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Stay at These Five Lovely Chateaux Turned Inns in Central France

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If you are planning to step back in time and enjoy the regal luxury of how it was to live in the olden years in Central France, then, staying at chateaux and castles turned inns and bed and breakfasts is a great idea. If you’re in Central France, here’s a list of homey yet opulent accommodations that you shouldn’t miss on your list.

Chateau de Vault de Lugny


From the moment you arrive at the iron gates of this elegant home, you feel like a royal guest at an exclusive house party. Peacocks wander on the lawn along the drive and at the front door a butler relieves you of your bags. The decoration  is tasteful and not too grand; guests dine at one single long table. (Image source)

11 Rue du Château
89200 Vault-de-Lugny
Call: +33 3 86 34 07 86

Chateau de Noirieux


On the western reaches of the Loire chateau trail, this 17th century manor house with 1920s addition eclipses all the local competition. Service is courteous with just the right amount of pampering. Rooms have some stunning antiques and the garden is shady and well-kept. (Image source)

26 Route du Moulin
49125 Briollay
Call: +33 2 41 42 50 05

Chateau de Bellecroix


A former command post of the Knights of Malta, this turreted, creeper-clad castle was built in the 12th century with 18th century additions. Both architecture and location in parkland are superb. Annex rooms are larger than those in the chateau, though the ones in the turrets are fun. (Image source)

20 Chemin de Bellecroix
71150 Chagny
Call:+33 3 85 87 13 86

Chateau des Briottieres


English gardens surround the de Valbray’s gracious family seat. The present young owners have opened their elegant doors to guests, who find public rooms, furnished with Louis XV pieces and portraits, plus harmonious bedrooms. The de Valbrays join their guests for dinner, which usually features regional dishes. (Image source)

Route de Marigné
49330 Champigné
Call: +33 2 41 42 00 02

Chateau de Fleurville


Just 12 miles north of the wine center of Macon is this chateau hotel that is neither luxurious nor intimidating. Many rooms retain 16th century features and their decoration  has been kept agreeably simple and in character. This, together with the caring staff, creates a relaxed, informal air. Prices are reasonable, too! (Image source)

Rue du Glamont
71260 Fleurville
Call: +33 3 85 27 91 30

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