Chateau de Sédaiges

Chateau de Sédaiges

The impressive medieval castle of Sédaiges rises up in Cantal, in the heart of the Auvergne region, one of the most charming parts of central France. Existing but modified over 8 centuries, the Sedaiges castle is an unique example of forgotten architecture. The castle has been the property of the same family for 28 generations, which accounts for the numerous everyday objects old and new you will find in the castle. Its 14 cosy bedrooms can host comfortably 15 persons. The park with its swimming pool and its remarkable trees is an exceptional location for your holiday, wedding, birthday or any big family event. Next to the castle, a 1,900 square feet reception hall can accommodate up to 160 people.

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Who has never dreamed to host in the privacy of his castle his friends, family or relatives for the holidays or a week-end ? Renting Sédaiges, you become the sole owner of a big charming space where children enjoy the big swimming pool and play hide-and-seek in a no limit play ground, while others may prefer to walk around the domain, spellbound by the landscapes poetry and the hundred years old walls of the castle.

You are free to organize your event in your own way, gathering yours relatives in a party which is going to last until the morning if you want…you are the master of your private centuries-old domain.

The flowerbeds of the 15 acre park are remarkable, the park is well maintained and properly enclosed which accounts for the nice feeling to be at home and secure. Lovingly wooded in the XIX° century, the park presents numerous “remarkable trees” registered and classified by the French Office National des Forets.
At night, a whole set of lightnings illuminates the castle, the trees and the underbrush.

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Principal living and reception rooms

For a wedding or a family gathering, the 180m2 reception room has a capacity of 160 people. The wedding venue offers a nice view on the château. You can host your cocktail in the park. In case of bad weather conditions, the main salon, called the Hall, can be arranged to host the cocktail (this is subject to an extra cost).

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Our bedrooms

The castle offers 14 cosy bedrooms for 15 people. Ten bedrooms are located on the 2nd floor, 4 spacious attic rooms are on the 3rd floor.

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The property is rented out in its entirety to a single group, who will have access to the château and the grounds with its swimming pool. You may optionally rent the function area in a building near the château (quote provided upon request).
The rental includes the bedrooms to sleep 15 persons and the château’s reception rooms. It does not include rental of the function area. All charges are included in the price: heating, water, electricity, maintenance of the garden and swimming pool as well as regular housekeeping. Upon request, breakfast and meals could be provided. Bed linen and towels are provided, but not swimming pool towels. The beds are made upon arrival. Only the tourist tax remains to be paid upon arrival.
Damage deposit : €3,000.


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A history dating back eight centuries that is full of twists and turns: As early as 1230, Sédaiges was already the seat of a seigniorial court: at that time, Pierre de Sédaiges was a gentleman at the court of Rodez. The ‘den’ comprised a crenellated keep attached to a main building and opened onto a fortified inner court, flanked on three corners by small towers with pepper pot roofs. A fifth tower inside the enclosure provides access to all floors.
In 1408 the château was almost ruined by the Hundred Years War. It was rebuilt, according to the original plans, in 1456 for a wedding with the Caissac family.
From 1750, when the Bérals took it over from the Caissacs, enlarged windows, alcoves and panelling made Sédaiges a more comfortable residence. It looks just like it does in the photographs taken in 1850.

From 1860, the château was modified from top to bottom under the influence of the famous architect, Violet le Duc: a third floor covered the open courtyard; three towers were raised to the height of the original keep; the lauze (stone) tiles were replaced by slate; and Sédaiges took on its present-day appearance – that of the most splendid example of Neo-Gothic architecture in Haute-Auvergne.
The château is listed in the “Inventaire Supplémentaire des Monuments Historiques” (Supplemental inventory of historic monuments) and it is still occupied by the descendants of the Sédaiges (now the 28th generation).

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Château Lifestyle

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Activities around

The silhouette of the Château de Sédaiges stands proudly on the edge of the charming village of Marmanhac, 15 km north of Aurillac, in the heart of the Auvergne.

This region was the beacon of medieval civilisation. Its wealth of châteaux bears testament to this: Château d’Anjony, Château d’Auzers, Château du Cambon, Château de Conros, Château de Messilhac, etc.

The Auvergne is today a land of large spaces, now more open yet still preserved, and an extraordinary resource of natural and architectural beauty that you can discover by foot, on horseback, by bike or by car. France’s largest regional nature reserve is the Volcans d’Auvergne nature reserve, which covers 400,000 hectares around Riom-ès-Montagnes. From the top of Le Puy Mary, you can take in the sheer size of Europe’s biggest volcanic chain, the Monts du Cantal. Twelve glacial valleys radiate out in a star shape, and when passing the Pas de Peyrol you can admire the Cirque du Falgoux.
If you prefer forest walks, head into the forêt de Tronçais. It covers 10,000 ha from the Berry to the Bourbonnais provinces. Renowned for its well-respected oaks, it used to supply a large proportion of the French fleet. Under their foliage, fungi grow in great quantities and wildlife aficionados will always manage to spot game or a crested grebe on Pirot lake.
If you fancy immersing yourself in wild and colorful waterside surroundings lodged between sheer rock faces, take the Gorges de la Jordanne discovery trail.

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Practical information

Address: 15250 Marmanhac – France
Tel.: +33 (0) 471 473 001
GPS coordinates:

N 45°00.10 / E 002°28.10 / Alt: 2,300 feet Latitude 45,001 Longitude 2,483

A71-A75 motorway: Paris/Clermont-Ferrand/Massiac, then take the N122 to Aurillac (5 hour drive, including 4 on the motorway)

A20 motorway: Paris/Limoges/Tulle, then take the N120 to Aurillac via Argentat (5.5 hour drive, including 4 on the motorway)

Aurillac by rail: access via Brive or Clermont-Ferrand

Aurillac by air: daily service from Orly

Adress: 15250 Marmanhac – France

6 hectares of grounds with a 6m x 12m swimming pool, open from 1erst June to September.
Garden tables, chairs and deckchairs. Barbecue
Various children’s games

House : 537 m2, 21 rooms.
Ground floor :
Kitchen, former kitchen and parlour, fully equipped
1st floor :
Grand hall (87 m2)
Office with television
Dining room
2nd floor : 10 bedrooms
Jaune bedroom : 1 double bed, shower room and toilet
Rose bedroom : 1 double bed, washbasin
Tour Rose bedroom : 1 single bed
Verte bedroom : 1 queen-size bed, shower room with toilet
Bleue bedroom : 1 double bed, shower room and toilet
Tour Bleue bedroom : 1 single bed
Perse bedroom : 1 double bed, bathroom with toilet
Tour Perse bedroom : 1 single bed
Midi bedroom : 1 double bed, shower room with toilet
Tour du Midi bedroom : 1 double bed
3rd floor (4 attic bedrooms):
Sophie bedroom : 1 single bed
Rouge bedroom : 2 single beds
Tilleul bedroom : 2 double beds and 1 single bed
Japonaise bedroom : 2 double beds and 1 bed
1 communal bathroom with bath and toilet

Wi-Fi internet access
Cots and high chairs

Reception area:
Upper section (180 m2 room):
Compliant with safety standards and accessible for disabled guests. Smooth concrete floor, forced air heating, three-phase power network, soundproofing material, WCs, including 2 for the disabled (cloak rooms – WCs)
Lower section (80 m² room, including a 30 m² workshop):
Ground level lorry deliveries, three-phase power network, heating, dressing tables, 4-ring gas cooker, fridge, hot and cold water

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