Located in the village of Bourron-Marlotte, this 17th-century château is set in the grounds of an ancient fortress and surrounded by 42 hectares of parkland.
It is situated 4.3 miles from Fontainebleau, renowned for the large and scenic forest and of a favourite weekend getaway for Parisians, as well as for the historical Château de Fontainebleau, which once belonged to the kings of France and is the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries. A visit here will open up an unparalleled view of French history, art history and architecture.
Another beautiful and historical attraction, located just 35 minutes away, is Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, an influential work of architecture in mid-17th-century Europe. To give you an idea of the grandeur of this building and estate, it is documented that to secure the necessary grounds for the elaborate plans for Vaux-le-Vicomte’s garden and castle, its owner, who was appointed Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry by King Louis XIV in 1657, purchased and demolished three villages. The displaced villagers were then employed in the upkeep and maintenance of the gardens. It was said to have employed eighteen thousand workers.
Château de Bourron is a true architectural example of traditional brick and stone style, sided by two small pavilions. The left pavilion is a beautiful private chapel, perfect for a small wedding, while the right pavilion has been turned into a private flat, which is often used by family members.
The inside of the château can only be described as an indoor reflection of the surrounding nature, as the château is incredibly beautiful and very welcoming.
Most rooms are decorated by oriental rugs, period pieces and exquisite fabrics. The furniture, ornaments, art, elegant tapestry and original Versailles parquet floors, give the château a very unique feel and character.
The rooms at the château are all completely different. They have all been individually decorated and offer a view of the surrounding park, so when you've finished admiring the antique furniture, you can sit back, relax and appreciate the wonderful views. To make them even more interesting, they are named after historical characters who have had some connection with the castle, such as Marie Leszczynska, wife of Louis XV.
The rooms have been personally decorated by the owners and, as you would expect, they are immensely proud of the château. It's no wonder that they receive such great feedback from their guests.
Unlike some châteaux and castles that are inhabited by their owners, you will most likely see Mrs and Mr de Cordon at the château, and yes, they will gladly recommend a good restaurant during your stay!
There is a lot of documentation about the château’s history, accessible to all guests, and two magnificent rooms, in which you’ll be able to learn all about it. The Reading Room and the Library offer the perfect environment in which to do so. You will feel as if you are a part of the château's history.
During your stay Château de Bourron there are certain activities that you will be able to take part in, such as fishing, hiking, cycling (bikes available & free) and the universally entertaining table tennis. For those who will be spending a little more time inside the château, WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Whether you are planning to visit with the purpose of relaxing, or learning more about local French culture and history, a stay Château de Bourron will definitely be the highlight of your visit.