Chateau les Roches, Burgundy
|Rue de Glanot, 21320, Mont-Saint-Jean, Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, FRANCE.|
Description: Chateau les RochesLes Roches is a boutique guest house located in the heart of Burgundy in the medieval village of Mont-Saint-Jean. They offer six spacious double bedrooms with private bathrooms; a library, salon and large dining room with hand-painted ceiling panels. The salon and dining room both open onto a large terrace with unobstructed views of the valley.
The property has many mature trees in its little park and several very private seating areas offering plenty of shade for the warm summer days. The bell tower is one of the highest buildings in the town and has fantastic views of the country side.
The architecture is very unusual for Burgundy; this style is normally found in Biarritz and parts of Normandy where Parisians built country homes. The house was built to entertain and host smaller groups but mainly to impress. A Parisian judge commissioned the building for his mistress at the turn of the 18th Century and Les Roches was completed 1906. There is a stone profile of the mistress above the main entrance. Her portrait can also be found on the various hand-painted ceiling panels in the dining room.
Type of rooms: Chateau les RochesBedroom "Enchanting View": large double bedroom on the first floor located at the front of the house with unobstructed views of the valley. It has a private balcony with a small table and chairs, a marble fireplace, queen-size bed, private bathroom with a bathtub, shower, sink and toilet.
Bedroom "Secret View": This is a double bedroom on the first floor located at the back of the house with views of the park. It has a marble fireplace, private balcony with a table and chairs, queen-size bed, private bathroom with a large shower enclosure, sink and toilet.
Junior Suite "Gazebo View": This is a junior suite on the first floor located at the back of the house. It composes of two rooms and a bathroom. The main room has a marble fireplace, views of the park and neighboring homes, queen-size bed, armoire, seater, chair and table. The second room consists of a sitting area with a sofa, seater and table (the sofa pulls out to a bed for a third guest or two children who do not mind sharing a bed) with two small windows. The bathroom consists of a bathtub with a shower unit, toilet and sink.
Bedroom "Bird's Eye View": This is a large double bedroom on the second floor located at the front of the house. It has large half-moon shaped windows, unobstructed views of the valley, a marble fireplace, queen-size bed, private bathroom with a bathtub (including a shower), sink and toilet.
Bedroom "Park View": According to many guests, this is one of the cosiest bedrooms in the house as it has a feeling of a Parisian atalier. This is a large double bedroom on the second floor at the back of the house. It has a marble fireplace, queen size bed and single day bed, a private bathroom with a shower cubicle, sink and toilet. This bedroom can accommodate a third guest.
Additional information: Chateau les Roches
Area activities include: golf, burgundy cooking experience, wine tasting, historical monuments and castles, markets, gastronomy, outdoor activities (walking, bike riding, horse riding, tennis), antique shopping, swimming in lakes, and exploring nearby villages and towns. They offer men's and women's Trek mountain bikes for rent. They have a fitness studio.
During the summer months, there are numerous antique and flea markets in the surrounding villages (usually every weekend). The largest antique market occurs on August 15th every year. There are over 250 exhibitors and nearly 10,000 people come to Mont-Saint-Jean for this event. Given this very popular event, you will need to book well in advance if you wish to stay at Les Roches during the August 15th period.
Gastronomy: Along with the wine, the cuisine is one of the main reasons to come to Burgundy.
- Dining: The Les Roches restaurant serves dinner five evenings per week. It offers a menu with a choice of starters, choice of main courses, cheese plate and choice of desserts for 32 euro and à la carte items (including vegetarian options). The choices will change depending on what is in season. The restaurant is open from Thursday to Monday and dinner orders are taken from 19H30 to 21H00. Advanced reservations recommended. On the other evenings, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, a generous platter of cold-cuts, cheeses, salad and freshly baked bread is available. The cost is 19 euro per person. A picnic lunch or packed lunch consisting of a sandwich, yogurt, fruit, wine and mineral water is available. The cost for the picnic lunch basket is 19 euro per person and the packed lunch cost 15 euro per person. The lunches need to be arranged in advance.
- Alternatively, they recommend the restaurant 'Le Medieval', which is located in the centre of Mont Saint Jean (5 min walk from Les Roches). The restaurant offers a very good lunch and dinner menus. Or, within a short driving distance is a wide selection of very good restaurants and cafes in the famous market town of Saulieu.
Number of rooms: 6
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1906/2006.
Period of closure: open all year.
Languages spoken: French, German, English.Smoking policy: non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: all major credit cards.
GPS Coordinates: 47° 17' 41.19'' N 4° 24' 21.87'' E
Nearest airport: Paris-Orly, 250 km. - Charles de Gaulle, 300 km.