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Fine wine and gastronomy in a Burgundy chateau

3rd February 2010 Print

Live the life of a wealthy wine family in Burgundy, with the option to eat fine cuisine prepared by a locally renowned chef – that’s the offer to holidaymakers in 2010 by specialist tour operator, Belle France.

Featured properties for rental include the 19th century ‘Chateau de Mercurey’, a superb chateau overlooking manicured vineyards and just a short walk from the village of Mercurey, located in the Cote Chalonnaise wine region and one of the most important viticulture communities in Burgundy.

The chateau, which retains many original features such as wooden floors, moulded ceilings, wood panelling and fireplaces, easily accommodates 15 people in eight individually styled luxury ensuite bedrooms and has a spacious lounge - decorated with original hand-painted 19th century wall paper – an elegant dining room, superbly equipped kitchen and beautifully restored conservatory.

In the basement there is a fully-equipped gym with shower and sauna and in the garden a heated outdoor pool with summer house.

For those reluctant to cook, the company can hire the services of a top chef, recently employed by Restaurant Lameloise with its three Michelin stars, or arrange deliveries from a ‘top-notch’ traiteur of ready-made cuisine.

As an example of price, a seven-night holiday at Chateau de Mercurey in April costs £3350 per party – which equates to just £223 per person - rising to £4400 in peak season (or £293 per person).

Ferry crossings can be arranged by the company on request. For more information and reservations, visit