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Chateau Les Bernards Gite

Paradise in the heart of France


Chateau Les Bernards Gite is a beautiful  19th century five bedroom French Gite that can accommodate up to 12 people.  Situated in the grounds of Chateau Les Bernards and sitting in the quaint and picturesque village of  Le Donjon in the Auvergne region of central France.  Just a two hour drive from Lyon and a 40km drive from Vichy this is a truly stunning location to enjoy your vacation. 


Owned by English couple Simon and Debbie Wong and featured on Channel 4's  Escape to the Chateau DIY this really is a unique place to while away those special times with friends and family and make some truly incredible memories. 

Please Note: During the current Covrona Virus Pandemic our ability to take bookings remains very fluid and open to change, however please feel free to get in touch for 2021 bookings.

Please ensure that you take out sufficient travel insurance for your trip. 

To view our Corona Virus Policy please click here



All our rooms are tastefully decorated with a mix of contemporary and period pieces, all rooms are heated for a small extra fee and are ideal for large families or groups  



Welcome Basket

On arrival all our guests will receive a hand crafted Welcome Basket with provisions and goodies to get your stay off to a great start

Games Room
We cant always promise the weather, so our gite has its own games room with table tennis and an assortment of board games and childrens books
When staying with us at our gite guests have acsess to your own BBQ
Free Wifi
Our beautiful gite has free WiFi access so you can share all your pictures and comments with friends and family as they happen 

Chateau Les Bernards gite is set in 12 acres of gorgeous French countryside. 

Daily Housekeeping

At Chateau Les Bernards we can offer a daily housekeeping service for a small extra fee. All linen and towels are povided for the duration of your stay with us


Enjoy a swim in our heated pool that is open to all of our visitors and guests. No need to worry about the young ones wandering near it either as it's surrounded by a secure fence.

Our pool is open from June to September

Outside Seating
While away those long summer evenings with a glass of wine in our outside seating area 
Tennis Court

Free to use for all our guests is our lovely woodland overlooked tennis court with rackets and balls provided 




LePal Theme and Animal Park


Le Pal is a French animal theme park that combines two activities: an amusement park and a zoo 

Leisure Activities

Hiking.....surrounding the chateau and Le Donjon
Mini golf in St Léon...13km
Canoeing on the Besbre - 18km, on the Loire - 20km
Golf de Céron - 18km
Boat on The canals: mini-cruises, walks or lunches, daily boat hire - 20km
Parachuting in Lapalisse - 23km
Saint Yan aerodrome - maiden flight possible - 25km
Natural wakeboarding Park - 40km
Fishing... le Donjon Lake ( permit required) 3km

Eating Out
The Bert foie gras 10km
Father saint Oy’s brasserie in Salina-sur-Roudon
Les Huileries de Lapalisse 23km
Le Donjonnais - walking distance
The wines of Saint Pourçain 45km
Etape Blue at St Prix 26km
Local Sights 

Le Puy Saint-Ambroise at 7km
The Digoin canal bridge at 25km
Neuilly en Donjon at 8km
Sept Fons Abbey in Dompierre sur Besbre at 28km
Le Basilica at Paray-Le-Monial 32km
Bourbon Lancy spa town 36km
Vichy spa town 45km



We are always happy to see you at Chateau Les Bernards Gite, however we do have a minimum stay policy. 

May 2 nights min stay

June 7 night min stay

July 7 night min stay

August 7 night min stay

September 2 night min stay

Terms and conditions apply

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