Château de Bagnols, a fortress magnified by eight centuries of French art de vivre, overlooks the Beaujolais vineyards. It all started in 1217, and a monumental Gothic fireplace still bears the date. Today, the eponymous restaurant plays with purity and colour to honour the richness of the Monts du Lyonnais terroir. The château is a voyage into the past with its collection of luminous suites — richly decorated with frescoes and period tapestries and filled with the fragrances of the countryside — which open out to a landscaped garden. They are juxtaposed with the wine cellar that uses wood to create a contemporary design.
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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, the Chef 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.