Whether looking for a stop over or a place to stay for a holiday our Chateau is perfectly located to enjoy all that the Cher Valley has to offer. The Chateau is situated in the picture postcard village of Charly, where weeping willows line the stream running through the centre of the village. Walks around the Chateau grounds or in the area are a great way to slow down and relax. The village has a beautiful 12th century Church with a painted ceiling which has been restored to its original glory.
At the Chateau
We have a beautiful private swimming pool in the grounds of our Chateau. It is situated in the Orchard, a stone walled area, with many fruit trees; a beautiful setting for lounging around the pool and enjoying the sunshine.
In the Region
The interesting medieval town of Bourges, is almost the geographical centre of France – the, the Gothic Cathedral of Saint Etienne, begun at the end of the twelfth century, is listed as a World Heritage Site. It is considered the earliest example of the high gothic style of the thirteenth century. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/63
Bourges is also the capital of the department of Cher.
The town is filled with a wealth of restaurants, bars and cafes lining its cobbled and winding streets. 'Son et Lumiere' is a free lights and music show, which you can wander round on a warm summer evening and is definitely worth a visit.
More information on Bourges and the region is available at the Bourges Tourist office or The Berry Regions Tourist Office
The region is well known for its produce, namely wine and goat’s cheese. Stop by one of the many vineyards around the picturesque hill top town of Sancerre and try some of the wine. Visit the wine exhibition and learn how the unique geology and climate at Sancerre provide the perfect conditions for world-class wine.
This area has a large variety of interesting Chateaux – from small and private to grand and open to the public. The history within is a must for all those interested in the bygone lives of France people of the past.
For those interested in a more active holiday the Cher Valley has much to offer:
The world famous Formula 1 French Grand Prix Circuit at Magny Cours is within approx 40 minutes drive from the Chateau. Enjoy the world-class events at the circuit or participate in one of the many track days; there is also a go-karting facility available.
There are five golf courses within easy driving distance of the Chateau, the courses are relatively inexpensive to play and practically empty in comparison to some of the better known golfing destinations.
The countryside is fantastic for cycling with many country lanes that can be explored. There will be few available for our guests to borrow.