Château de Varennes

Varennes Lès Mâcon, Saône-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)6 07 98 98 62
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Stone fireplaces, canopy beds, acres of forest and meadow to wander in at this charmingly restored 11th century château


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Pass through suburban hamlet Mâcon to reach this beautifully authentic château – drive through the gates and enter another world. Breakfast on fresh pastries, baguette, jams and fruit in the courtyard with park views, or in your room from a silver service tray – a real treat.

Stay in with a book and a coffee on the couch or stroll through the parkland with its 200-year-old trees, fantastic drawbridge, 11th century chapel and birdsong. Explore the Musée des Ursulines or the Église Saint-Pierre, both ten minutes by car.

Step across the ancient courtyard to dine at the onsite restaurant with a Lyonnais chef or drive ten minutes to Mâcon for more options. Climb the winding stone staircase to your room and finish off with a soak in a roll top tub before bed.

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring the region with such ease
  • Having a truly authentic, romantic get-away
  • The excellent on-site cuisine
Château de Varennes - Gallery

You should know

  • There’s no TV
  • There's no pool or summerhouse


  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement. Reduced nightly rates in the quadruple suite: €220 for 2, €300 for 3. Owner can collect guests from the train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Lunch and dinner available.


Nightly price
from €160
Damage deposit
Singles €165-€380.
1 Suite for 4
From €240
1 Triple
From €200
2 Doubles
From €160



Where do I start! If you want to treat yourself to a luxurious, peaceful stay and travel back in time this is one of the best. I specially loved all the little details and original paintings.

June, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Constructed in the 11th century, the medieval château was added to in the 18th century and then lay empty for close to 100 years before Muriel arrived. You’re just a few minutes from the TGV station, 10 minutes from the centre of Mâcon and 45 minutes from Lyon. Head to Mâcon for food when the château’s restaurant is closed - La Table de Chainine for a gorgeous seasonal menu or Restaurant Er Bleimor for great hospitality.

Local points of interest from

  • We have a gourmet restaurant at the heart of the chateau, open Thursdays to Sundays, 10am-10pm.
  • 11th century chapel with mass offered in Latin every Sunday
  • There's a small lake next to the park of the castle which is perfect for swimming in.
  • 15 minutes from the chateau, visit the medieval town of Cluny and its benedictine abbey.
  • We're located in southern Burgundy where you'll be welcomed by many winemakers and vineyards! Just ask us for a list of vineyards to visit!
  • Arriving by train? Let us know and we'll pick you up from the station!