Bourdeau Château has a charm all of its own and boasts a wealth of attractions. Blessed with magnificent views, the château and its grounds have a poetry and sense of harmony that inspire wonder in every visitor.

The lake at Bourget shimmers in the sunlight, not a ripple disturbing its surface, reflecting only the sky above and mountains around in perfect tranquillity. Overlooking this majestic stretch of water, on a hillside lined with vineyards, stands the elegant outline of the château. Far from being an imposing fortress, this is a vast stone mansion flanked by four turrets: Bourdeau Château.

No one can remain indifferent to the beauty of such a panorama. The great names of Romantic literature once devoted themselves to contemplating this idyllic landscape, drawing inspiration from the shores of the lake as one dips one’s pen in an inkwell. The crisp air and the whisper of the wind, the wood-tinted scent of the mountains, and the soft drone of bumblebees gathering nectar in their hives... there is no doubt that these captivating surroundings induce a sense of peace, calm and reverie.

The stone walls suddenly resound to the poetry of Lamartine in the most apt way possible: Bourdeau Château is well and truly a place where “time suspends its flight”, where the “propitious hours suspend their course” to “let us enjoy the fleeting delights that fill our fairest stay”.

The magic continues on entering the château through the heavy castle doors. A wide wooden staircase in the entrance hall leads to a set of spacious rooms furnished with simple, leisurely comforts and decoration that will allow your mind to wander freely. The library and adjoining lounges, which open onto the terrace, are lined with monumental windows that bathe the rooms in sunlight.

From here you can easily see the lake below as well as the gardens and vineyard rising in terraces. The wines produced on the estate can be enjoyed in the cellar of the château together with the great wines of the Alps. These precious nectars are accompanied by refined cuisine, served in an old-style castle atmosphere around the huge fireplace sitting in the centre of the room. It is a thrilling moment of great harmony that delights the senses, offering a foretaste of the talents of the chef at the helm of the château’s unusual gourmet restaurant: Le Chat qui Nage.

France’s Romantic poets were not mistaken in choosing to take up residence in this unique spot. The stone walls suddenly resound to the poetry of Lamartine in the most apt way possible: Bourdeau Château is well and truly a place where “time suspends its flight”, where the “propitious hours suspend their course” to “let us enjoy the fleeting delights that fill our fairest stay”.

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