A truly exceptional site in Burgundy

LA MAISON DES CHAMPS is truly an exceptional place, where you can enjoy high-quality leisure:

  • A timeless luxurious stay in our 18th- century Castle including gourmet meals,
  • A private tasting of great wines of Burgundy in our 15th-century vaulted cellar,
  • A relaxing walk in the ever-changing colours of the Park (Formal Garden, Romantic Garden, Open-Air Theatre, Orchard with ancient species of fruit trees).

The Open-Air Theatre (“Théâtre de Verdure”)

The Italian-style theatre (one of the very few remaining), made of tree-covered alleys amongst bowers, designed by a pupil of the famous 18th-century gardener of Versailles, André Le Nôtre, is one of the many interesting features of this charming park (1,4 hectares). Year after year, the owner works hard at keeping it in shape. The Romantic Garden lies between the Formal Garden and the Open-Air Theatre.

The Main Drawing Room (“Le Grand Salon”)

This impressive room is situated on the ground floor of the 13th- century keep.

Very fine 18th-century stuccos adorn its walls.

Welcome to 18th-century Burgundy !

Discover the magic atmosphere of a medieval domain in the heart of Burgundy, a witness to several important periods of French history from the 13th to the 18th century.

The renovation of the castle has had a single aim: to allow you to “dive deep” in the atmosphere of the 18th century, the high point of the Domain at the time of the Barons of Joursanvault. LA MAISON DES CHAMPS (“The House in the Fields”) was then the Summer residence of the Lord of the Manor, where he received his aristocratic and artistic friends, feasted and hunted.

The Formal Garden (“Parterre de Buis”)

This old French-style boxtree garden was planted by Jean-Baptiste GAGNARE (1691-1768), first Baron of Joursanvault, who became Lord of BAISSEY in the 1750s. It was designed on a terrace facing South, originally in a park outside the castle court.

The Fortification Walls and the “Prison Tower”

The castle and the fortification walls were built from the 13th century onto Gallo-Roman ruins. In the Middle Ages, the castle was a citadel, a stronghold, for defensive purposes. The entrance gate still shows the trace of a former drawbridge which became a fixed bridge. Its surround dates back probably to the 15th century. At that time, the castle complex had become a garrison, with up to 100 guards.

In 1617, le Seigneur (Lord) de Joursanvault was all-powerful and administered justice, “high and low”. The 16th-century Prison Tower (still there with its dovecote on the first floor) then became necessary, with a jail on the ground floor and an underground dungeon. The “Table of Justice” as well as the gibbet can still be seen.

The Wine-Tasting Cellar

Great wines being amongst the treasures of Burgundy, the 15th-century vaulted cellar has been turned into a perfect wine-tasting room to welcome the guests with great wines especially selected by the owners.

Welcome to 18th-century Burgundy !

 

Discover the magic atmosphere of a medieval domain in the heart of Burgundy, a witness to several important periods of French history from the 13th to the 18th century.

The renovation of the castle has had a single aim: to allow you to “dive deep” in the atmosphere of the 18th century, the high point of the Domain at the time of the Barons of Joursanvault. LA MAISON DES CHAMPS (“The House in the Fields”) was then the Summer residence of the Lord of the Manor, where he received his aristocratic and artistic friends, feasted and hunted.

A truly exceptional site in Burgundy

LA MAISON DES CHAMPS is truly an exceptional place, where you can enjoy high-quality leisure:

A timeless luxurious stay in our 18th– century Castle including gourmet meals,
A private tasting of great wines of Burgundy in our 15th-century vaulted cellar,
A relaxing walk in the ever-changing colours of the Park (Formal Garden, Romantic Garden, Open-Air Theatre, Orchard with ancient species of fruit trees).

The Formal Garden (“Parterre de Buis”)

This old French-style boxtree garden was planted by Jean-Baptiste GAGNARE (1691-1768), first Baron of Joursanvault, who became Lord of BAISSEY in the 1750s. It was designed on a terrace facing South, originally in a park outside the castle court.

The Open-Air Theatre (“Théâtre de Verdure”)

The Italian-style theatre (one of the very few remaining), made of tree-covered alleys amongst bowers, designed by a pupil of the famous 18th-century gardener of Versailles, André Le Nôtre, is one of the many interesting features of this charming park (1,4 hectares). Year after year, the owner works hard at keeping it in shape. The Romantic Garden lies between the Formal Garden and the Open-Air Theatre.

The Fortification Walls and the “Prison Tower”

The castle and the fortification walls were built from the 13th century onto Gallo-Roman ruins. In the Middle Ages, the castle was a citadel, a stronghold, for defensive purposes. The entrance gate still shows the trace of a former drawbridge which became a fixed bridge. Its surround dates back probably to the 15th century. At that time, the castle complex had become a garrison, with up to 100 guards.

In 1617, le Seigneur (Lord) de Joursanvault was all-powerful and administered justice, “high and low”. The 16th-century Prison Tower (still there with its dovecote on the first floor) then became necessary, with a jail on the ground floor and an underground dungeon. The “Table of Justice” as well as the gibbet can still be seen.

The Main Drawing Room (“Le Grand Salon”)

This impressive room is situated on the ground floor of the 13th– century keep.

Very fine 18th-century stuccos adorn its walls.

The Wine-Tasting Cellar

Great wines being amongst the treasures of Burgundy, the 15th-century vaulted cellar has been turned into a perfect wine-tasting room to welcome the guests with great wines especially selected by the owners.