Chateau de la Resle

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The Original Johan Bouman & Pieter Franssens

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The Original Johan Bouman & Pieter Franssens
—Romance blossoms in an ivy-wrapped manor house with the charm and personality of a well-loved private home in the winemaking region of Burgundy.

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    Crowning a hill in the renowned winemaking region of Burgundy, Château de la Resle has the charm and personality of a well-loved private home. The six elegant rooms and suites are taken care of by Dutchmen Johan Bouman and Pieter Franssens, who invite guests to share the French, ivy-wrapped manor house they painstakingly restored. Adding to the feeling of romance and exclusivity is Johan and Pieter’s personal collection of contemporary art and design, which attracts fellow connoisseurs from around the world.

    From the château, which sits on the edge of an 800-hectare hunting forest, there are bucolic views down the valley of Montigny la Resle. The wine village of Chablis – that gives its name to one of the most famous white wines in France – is also just a short drive away. Exploring the area is a delight, but guests are equally happy to unwind at the château’s spa, soak in the azure pool, or relax by a sizzling open fire with a glass of the château’s own Chablis.

    Nearest Airport
    ORY - Paris Orly
    Food & Drink
    Spa & Recreation
    Cardio Vascular Equipment, Heated Outdoor Pool, Indoor/Outdoor Pool, Sauna
    Breakfast Buffet, Parking, Welcome Gift


    Historic Burgundy

    Originally built in the seventeenth century, Château de la Resle was torn apart by fire and rebuilt in the nineteenth century. Now, looking better than ever, it sits proudly in two hectares of carefully landscaped gardens, complete with glasshouses, orchards and an inviting swimming pool. The building retains many of its original architectural features, including sweeping staircases and a fort-like round tower with a conical roof. Throughout, windows with wooden louvers let natural light flood into the rooms and public spaces, providing glimpses of the wine country outside.


    Historic Details & Modern Simplicity

    Using standout furnishings by some of their favorite design brands, Johan Bouman and Pieter Franssens added modern simplicity to the historic building. When the pair developed the interior design concept, they focused on creating spaces that would quench their thirst for contemporary art and make the most of the mansion’s original features, like open fireplaces and delicate plasterwork details.


    Johan Bouman and Pieter Franssens

    It didn’t take long for Burgundy’s vineyards and châteaux to cast a spell over Dutchmen Johan Bouman and Pieter Franssens. They originally came to France to set up a subsidiary of the food company they ran in the Netherlands, but ended up buying a château of their own. Completely renovating the expansive country mansion and turning it into a home became a true labor of love, which they decided to share with other art and design lovers around the world. The result is a hotel that twinkles with personality, and invites guests to share a wonderful collection of artworks with the people who collected them.

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