Château De La Resle
What We Love
- Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Urban design flourishes within a meticulously restored 17th-century chateau
- Surrounded by 14 acres of lush gardens and orchards
- Use of the pool and spa is free
What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $1 per person, per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- The property is open from mid-February through the beginning of January
- Children under 10 are welcome
- WiFi is free
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Surrounded by 14 acres of lush gardens and orchards, this typically French chateau dates to the 17th century and sits atop a hill in the Burgundy wine region. The charming ivy-clad exterior belies uber modern interiors designed by owners Johan Bouman and Pieter Franssens, Dutch natives who traveled to the area on business and ended up falling in the love with the property. The two rooms and four suites are either traditionally styled in keeping with the history of the building (lichen walls, fireplaces, antique mirrors and trinkets) or with more of a nod to loft-style living with soaring ceilings and contemporary artwork. Breakfast is served in the dining room, the chateau’s former summer salon, which is strewn with striking pieces of art (dine by the pool in the summer months) and the restaurant is open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Kick back with a good book by the secluded pool, relax in the sauna or steam room or work out in the petite gym. If the weather turns sour, sip a glass of the chateau’s own Chablis by the crackling fire.
In the Area
There are plenty of wine tasting opportunities in the area including the Domaine Alain Geoffroy, a family estate established in 1850, and the Tixier Vineyard, a small family business with a vineyard that covers 17 acres. Local chateaus include Ancy-Le-Franc, home to the biggest collection of Renaissance murals in France and the 11th-century Chateau Ratilly which hosts regular contemporary art exhibitions. For a shopping fix, hit Auxerre‘s Old Town to browse the boutiques that line the cobblestone streets or rummage for bargains at the designer outlet mall in Troyes. The chateau is around a two-hour drive from Paris.
How to Get There
If you have been traveling to France and are tired of the typical commercial hotels , this is definitely a place for you .
The chateau is planted in a parc like setting. There is a beautiful placid pool .The chateau is well maintained and the owner , Yohann , is very eager to help and recommend activities , day trips and restaurants in the neighborhood towns . We have very happy to have discovered this compound .
Not many words to describe what a wonderful break we had in this peaceful and isolated yet modern and very close to many famous attractions of the area hotel. Big and comfortable rooms with views at the gardens and the trees, design furniture, quietness, kind people and an unexpected spa experience. Nothing more to ask for! Thank you!
We had a wonderful visit. Our hosts were very friendly, gracious and helpful. They offered great suggestions for day trips, restaurants and exploring the local area. We arrived without a rental car, Johan coordinated taxis and a rental car, which was certainly necessary in this area.
Breakfast was available each day with a very nice assortment of options. The rooms and grounds are very nicely maintained. The decor was modern, but was very comfortable. It was a very nice ‘home away from home’. A beautiful spot!
My husband and I loved our stay at Chateau de la Resle! The owners were incredibly welcoming and the accommodations were perfect. Definitely stay for dinner one night at the Chateau, highlight of our trip! Also, the owners provide great recommendations for things to do/see throughout your stay in Burgundy.
My husband surprised me with a trip to France to celebrate my birthday. We started in Paris and to my surprise traveled to Auxerre. Our stay at the Chateau was the highlight of our trip! Not only is it breathtakingly beautiful. Johan and Pieter were the kindest hosts and made our experience amazing and memorable. Their hospitality made us feel not as guests but as friends. Their attention to every detail makes the Chateau an experience of a lifetime. We're already planning our next trip! Thank you Johan and Pieter for exceeding our expectations. You guys are the best!