An elegant château surrounded by vineyards. A romantic and historic setting. Nice and friendly service. Welcome to Mark and Metha De Vries’ hotel.
“Providing a luxurious, green, friendly and welcoming setting for an unforgettable stay.”
How could you not fall for this elegant place on the hills of the village of Rully? This is surely what Mark and his wife, a young Dutch couple, said to each other when they discovered Saint-Michel château, built in 1863. He managed several gîtes in the Netherlands while she was working in public healthcare. They bought the estate in 2012 and began modernisation work without affecting what gives the place its soul and charm, the Napoleon III style. The estate became the Château Saint-Michel, The Originals Relais in 2016 with 15 rooms including 7 suites, all as luxurious as each other. Our Rully hotel has retained elements of its glorious past such as stylish furniture, gilding, marble, parquet flooring, mouldings. From the 21st century it has comfort and modern equipment. “Our guests often tell us they only have one regret, that they can’t extend their stay. ”
On one side is the 3-hectare park and on the other are vineyards and the roofs of the village of Rully. Wherever you look there is postcard scenery which you can see from the 15 rooms (including 7 suites) of the Château Saint-Michel, The Originals Relais. Very spacious with very high ceilings and a clever combination of 19th-century elegance (furniture and materials) and contemporary simplicity (colours), these sophisticated rooms are ideal for peaceful nights among hotels near Chalon-sur-Saône.
- Non smoking room
- Room service
- Cable and/or satellite television
Eat your breakfast in the vaulted room on the ground floor or out on the terrace, facing the park. The buffet is generous and varied with a mix of sweet and savoury flavours. Head to the bar to relax or socialise. In the evenings you can eat in one of the authentic Napoleon III rooms (wood panelling, chandeliers, large traditional fireplace). The setting is chic and antique, the cuisine traditional, gourmet and Burgundian.
While the Château Saint-Michel, The Originals Relais is an experience in itself, it would be a shame to miss out on all the cultural and culinary wonders that have made Burgundy famous.
GUIDED TOUR AND OENOLOGY
Follow Mathieu with complete confidence. A passionate and fascinating guide, he will guide you through the vineyards and prepare a little taster session of Burgundy wines (including certain vintages).
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYThere are many châteaus and abbeys in the region (Cluny and Cîteaux, to only mention the most famous). For city lovers, Chalon-sur-Saône, a town of art and history and of course the unmissable Beaune and its hospices, a legendary place. For a bit of nature there is the Chemins de Saint-Jacques hiking route or the Canal du Centre. If you’re looking to discover some local wines and their pretty villages, check out the Route des Grands Crus. If you want to go by bicycle, take the Voie des Vignes between Beaune and Santenay.
What our customers say
"Best stay during my 3 week trip to France"
Our stay at the Chateau was absolute best place we stayed in during our 3 week trip around the country. I can't say enough about our hosts Mark and Mehta - simply superb. I learned more about wine in 2 days than I ever imagined. Thanks and keep up the great work.
"A Tranquil Respite in Burgundy "
Staying at Château St. Michel was the highlight of our trip to Burgundy. Set on a hill in Rully overlooking the countryside the château affords a tranquil beautiful experience. The friendly owners their restrained approach to furnishing the property and the tree-filled park make every day memorable in an easy comfortable way. Be sure to enjoy a tasting with Matthieu whose excitement about wine is infectious. The fresh and beautifully plated breakfast is also not to be missed.
This was the most beautiful place we've ever stayed. So many historic chateaus fix up the lobby area but then convert the rooms into modern or cheaply done chambers. This place has silk damask curtains and herringbone wood floors. The ceilings were at least 12' high. The beds bedding bathroom... everything was exceptional. There were thoughtful touches like multiple electric outlets and L'Occitane bath products. The owners are lovely as well. We will try to come again and stay longer.
The Château Saint-Michel, The Originals Relais’s 2 reception rooms are in a traditional setting but with modern equipment (Wi-Fi, projector, etc.). Whatever your need, seminar, congress, study day, assemblies, etc., the establishment’s sales team will organise everything for your event including possible activities related to oenology. You can also enjoy the peace and quiet and beauty of the park for moments of relaxation.