Nestled among the Beaujolais vineyards lies a medieval fortress ready to take you on a journey back in time. The castle and sumptuously decorated apartments on one side. The outbuildings and wine cellar on the other. The first set of suites overlooks a French garden full of flowers and the other is in a modern setting with a view of woodlands and golden stones. There's something here for everyone. Equal attentiveness awaits at the restaurant 1217, the year this place was built. In the old guards hall graced with a magnificent Gothic fireplace, Jean-Alexandre Ouaratta has made his contemporary mark by drawing from the age-old culinary tradition of the Monts de Lyonnais mountains with dishes that are refined, subtle and visionary.