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Château de la Resle
rue des Buttes
Proprietors:  Johan Bouman & Pieter Franssens


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Languages:  English, Dutch, German, Spanish
Credit cards:  VÏSA, MasterCard, AMEX

Département: Yonne (89) 

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Château de la Resle

  Burgundy has a unique appeal for visitors to France.  There is the richness of the landscape ~ lush rolling hills, many planted in vines ~ and winding country roads finding their way from one beautiful village to another.  It is also the home to great French cuisine, excellent wines and magnificent châteaux.  Among those is the sophisticated and elegant Château de la Resle, located between Chablis and Auxerre just east of the River Yonne. 

Its owners have created an exceptional chambres d'hôtes offering two spacious en suite guest rooms and a suite in the château,  and a duplex, self-catering  suite in the Gardener's Cottage.  In the Gardener's cottage, there is a duplex self-catering suite comfortably furnished and equipped for a family of four. The suiteoffers a double bedroom, living room with sofa bed, a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with rain shower and a separate toilet. In the newly renovated Farmhouse, there are two duplex self-catering suites. The suite in the château is high under the slate roof providing extraordinary views over the Montigny la Resle valley. It offers a double bedroom, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with rain shower, and double washbasins.  All suites have Nespresso machines and are equipped with satellite TV, Internet access, hair dryers, fine toiletries and mini bars.

The two spacious château bedrooms are furnished with comfortable double beds.  Chambre Irancy has an en suite bathroom with rain shower, and Chambre Chablis' bathroom is separate but private and has a bathtub.  Chambre Chablis offers wonderful  valley views, and Chambre Irancy has a garden view and overlooks the orangerie. Guests will find the rooms in the château extremely peaceful and ideal for restful getaways.  Those who are fortunate to stay at Château de la Resle will also rid themselves of stress in the spa by taking advantage of the high-quality exercise equipment, the sauna and the steam room or enjoying the beautiful new heated swimming pool. 

A primary interest of the owners, and one that guests will certainly enjoy, is their collection of contemporary art.  Throughout the château

For those who are interested in the production of wine in Burgundy, the Château de la Resle will make a perfect home base for day trips to the nearby Chablis wine country and the town of Chablis on the River Serein.  Escolives Sainte Camille, south of Auxerre, is the location of the oldest remains of vineyards shown in a second century bas relief of a bunch of grapes. The Vézelay wine region is also to the south.  The entire wine region is called the 'Grand Auxerrois' and also includes the Côte Saint Jacques vineyards of Joigny and the Champvallon vineyards in the north of the département. 

With all there is to do and see in this part of Burgundy, guests of Château de la Resle will find that they have selected the perfect place to call home for a few days.  It is well located near driving routes east to Burgundy's vast wine country, the magnificent Abbey de Fontenay and north to the city of Troyes on the River Seine where many of the houses in its old city date from 1530.   Château de la Resle is waiting for your arrival!

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Rooms in the Château:    2 en suite bedrooms  with double beds - Chambre Chablis and Chambre Irancy. Chambre Chablis' bathroom has a tub and Chambre Irancy's bathroom has a rain shower.  Mini bars in guest rooms. 1 suite, Suite Saint Bris, with a living room and bathroom with rain shower.
Room Prices:   € 195 to € 295 per night for two including breakfast depending upon the season.. Minimum stay 2 nights during high season and weekends.
Suites in Gardener's Cottage and Farmhouse:   Suite Noyers, in the Gardener's Cottage is a spacious self-catering duplex suite for 2 adults + 2 children between ages of 10 and 16 with fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, mini bar, TV, private entrance.  Farmhouse Suites Vézelay and Fontenay, both duplex, are for 2 persons.  They each have a living room on the ground floor and the bedroom and bathroom are on the first floor. Château is less suitable for children under the age of 8. 
Suite Prices:  € 250 to € 350 per night for Suite Saint Bris and €295 to € 425 for Suite Noyers;  Suites Vézelay and Fontenay are € 325 to
€ 475 per night.  €
25 supplement per child only in the Noyers suite.  Breakfast is included in the rates.  Minimum stay 2 nights during high season and weekends.
Low Season
October 1 to November 15 and February 12 to May 1.  Mid-Season is May 1 to June 20 and September 1 to October 1.  High Season is June 20 to September 1 and holidays.  Two-night minimum in mid- and high seasons.

Dinner is served at the château on certain evenings with reservation only; a minimum number of people is  required. €55 per person without beverages.  Good restaurants are nearby as well.
Massages (4 options) from € 65 to €160.  Inquire for details.
All buildings are non-smoking. 
No dogs, please.

Open except from November 15 to February 12.
On site:  Heated swimming pool, gardens, terraces, restaurant, spa, sauna and exercise room, Internet access/WiFi
Vicinity:  Golf at Rocemay and Château de Tanlay. Hot air balloon flights.  Le Prieuré des Sources (spa and beauty center).  Antique markets in Ailllant s/Tholon and Mézilles.  Vézelay with its famous Benedictine Abbey Church of Saint-Marie-Madeleine and classical music events.  The village of Chablis and it wineries, the village of Irancy and its wineries, local cheeses at Chaource, Soumaintrain and Epoisses, fresh asparagus in springtime and Burgundy truffles at area restaurants.  The Abbey of Pontigny, the Zervos Museum in Vézelay and the remarkable village of Noyers s/Serein.  The fine city of Auxerre on the beautiful River Yonne also offers fine restaurants,  Abbey of Saint-Germain in Auxerre, St-Etienne Cathedral, Gallo-Roman walls, museums, shopping and more.  Day trips to Abbey de Fontenay, Troyes, Gien and many other historic towns and villages are convenient from the château.


From Paris by Train from Gare de Lyons or Paris Bercy to Auxerre, 2h 15m.

From Paris by auto:  Take the A6 autoroute to Auxerre.  Exit at No. 19 and take the N6 direction Auxerre.  Stay on N6 for about 3.5 kms to the N77 direction Pontigny.  After another 3.5 kms you will reach the village of Villeneuve St-Salves where you turn left on the D59.  Proceed about 1 km to the intersection of the rue des Buttes.  The château is just past the intersection on your right.

From Auxerre by auto: Take the N77 out of the city and follow above directions.

Airport:   Paris Orly
Railway Station:  Auxerre

Car Rental Auxerre (click here)
Car Rental Orly Airport South (click here)

FranceMichelin Map to Château

Chambre Irancy Salon The Château The Sauna

Chambre Fontenay
Comfortable Guest Rooms Inviting Salon History and Art Spa & Swimming Pool Suites and Restaurant