Chateau de Montplaisant

Chateau de Montplaisant

The Château de Montplaisant is a majestic 18th century residence, bright and comfortable, situated in a huge park entirely privatised for you. In Montagnat in the Ain, at the gates of Bourg-en-Bresse, one hour from Lyon and Geneva and less than two hours by TGV from Paris, Montplaisant is the ideal place to organise a wedding or an anniversary. The castle's rooms can comfortably accommodate 41 people and the castle's reception rooms can accommodate up to 150 people. This beautiful and very large residence (1400 m2) can be rented every weekend from spring to autumn to meet many of you for your wedding!

Discover the property of Chateau de Montplaisant

A long row of chestnut trees leads you to the imposing gate of the courtyard before discovering the long classical-style XVIII th century façade, adorned with a porch column. The south facade looks onto  the park by semicircular windows that lights the gallery. Inside, the old woodwork, four seasons stucco lounge is classified by the historical monuments society. The antique furniture and paintings create a warm and stylish décor. The large gallery in the center of the house leads onto several smaller lounges. The lobby whose  Italian-inspired murals lead to a staircase and large eleven bedrooms upstairs. The harmony and majesty make it a  dream setting for a wedding. You are at home throughout the property, you can organize your party freely. And what a joy to extend the event the following day !

Are you looking for a wedding venue, a week-end away or holidays in France ?

Principal living and reception rooms

The Great Galerie located in the heart of the mansion communicates with a succession of salons (The four seasons salon, the clock salon, the Library and the billard room) as well as a game room for children. This set of reception rooms will allow you to welcome up to 150 guests for your banquet in a refined and lovely environment. Inside, the antique woodwork, the classified stuccos of the four seasons salons, the antique pieces of furniture and the paintings create a heart warming and elegant decor. The immense park welcomes you for the vin d’honneur. You are at home in the whole estate to celebrate your wedding according to your plan. You will offer a moment of dream and relaxation as well as unforgettable memories to your loved ones.

Rent our château and experience a slice of authentic french country life

Our bedrooms

You will be able to accommodate 41 guests in the 12 spacious and confortable bedrooms on the first floor. Each room is unique and as be converted with taste to preserve the spirit of a familial and friendly house. You will immediately feel home in these bedrooms named after the family members of the owners !
Share a unique experience with your family and friends


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Our Rates

Rental of the entire property, park (5 acres) and castle (1200 m2) with its reception rooms and 12 rooms for 41 people.
Stay “marriage, family celebration” of 3 days and 2 nights: quotations on request.
The price includes rooms and charges for heating, electricity and water, park maintenance, and regular cleaning rooms. Upon request, breakfasts and meals could be provided. The linen is provided, linen and towels, beds made on arrival. Damage deposit required : € 2,000

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Closed in low season    
Mid season
High season
May to Sept Quote upon request    
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We find the first traces of this house in 1463, which at that time belonged to Antoine de Loras, Lord of Montplaisant. In the eighteenth century, the U-shaped chateau belonged to Chossat de Montessuy family. They undertook major work in 1787, including the four seasons lounge with stucco classified by historical monuments. This work is unfinished because the family were forced to  leave the castle during the Revolution.
In 1804, Baron Belvey, returned from exile in Italy, bought the estate and change it by building the large gallery to join the two wings of the U, drawing inspiration from Italian houses. His daughter Alix Belvey, friend of the Cure of Ars, created the hedges in the park, which are also classified. She lived in the castle until her death in 1877.
In 1936 Montplaisant  was acquired by Mr. Brondel, whose wife and two daughters, Elizabeth and Christine are the current owners. Extensive renovations have been undertaken whilst respecting the charm of the place.

Experience the Château Lifestyle.

Château Lifestyle

Share the simple pleasures of life with those you love

Activities around

At the heart of  the Bresse region, Montplaisant is a paradise for cycling, horse riding  and hiking in the Jura foothills. 5 minutes walk from the castle you can play golf, tennis, sail or swim in the river Bouvent.
Discover the Bird Park in Villars Les Dombes surrounded by nature.
Visit the  Brou or Ambronnay Abbeys, the medieval towns of Bourg-en-Bresse, and Perugia. After one hour by car you can stroll in Lyon, a World Heritage Site, or travel to Geneva and the Lake Leman. Finally, Paris is only 2 hours by TGV !

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Practical information

From Lyon, Geneva or Paris (by Macon) :

Take the A40-E62 motorway, exit 7, Bourg-en-Bresse South
Immediately after the toll, turn right towards ZA Les Rippes
Do not go under the bridge but go straight to La Ravary La Soupe
At the end of the road, the first “give way”, turn right over the bridge
The second “give way”, turn left and continue straight
Do not go to Montagnat Centre and continue straight
Barred after “Moulin-Neuf” go first right Chemin de la Fay
Montplaisant is right at the end of the avenue of chestnut trees

Bedrooms :
– Céline bedroom : 1 double bed ans 2 single beds
– Anne bedroom : 1 double bed
– Jean-Philippe bedroom : 1 double bed
–  Louis bedroom : 1 queen-size bed
– Boys bedroom : 1 sofa bed for 2 persons ans 2 single beds
– Albane bedroom : 1 double bed
– Christine bedroom : 1 double bed and 1 large single bed
– Georges bedroom : 1 queen-size bed
– Elisabeth bedroom : 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed for 2 persons
– Félix bedroom : 1 double bed and 3 single beds
– Denis bedroom : 1 queen-size bed ans 1 so for 2 persons
– Les petits bedroom : 3 single beds
Equipment :

  • Entirely equipped kitchen and scullery (cold room, 6 levels oven Convotherm, 2 fires)
  • Wifi Internet access, TV, table tennis, babyfoot, board games, games for kids, bowling, library
  • Beds for babies, changing mattress
  • For the receptions : 10 round tables of 1,5 meters each and 5 rectangular tables 0,7 x 1,8 m, 150 chairs napoleon III and 30 chairs in dining room.
Our team will be at your disposal for any question you may have.

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