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  Château de Chambost
69770 Chambost-Longessaigne
Vivien and Véronique de Lescure


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Languages:    English 
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Département: Rhône (69) 
Special Features:  

Inquire for information regarding French language immersion
courses and regional cooking classes held at various times of year.


Château de Chambost
  On a farm located outside Lyon and at 600 meters altitude, in a region renowned for its peaceful beauty as well as its gastronomic delights, the charming 18th century Château de Chambost's owners happily welcome guests into their home.  This castle has belonged to the same family for several centuries and was substantially remodeled in 1850 ~ the 'parrot's room' and the lounge have retained the lovely wallpapers of that era. 

Today, your host and hostess offer five traditional bedrooms for guests, each with its own en suite bathroom.  There are two spacious doubles, two twin-bedded rooms and a lovely suite suitable for three people, all at reasonable prices.   Of course, every modern convenience and amenity is provided for the ultimate comfort of the château's visitors.   If you are taking dinner at the château, you will enjoy the ambiance of the magnificent 16th century dining room with its rib-vaulted ceiling and stone walls at any time of year, or, in warmer weather, you can enjoy outdoor dining with a splendid view of the Monts du Lyonnais village of Chambost Longessaigne. 

The château is quite near the gastronomic capital of France (and perhaps Europe!), Lyon.  Fine dining in Lyon and touring this interesting city on the banks of the Saône and Rhône rivers is a wonderful way to spend one or more days, always returning to Château de Chambost for a quiet and restful night.   Not far from Lyon is the smaller and unique city of Vienne with its many Roman ruins and fascinating history. 

Keep in mind that you can enjoy both regional cooking and French language immersion classes as a guest of the château.  Just let the owners know when you are making your reservation about your special interests.

The location of the château makes possible a wide variety of pastimes for guests, knowing they have a warm and welcoming 'home away from home' to return to after a busy day of sightseeing or exploration of the region.   For those interested in spending all their time with nature, they will appreciate that skiing, horseback riding, hiking, tennis, swimming and other outdoor activities are convenient to the château.  We invite you to consider staying at Château de Chambost when you next visit the Rhône region.  We are certain you will be enchanted with this lovely residence and its warm and friendly family.

  Rooms:  2 doubles, with en suite bathrooms (one with tub and one with shower), 2 twin rooms with showers, and one suite.
Prices per night: Chambre Vivien € 60 / 1 person, € 70/ 2 persons; Chambre Perroquets € 90 / 2 persons; Tante Marie € 80 / 1 person - € 90 / 2 persons; La Petite Suite € 90 / 2 persons and € 115 / 3 persons; Bonne Maman € 110 1 or 2 persons.
Breakfast included in room rates.
Gîte: Recently renovated, the gîte offers 7 bedrooms, salon, fully
equipped kitchen, fireplace, and more.  Click on the photo below to read
a more detailed description.
Price: 980/week in summer; € 910 other weeks; €  450 for 2 nights + taxes.  € 90 end of stay cleaning fee.  Electricity, water, heat, and linens are provided, but not any paper products.
Dinner: by advanced reservation is € 30
per person, prepared and served by your hostess, using local produce and enjoyed in the 16th century dining room.  Fine restaurants are also nearby in Feurs (15 kms) and Tarare (20 kms).
Non-smoking rooms are available.
No pets, please.
25% deposit required when making reservation. 

Open All Year.
On the grounds: Park and gardens for pleasant strolls.  Pleasant walks into the charming village of
Vicinity:  Swimming pool (12 kms), horseback riding (5 kms) and organized walking tours (12 kms).  Cross-country and downhill skiing in the winter, tennis, miniature gold, mountain biking, donkey riding, horse carriage and wagon rides, and quad driving are all convenient to the château.   Nearby are towns and villages such as Villefranche-sur-Saône and Tarare,  and the cities of Lyon and station.  The château is set in an area of beautiful scenic drives,  located 1 hour from Lyon, 1 hour from St-Etienne and 40 minutes from Beaujolais.


From Lyon,  take the A6 (exit Porte de Lyon – Roanne) to the N6 then N7 direction Roanne -  leave the N7 at the roundabout at Pontcharra-sur-Turdine, following signs for Pontcharra center and D27.  At the traffic light in  Pontcharra-sur-Turdine turn left (in the direction of Villechenève D27) and at Villechenève turn right at the first crossroad direction Chambost - Longessaigne.  When you arrive in the village, follow the main road and just after the bakery on the right, turn right at the sign indicating Panissières D101.   Château is another 100 meters on the left.

From St-Etienne,  take  the A72 direction St Étienne or Clermont and exit at No 6 Feurs/St Galmier.  In Feurs, take the D89 direction Lyon for 1.5 kms, turn left direction Panissières (the D60) and follow for 4.5 kms.  Turn right direction Chambost on the D111 then to the D7.  When you arrive in Chambost, just after the bakery on the right, turn right indicating Panissières/D101.  Château is 100 meters on left.

Airport - Lyon St-Exupéry (2 hours)
Railway Station - Roanne (45 minutes) or St-Etienne (1 hour)
Car Rental Roanne (click here)

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  Chambre Bonne Maman
Guest Rooms
Village View from the Château
View of the Village
  Chambre Tante Marie
Tante Marie
La Ferme
La Ferme du Château
  La Petite Suite at Chambost
Petite Suite