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Château de Prauthoy
22, Grand Rue
Monsieur Frédéric MAILFAIT


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Languages:  English, German
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Département: Haute-Marne (52)
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Château de Prauthoy

  Discover this truly stunning 18th and 19th century château quite near the Champagne vineyards, the wine routes of Burgundy, the historic sights in Lorraine and the charms of the Franche-Comte.  It is centrally located for visits to a wide variety of attractions in France's northeast. The château is situated in its own lovely park of five hectares, complete with rare century-old trees, English gardens, an artificial grotto and court of honor ~ a charming estate for walks of discovery.  Also on the grounds are a wonderful heated swimming pool and a sunbathed terrace for more relaxing moments.

Château de Prauthoy comprises several buildings constructed in different periods of history.  The main façade is framed by two buildings from 1721; the grotto, park and dependencies came to be in the middle of the 19th century;  the first floor was added at the end of the 19th century; and underground, accessible from the grotto is a cellar from the 16th century.  It is notable that these cellars contained about 117 barrels of wine during the French Revolution.  The land holdings of the château today are somewhat more than five hectares.

A typical project of the region in the 18th century was to create an artificial grotto.  The one at Château de Prauthoy ~  the largest of its kind in the département of the Haute-Marne ~  is so realistic that it will be difficult to believe it isn't real,  and it is certain to remain in one's memory for many years to come.  An added treat will be when your hosts invite you,  just before your departure,  to a wine tasting from a fine selection of regional wines found in that very interesting 16th century cellar. 

Guests will appreciate the comfort and warmth of the spacious bedrooms, suites and apartment, tastefully decorated to suit the period in history represented by the château and all rooms with views over the park.  The suites have pleasant salons for relaxation and grand modern bathrooms with all conveniences.  The accommodations at Château de Prauthoy provide the ultimate in country charm and tranquility. Common rooms include a library, two grand salons, two dining rooms, a salon for television, and a veranda where breakfast is enjoyed.  Those who choose to make dinner reservations at the château will truly appreciate the fine cuisine prepared by the château chef, Kania. 

The château's location provides guests with a range of things to do and see in a variety of landscapes. For example, in Burgundy one can easily visit Dijon and its fine Musée des Beaux Arts, or Beaune and the historic Hôtel Dieu, or perhaps follow the Burgundy wine route from Beaune to Dijon.  In Champagne  ~ in addition to the famed vineyards and Champagne houses ~ there are the delightful villages of Aubigny, Montsaugeon and Bèze, or Les Quatres Lacs south of Langres, and the thermal city of Bourbonne les Bains first opened in 1783 and only an hour by car from Château de Prauthoy.

The region has so much to offer, and so do Monsieur and Madame Mailfait, your enthusiastic and charming hosts.  The château can be rented for weddings, birthday celebrations or family gatherings.   Special packages are proposed for bed and breakfast guests, including full-pension stays, organized visits in the region in a chauffeured car, a weekend romantic special for those celebrating their honeymoon or anniversary, and three- to five-day stays designed specifically to your interests - and pickup at the Dijon TGV station!.  They promise your time at the château will be unforgettable!  Please inquire as to the details of each package. 


Rooms:  2 doubles, 3 suites for 2, 3 or 4 people, 1 apartment for 2 to 5 people.
Prices per night:  Suites for 2 to 5 persons from € 138 to € 310; 2 double rooms are € 138 to € 156; and   apartment for up to 7 people € 310  to € 350. All room ratres are dependent upon the season.
Breakfast:  € 10 per person.  Taxes €1.15 per person/per night for anyone over age 13. 
High Season:  June 1 through September 14..
Low Season:  January 20 to May 31 and September 15 to December 15.
Dinner: with advance reservation Menu Terroir  € 29 or Menu Découveres ou Traditions € 40 per person, not including wine. Groups of more than 6 people can have the Menu Terroir for € 25 per person. Menu Asiatique is € 40 per person for a minimum of 4 persons.  Children's menus € 12 under age 10, and € 20 between age 10 and 13.
3-day/3-night personalized tours can include Pommard, Mersault vineyards, spa hydrotherapy, casinos and more for small groups of 4 to 6 people.  Your host will retrieve you at the Dijon TGV Station in one of four elegant Cadillacs: an '84 Eldorado convertible, an '85 Cadillac Seville Royale,a '91 Coupé Deville, or an '08  Escalade.  Tours priced at €600 - €800 per person including accommodation and dinners.  Click here to view photos.
Telephone, television, air conditioning, non-smoking guest rooms.
Pets: € 15 per day per animal.  Please ask about your pet when making the reservation. Animals are not permitted in the common areas and only in the Suite Borton.

Open January 20 through December 15.
On site:  heated swimming pool (May to September), lovely grounds. grotte
Vicinity:  Tennis, horseback riding, Burgundian vineyards, the Wine Route, the cities of Beaune (wine museum, Hôtel Dieu), Dijon (Museé des Beaux Arts, fine restaurants), Champagne vineyards and producers, the close by villages of Aubigny, Montsaugeon and Bèze, the fortified town of  Langres and the Four Lakes, thermal city of Bourbonne les Bains, Vesoul in nearby Franche-Comté region (Chapelle de la Motte, Musée Georges-Garret, Lake Vesoul-Vaivre for water sports and recreation), the River Saône. Abbaye de Fontenay near Montbard.  In Prauthoy: In Prauthoy :  l'Eglise de Saint Piat, a classified historic monument dating to the 13th century - see windows of the Chapel of the Rosary and paintings dating from 16th, 17th, 18th centuries.  Antoine Besançon Langres created the magnificent sculptures in the choir.


From Paris by TGV: Gare de Lyon direct to Dijon Ville approximately 1h 51m.

From Paris by auto: take the A5 as far as Langres where it becomes the A31 direction Dijon.  Stay on A31 about 15 kms and take Exit 6 direction Longeau-Percey (the D6) to the N74 (9 kms) turn right toward Prauthoy about 10 kms to the town.  Château is signposted.

From Dijon by auto:  take the D974 north directly to Prauthoy - approximately 40 kms. Château is signposted.

Airport:   Dijon
Railway Station:  Dijon Ville (TGV)
Car Rental Dijon Rail Station (click here)

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Petit Déjeuner Salon Grotte Château and Pond Suite Mance
Dining on the Veranda The Salon Grotte and Gardens Château Pond and Pool Guest Suites