Photos courtesy of Château de Vault de Lugny
16 double rooms, including 2 suites
Double rooms: 161–465 euros
Suites: 234–710 euros
Private cottage: 775–915 euros
Open: mid- March until beginning of November
The hotel and restaurant are closed on Thursdays except for July, August, and holidays.
Vault de Lugny is about 15 km. from Vézelay. From A6, exit Avallon. Take D957 toward Vézelay. At Pontaubert, take D142, which is the first road on the right after the village church. By public transportation: Paris by TGV to Montbard, and from there by bus to Avallon.
On site: trout fishing; tennis;
Nearby: hot-air ballooning; spa; hiking; horseback riding; rafting; canoeing; climbing; wine tasting.
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There’s no better entrance to your château for the night than crossing a water-filled moat. After you pass through an enormous gate, you’ll then sweep up a circular drive to be met with a glass of champagne.
This stunning five-star property is the place to come for a honeymoon or romantic weekend.
Several types of rooms and suites are on offer, including a separate cottage with its own private garden. Each room is individually decorated with the larger ones being the most popular. The Le Prince and Le Roy rooms have sumptuous four-poster beds, with the latter boasting a marble fireplace and original paneling and flooring. This is the best room in the château. Other rooms have fireplaces as well, antique furnishings, and luxurious fabrics. The en suite and modern bathrooms are immense. The less expensive rooms may not have the huge bathrooms, but they are charmingly decorated and are of good value.
The top-rated cuisine is served in the château’s former kitchens that feature a massive fireplace and a Gothic vaulted ceiling. Produce comes from the château’s own gardens. An English-style bar is the perfect place for before or after dinner drinks.
To help walk off that meal, take a stroll through the beautiful gardens, woodland, and pastures amid peacocks, geese, and hens.