at the crest of a hill with a commanding view of the seemingly endless
landscape before it, Château de Vollore is unique and
The history of the château will entrance you, both for its
drama and its more recent American connection. Thierry, the
son of Clovis, beseiged the original Vollore in 532. The donjon
(the Romanesque keep) still exists today, the remnants of a fortress
in the twelfth century by the Vollore family.
Passing through the hands of several owners over the years, it became the property of the Montmorin family in the 17th century. They are responsible for today's appearance of Château de Vollore.
American guests are especially welcome to Château de Vollore. The American connection is represented by Monsieur and Madame Aubert La Fayette, direct descendants of Général Marquis de La Fayette, the French hero of the American Revolution. In the La Fayette family now for two centuries, Château de Vollore is a showcase of rare souvenirs of their family and the American War of Independence.
Important furnishings from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries fill the rooms which offer views of the Auvergne mountains and the plains of the Limagne and Dore. Guest rooms are very spacious and well-appointed with rich fabrics and thoughtful décor. Guests may discover chocolates and bottled water in their rooms which add to the gracious welcome one receives upon arrival. Breakfast is served in the dining room or on the terrace at poolside providing the opportunity to meet and converse with your fellow guests over a generous meal.
In addition to the stunning views from the château, guests can enjoy a lovely, large swimming pool and use of the tennis court.
Your hosts, Monsieur and Madame Aubert La Fayette, will do their utmost to ensure that your visit is filled with pastimes suited to your expectations and tastes by assisting as you plan your activities in the region. Your stay at Château de Vollore will be exceptional from the warm welcome extended you upon arrival to that moment when you must bid farewell to this captivating symbol of French history.
* * * Book rooms in this lovely château by contacting au Château and mention 'Vollore' in the subject line. * * *
2 doubles with private baths
Price: ChambreVerte € 150 for double occupancy; Chambre Rose € 200 for double occupancy.
Dinner: not offered at the château, but an excellent restaurant is only 4 kilometers away.
Weddings: The château can accommodate up to 300 guests at a garden wedding or reception. Please inquired about rates and details.
From Paris, by car A71 to Clermont-Ferrand (3h); train to Vichy (3h) or Clermont-Ferrand (3 1/2 h); plane to Clermont-Aulnat (45 min)
From Clermont-Ferrand, take the A72 direction Thiers-Lyon, exit at "Thiers Ouest-Courpière, right on D906 direction Courpière.
From Le Puy, N102 north to D906 direction La Chaise-Dieu direction Thiers to Courpière.
From Courpière, Right on D7 direction Vollore-Ville (7 km) follow signs "Château de Vollore"
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