Château de Saulon ★★★★

The story

The Château de Saulon is a classic 17th century building, which was completely renovated in the 19th century. In 2018 and 2019, in collaboration with the interior design agency Rinck, the family home is being redesigned to create an elegant and warm hotel. The architectural and decorative concept is a tribute to Burgundy and its territory. The development of the various spaces, the creation of the Orangery, the maintenance of the woods, the reorganisation of the gardens and the choice of plantations, are all achievements that contribute to restoring the Château de Saulon's reputation.


The Castle of Saulon-la-Rue

Built around 1460, the Château de Saulon bears witness to six centuries of history. The lord of Saulon-la-Rue, a king's lawyer, had it built to better watch over his domain.



As early as 1643, under Louis XIII, the castle already included its current buildings: two stables, a chapel, an oven room and a greenhouse with a dovecote.


The Clermont-Perrigny legacy

The illustrious Clermont family, of chivalrous origin, inherited the Château de Saulon in the 18th century. Inheriting also the county of Perrigny, this branch became the Clermont-Perrigny family. During the French Revolution, the property was sold to the neighbouring burghers.


The sacking of the Revolution

During the French Revolution, the property was sold to the neighbouring burghers.


The return of the Monarchy

On the return of the Monarchy, the property was taken over by another branch, the Clermont-Montoison. The new marquis then chose to renovate it, without altering its origin. The old medieval moat was filled in, the park was redesigned and an additional floor was built. 

The ultimate renovation

The estate was sold several times, for more than two centuries, until it was bought by Thierry Goux in 2018. It is now undergoing a new restoration.

The castle today

In its current form, the estate covers 27 hectares. It has 42 rooms, divided between the château and its outbuildings. Each of them offers an unobstructed view of the surroundings: the swimming pool or the park for the castle, the river or the wood for the longère, and the French-style vegetable gardens for the pavilion. The current estate also has several water features, in particular the remains of the former moat of the first castle, 2 rivers that cross it, and a pond at the end of the park.

The Pavilion

La Longère

The Orangery

The flower trail

The fountains

The vegetable garden

Video credit: Margaux BACHELIER

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