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Around Lyon, lavish residences reveal the art of country living. A unique story is shaped through encounters and paths. We invite you to discover or rediscover one of these opulent residences. Today in the spotlight: Château de Pizay.
Pisay Castle: a bit of history
Château de Pizay, in the heart of Beaujolais, is ideally located 45 minutes of Lyons1h40 from Paris by TGV (Mâcon-Loché station) and 30 minutes from Mâcon.
It was built on the “road of the Romans”. The latter connects Belleville and Ouroux. At first it has a defensive role. The first traces of Château de Pizay can be found in 1070, with Lord Gosmard de Pizay, who gave the name to the complex. After knowing many heirs, the male line will end with Eléonore, wife of Jean de Nanton, himself a member of the family that owns the vine. Their descendant, Claudine de Nanton, married Philibert de Sainte-Colombe.
Pisay, who does not have the rank of seigniory, will have to wait until 1604 for the duke of Montpensier to give him his movable recognition.
In 1722, the site was sold to François II Sabot in a specific context: chivalric origins gave way to the nobility of bells. François II Sabot really ennobled the alderman. Château de Pizay was passed on by his son’s third wife, Jeanne-Marie Combier, to the grandson-nephew of the physician Jean-Marie Sarrazin. The latter will guard it until his death in 1883. We owe the present appearance of Château de Pizay to the latter, and especially the crowning of the fortress with wooden turrets.
In 1916, Château de Pizay was sold to Alfred de Pépin de Bonnereive, who developed a wine estate there.
Today, the Château has become a 4-star hotel, ideally located for enjoying Beaujolais and the Rhône-Alpes region. The place is enchanting, including the gourmet restaurant. You will be enchanted by the softness of the environment, extremely refined, the quiet peace of the completely renovated salons, the voluptuousness of the place where gastronomy is an art.
Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, the facility offers modern cuisine with products selected from among the best in the region. To enhance the dish, the Château has an outstanding cellar in Beaujolais and Burgundy. As soon as the weather permits, you can taste the dishes outside, in the main courtyard, in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Located on the ground floor, the Château de Pizay gastronomic restaurant has different rooms that can be privatized with a “contemporary” 17th century decor.
A magical place to organize your wedding
In the heart of the Beaujolais vineyards, the Domaine is the ideal place to organize your wedding evening. It must be said that the location has many assets for your union to succeed, with a park, a courtyard of honor and several prestigious rooms.
In total, the location can accommodate up to 250 guests. For your wedding, the Château de Pizay staff invites you to privatize Charmille, a large shady alley dating back to the 19th century. An ideal place for organizing your reception and welcoming your loved ones and your guests. This 17th-century garden was designed by the landscape architect Le Nôtre and its yews are placed in imitation of pieces from a chess game. La Charmille provides access to the French garden, an ideal location for family photos and relaxation during the wedding.
In case of bad weather, you have a backup solution: the 19th-century double-vaulted cellar. This place, which is still in the function of maturing the Morgon cru, will be able to accommodate a buffet table for aperitifs or cocktails. The tables are placed in the 1st part of the room, leaving a nice perspective on the oak barrels and barrels of our production. Undeniable charm!
After the reception, you can extend the evening with dinner in the Cuvage room. At the entrance, two wooden barrels and 2 century-old squirrel presses are the last witnesses of the activity of this building in the 19th and 20th centuries. It covers an area of 500 m² and can accommodate up to 250 guests. After the meal, you can enjoy the dance floor. The Cuvage room has all the necessary services for the success of your evening: air conditioning, underfloor heating, dimmer, wardrobe. Witnesses to your union will be able to use a 4×3 screen and a video projector.
Everything is designed to make your wedding a success, with a fixed 18 m² stage at the back of the room, where a DJ or orchestra of your choice can perform.
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