The main building of this “gentilhommière” has two floors with 7 windows with a view on the semi-circular entrance court set between two octagonal pavilions, each of them caped with an imperial dome. The building is in the pure tradition of Sologne, using a setting of polychrome bricks drawing red and black diamonds on the facades.
The park of the chateau is 25 Ha wide, a space big enough to offer many entertainments for young and old: you may go and see the llamas; but if you prefer to organize a hunting party in the surrounding hunts, it’s possible !
The building is arranged around a central portion, an east wing and a west wing (octagonal pavilions). The principal public rooms are located on the ground floor: the jewel of the castle is the round lounge with a panoramic view on the park and a piano. There are two dining rooms, a library with fireplace and a pool table located in a games room. The particularly large and convivial kitchen area has a wood burning fireplace.
Château les Louteaux is like a big family house, wide and comfortable. You can accommodate 26 people in the 13 bedrooms of the castle. On the ground floor, in the East wing, are two parental suites with a boudoir lounge. One of the boudoir lounge, adjacent to its parental suite, may be used as a bedroom for children. On the first floor, there are 10 bedrooms and a small lounge.
The swimming pool is a relaxing space much appreciated by young and old, a place of conviviality for all ages. Have a game of waterpolo with your children, have an aperitif by the pool, eat a good meal in the summer dining room, relax in the deep sofas… The owners of the Château des Louteaux have beautifully renovated an old house near the pool into a charming and functional pool house. It is equipped with a full kitchen, a spacious dining room, a beautiful and comfortable living room and a mosaic shower room. There are no bedrooms.
The property is rented out in its entirety to a group, or family, who will have access to the château with its bedroom and reception rooms and the park.
The rental includes the bedrooms and the château’s reception rooms. All these charges are included in the price: water, electricity, heating, maintenance of the garden and swimming pool as well as the housekeeping and Wifi. Bed linen and towels are provided.. The beds are made upon arrival. You may be asked for a 500€ extra (for a week-end) and 700€ extra (for one week) if you wish to turn on the heating outside of its normal operating period. Damage deposit: 1 500 euros
Prices for receptions and weddings on request.
|October to April (except Christmas and New Year)||WE 3 days 2 nights||4500 €|
|Week 7 days 7 nights||5700 €|
|May, June, September||WE 4 days 3 nights||5500 €|
|Week 7 days 7 nights||6900 €|
|Week 7 days 7 nights||9000 €|
North of Chézy, the Louteaux is a manor house with a hemicycle courtyard enclosed by two octagonal pavilions of two-colored bricks and imperial roofs, dating from the mid-sixteenth century. It was built at the instigation of François the Tailor, lord of the neighboring lands.
François Tailleur, squire and lord of Thonin and Champagnat, took the title of lord of the Louteaux and decided, in 1663, to build in order to live there, a construction in the bourgeois style. Over the centuries, the château has often changed hands. It belonged to Sebastien Alarose de la Bresne, former treasurer of France and first public prosecutor of the commune; he was guillotined the very day of Robespierre’s fall, on the 9th of Thermidor, year II, following the affair of Chevagnes, which had forced the mayors of the canton to refuse a requisition of grain. One can also remember the birth in this place, on July 30, 1813, of Jean Nicolas Henry de Chacaton, talented painter of his time.
Moulins has many buildings built of brick. This material is preponderant in the 17th and 18th century. It becomes a decoration, its color varies from pink to black depending on the nature of the clay and the duration of cooking.
Louteaux is close to the town of Moulins whose history is closely linked to the one of the Dukes of Bourbon, since it becomes the capital of the Duchy in 1327. This lasted until 1523 with the defection of the Bourbon Connetable. You can feel the history of the place when the first “Bourbons” used to live there. It used to be a royal city and its architecture is based on measurement and harmony. During the “Belle Epoque”, the city of Moulins with its refined cafes and hippodrome saw Gabrielle Chanel became the famous Coco Chanel.
At 2h30 from Paris, Lyon, Geneva, the city of Moulins is an accessible holiday resort. The region is ideal for hunting and horseback riding, with its large forests and the preserved nature of the Sologne Bourbonnaise. Young and old will enjoy going to see the llamas in the park.
We have selected:
For the riders:
The equestrian center L’Etrier Moulinois (10mn from the castle) and the famous racecourse of Moulins
For the amateurs of mechanical sports:
The mythical Magny-Cours racetrack (40 minutes from the castle) and the Circuit du Bourbonnais in Montbeugny (racetrack)
For hikers & nature lovers: a hiking circuit of 80km “The administration of the duchy, the backstage of power” and the hiking circuit of the castle of Pannessière (15km)
For young and old:
The animal and amusement park Le Pal (www.lepal.com)
SoGo Loisirs paintball, accrobranche and outdoor laser game (https://www.sogo-loisirs.fr)
The park of the castle of Louteaux itself is particularly adapted to the bicycle and to the use of radio-controlled drones.
– From Moulins, 15 km : take direcetion Moulins – Chevagnes- Chézy
– From Paris, 3h20 : take the A6 Highway (called l’autoroute du soleil) direction Bordeaux then take the A77 highway direction Nevers then keep going on N7 (National road 7) then Moulins-Chevagnes-Chézy, on this road you will find an indication for “Les Louteaux”
– From Lyon, 2h : take the A6 Highway direction Paris, exit in Chalons, then Moulins-Chevagnes-Chézy, on this road you will find an indication for “Les Louteaux”
Les Louteaux 03230 Chézy (Allier)
Park : 25 Ha, swimming pool of 16m x 6m
The Castle (13 rooms, 26 persons) :
The rooms of apparat and the rooms of user-friendliness
The ceremonial and convivial rooms are located on the first floor. The layout of the rooms allows a fluid circulation between them and gives a very cosy general atmosphere.
The modular reception area:
The space for your family receptions is composed of all the lounges in a row: dining room, library lounge, large round lounge. According to your needs and desires, these spaces are flexible: for example, the large round lounge can become your dance floor or you can arrange round tables for a seated dinner.
Comfort equipment: fully equipped kitchen, 2 dishwashers, 2 refrigerators and freezers, Thermomix, Nespresso and other coffee maker. Central table and chairs. Large fireplace, WIFI
Baby equipment: 1 high chair, 2 cots
Garden equipment and outdoor games: Petanque balls, Boat for the pond, Deck chairs, Tables / chairs, Barbecue.
Notre séjour a été fabuleux! Exceptionnel! Nous avons vécu une expérience très agréable dans votre château qui est absolument magnifique. Nous avons apprécié la cadre, la literie, la vaisselle, la décoration, les fleures fraîches, l’espace … Tout était réuni pour une cousinade mémorable . Tous ont été subjugué par le lieu. Je vous remercie donc très chaleureusement. J’espère que nous aurons la chance de pouvoir revenir séjourner dans votre Chateau.
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre semaine au château des Louteaux, le cadre est magnifique, la lumière était splendide et nous avons apprécié l´espace. Chaque objet, chaque cadre a trouvé sa place : comment avez vous fait?
Grands parents d'une tribu de 16 enfants et petits-enfants, nous souhaitions fêter nos 70 ans dans un cadre spacieux, familial et raffiné tout en étant proche de la nature. Nous sommes particulièrement heureux d'avoir choisi les Louteaux qui nous ont comblés en tous points. Le château offre des locaux et un parc suffisamment vastes et bien entretenus pour que chacun garde une complète liberté dans une atmosphère familiale et confortable. Les petits étaient ravis de voir les animaux. Au gré des heures de la journée, nous avons profité des très belles pièces de réception comme de pièces de service pratiques et bien équipées, et la terrasse a accueilli la plupart de nos repas. Nous avons tout particulièrement apprécié la vaste suite parentale au rez-de-chaussée, facilement accessible mais néanmoins tranquille. La grande piscine toute neuve a réuni les petits et les grands dans une simplicité décontractée. A noter que les contacts avec les responsables du site et avec les propriétaires ont toujours été emprunts d'une très grande courtoisie et de beaucoup de chaleur humaine. Une adresse à conserver et à recommander !