~ Luxury 13th century Royal Chateau-Hotel in the heart of the Parc des Volcans in Auvergne, France ~

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“ Historic 13th century Chateau-hotel with Royal pedigree, idyllically situated in the heart of the
Parc des Volcans in romantic Auvergne. A luxury hideaway of supreme elegance and comfort. ”

Photo de Chateau Saint-Saturnin dans l'Auvergne
~ The Main Entrance through the Honour Courtyard ~

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Château Royal de Saint-Saturnin
Place de l'Ormeau
63450 - Saint-Saturnin,
Auvergne, France
Email: SaturninILA@ila-chateau.com

Map 12 km South of Clermont-Ferrand
A 75 - Exit #5 towards St. Amant-Tallende/Aydat
GPS : N 45° 39' 31.6"
          E   3° 05' 34.3"

Paris 440 km • Lyon 190 km • Roscoff 800 km
Milano 650 km • Barcelona 600 km • Basel 540 km
Nearest Airports : Clermont-Ferrand / Aulnat (21 km)
or Lyon with easyJet

Owners: Christine and Emmanuel Pénicaud
Number of Rooms/Suites: 2 / 3
Rates: from 160 Euros / from 190 Euros
Restaurant: Table d'hote
      Strictly upon prior reservation and only some evenings
      (please ask before and note this is a private Chateau receiving paying guests)
      Several nice restaurants in the vicinity
Ideal for all type of special events, both indoors and outdoors,
in an authentic and preserved setting (weddings, seminars, exhibitions etc..)
Large private car park


SEASON OPENING : Easter to Mid-November

Photo of The Suite with a four-poster bed
~ The Suite with four-poster bed ~

 


Fascinating off-the-beaten-track ...
within the Parc des Volcans in Auvergne,
the hideaway "par excellence"...

Built during the 13th century by the French noble family "La Tour d'Auvergne", the Royal Castle of Saint-Saturnin has been classified as a Historical Monument since 1889. It is an imposing medieval fortress embellished during the next two centuries, mainly under the influence of the Renaissance, but still remains a perfect example of military architecture of the Middle Ages, with all the trimmings: including moats, machicolations, ramparts, Logo of Les Plus Beaux Villages des France a tower with battlements and a dungeon in which famous Queen Margot - the first wife of Henri IV - was once briefly kept prisoner.

This venerable place also belonged to Catherine de Médicis and then to Marguerite de Valois who later gave it to Louis XIIIth. Despite - or perhaps because of - its notorious previous owners, you are sure to enjoy this civilized and amazing medieval experience.

Thanks to Emmanuel and his wife Christine, the present new owners, it has now been properly restored and lovingly refurbished to become a stylish retreat, as Saint-Saturnin is their private home in which they live the whole year. The Penicauds do accept a privileged few and consider these "paying guests" to be friends, providing them every facility or help to make their stay enjoyable, and everyone can be confident of a warm welcome. Table d'hote dinners can be arranged upon prior reservation, thought they are available only on selected days and during certain periods.

Each of the bedrooms has a distinctive character with antiques or many fine pieces of furniture and prettily decorated (all with four-poster beds). The bathrooms are above reproach and fitted with all modern amenities.

Of all the chateaux-hotels scattered across la Belle France, this ancient fortress, perched on a vantage point commanding a magnificent panorama on the surrounding wooded hills of Auvergne, is the most discreet, the most private and probably among the most enchanting ones.

Peace reigns supreme in an ambience in which everyday reality is transformed into a dream-like rêverie......

To sit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell,
To slowly trace the forest's shady scene,....
....To climb the trackless mountain all unseen,
With the wild flock that never needs a fold;
Alone o'er steeps and foaming falls to lean;
This is not solitude, 'tis but to hold
Converse with Nature's charms,.....
(Byron)


Click here for a guide to the
Volcano Regional Park

Picture of the hotel library
~ View of the library with open fireplace ~

Photo of the hotel second Suite
~ Lovely double room with "toile de Jouy" fabric decor ~

The dining-room and the superb collection of antique copper pans
~ The dining-room and the superb collection of antique copper pans ~

Photo of Chateau Hotel de Saint-Saturnin in the Auvergne
~ The front facade with stunning views of the park and countryside ~

Panoramic view over the village and the surroundings hills
~ Panoramic view over the village and the surroundings hills ~

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