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Château de Montsymond 1.000m2 castle built in 1571. Superb 70.000m2 parc with its centuries old trees, fishing pond and jogging path. Ideal for cycling. Gastronomic and historical city of Tournus: 15min. All shops 5 min.

Rental from
Friday to friday
  • 10 rooms
  • 10 bathrooms
  • Heated pool
  • Wellness Area

This chateau built in 1571, a 1000m2 area, enjoys an exceptional location in the heart of Southern Burgundy. The medieval city of "Romenay" is only 3 minutes away and offers all amenities.
Tournus, the capital of gastronomy in Burgundy with its Michelin starred restaurants 4 is only 15 minutes.With a privileged location in the middle of the countryside, surrounded by fields and small lakes.
The place is ideal for jogging, walking and cycling from the Castle. 
The castle has 10 luxurious rooms and 10 bathrooms as well as a child's room.
The huge well equipped kitchen overlooks the pool deck and promoting conviviality. 
The dependence offers a complete wellness area with gym (weight training and cardio) sauna and steam room and a massage room (a local masseuse offers its services locally). 

Happiness is in the park

The Castle is located in the heart of a beautiful 7-hectare park with its centuries old trees, pond for fishing and heated pool.
A large courtyard allows ten vehicles to park.
The Chateau enjoys great privacy without any opposite. 

Authenticity and comfort

Its atypical architecture will not leave lovers of "old stones" insensitive.
The living rooms of the ground floor have beautifully decorated french style ceilings.
All rooms have retained the noble materials of the 16th century and later, wooden floors, French ceilings, fireplaces, original doors windows ...
Nearly a year of work was needed to bring all the comforts of today.
The rooms are very seperated and isolated from each other allowing greater privacy.
The decoration and furnishings have been chosen with great care, a true marriage of excellence between tradition and modernity.
Château de  Montsymond is the largest and best equipped of our properties.
It offers an amazing range of leisure activities.

Castle plans

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The bedrooms

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The Château has 10 bedrooms and a baby + child bedroom.

7 bedrooms have a 180x200cm bed, and 3 bedrooms have 2 twin beds (90x200cm).
The twin beds can be put together to make a 180x200 bed on request.
4 bedrooms are on the first floor and the child's room.
4 bedrooms are on the second floor and 2 rooms on the 3rd floor.
3 rooms are equipped with HD TV and Blu-ray DVD player.
All rooms have en-suite private bathroom. 
Beds are made upon arrival.
Three cots are available in the castle and a child's bed (190x80cm).  
The Baby + child room on the 1st floor comprises:
- A child bed 80x190cm.
- A traditional cot (wooden bars) of good quality.
- A wardrobe.
- A TV with DVD player.
- A private bathroom child / baby in the tower with baby bath, changing area and small sink. 


The 10 bedrooms have their own ensuite bathroom. Tastefully renovated for your comfort, each bathroom consists of a toilet, a washbasin and either a shower or bath (9 bedroom with walk-in shower and 1 bedroom with bath).
Bathroom towels are provided on arrival (2 XL size and 2 L size per bathroom) 

Peaceful nights

The castle is away from main roads and any noise. Moreover, the rooms are far from each other and separated by halls and corridors, which preserves the privacy of each.

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Castle life

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At the Fireside...

The dining room has an open fireplace from the 16th century which you can use in the autumn and winter period. The wood  is provided to you free of charge.
The poker room and living room are equipped with an electric burning fireplace insert allowing you to enjoy moments of conviviality by the fire, without having to transport the logs! 

The large living room

The large living room is located on the 1st floor. It is very bright, with a huge high ceilings and large windows overlooking the park, featuring a balcony. The ceilings in stucco, woodwork, the huge fireplace and its mirror as well as the antique oak floors bring a touch of authenticity. The living room is equipped with a large HD screen with Astra Sat channels as well as a Blu-ray DVD player. A large DVD library of over 200 Dvds is at your disposal. A library with many books is also available. 

The ground floor intimate lounges

Two richly decorated lounge rooms (French painted ceilings, oak floors, moldings and fireplaces) are located on the ground floor. One offers a pool table, the other a professional table of poker (and chips) and a chess table. 

The dining room

The table is ready to accommodate up to 20 guests. As for the living room, large windows overlooking the park provide plenty of light, they highlight the superb French-style painted ceiling dating from the 16th century, woodwork and oak parquet.
A vast assortment of crockery and cutlery, tastefully selected by the care of Sylvia, is available in the lounge dresser.
A breakfast area offers: traditional coffee maker, Senseo, Nespresso coffee machines and electric kettle. 

The kitchen

The huge kitchen with its fireplace, its French ceiling and natural stone floor, opens directly onto the pool terrace and garden.
It is fully equipped: Large professional cooker with 5 fires gas hob  and large electric oven, 2nd oven, 2 microwave ovens, 2 dishwashers, two large refrigerators, freezer, icemaker, toaster.
A second breakfast area is available in the kitchen: traditional coffee maker, Senseo, Nespresso coffee machines and electric kettle.
A large granite table in the center of the room, with a few stools, offers plenty of space for cooking, lunch ...
Full equipment kitchen utensils and accessories is available, as well as tea towels.
Dishwasher cleaning products are also provided.
3 baby chairs are available.

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Leisure activities

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We have made every effort to bring you a lot of fun and keep all ages busy in all seasons. 

The swimming pool

It is about 5mx11m. The pool is heated *. It is open from April 1 to October (exact dates depend on meteo). The depth starts with a range of one meter down to about 1.60m. The pool is equipped with an automated shutter ensuring the safety of children.Sunbeds are available for your sunny afternoons, and outdoor 20 people lounge for lunches and dinners at the waterside.(* The pool heating system is an aerothermal heat pump. The pump uses calories from the air to heat the water circulating so we cannot guarantee a water temperature if the air temperature is below 15 °.)


A part of the castle outbuildings is completely dedicated to the wellness and fitness. The sports room is equipped with the following devices: Two bikes, an elliptical trainer, rowing machine, body building multiactivities tower, various weights and dumbbells, mats.
Sauna and steamroom are available.
A blutooth sound system is available to enable you play your workout music.
A bathroom with shower is available.
On the 1st floor you find an equipped massage room. Dominique, professional masseuse, is available (details in section of local services).

Billiard lounge

The billard lounge, located on the groundfloor, is richly decorated with its painted ceiling of the 16th century.

Poker & Chess lounge

The poker lounge, located on the groundfloor, is richly decorated with its painted ceiling of the 16th century. A professionnal Poker table (and chips), as well as a Ches table are available.

Games room

A large room (60m2) games on the 2nd floor of the Castle offers a variety of activities: Ping-pong, darts, table-football, Pétanque table, Play Station 3 and 20 games, drawing table and  table games for kids.

Board games

A set of board games, in French, is available in the playroom: Scrabble, Monopoly, chess, checkers, card games, puzzles, etc ...


The castle has 6 TV screens and 6 Blu-ray DVD players:
- A large high definition screen in the living room, with blu-ray DVD player and SAT receiver Astra.
- A high definition screen in 3 rooms equipped with a Blu-ray DVD player.
- High-definition screen, equipped with a Play Station 3 with its Blu-ray DVD player in the game room.
- A small TV with DVD player in the baby / child room (cartoons available).

The Internet

You can connect your laptop to the internet by the free WiFi network available throughout the Castle.

Giant trampoline

A giant trampoline is located near the pool.


4 all road bikes and two child seats are available free of charge for excursions. It is possible to rent more bikes. Please consult the section of our website dedicated to bikes rental.


16 pétanque balls are available. A petanque lane is arranged near the Castle.

Table tennis

2 ping-pong tables are available (rackets and balls are available too), one outside and one inside.

Private fishing pond

A fishing pond is located inside the Château Parc. It covers an area of ​​approximately 1 hectare (2.3 acres). You can fish carp, pike, and all kinds of pond fishes. 2 fishing rods are available for free (excluding accessories), lines and accessories are sold in local stores (eg supermarket in Romenay).


There is a tennis court in the town of Romenay, 3kms from the Castle. Rackets and balls are available at the Chateau.

Children's playground

A children's playground, toddlers, with slide and swings, is located near the pool.

Football & Volleyball

A pair of football cages and a volleyball net is installed on the lawn near the castle. Suitable balloons are available.


A traditional barbecue is available poolside.

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Local services

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Maid service

Two of our cleaners who work for us on Fridays to prepare the Château have their own small company and offer their services for cleaning duties and other activities.
So if you need some help to keep the Château clean, do some washing up, baby sitting, help to prepare breakfast etc... don't hesitate to contact them.
They charge 20 euros per hour (all charges included) and come for a minimum of 4 consecutive hours. Sundays are charged 30 euros per hour. 
- Sandra (Chef’s Raphael’s wife) is a member of our cleaning team for changeovers at our Chateaux de Montsymond & Montrevost. So she is not available on Friday and Saturday mornings. She can help with table service, washing up, cleaning in the chateau, baby-sitting, shopping etc. She also offers a breakfast service (see details in Chef Raphael section).  Mobile 0033 660.744.592 email

- Laetitia is a member of our cleaning team for changeovers at our Chateaux de Montsymond & Montrevost...So she is not available on Friday and Saturday mornings. She can help with table service, washing up, cleaning in the chateau, baby-sitting, shopping etc.Contact at 0033 6 52 27 85 94 or email : 

Please note it is advised to book Sandra & 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 massage therapist in the local area. She offers relaxing massages (Californian type) of 1hour15 minutes for 55 Euros. We have a massage room in the wellness area of the Château.
you can contact her at 0033 630 92 41 56 or by email :

Breakfast served at the Château.

Sandra, the owner of the local restaurant "La Maison du Poulet de Bresse" proposes Breakfasts served at Château de Montsymond. For all details click here.

Local taxis & transfers

- Taxi Haute Bresse. Tel 0033 631 31 19 21. Very good service. 8 seats vehicule available. Speaks a little English.
- Proxymobil offers transfers to airports, and tours to visit Burgundy. They have a 7 passengers Mercedes van and another 8 passengers van on request. Lyon aiport: 190 euros. Chateau de Simard for the Gold wine tasting experience: 160 euros (go and return included).

Local information (supermarkets, restaurants, bakers...)

You will find here all details about local information. click here. 

- Romenay (4kms) Boulangerie Doury. Rue des Fosses. Open Tuesday to Saturday 7am to 7pm, and Sunday 7am to 12.30am.
- St Trivier de Courtes (6kms). La Fournée Bressane. 8 grande rue. Open Tuesday to Saturday 6.30am to 7.30pm, and Sunday 6.30am to 1pm.

-Romenay (4kms) Carrefour Contact. Champ Bressan. Open Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm, and Sunday 9am to 1pm.
-St Trivier de Courtes (6kms). Intermarché. 8 grande rue. Open Monday to Friday 8.45am to 12.15pm / 2.30pm to 7.15pm. Saturday 8.45am to 19.15pm. Sunday 9am to 12.30pm.
Local traditional markets
(for biggest markets details please refer to the markets page on our site).
Romenay (4kms): Friday morning
Saint Trivier de Courtes (6kms): Sunday morning
Pont de Vaux (9kms): Wednesday morning
Tournus (16kms): Saturday morning
Louhans (24kms): Monday morning
Nearest Banks with cash dispenser
The bank in St. Trivier de Courtes is open until noon only - at least for use with foreign bank cards. 
There are two banks in Pont de Vaux and one in Cuisery. 

Romenay, 2 chemin du champ Bressan (near to the Carrefour Market). Tel 0033 385 403 313
This is a medical house with 3 doctors, nurses, physiotherapist…
Local recommended restaurants

- St Trivier de Courtes (6kms): Le Relais des Carrons. 13 rue des Carrons. Closed on Monday.
Tel 0033 474307270. Closed on Monday. Open for lunch. Evenings on reservation only for groups.

- Pont de Vaux (9kms). Pizzeria Grill Crispiz. 30 place Michel Poisat. Tel 0033 385 306 337 Open Monday to Saturday.

- Pont de Vaux (9kms). Restaurant le Raisin. 2 place Michel Poisat. Tel 0033 385 303 097 closed on Monday.  Gastronomic restaurant (average budget 30 to 60 euros).

- La Truchere 71290 (9 kms from Vescours)
A very beautiful spot on the side of the river with several restaurants offering fish and frogs legs specialties.
Restaurant de la Base Nautique l'Embarcadère, Promenade. du Barrage 03 85 51 70 93
Restaurant L’Escale. Promenade du Barrage. 00 33 85 51 23 00
Michelin Starred Restaurants in Tournus (16kms)
Check the restaurant section of our site for more details.

Tournus is considered as the « capital » of Gastronomy in Burgundy with its 4 Michelin Starred restaurants.
- AUX TERRASSES. 18 avenue du 23 Janvier. Tel 0033 385 510 174.
Closed on Sunday & Monday.
- LE GREUZE. 1 rue Thibaudet. Tel 0033 385 511 352. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday.
- MEULIEN. 1 bis avenue des Alpes. Tel 0033 385 512 086. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
- LE REMPART. 2 avenue Gambetta. Tel 0033 385 511 056. Closed Monday & Tuesday.

Tourist Office. Tournus
2 Place de l’Abbaye. 71700 Tournus. Tél : 033 385 27 00 20. Open 9H30-12H30. 14H00-18H00 Monday to Saturday.

Availability & Rates



Open all year. RENTAL FROM FRIDAY TO FRIDAY (Except Christmas 2021 : RENTALS Tuesday to Tuesday).

High Season : 7.900 euros /Week
Medium Season : 5.700 euros /Week                     
Low Season : 5.000 euros /Week 

Tourist tax 0,55 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 :
- Friday 26th June 2020 to Friday 28th August 2020

Medium Season :
- Friday 29th May 2020 to Friday 26th June 2020
- Friday 28th August 2020 to Friday 11th September 2020
- Saturday 19th December 2020 to Saturday 2nd January 2021

Low Season : Other periods
Week (7 nights) : From Friday 3pm to Friday 9.30am



Open all year. RENTAL FROM FRIDAY TO FRIDAY (except Christmas Holidays)

High Season : 8.200 Euros / week
Medium Season : 5.900 Euros / week                     
Low Season : 5.200 Euros / week 
Weekend Friday to Monday: 3.500 Euros / 3 nights (very low season only)

Tourist tax 0,55 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 :
- Friday 1rst July 2022 to Friday 26 August 2022

Medium Season :
- Friday 27 May 2022 to Friday 1rst July 2022
- Friday 26 August 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022
- Friday 16 December 2022 to Friday 6 January 2023

Low Season : Other periods
Week (7 nights): From Friday 3pm to Friday 9.30am

Usefull distances

- Medieval village of Romenay with all facilities (supermarket, baker...): 3 kms
- Tournus, its abbaye, its shopping street,  its Saturday morning market and its 4 Michelin Starred restaurants: 15 kms
- Louhans, historical city with its 157 arcades, its Monday morning market: 15 kms
- Mâcon: 30 kms
- Beaune: 75 kms (50 minutes with A6 motorway).
- Lyon center: 100 kms (1 hour with A6 motorway) or by train from Tournus in 45 minutes.
- Lyon airport: 120 kms
- Geneva: 150 kms

Access to the Castle

Latitude N : 46°28'59.52''
Longitude E : 5°2'13.344''