Very attentive but not intrusive host, who made us feel very welcome and paid particular attention to our dietary requirements for breakfast. Highly recommended. Very comfortable room and bed. Pool and views were superb.
We felt like guests in this beautiful historic chateau run by the descendants of the Marquis de Lafayette. Our host was gracious, kind, and solicitous. Rather than leave the property for dinner we decided to “BYOB” and have a picnic dinner outside on the patio overlooking the valley and watch the sunset. It was a wonderful relaxing evening after a long day afternoon of driving. Breakfast was a delicious offering of pastries, yogurts and fruit including local produce. Our room was decorated to the nines and the bathroom was a relaxing respite as well.
This is truly how a B&B should be run.
The Chateau is an impressive building built high over a beautiful valley of farms, vineyards and rolling hills. Originally a fortress whose donjon still exists today, was built in the 12th century and transformed in the 17th to its present appearance. Approaching it we were somewhat overwhelmed by the prospect of living inside for 2 nights. There are only 5 rooms. We chose the "Chambre Bleue,' the former apartment of Marie-Louise, Comtesse de Pusy La Fayette, which is on the first floor. it's an enormous suite with a bathroom that was larger than some of the hotel rooms we stayed at in other stops on our trip. The entire building is filled with antiques, paintings, family pictures, etc., ergo, being inside is almost a regal experience. The family of the Marquis de La Fayette, famous for his contributions to the American Revolution, owns the building and our host is a descendant. He was extremely friendly and gracious, and contrary to what we read in another review, the breakfast was lovely, albeit not the mass-produced buffet of a Hilton. There's no restaurant, but we spent a whole day just walking around the little village, including its charming cemetery, and had a lovely lunch in the village inn--we ordered 'lunch,' and we ate what they served! it was lovely. Both evenings we were directed to nearby restaurants for lovely dinners in small, family-operated establishments. No pool.
An unforgettable experience, we really enjoyed the stay at this historic place with a magnificent view of the Auvergne landscape.
Rooms were lovely and comfortable in the Gothic tower side. The family who owns the chateau lives in the second tower.
Breakfast was super and served at the lively and atmospheric dining room.
The salon with Lafayette memorabilia and the billiards hall were charming.
The swimming pool was a highlight, but the best was the excellent service by the family's son Francois Xavier Hubert Lafayette whose attention and care was really appreciated by everyone.
We stop by chance to this amazing place, amazing because of the location on the top of a hill overviewing whole Auvergne with breathless view, because of the castle which is perfectly preserved, because of the comfort of facility, and because of the amazing history associated to this place ... You will spend time with La Fayette or more exactly with a lady who is his straight descendent ... We were in an amazing room in the top of one of the tower of the castle, very spacious and comfortable .
This place provide only breakfast and you will have to explore the region for your lunch or diner
We will return to this place for sure