chateau des monthairons

Photos courtesy of Château des Monthairons








Today’s château dates from the mid-19th century, when it replaced a 200-year-old manor. During those years, the property belonged to the de la Cour family, whose more noteworthy personages include Nicolas de la Cour, who was a general, and Dom Didier de la Cour, a prior known for his work in reforming the Benedictine order. Beatified, he now lays at rest in the château’s chapel.

In 1985, the Thouvenin family acquired the estate, and their efforts have brought us this stunning hotel.

Pamela’s Perspective

For those who wish to visit the battlefields of Verdun, Monthairons makes an excellent base. To best enjoy the area, you really need a car.


Château des Monthairons

A 19th-century château


26 Route de Verdun
55320 Les Monthairons
Tel: ++33 (0) 3 29 87 78 55
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Fast facts

25 rooms, including 2 apartments and 5 duplexes.

Double rooms: 87–250 euros
Apartments: 293–390 euros
Up to 25% discount from mid-November until April
Packages available

Open: all year, but closed Sunday and Monday from mid-November to Easter

Getting there

Les Monthairons is just 12 km. south of Verdun, and south of the A4 highway along D34. The nearest TGV station is at Meuse..

What to do

On site: spa
Nearby: fly fishing; carriage rides; hot air ballooning; golf; mountain biking; battlefields of Verdun


Set in a quiet and peaceful area, this lovely château offers gracious country living with personalized service.

Guest rooms come in three categories: “Château Living,” “Floral Notes,” and “Meuse Valley.” Most rooms vary in size from large with high ceilings to beamed rooms under the attic. Decor can be contemporary to more traditional, and a few rooms feature canopy beds. Views vary as well. Some have views of the rear courtyard, others have partial views of the river, and (of course) the best ones have gorgeous views of the park.

Bathrooms are large and modern.

The château also has an elevator, which is a feature you don’t see too often in castle hotels.

You won’t be disappointed with the excellent cuisine in the château’s restaurant. The restaurant closes for certain meals and on certain days of the week, depending on the season—be sure to ask.

At the end of the day, take a stroll on the grounds and look for the heronry. Each spring herons come here to nest.

Something special

curlicueFamily run with attentive service