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Château de Vallery
Place du Château
89150 VALLERY  France
Patrice Vansteenberghe
Email: inquiry@au-chateau.com

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Languages:  English 
Credit card accepted: none.  Cash or checks, please.

Département: Yonne (89) 
Special Features: 

  • See Nights of Fire winter promotion below.
  • This château does not offer bed and breakfast accommodation.
 
Château de Vallery



 
  Château de Vallery (until recently known as Château des Condé) is a very special addition to the au Château web site as they offer the property as a regal wedding venue, with an occasional special promotion in the winter * or renting the château for a bar mitzvah or other group gathering.  Marriages are their specialty, however, and this Burgundy château is a magnificent and historical place providing exquisite reception rooms and salons as well as spacious, beautifully appointed guest accommodations to create lasting memories for the bride, groom and their entire list of guests.

As you visit their pages, you will see the amazing rooms of the château, the elaborate decorations provided for weddings in any season, and the special attention that is paid to each and every bride and groom and their guests.

Château de Vallery's story began on April 16, 1548 when Marshal Saint André began the construction of a sumptuous palace over part of the Medieval boundary walls.  The Renaissance château was designed by Pierre Lescot, the most admired architect of the time.  The château's Grande Galerie had been filled with rooms over the centuries, but with the assistance of the Department for the Conservation of Monuments and Historic Buildings, those rooms were demolished to expose the original architecture design by the architect for the Cour Carrée at the Louvre in Paris.  The façade of the château was clad in red and black marble of which vestiges have survived in some areas.  In the early 18th century, Mademoiselle de Sens, daughter of Louis III of Condé, had the south wing demolished.

There is an oak tree on the estate that was planted in 1621 to honor the birth of the fourth Prince of Condé.  This four hundred year-old tree is a fine specimen and worth admiring, and at its foot the princes of Condé buried their hunting dogs.  There are amazing 17th century ramparts, corbeled elements on some of the towers, and machicolations to discourage assailants from attacking the base of the fortifications.  The village church houses the mausoleum of Henri II of Condé and was designed by the famed sculptor Gilles Guérin.  The story about the design is fascinating as there is representation of the Four Virtues, and all the princes and princesses of Condé, including the daughter of Louis XIV, repose in this church.

Wedding celebrations and receptions at the château are always spectacular.  The bride-to-be need only tell the owners of the château about her dream wedding, and those dreams will become a reality.  From the château's Grande Galerie to the vaulted twelfth century cellars, from the Watchtower to the Moroccan Pavilion with its stunning water feature ~ elegance and luxury abound.  Whether you choose to marry in the spring, summer, winter or autumn, all details will be provided to make the event the most memorable and special few days of your life.

Your marriage ceremony can take place in the church, in the conservatory or in the rose garden.  The entire château belongs to the bride and groom and their guests who can dance until dawn, swim at midnight or stay up until brunch the next day!  Everything will be done to create the perfect  beginning to married life.  Simply contact the owners and tell them your dreams!

 

Accommodations:  There are a total of 28 guest rooms in the château with king or queen beds, and all are en suite.  There are sixteen double and triple rooms in the Renaissance part of the château, each dedicated to an important figure who lived in Vallery.  The Medieval part of the château has four double bedrooms bearing the names of owls and other night birds. The remaining eight rooms are in other wings of the château and are equally as charming.
Additional Lodging:  There are 40 other rooms and holiday cottages in the village, primarily La Margottière, the former château farm, only 300 meters from the estate.  In total one hundred guests can be accommodated.
Prices:  November 1 to March 15 ( with Salon des musiques):  € 9,000 before VAT + rooms € 6,000, total €17,400 w/VAT.
March 15 to April 31 and from October 1 to October 31 €18,000 before VAT, € 20,880 w/VAT. May 1 to September 30:  € 21,000 before VAT, €24,360 w/VAT. These rates are for the rental period:
-  Thursday 3PM  to Saturday Noon.  Rooms and Château Renaissance, 3PM  Ryad for brunch around the pool :2 nights on site 
-  Saturday 3PM to Sunday Noon.  Rooms and Château Renaissance, 3PM Ryad for brunch around the pool: 1 night on site 
-  Sunday 3PM to Tuesday Noon.  Rooms and Château Renaissance.
2 nights on site
To rent a week, add Saturday/Sunday/Monday + Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday +...
Rental is all exclusive in an entire chateau -  torchlight and sound system - all rooms: Grande Galerie, Salle des Tentures, Salon des Musiques, Ryad, Closerie, Rose Garden, Pool Tennis, 28 rooms - Pilote until dawn.
Meal Rates:   € 15 + VAT per person for breakfast;  € 35 + VAT per person for cold buffet dinner or BBQ or brunch;  € 40 per person + VAT for tajine or a Mechoul.
* Nights of Fire promotion:  2 nights / 3 days in Winter, exclusive hire, starting at €9,000 before VAT + rooms € 6,000 for a total of €17,400 including VAT.  This is exclusive use of the entire Renaissance château, the Grande Galerie, the Salle des Tentures, the Oriental Pavilion and 28 bedrooms, plus the grounds and the rose garden with sound system and flaming torches until dawn, as well as the 12th century vaulted cellars..  From 3PM on Thursday to midday on Saturday. 
Telephones and television are not available. WiFi is available

Non-smoking rooms are available.

Open all year.
On site:  tennis court, swimming pool, park and gardens.
Vicinity:  Horseback riding, golf, one hour from Paris, Fontainebleau, the Burgundy wine route.  Wine tastings and vineyard visits.  Sens, one the River Yonne, has been in existence since the 3rd century and was known by Caesar.  It is a commune of the Yonne département, and has a magnificent cathedral that was one of the first great Gothic cathedrals and inspiration for many that followed. 

  Directions:

From Paris  by train:  Gare de Lyon direct to Sens, 1.5 hours.  From Paris Bercy to Sens 55 minutes.

From Paris & the North by auto: take autoroute A6 south direction Nemours and exit 16.  Take the D225 direction Sens as far as Cheroy.  At Cheroy turn lift onto the D103 (Route de Vallery) direction Vallery, proceed through the village and the château is at the end of the road on your right.  It is sign posted.

Airport: Paris Charles de Gaulle
Railway Station: Sens
Car Rental Sens rail station (click here)
Car Rental Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2D (click here)


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