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FAQ Answers to your most common questions

Q : Is it possible to rent the château for less than a week ?

A : During the main season our Chateaux can only be rented for 7 nights minimum, from saturday to saturday or Friday to Friday depending on the property. We do short breaks (from 3 nights) in very low season depending on the dates and property. The 3 nights rate is the week price – 25%. Please contact us with your short stay inquiry.

Q : Is it possible to rent just one or two rooms in the Château ?

A : We can only rent the whole château out. We do not offer rent of individual rooms like the Bed & Breakfast system.

Q : We come by plane and have limited luggage so can we rent towels for the pool or wellness ? 

Towels for use at the pool are not provided. Please bring your own. Alternatively you can rent from us a pack of 15 giant size pool towels (size 110x175cm) for 40 euros per week. We need 14 days prior notice to provide this service. 

Q : What about internet wi-fi ?

A : There is free wi-fi available in each property. 

Q : What do we need to bring for our stay ?

A : The kitchen and dining room are fully equipped so there is no need to bring any crockery or kitchen equipment whatsoever.Bed linen is provided and the beds are made up for your arrival. Two big size towels and two medium size towels are provided for each bedroom. We do not, however, change towels during your stay, but a washmachine and dryer are at your disposal in the Chateau.
Selected herbs, spices and condiments are supplied in the kitchen.
It is possible to order minimum 14 days prior to arrival the rental of pool towels, extra bathroom towels and extra bedlinen sets.
Extra bathroom towels pack (10 XL + 10L size): 50 Euros.
Extra single bed complete set: 7 Euros.
Extra king size bed complete set: 10 Euros. 
Welcome kit. These are provided on arrival:
- hand-wash soap (enough for your stay)
- Dishwasher tablets (enough for your stay)
- Washmachine soap (enough for your stay).
- Kitchen towels. 
- A welcome soap and shower gel in each bedroom
- Floor cleaning produces and equipments. 
- 5 rolls of toilet paper in each WC.
- 1x 2.5kg bag of charcoal for the barbecue (April to October), matches.
- Wood for the fireplace in the winter period (enough for your stay) 
- 1x white table cloth + 1x coloured table cloth.
- handtowels (quantity matching property capacity)

Q : We have a baby, what do we need to bring ?

A : Each château has two highchairs and two cots (including matresses, matress protectors, sheets and duvets). We also provide two strollers. Bottles can be heated in the microwave oven.

Q : We need extra service (baby-sitting, cleaning, preparing breakfast, shopping…).

Our cleaning ladies work for us for check in and check out days, they have another job during the week and therefore are not available to work for our guests. Some of our cleaning ladies have their own cleaning and services small companies, we present them on our website in the local information section of each property. So please contact them directly.
Information regarding check in and check out time:
-The cleaning ends at 3pm, so check in is possible from 3pm (not before).
-We have no staff living at the Chateau or nearby. Our collaborator or a member of our family who will welcome you and give you a detailed guided tour of the Chateau is working there all day from 8am to 5pm (check out previous guests, maintenance on pool and gardens, your check in). We cannot ask him to work more than 9 hours that day so in case you would arrive after 5pm we will have to organize a self-check-in procedure. You can always text or email us a message when you are driving to the Chateau to give us your expected arrival time.
-The check out is between 8.30am and 9.30am. Our collaborator or a member of our family will arrive at 8.15am and will work outside until you inform him that he can go around the chateau to do the check out controls (this takes about 10-15 minutes). If you want to check out earlier please inform us a few days in advance so we can send you a collaborator or a member of our family earlier.
Why can’t we check in earlier than 3pm or check out later than 9.30am?
We need these 5 hours between check out and check in because since Covid our cleaning staff follow strict hygiene and cleaning procedures which requires time. And a château is much bigger than a house ^^.


Q : Trains and planes

Trains :
- Le Creusot TGV in a High Speed Trains station only (ideal for Mercurey and Lans). So it is the fastest way to reach Paris (1H15 minuts).
This train station is 25 minutes from Mercurey, 35 minutes from Lans, and 45 minutes from Saunières.
- Beaune train station is probably the best choice to reach Villa Saunières from Paris, 20 minuts drive.
- Macon train station is the best option for Chateau de Montsymond (35 minutes drive). 
Airports :
Lyon airport is about 60 to 90 minutes drive to our 4 Kasteliades properties.
Geneva airport is about 90 minutes to 2 hours drive  to our 4 Kasteliades properties.
From Paris aiports we advise you to rent a car and drive about 3 hours to reach our properties. Or take a train to one of the stations we recommend above.

Q : We need a transfer from the train station/airport or a car with driver for an excursion ?

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: and mobile/whatsapp 0033 668 674 186.

TAXI LYLOU airport transfers special rates for Kasteliades guests 2024.

One way rate.Per vehicule. Monday to Saturday 7am-7pm (Sunday and night time a supplement apply).


Lyon : 270 €

Genève : 370 €

Paris Charles de Gaulle : 620 €


Lyon : 300 €

Genève : 390 €

Paris Charles de Gaulle : 600 €


Lyon : 300 €

Genève : 290 €

Paris Charles de Gaulle : 620 €


Lyon : 240 €

Genève : 270 €

Paris Charles de Gaulle : 680 €


Lyon : 240 €

Genève : 290 €

Paris Charles de Gaulle : 670 €


Lyon : 240 €

Genève : 350 €

Paris Charles de Gaulle : 670 €

TAXI LYLOU transport from your Kasteliades property to Château de Simard for the wine tasting experience with Christophe. Rate per vehicule, go and return, including waiting time.







Other local Taxis : Please read the local information section for each property.

Organized wine tours :

Should you like to book an organized wine tour, there are various companies in Burgundy offering their services.

The tourist office of Chalon sur Saône has also a specific department to organize group visits of all sorts, including transports. Contact details:
Office de Tourisme du Grand Chalon
Tel : 0033 385 483 163

Q : We would like to welcome friends on visit during our stay, or organize a party with guests above the sleeping capacity of the property.

A: The capacity of our Château indicated on the rental contract is also valid for the parc and gardens of our Chateau. So it is not permitted to welcome in the property as a whole more people than the authorized capacity.


Q : We would like to visit some wineries on our own :

Each village in Burgundy has more than 100 wine producers. My recommendation is to use the "Hachette" wine guide which we provide in the living-room library. This bible of wine in France recommends about 10 producers in each village, who offer good quality wines and who are organized to welcome public. So, just stop into a village, take the adress of the winery of your choice in the book, use your GPS to reach the place and just knock at the door. If the wine producer is away, take the next one which might only be 200 meters further.
Most people coming for the first time in Burgundy think they need assistance or a company to organize a wine tour for them. It is not the case. Wine producers are used to have people knocking at the door without any appointment. Avoid visits on Sundays and at lunch time.
Obviously the top 200 producers in Burgundy do not welcome public and do not have any wine to sell to the public. You can taste the wines of 21 of these Elite producers who don't welcome public at Christophe's wine tastings events (owner of the Kasteliades properties and wine expert). Christophe's wine tasting program can be sent by email on request.

"Rue des Vignerons" is a very usefull website where you can organize easily your bookings at a good selection of wine producers who welcome public : 


Q :We would like to hire a minibus or several vans with driver to explore the region as a group.

- this is a private driver with a 7 passengers Mercedes van.
- This company has a fleet of vehicules with private drivers.
-  To hire a coach or minibus with driver for any type of journey, request a quote on the Groupito agency website (click here for the link) which is sending your request to several bus companies.
- Taxi Tribolet owns a 33 seater minibus and can provide all types of transport. (3 x 7-seater taxis, 2 x 7-seater passenger transport vehicles, 1 x 33-seater bus). Contact