Château de Codignat
Château de Codignat is a 15th-century fortress and 5-star hotel, located in the heart of France’s Auvergne region, famous for its rivers, lake and volcanoes.
Just a short distance from Clermont-Ferrand, the hotel's towers, dungeons and stone walls shield interiors that have been carefully decorated in a way that enhances the unique features and atmosphere of the building. The bedrooms contain four-poster beds, late 19th-century furniture, and French marble. The estate has an outdoor pool and wooded parkland.
The château has 19 bedrooms, spread between the main castle, the Chalet Myrtille (located in the surrounding parkland) and the estate cottages. Each of the rooms is individually decorated in a typical French style, with antique furniture and views over the local landscape. Several of the bedrooms have four-poster beds.
Dining is described as, "classic, with a touch of modernism and creativity". From appetiser to the dessert, you’ll be delighted by the exquisite tastes, with no better way to sample the local cuisine. The château's cellar boasts 500 different wines. Dining takes place in the charming main hall, or lunch can be enjoyed outside in the cool shade of the arbor.
The grounds contain an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, and an open-air fitness trail. The bar on the ground floor is recommended for its homemade cocktails. Massages and facial treatments are available on-site.
Children are welcome at the château.
|Mansard Room||from €180|
|Traditional Room||from €235|
|Prestige Room||from €330|
|Cottage Prestige Room||from €340|
|Myrtille Cottage Apartment||from €410|
Auvergne is known for its green valleys, volcanoes, winding rivers and pure water lakes. It is filled with historical and artistic heritage, including Romanesque churches and Medieval castles.
Auvergne's wine traditions date back to the Roman Empire. You can follow the 'Wine Road' to tour the vineyards of Saint-Pourçain, Roanne and Clermont Ferrand. For several centuries, Auvergne has been famous for cheese production, with one quarter of the French protected-origin cheese produced here. Wine and cheese tastings experiences are available at the château.
Activities in the area include golf, horseback riding, cycling and helicopter flights over the volcanoes.