Château de Bagnols

Beaujolais, France

Château de Bagnols is a stunning boutique hotel located in the heart of the Beaujolais. Dating back to the 13th century, Château de Bagnols has a long and intriguing history, and is a place of true comfort and peace, with stunning gardens.

At a Glance

  • This stunning Chateau dates back to the 13th Century and still retains many of its original features.

  • Why not take a hot air balloon ride at sunset and take in the stunning scenery that Beaujolais has to offer.

  • The restaurant is overseen by Michelin trained Jean Alexandre Ouaratta, be sure to indulge in his sublime tasting menu.

  • Each room is individually styled and is named after people who once lived there or who had some connection to the families who lived there.

  • No trip to Beaujolais is complete without tasting the regions famous wines!

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Château de Bagnols is one of France’s architectural treasures. This listed and historic building dates back to the 13th Century. Original features still remain, its moats, surrounding walls, towers and golden stones highlight its majestic past and transport you back in time. Surrounded by vines and set amid splendid French style gardens, the château offers exceptional facilities: a roman pool, a beautiful restaurant and stunning reception rooms.

Each of the rooms is designed with a stylish grand feel only accomplished by an original French castle. They are all named after either people who once lived there or who had some connection to the families who lived there, keeping the history alive. The hotel seamlessly blends 13th Century features with 21st Century luxury's.

The Wellness center has a number of beauty and relaxation treatments to help you fully indulge in to your vacation.

The Salle des Gardes restaurant is headed up by Jean Alexandre Ouaratta, previous head chef at Bocuse and who has experience under Yannick Alleno at Paris’ palace hotel Le Meurice (3* Michelin). The restaurant offers delicious traditionally influenced dishes with all of the ingredients sourced locally from markets. Here the fish is from nearby streams and the cheeses all from the surrounding regions, a real French experience!

No trip to Beaujolais would be complete without a little wine tasting, in the surrounding area their are an abundance of wineries all ready to entice you in for an afternoon's tasting. If you are feeling more active the hotel can arrange horse riding, mountain biking or tennis. On those special occasions why not take a helicopter ride over this beautiful region.


The hotel can arrange a variety of activities for guest, golf, tennis, fishing, mountain biking and horse riding are all accessible from the hotel. Those wishing to venture further afield can helicopter into Courchevel for a spot of skiing!

Location & Directions

Beaujolais, France

When to go

Provence enjoys a pleasant, Mediterranean climate. On average, Provence gets 300 days of sunshine each year, with warm but mild temperatures. Summer is high season here, with August bringing the hottest weather and the biggest crowds. Spring is a great time of year, the weather is warm, with temperatures swaying between 16 and 20°C, and the crowds are small. If you want to see lavender fields then it would be best to visit the region in June. In October the weather starts to cool. Fall is also the start of the wettest weeks of the year. October sees an average of 3.7 inches of rain, with an average of three inches following in November. Still, it never gets all that chilly and snow is rare. In January, the mercury rarely dips beneath the -1°C.

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