Château de la Resle

  • Location: Countryside
    Chablis and the wine route: 17km (20 mins by car)
    Auxerre: 15km (15 mins by car)
    UNESCO World Heritage Site Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay: 75km (1 h 20 mins by car)
    UNESCO World Heritage Site Vézelay Abbey: 60km (1 h by car)
  • Paris Orly Airport (ORY): 195km (2h by car)
    Auxerre train station: 11km (15 mins by car)
    Car recommended
    Free parking

The Chablis is wine territory, so make sure to visit some of the great wineries.
You are surrounded by rolling hills, wineries, abbeys and UNESCO sites – what more can you wish for?

You need a car to see all the sights the region has to offer.

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An introduction to Château de la Resle

How would you describe Château de la Resle in a nutshell?

Château de la Resle is a typical French countryside château, characteristically Burgundy. The château was built from the 17th to 19th century and then rebuilt several times after.

It’s big enough to work as a small boutique hotel, but has a cosy side to it as well. We’ve given it a rather contemporary edge with our art collection. All the restoration was done for the more classic side of the building and then contrasted with contemporary art.

What was your inspiration to open the château as a luxurious small hotel?

We moved to France for work reasons, bought the house, and then started renovating it. At the same time we started to expand our art and design collection.

After five years of living here by ourselves, at one point we decided that it would be a nice idea to share this beautiful home and its art collection by opening it up to guests. In the beginning we opened the hotel with three rooms for guests, later expanding it to six when we became members of Design Hotels.

We had always wanted to create a mixture of a luxury hotel and a cosy bed & breakfast. Our house has the personal side of someone’s home combined with the luxurious accommodation of a hotel. It offers the best of both worlds.

How would you describe the style of the hotel?

What’s difficult with these big houses is to create a comfortable, cosy environment. To deal with that challenge we decided to use very bold colours for the interior design. Château de la Resle is decorated as a home where one can feel comfortable right away.

Since the houses of the estate were restored several times throughout the centuries, we felt comfortable to add a contemporary side to it. Staying mindful of the traditional structure, modern décor was introduced to provide clear structures.

To you personally, what is so special about staying at Château de la Resle?

Despite Château de la Resle’s luxurious size, with all the amenities of a hotel, everything is designed in a way that makes you feel like you are in a house. It is decorated as a home and therefore is very personal and comfortable.

There are different artwork and design objects present everywhere in the house. Throughout the five years we’ve been open as this mix of a B&B and a hotel we have had guests from 30 different countries stay with us. It is very rewarding to see our visitors from various backgrounds and lifestyles appreciate the château’s design concept.

What made you fall in love with Burgundy?

Paris is only two hours away. Even though we are located in the countryside it actually is quite central as it’s not too far from either northern or southern France. It’s strategically located in the middle of France – a very interesting region.

How long should guests stay at the hotel for and what could a guest’s day look like?

In order to see a good amount of the surrounding Chablis region you will need about three to four days, such as a long weekend or a short mid-week break.

This area has become a destination for travellers to calm down, enjoy life at a slower pace. Our guests come to spend time here because they like the space, and they know they can do everything onsite.

When traveling for work, for example, you can easily spend all of your time on the premises of Château de la Resle. However, we are always happy to recommend places to see and things to do – such as visit the local flea markets. For most of our guests it usually depends on the weather – they take every day as it comes.

A typical day could look like this: As it is really quiet here, people tend to get up late, spend a quiet morning with a late breakfast, go out for a visit to some of the wineries, and then come back in the evening to enjoy the pool and sauna.

Château de la Resle
Heated pool
Entrance and staircase
Suite Saint Bris
Room Irancy
Suite Fontenay
Lobby
Sauna and steam bath
Restaurant kitchen
Breakfast room

Château de la Resle rooms & rates

Even though there is the house’s main style, all rooms are different from each other. There are two classic rooms with about 35 square meters, and one private suite in the main building, which offers a very cosy atmosphere and provides the very luxurious feeling of staying in a château.

The second suite, our biggest one with 125 square metres, is in the old caretaker’s house. It’s an ideal suite for a family, as it’s like a countryside cottage on two floors with a separate kitchen and independent access.

There is also the farmhouse, which is large enough for two full-size suites with bathrooms, as well as the restaurant, spa and pool. Those suites are very contemporary inside of a classic shell. They consist of a roof structure and walls with a concrete floor that has radiant heating.

  • Suite Saint Bris for 2-3 people / 60 m²
    350 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)

    A cosy suite right underneath the slate roof of Château de la Resle with great views on all sides. The suite comes with a 160 x 200 double bedroom, a separate living room with a sofa and a bathroom with a large rain-shower, double washbasin, toilet and, very French, a bidet. The small but fully equipped kitchen with minibar and Nespresso machine is perfect for preparing light meals.

  • Room Chablis for 2 people / 30 m²
    275 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    The Chablis room in one the wings of Château de la Resle has a great view over the valley of Montigny la Resle and its early morning sunrise. The room comes with a comfortable 160 x 200 bed, a minibar, a Nespresso machine and a water boiler.

  • Room Irancy for 2 people / 30 m²
    275 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    Room Irancy is a comfortable room in one of the wings of Château de la Resle overlooking the park. It comes with a comfortable 180 x 200 bed, a minibar, a Nespresso machine and a water boiler.

  • Suite Fontenay for 2 people / 75 m²
    475 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room

    A large suite located in the new newly restored farmhouse of Château de la Resle. The building lends itself for a loft style decoration with contemporary art and design. The suite has two floors which are connected by a custom made staircase. The downstairs living room features a comfortable living area, a writing desk and an antique cupboard with TV, iPhone dock, Nespresso machine and minibar. The upstairs bedroom has a comfortable 180 x 200 bed and an open bathroom with bathtub and rain-shower. The suite overlooks the courtyard with the heated outdoor swimming pool.

  • Suite Noyers for 2-4 people / 125 m²
    425 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Sofabed (on req.)

    A large suite located on the first and second floor of the caretaker’s house on the courtyard of Château de la Resle. It has an independent access from the street for complete privacy. The first floor features a fully equipped kitchen with Nespresso machine and minibar, a second toilet, a dining room and living room with TV and iPhone dock and an extra sofa bed (140 x 200) for a maximum of 2 children. The upstairs bedroom has a comfortable 180 x 200 bed, a dressing room and a bathroom with rain-shower.

  • Suite Vezelay for 2 people / 75 m²
    475 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room

    A large suite located in the new newly restored farmhouse of Château de la Resle. The building lends itself for a loft style decoration with contemporary art and design. The suite has two floors which are connected by a custom made staircase. The downstairs living room features a comfortable living area, a writing desk and an antique cupboard with TV, iPhone dock, Nespresso machine and minibar. The upstairs bedroom has a comfortable 180 x 200 bed and an open bathroom with bathtub and rain-shower. The suite overlooks the courtyard with the heated outdoor swimming pool.

Included in the rates
Rates are per room and per night. They include a breakfast buffet and the use of the spa and heated outdoor pool.
Optional extras
Massages and treatments at the hotel’s spa area.
Children & Extra beds
Château de la Resle is not suitable for children under 16. Extra beds are EUR 50 per night.
Minimum stay
1 nights
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 12:00
Closed November 1 to March 1

Facilities & services

  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Concierge service
  • Sauna
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Not suitable for children
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • Business facilities
  • Gym
  • Iron & Board
  • Steam room/Hamam
  • Safe box
  • Hair dryer
  • Spa

Despite Château de la Resle’s luxurious size, with all the amenities of a hotel, everything is designed in a way that makes you feel like you are in a house. It is decorated as a home and therefore is very personal and comfortable.

There’s a restaurant, a gym, a heated outdoor pool, and a spa with a steam bath and sauna. We can also arrange for a masseuse to come in. Those are great things to take advantage of, especially during the winter.

We serve breakfast every morning in the château’s dining room. Dinner is prepared by our chef and served only for our guests in the restaurant in the farmhouse building. During the high season from April to October we offer dinner only if we have enough guests staying with us.

Menus are sent out to our guests a couple of weeks in advance so that they can make reservations before coming to stay with us.

Things to do in Burgundy & Montigny la Resle

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Wine tastings
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Cycling

The wine route is always a must-do. It covers the whole Chablis area, including the village of Chablis. But there are about 11 villages that are a part of it. There are all sorts of wines to sample – reds, sparkling, and there's a quite unique white wine in the region which is the only Burgundy white wine made with Sauvignon Blanc instead of Chardonnay. There’s a really nice selection of different types of wine to explore. Of course there are also wine excursions that you can attend.

We do recommend you to visit the two UNESCO world heritage sites which are close by – the village of Provins and the Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay – both are really stunning historic sites.

Also, it is very nice to cycle along the Canal du Nivernais, one of the big French canals, enjoy the scenery, watch the boats go by and possibly make a stop in Auxerre.

Other than staying on-site, you will need a car to visit most places.

Château de la Resle reviews

5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
It was a fabulous and wonderful place! Your recommendation was fantastic! Thank you very much
Regina R.
stayed at Château de la Resle in June 2018

The location of Château de la Resle

Château de la Resle is located on top of a hill overlooking the valley towards Montigny-la-Resle. In the back of the estate there are about 800 hectares of forest, which serve to frame the house quite nicely. It is a very quiet location yet we are not too far from the main road and only 10-15 kilometres from Auxerre.

We are located 15 mins from Chablis, in the northern part of Burgundy, France. There are rolling hills, typical Burgundy architecture, wineries, abbeys and also UNESCO World Heritage Sites close by.

It is not a very touristic area; you will encounter no traffic jams caused by tour buses. Instead you will be able to experience the normal, everyday life of the people living here.

When is the best time to visit Burgundy?

Spring is lovely as everything is fresh and green. Especially with the forest right in our backyard you will be able to enjoy walks. Summer is nice because it offers mild warmth, perfect for spending all day exploring.

The forest also offers very nice scenery in the fall, of course. Match that with a visit to the truffle markets, as well as the wine harvest, and various other festivities. Food plays a big role in the Chablis area, and Burgundy in general.

Winter is nice to just curl up in front of the fireplace and enjoy the sauna. The patron of wine celebration is in January.

No one season is better than another. This region offers normal life, and is not extremely touristy. Everything is open year round and you will always find many things to do throughout the entire year.