Château de Fontblachère

St Lager Bressac, Ardèche
Bed & Breakfast

Be seduced by the sophisticated charm of this Provençal château and fine gardens. Delicious meals come with local wine and good conversation


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 - 5


Framed by a forested valley and mountainous horizons, this 17th-century château marries Provençal peace with deep comfort and style. Eric greets you in a courtyard whose manicured hedges and white roses dissolve into parkland: a panoramic pool, Japanese fish pond, tennis court, jacuzzi… Under vaulted ceilings are more treats: a log fire, piano, candles, art, and Turkish cushions in the orangery where you may dine on iced melon soup and quail. Sprightly Eric cooks, serves, pours and chats all the while. Immaculate rooms have space for families and the valley cries out for walking, riding and fishing in the Rhône.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub 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

October to March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner by arrangement with wine €35. Restaurants 3km.


Nightly price
from €115
2 Doubles
From €115
1 Family room for 3
From €150
1 Family room for 4
From €165
1 Family room for 5
From €165


We were made very welcome and our delightful hosts laid on a spontaneous lovely evening meal after our long journey. What made it so special for us was eating with our hosts who were very interesting and stimulating company. The chateau is well situated, with a lovely courtyard and terrace in peaceful surroundings. The interior is rather grand in a rustic sort of way. We would happily stay there again.

John, Cheshire

The sunny courtyard has flowers everywhere, with tables, chairs and a relaxing lounge area. The lovely old house has old worn stone steps and terracotta tiles, airy rooms and period features. Outside are terraces with sun loungers, a carp pond, a tennis court and good size heated pool. Stunning views across the valley appear at every corner. Eric, Bernard and Patrick couldn’t have been nicer or more gracious hosts. Sitting down for dinner with them in the evening was a delight. It felt as if dining with friends. We only stayed one night. But there’s always next year…

Peter, Newbury

A truly delightful experience. The owners create a very welcoming and open feel to this characterful and romantic chateau. It is brimming with treasures and artefacts from around the world and the walls adorned with colourful paintings by the host. The pool is a treat with fabulous views of the surrounding rolling countryside. Excellent restaurants nearby for supper and the hosts provide a delicious fresh breakfast. Eric is truly passionate about the chateau and is an excellent and engaging host.

Margaret, Andover

A wonderful spot close by to the Autoroute A7 between Orange and Lyon. Very welcoming and relaxed hosts, a beautifully decorated house whilst still retaining many original features. A large swimming pool. Dinner (when available) also highly recommended. An oasis of calm with great views over the surrounding countryside. All in all a great stay.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Bernard Liaudois & Eric Dussiot

  • Good country surrounding for walks, hikes, cycling, rock-climbing – river fishing – horse riding stables in the neighbourhood.
  • Small provincial town with all trades, shopping, market : Privas (14 kms).
  • Valence (36 kms) – Montelimar (21 kms).
  • The Château overlooks the Chomerac valley and provides a quiet escape.