My family and I spent 3 magical nights at the Chateau. Entering the grounds was like driving into a French fairytale.The stately chateau stood at the end of a long driveway amist fruit trees and fields of sunflowers where we were greeted by the owner, Arnaud. The home was tastefully appointed, filled with light and very comfortable. With our windows open, we awakened to the smell of freshly cut grass, glimpses of the local wildlife and chirping birds. We spent the first day in the beautiful village of Beaune, a short drive away after visiting the local patisserie(which you must visit before -10am for best selection). We highly recommend the wine tasting/tour at Joseph Drouhin in Beaune. Upon our return, we had arranged for a local chef to prepare us a 5 course decadent dinner. Appetizers in the garden and dinner in the dining room was a recipe for perfection(combined with the wines from the chateau that Arnaud so graciously shared)! Our last night at the chateau, we prepared a French meal of our own (including tomatoes picked from Arnaud's garden)and dined in the garden with candelight and wonderful wines while watching the sunset over the vineyard. A prefect end to an amazing 3 days. Arnaud is a wonderful host, charming with a great sense of humor and a great historian. We will be back!
-Reynolds/Steel Party from Portland, Oregon
August 19-22, 2014