. The address is: 1 Quart du bois, in Lans 71380. Tel 0033 385 96 32 10.
Rental from saturday to saturday.
Weekly rental only (7 nights) : From Saturday 3pm to Saturday 9.30am
Tourist tax 0,75 euro per adult per night*.
* Tourist taxes are voted every year by the local authorities and therefore can change; these are the tourist taxes known at the time of printing this lines.
High Season : 6.200 euros /Week
Medium Season : 4.500 euros /Week
Low Season : 3.900 euros /Week
High Season :
- Saturday 1rst July to Saturday 2nd September 2023
Medium Season :
- Saturday 27th of May 2023 to Saturday 1rst July 2023
- Saturday 2nd of September 2023 to Saturday 23rd of September 2023
- Monday 23rd of December 2023 to Monday 6th of January 2024
Low Season : Other periods.
Week (7 nights) : From Saturday 3pm to Saturday 9.30am
The Château is infact a square manor house but due to the two towers on the front of the house the property can be called a château. Typical of the mid 19th century style, the château is in fact much older. Over the centuries it has been altered and at one time even partly destroyed. This was followed by an almost total reconstruction in the 19th century.
During our renovation work, we have discovered here and there evidence that the site has been inhabited since the Middle Ages !The only evidence of this past which is still intact is a vast building with impressive beams reminding one strangley of the grain store at Cluny.
In the 12th century Cluny owned the St Marcel Priory aswell as numerous others properties in the surrounding area. These properties can be found on a map, dating back to 1649, with the name ‘la Tarte’ which is the deformation of the 'tertre' name for a rise in the land (185m above sea level). This is the only area of higher land in the Lans area.
There is every reason to believe that the property was designed with defense as a priority, in times when bandits were rife in the area and security was a major problem.Transformed numerous times, the château has also seen countless famlilies passing through.
Due to ancient archives, we know that the château belonged to the Marquise of Thésut from 1582 to 1765. It was then in the hands of the Denon family, a descendant of whom was the famous Egyptologist and director of the Museums of France, Dominique-Vivany Denon (1747-1825).
A great traveller, he never stayed at the Château de Lans despite holding the title of ‘Lord of Lans’ like his ancestors. Denon accompanied his ancient uncle to the Egypt Compaign. He took part in the battles of Austerlitz, Essling and Eylau where he lost an arm. At his death in 1868 one of his daughters, the Countess of Duranti, had the château rebuilt as it stands today. Her son, at his death in 1886, donated the château to an important figure in the Châlon-sur-Saône society.
His descendants decided to sell the property to Kasteliades in January 2008.
St Marcel, center town (shops) : 2,5 kms
Château of Mercurey : 20 kms
Chalon sur Saône, center town : 5kms
Hypermarket Carrefour : 5 kms
Wine road : About 10 kms
Voie verte (cycling road of Burgundy) : 4 kms
Beaune : 37 kms
Cluny : 56 kms
Mâcon : 63 kms
Dijon : 74 kms
Lyon : 133 kms
Latitude N : 46°46'13.08''
Longitude E : 4°54'44.135''
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