Château des Arts

Château des Arts

Château des Arts is an exceptional property where 17th-century history meets contemporary design. Nestling at the foot of the Jura mountains and less than 20 minutes from Geneva international airport, this charming three-storey residence boasts breathtaking views of Mont Blanc. Recently renovated with inspiration, this 400-year-old residence combines historic elegance with modern comfort. Each suite, uniquely decorated with designer furniture and collectables, creates a distinctive atmosphere. Ideal for a stay with family or friends, the Château des Arts offers unforgettable weekends or holidays. The rooms are equipped with quality bed linen and towels, as well as luxury toiletries. Immerse yourself in this haven of biodiversity, where a lush garden is home to a variety of camellias, roses, cypresses and other botanical gems. Treat yourself to a peaceful break while enjoying encounters with the local wildlife. Enjoy a unique experience at the Château des Arts, a place where history, design and nature combine harmoniously to create memorable souvenirs for your getaways with family and friends.

Near Geneva, 20 minutes from Geneva airport, and less than 50 minutes by car from Lausanne.

Accommodates 18 people.

Daytiime reception – 50 people.

Daily room service included

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Niché au pied du Jura, ce havre chaleureux accueille un spectacle de couleurs et de parfums qui évoluent au gré des quatre saisons. Sous l’ombre protectrice de grands tilleuls, une cinquantaine de variétés de camélias s’épanouissent, tandis que plus de 60 rosiers entrent en dialogue avec des cyprès élancés, des poiriers d’été et une vigne grimpante. Une glycine d’un violet éclatant enlace la bâtisse, entourée d’osmanthus et de bouleaux. Soucieux de préserver la biodiversité, le château des Arts crée un véritable refuge paisible pour les oiseaux, les insectes et la faune locale.

Nestling at the foot of the Jura mountains, this warm haven offers a spectacle of colours and fragrances that change with the four seasons. Under the protective shade of tall lime trees, some fifty varieties of camellia flourish, while more than 60 rose bushes enter into dialogue with slender cypresses, summer pear trees and a climbing vine. A bright purple wisteria wraps around the building, surrounded by osmanthus and birch trees. The Château des Arts is committed to preserving biodiversity, creating a peaceful haven for birds, insects and local wildlife.

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Principal living and reception rooms

Inside the château, you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen, an elegant reception room with a magnificent piano, which can comfortably accommodate around 15 guests for a seated dinner or up to 50 people standing for a cocktail party. The lounge, adorned with a majestic fireplace, features a carefully appointed library and a remarkable collection of objects and lamps, including pieces of African art, adding a unique touch to this comfortable and refined space. Outside, a reception room adjoining the garden offers a charming ambience, accommodating up to 30 guests for a reception. Take advantage of this versatile space to create unforgettable memories for your special events.

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Our bedrooms

Explore our five distinct rooms with their upscale style, offering luxurious space for up to 14 guests. Each room has an en-suite bathroom and ranges in size from 26 to 50 m². The two attic bedrooms can sleep up to four people, offering exceptional versatility. Unique features range from a traditional manor room with Louis Philippe fireplace and mirror, to designer attic suites combining 17th century beams and aluminium cladding. Enjoy a range of styles for a unique experience and discover unique objects in each.

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Guest house

Situated between the courtyard and the old barn, our guest house is a detached annexe steeped in history. Once used to prepare meals served in the manor house, it retains its original features, including the large brick oven and other perfectly preserved kitchen equipment. The spacious loft spans 65 m² over two levels, including a bathroom and kitchen. Ideal for up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, this guest house offers a charming and comfortable experience.

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Our Rates

The property is always rented in its entirety to a single family. You have the use of the château (sleeps 14) and the guest house (sleeps 4). The rental price includes heating, water, electricity and garden maintenance. Bed linen and towels are provided. Beds are made on arrival. A daily housekeeping service (beds/cleaning) is included.
For daytime receptions, estimate on request. Deposit required: €4,000.

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The main residence was rebuilt in 1622. Originally owned by the Mareschal family, it was inherited by the Pitegny family, who then sold it to the Cologny family in the early 16th century. Later, the Château des Arts was acquired by Jean-François Payronnet, surgeon and provost of Gex, in the 18th century. The fortified house, which has undergone significant alterations over the centuries, still features a well bearing the Livron family coat of arms. The gateway leading to the inner courtyard is topped by a double-sloped roof and features a double entrance that is rare in the Pays de Gex: a small but elegant entrance topped by a beautiful brace, and a basket-handle entrance. These entrances, dating from the early 16th century, are an unusual feature in the region.

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Activities around

Discover a variety of activities near the Château des Arts: Culture and history: Close to the Château de Voltaire, Fort l’Écluse, and Geneva with its charming old quarter, museums, art galleries and vibrant cultural life. Sports: At the foot of the Jura mountains, explore the mountain range by hiking, mountain biking or snowshoeing. Two golf courses nearby, as well as horse-riding opportunities.

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Practical information

Le Château des Arts, in the centre of a small village in France, is less than 30 minutes from Geneva by car, 50 minutes from Lausanne, and just 20 minutes from Geneva International Airport. Easily accessible, our strategic location offers convenient proximity to a variety of destinations, ensuring a smooth arrival to make the most of your stay.

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