Chateau de Villemenant

Chateau de Villemenant

Located in Burgundy, on the edge of the vineyards of Sancerre and Pouilly and near the Ducal City of Nevers, Castle Villemenant is one of the most remarkable castles of Nivernais by the harmony of its architecture. Today it is a large refined and warm family home that welcomes you. An excellent base from which to explore the rich wine region of Burgundy, the chateau sleeps 24. The reception rooms can accommodate 50 - 80 people for a celebration. Villemenant is also very conveniently located less than 2 hours from Paris. This makes it perfect for an intimate wedding, family reunion or anniversary.

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Built in the mid-14th century and restored on the eve of the Renaissance, Villemenant is an architectural gem which combines Middle Ages nobility with refined Renaissance charm.  Three hectares of greenery on the River shore of the River Nièvre, including bamboo groves, a heated swimming pool (5x10m), surrounded with quickset hedge, a gazebo, and a true outdoor salon gives you the opportunity to admire the sun set over River Nièvre making Villemenant a perfect place to spend family holidays, to hold a stylish and welcoming celebration or to spend a relaxing weekend with friends.

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Principal living and reception rooms

For your receptions and weddings, the castle can accommodate 50 persons and up to 80 persons (subject to the owner’s final approval). Decorated with monumental fireplaces, the reception rooms are magnificent. The 3 receptions rooms measures 50m2, 60m2 and 60m2

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Our bedrooms

The castle of Villemenant can accommodate 24 persons in 9 bedrooms. The château is composed of around 20 rooms of the XVI century style and Renaissance style out of which 7 bedrooms in the château and 2 bedrooms in the outbuildings totaling 9 bedrooms for 24 persons. Each bedroom of the château is equipped with a bath or shower room and a private toilet. Within the outbuildings erected during the XVIII century on the site of the Ramparts you will find a game room which put at the guests disposal: a tennis table, a Baby foot, the chess, society games. The outbuildings have two bedrooms (the bedroom Adrien Bonvalet and the sleeping room of the attic) and a bathroom. A large fully equipped kitchen of 25 square meters.

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Our Rates

The property is always rented in its entirety to a single family. You have the park (14 hectares) with a swimming pool and the castle to accommodate 24 persons.
The price of the rental includes the park, the bedrooms and the lounges of the castle. Heating, water, electricity, maintenance of the garden, the pool, and regular cleaning are included in the price. Upon request, breakfast and meals could be provided. Bed linen and towels are provided, but not the pool towels. Beds are made upon arrival. Only the tourist tax remains to be paid upon arrival. THE CASTLE OF VILLEMENANT BEING CLASSIFIED HISTORICAL MONUMENT, A SPECIFIC INSURANCE COVERING YOUR STAY IN A CASTLE MH IS REQUESTED. Either your third-liability insurance company can provide you with this certificate or you will have to take out a specific insurance with specialized brokers that we can advise you. Damage deposit : 4000 euros

Season Stay
Low season
WE 3 days 2 nights 2850 €  
Week 7 days 7 nights 4500 €  
Mid season
April May, September and October WE 3 days 2 nights 3400 €  
Week 7 days 7 nights 4900 €  
High season
June, July and August - quote on request for Christmas and New Year WE 3 jours 2 nuits (sauf Juillet & Août) 3900 €  
Week 7 days 7 nights 5600 €  
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Classified as a historic monument since 1930, Villemenant is one of the Nivernais region’s most remarkable châteaux thanks to its coherent architectural style and harmonious proportions. Little is known about its construction, but it is thought that it was constructed in the mid-14th century (1360) by Girard de Carroble, chamberlain of the Duke of Nevers.
It was initially a fortified castle during the Hundred Years War, before becoming a leisure castle at the time of the Renaissance, when it was occupied by the famous Seigneurs de Villemenant. It bore witness to the rise of the steel industry in the 17th and 18th centuries in the cantons of Guérigny and Cosne sur Loire. Owned by the ironmaster Babaud de la Chaussade, who was the main supplier of iron and anchors to the French Navy, it saw the extension of Louis XV’s Royal Navy and was incorporated into Louis XVI’s royal estate in 1781. Since its architecture and interior fittings have remained unchanged since this era, it bears authentic witness to the old regime.

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Activities around

Villemenant is an unforgettable place to stay in the heart of the Burgundy region and it bears witness to the historic 14th and 15th century battles between England and the Kingdom of France. Near the ducal city of Nevers and the monastic city of Clunisienne de la Charité sur Loire, come and visit the Nevers region’s rich countryside while staying in a timeless dream location.
Within an hour of Villemenant, you can reach the historic towns of Vézelay (departure point for the second crusade in the 12th century), Bourges (fiefdom of Jacques Cœur, Finance Minister to Charles VII) and Decize (birthplace of one greatest jurists of the French Renaissance : Guy Coquille).

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Access :
From Paris : take A7, exit Pougues-les-Eaux. Take Guérigny direction

Adress : Château de Villemenant, 58 130 Guérigny– France
Park : 3.5 hectares.
Heated swimming pool : 5 x 10 m / 2.30 meters deep. Secured by means of an electric roller shutter.

House : 650 m2, 16 rooms including 9 bedrooms for 24 people

Ground floor : a series of reception rooms and 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

  • Dining room Arthur : 50 m2, decorated with a monumental 15th century fireplace, paved with Burgundy stone.
  • Salon des Arcades : 36 m2. Built in a Renaissance style with its fireplace and crimped “Tomette” floor tiles in an oak checkerboard layout, it looks out over both the main courtyard (to the east) and the grounds with the pavilion (to the west). It is a pleasant room in which to relax and enjoy television, a coffee, or cocktails.
  • Dining Room Babaud : 50 m2. Adorned with a 15th century monumental fireplace and decorated with the coats of arms of the Seigneurs of Villemenant, this room can cater for 40 diners.
  • Babaud de la Chaussade bedroom : 40 m2 (double bed). At the foot of the South Tower, where an ancient guard room used to stand at the time when Villemenant was a fortress protected by ramparts and curtain walls. It is decorated with a 15th century fireplace which is trimmed with an overmantel with remnants of polychrome on stone from the same era.
  • Marie de Lange bedroom : 20 m2 (double bed). Situated where an ancient chapel used to stand, which was built by Arnaud de Lange – Seigneur of Villemenant in the 17th century and the first ironmaster in Guérigny, before he was succeeded in the 18th century by the illustrious Babaud de la Chaussade.

First floor : 1 reception room and 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

  • Salon des Ambassadeurs : 60 m2. Wonderfully situated between the main courtyard and the River Nièvre, this room has a library containing 800 ancient and modern books. A Pleyel baby grand piano is available for hosting a classical or baroque concert.
  • Girard de Carroble bedroom : 40 m2 (double bed). With burgundy tones and decorated with a Renaissance fireplace, it offers a view over the swimming pool and the banks of the Nièvre.
  • Françoise de Veaulce bedroom : 50 m2 (2 twin beds + king-size bed). Aligned with the rising sun, this bedroom is very spacious and decorated with a 15th century monumental fireplace and lime-plastered walls, which have been recently restored. Located in the centre of the main building of the former fortified castle, on the first floor, it looks out onto the château’s main courtyard. 
  • Madeleine de Bréchard suite : 60 m2. Situated on the first floor of the north tower, this suite comprises a first bedroom which has a rib-vaulted ceiling and blue tones. It has a bedroom with a double bed and a single bed. It adjoins an Empire-style bedroom/reception room which has another single bed. It boasts views over the Château’s grounds, the pavilion and the River Nièvre.
  • Arnaud de Lange bedroom : 30 m2 (double bed). This welcoming “return from the Indies” English-style bedroom is on the first floor of the main building and, facing east, it offers a view over the Château’s main courtyard. It gives access to a massive bathroom via a corridor : has a corner bath and shower with Baroque décor.
  • Jeanne d’Arc bedroom : 25m2, double bed, private bathroom.

Outbuildings : games room, 2 bedrooms, one bathroom  

  • Adrien Bonvalet bedroom : 1 extra large bed and 1 single bed, shower room and toilet
  • Big room: 1 extra large bed and 2 double beds.
  • Games room with table tennis, table football, electronic darts games and miscellaneous board games. Situated in the Château’s annexe, built in the 18th century on the foundations of the former curtain walls of the fortified castle.

Wi-Fi internet access, Hifi System
Cots and high chairs
7 pool sun loungers.


Pavilion measuring 8.50 x 4.5 metres, with 2 couches, 3 armchairs, 1 rectangular table and 10 chairs.

Our team will be at your disposal for any question you may have.

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