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Epicurean Burgundy, an escapade at Château de Vault-de-Lugny

Go back in time by making a stop in Burgundy, at Château-de-Vault-de-Lugny, the rendezvous of epicureans in an authentic and lush setting.

At the heart of Bugundy, this French region shelters the greatest number of venues classified as part of Unesco's World Heritage sites. Having inspired builders such as Vauban and Le Corbusier, on a land where the vineyards produce Pommard, Chambertin, Vosne-Romanée and Puligny-Montrachet, stands a 5 star château-hotel from the 13th century, in a natural lush and green domain.

An epicurean stay at Vault-de-Lugny

Between Vézelay and Chablis, its hospitality delights connoisseurs who come to seek behind the impressive fortifications, surrounded by a moat, the calm and the authenticity of a venue that has a great deal to offer: the suites worth of a cloak-and-dagger film, the relaxation of a covered pool and its jacuzzi, without forgetting a gastronomy beyond the hopes of exacting gourmets.

Château de Vault-de-Lugny king's bedroom
For sure the loveliest in the château, the Chambre du Roy has presered its cachet of yesteryear. © DR
Château de Vault-de-Lugny pool
In its cocoon of light stone, the indoor pool is ideal to relax upon arrival for the weekend. © DR

A reinvented gourmet repertoire

In the kitchen, star chef Franco Bowanee, a native of Mauritius, who fell in love with the region and its products, along with Karina Laval, an outstanding pastry chef, form a duo that creates sparkles on the plate, while epicureans lounge with delight in front of the fireplace in an elegant Louis the XIII dining room. Even more reason to make these exquisite moments last as long as possible in a place steeped with history.

Château de Vault-de-Lugny restaurant
The chimney of the restaurant offers a courteous and efficient service. © DR
Château de Vault-de-Lugny Franco Bowanee et Karina Laval
Franco Bowanee and Karina Laval offer a classic menu with a touch of spices from Mauritius. © Marie-Georges Stavelot

Vestiges of the past, coupled with modern comfort