Photos courtesy of Château d’Igé
17 rooms, including 7 suites
Double rooms: 89–249 euros
Suites: 139–339 euros
Open: mid-April to mid-November
Igé is located 14 km. northwest of Mâcon. Upon reservation, the hotel will pick you up at the Mâcon train station.
Nearby: bicycling; golf; hiking; horseback riding
This ivy-covered turreted castle has welcomed guests for over thirty years. Nestled in an old park filled with trees and flowers and surrounded by woods, vineyards, and meadows, you’ll find the château a perfect hideaway from which to explore Burgundy or as a stopping place to or from the south of France.
Guest rooms are located either in the main château or in a separate tower. Each is individually and tastefully decorated. Some suites feature four-poster beds; one has a lounge with a balcony. If you wish privacy, try the Tour du Parc, a split-level suite with a vaulted ceiling located on the grounds in the château’s former chapel. Updated bathrooms are found in each guest room, as well as flat-screen TVs—a nod to the 21st century.
Dinner is served in front of a huge medieval fireplace in a beautiful beamed dining room or in two other smaller and more intimate dining rooms. The highly regarded cuisine is under the direction of chef Olivier Pons. Much of the produce comes from the château’s own gardens and orchards. Breakfast is served in a spacious sun room, and if the weather is fine, meals may be served outside.