Château Royal de Saint-Saturnin

Saint Saturnin, Puy-de-Dôme
Bed & Breakfast

Families can take the spacious Duchess suite, with a little children’s room in the tower, filled with books and toys by your lovely hosts


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Oodles of atmosphere, rooks aplenty and views over one of Auvergne’s wonderful romanesque churches. A volcanic region is the perfect cradle for this magnificently turreted and castellated fortress, high on the forested fringes of one of France’s most beautiful villages, Saint Saturnin. A stone spiral, worn with age and history, leads to five sumptuous bedrooms – regal four-posters and an inspired blend of antique and modern furniture – in the oldest wing of the 13th-century ‘monument historique’. The Louis XIII suite, its bathroom tucked into a tower, spans the castle’s width; views are to tumbling rooftops and that perfect church, and the gardens and parkland behind (heaven for weddings). The vaulted dining room, decked with gleaming copper pans, is the backdrop for relaxed breakfast spreads. Redolent with royal history, the château and Queen’s tower has been lovingly, painstakingly returned to its original glory, yet, thanks to your friendly, well-travelled hosts, is in no way intimidating. Catherine de Médicis and La Reine Margot were once owners and a Renaissance garden is now finished. Château Royal is open to the public.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
5pm-8.30pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
Christmas, 12 November - 31 December, 1 January - 28 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Breakfast €18, €12 per child under 13. Restaurant 0.5km.


Nightly price
from €221
Extra bed/sofabed available €20 per person per night.
1 Suite for 2
From €286
2 Suites for 2
From €256
2 Doubles
From €221



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Emmanuel & Christine Pénicaud

  • Tour the romanesque churches of Auvergne, starting with the most famous and newly restored ones - Saint Saturnin (in village), Saint Nectaire (20km), Saint Austremoine (Issoire, 20 km), Notre-Dâme du Port (Clermont-Ferrand, 20 km) and Orcival (25 km).
  • There is easy hiking in the volcanoes -Puy-de-Dôme chain Which is classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, at 20 km and Le Sancy chain at 45 km.
  • Take your children to a Saint Nectaire cheese farm (6 km or 15 km), Aydat lake (14 km), L'Aventure Michelin (20 km) or Vulcania (35 km).
  • Play golf at Golf des Volcans at Orcines (25 km), lovely course at the foot of the volcano.
  • Auvergne is the land of castles and many are opened for visits : our castle at first but also La Batisse (8 km), Opme (10 km), Busséol (16 km), Murol (23 km), Hauterive (24 km) and many more.
  • Use the new train to go up to the top of the Puy-de-Dôme : you will enjoy a spectacular panorama over the 85 volcanoes of its chain