The Chateau de Varennes is perfect suited for family reunions and holiday breaks. Our big capacity (17 bedrooms) is enabling you to invite (or share the bill with) many friends. The place is kid-friendly and safe while being close to many amenities (historic towns for sightseeing, markets and trendy stores for shopping, vineyards for wine tours) and you can practice many sports on and off-site (see activities).
Burgundy is known to be one of the most beautiful regions in France with picturesque countryside and vineyard landscapes. It is a very popular region in Spring, Summer and Autumn. In Summer, the weather is warm but the heat is much more bearable than in Provence where you may be unable to do anything in the afternoons because of hot temperatures. The climate is also much more dry than in the Western regions (Normandy, Loire Valley) which are very rainy all year as well as the South-Western regions like Bordeaux, Biarritz or Limoges which are subject to frequent humidity coming from the Atlantic sea.
Spring and Fall are also beautiful seasons with magnificent vineyard landscapes in fantastic colors. We are usually re-opening the property in March/April for Easter holidays and our last group of guests usually come for the famous wine auctions in Beaune late November.
A few families are using Varennes as their holiday home as it is saving them from the hassle of maintaining such a property while enjoying the benefits of a fully relaxing break with an attentive staff and a boutique hotel luxury without the inconvenience of having to share the pool and communal areas with strangers. The usual stay is 1 or 2 weeks but our change over day can be flexible if necessary.
Here’s a thank you note from a lovely family who came back several times despite their also having a big holiday home in England (seems that the children are enjoying more their French holidays as the range of outdoor activities is much more extensive here !)
“The house has a wonderful atmosphere and the beds were so comfortable and all the bedrooms and bathrooms really lovely and luxurious. The children had the holiday of a lifetime….I would like to say again on behalf of the whole family that it was a truly wonderful holiday from which we savour many many happy memories.”
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