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Château de Bourron
14 bis, Rue du Maréchal Foch
77780 - Bourron-Marlotte
(7 km south of Fontainebleau)
- French National Trust Heritage -
Paris 70 km Barbizon 17 km Nemours 10 km
Disneyland Resort 80 km
Roissy Airport Charles de Gaulle 100 km (1h30 drive minimum)
Orly Airport 60 km (1h00 drive minimum)
INSEAD 7 km (International business school)
Vaux-le-Vicomte 30 km (One of the great monuments of French
- Latitude 02° 42' 30"
- Longitude 48° 20' 31"
Owners: Count & Countess Guy de Cordon
Number of Rooms / Suites: 6 / 3
Rates: from 190 € / from 360 €
Suites only are air-conditioned
Open all year round except for Christmas
Secure WI-FI connection
Gastronomic Restaurant "Les Prémises" is located in the
old stables but under separate ownership:
- Advance reservation compulsory
- Closed on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday evening
Extensive grounds (100 acre estate)
8 Golf courses nearby
Tennis - Helipad
Horse riding in the nearby forest of Fontainebleau
A haven for team-building, group dynamics or any outdoor activities
Possibility of exclusive renting
Ideal setting for any kind of prestigious event for up to 200 people
(elegant weddings - glamourous nights' parties - fashion or movies shootings)
~ A lovely family hospitality business ~
~ The brand new Récamier room just opened ~
For a romantic evening à deux, as well as for any glamorous events
Situated at the edge of the Fontainebleau forest (40,000 acres), the château shares a delightful informal walled wooded estate of over 100 acres with romantic alleys shaded by a profusion of century-old linden trees.
Classified as "Monument Historique" (French National trust Heritage), Bourron is a stately brick and stone castle built at the very beginning of the 17th century, surrounded with moats from an earlier feudal fortress, in the middle of a formal grass garden "à la française". It's architecture of pure sobriety, great character and spirit is typical from Ile de France region.
With its two horseshoe-shaped staircases it really echoes the famous nearby château de Fontainebleau which was transformed in the early-16th century by the flamboyant François 1st into a magnificent Renaissance Palace, becoming later on Napoleon's favourite place.
Bourron has belonged to the Montesquiou-Fezensac family for over one hundred years. The current descendants Estrella and Guy de Cordon still live there, and run the place as a "Chateau receiving paying guests ". They are charming and delightful hosts with a fund of stories to tell about their home, ancestors and locality. A night at Bourron is more like being the house-guests of cultural friends than staying in a hotel. Although ignored by a large majority of travelling guides, Bourron remains a little gem capturing the true pastoral spirit of this part of Ile de France and in spite of the luxurious interiors there is nothing pretentious or formal about the atmosphere, which is friendly and happy.
Estrella and Guy have a real affection for Bourron, of which they are justifiably proud. Family heirlooms are everywhere and they even have named the bedrooms after their grandparents. Equipped with all modern facilities, they all are spacious and each has a distinctive character - high ceilings and genuine antiques - some with 17thcentury old tiled floor and linen by Brunschwig, others with hangings by Pierre Frey or silk empire canopy from Lelièvre.
Bourron really is "The French way of life at it's best" and an unusual stopover not to be missed as well as an exciting venue to consider for any kinds of special events at less than one hour drive from Paris.
This beautiful and charming hotel near Vaux-le-Vicomte is the perfect base from which to enjoy a visit to the famous château and Monument Historique, which is open to the public - including its traditional formal gardens. As Château de Bourron is only 7km from Fontainebleau it is also an ideal hotel for INSEAD, its peaceful and luxurious setting the perfect oasis in which to recover from an intensive day of study.
Unter den Linden
A wedding ceremony in the park
Seminars (Six meeting-rooms all well lit by natural daylight)
|Lounges on the ground floor||Meeting||U||Class||Conference|
|Salon des Glaces (75 m2)||35||45||50||70|
|Salon Montesquiou (50 m2)||20||20||30||40|
|Salon Hercule (50 m2)||20||-||30||40|
|Vaulted rooms at garden-level||Meeting||U||Class||Conference|
|Salle voûtée Louvois (70 m2)||30||40||50||65|
|Salle voûtée Le Tellier (45 m2)||15||20||25||30|
|Salle d'Artagnan (15 m2)||6||-||-||8|
History of the room of General de Brye
Count Gérard de Brye (1902 - 1964) and his wife Odette (1908 - 2002)
Cavalry officer, engineer, legion of honour, cross of war & native of Calvados.
She was a harpist, author and composer.
~ History of the suite La Bédoyère ~
Count Antoine and his wife Yvonne de La Bédoyère were from a family famous
for their ancester the Count Charles de La Bédoyère, French General (1786-1815).
He went to arrest Napoléon in Grenoble after his return from Elba Island but
Charles decided instead to join him and was shot when the royalty was re-established.
~ History of the Suite Cordon ~
Count René and his wife Christiane de Cordon are natives of the Savoie, and their
ancestors fought for a long time for the independence of the Savoie before it was
absorbed into to France in 1860. Loyal papists, the Cordon family followed the
The coat of arms and the portrait of the Knight Jacques de Cordon are respectively on
the left and on the right of the canopy. He fought the "unfaithful" in 1585 as a knight
of the Order of Malta during the battle of Passava and Machomette. At the centre of the
canopy is the engraving of the Countess Gower and her daughter Elisabeth. She welcomed
Christine de Cordon in England during the turbulent period of the French Revolution.
~ History of the Montgolfier brothers' room ~
Félix and Colette de Montgolfier had for ancestors the famous brothers, Joseph and
Etienne, who invented the first hydraulic machine. They are mainly remembered for
the invention of the hot air-ship or fire-balloon (1783). History books remember the
flight of a hot air balloon from the Tuileries Gardens in front of the stupefied King
Louis XVI. The first flight transported a sheep, a cock and a duck.
You can see a medallion which represents the two inventors and above the beautiful
Louis XV chimney mantle, there is a painting which represents the English park in
the chateau in 1881.
~ Cabaret Mère Antoni ~
Painted at Bourron-Marlotte by Renoir in 1866
(National Museum - Stockholm)