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Château de Fontager

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A peaceful stay in the Rhône Valley

We invite you to journey back in time in the historic ambience at Château de Fontager; the perfect stop over when exploring the Rhône Valley, its world-class vineyards and its many gastronomic highlights.

Enjoy our private and peaceful castle and immerse yourself in the latest must-read book in one of our welcoming salons or enjoy a leisurely walk in the charming nearby village of Ponsas.

Stay with us once and the memories will stay with you forever

Our rooms

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Contemporary & comfortable
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Our 15 rooms treat guests to contemporary comfort and all modern amenities, like en-suite bathrooms and television, as well as endearing French details, like lavender-scented ‘armoires’. The rooms either offer a peaceful view to the inner courtyard, to our beautiful park, or to the neighbouring village, Ponsas.

Guests are treated to complimentary on-site parking and free wi-fi throughout the castle.

Dogs are allowed, but only in a limited number of rooms, so kindly forward us your request before booking.

The luxury of feeling at home

Hotel Packages in the Heart of the Rhône Valley

We invite you to indulge in the laid-back lifestyle of the unspoiled French wine country with these special overnight and gastronomy packages.

Hide Away in Time and History package

Our Hide Away in Time and History-package is especially created for guests with an interest for local culture and gastronomy.

 

The package includes two nights in a spacious double room and a lovely continental breakfast served in our Salle de Cloître.

 

Furthermore you will enjoy on the evening of arrival a 3 course dinner with regional delicacies.

 

The above meal will be served in our on-site restaurant, Chant de la Source.

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Wine & Dine package

Our Wine & Dine-package is especially created for foodies and wine lovers.

 

The package include a one night stay in a spacious double room and a lovely continental breakfast served in our Salle de Cloître.

 

In the evening you will enjoy a glass of Champagne and a 4-course dinner with regional delicacies served in our on-site restaurant, Le Chant de la Source.

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Activities around the castle

A selection of the best activities in the region. Pleasant moments to share with family or friends.

Savour the world of fine chocolate in Valrhona’s Cité du Chocolat, which offers sensory and educative experiences ranging from tastings to workshops.

Delight in the intriguing masterpiece of naïve art, Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval.

Explore the Rhône Valley wine trail beginning with neighbouring vineyards, Saint Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage and Tain l’Hermitage.

Make a day trip to France’s gastronomic capital, Lyon, with its 20 Michelin-starred restaurants, including the world-famous Paul Bocuse restaurant, and the many “Bouchons Lyonnais” .

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Treat Yourself to the Best Food and Wine the Rhône Valley has to Offer

Diner at Château de Fontager

Le Chant de la Source

Open from Wednesday to Sunday, lunch and dinner

Discover Chef Jacques Lafargue's selection of meats in the majestic setting of the Château de Fontager. We thus make our maturation cellar available for your tasting. To accompany your meal, we offer you our collection of the best wines of the Rhône Valley.

We are very pleased to let you know that our restaurant "Le Chant de la Source" welcomes you from Wednesday to Sunday.

La Terrasse

Open from April to September

Mediterranean flavors invite themselves to the Domaine de Fontager. In this idyllic setting, we prepare delicious pizzas in the respect of Italian traditions. To add a touch of freshness, sip a fresh cocktail by the side of a magnificent swimming pool.

Our restaurant La Terrasse is open from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner as well as Monday and Sunday for lunch. Our entire team is at your entire disposal for your next reservations:

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More than just a place to stay

Private and Exclusive Events, Parties and Meetings

Team Building, Meetings and Corporate Events

Two meeting rooms (each for 20 people), the terrace and the beautiful park offering plenty of room for group work, meetings and activities make Château de Fontager ideal for an exclusive, private team building event, a board meeting or your next corporate get-away.

Celebrate Your Big day in Your Own Private Castle

With 15 rooms, a function room for up to 60 guests, and a vast pool-side reception area Château de Fontager is perfect for celebrating a romantic French-style wedding, a major anniversary or indeed life itself with a big party.

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An exceptional castle

In the warmer seasons we recommend a swim in our 35 metres outdoor pool or simply to bask in the sun on our terrace and the beautiful park.

Foodies will enjoy the continental breakfast in our Salle de Cloître, the afternoon tea on our poolside terrace or savour the regional French delicacies paired with local wines in our on-site restaurant the Chant de la Source.

We would be delighted to welcome you for a single overnight stay, a weekend getaway, or if you desire to rent the entire castle for a professional event or the party of your lifetime…

Our history

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More than 2,000 Years of History

When you arrive at our imposing iron-cast gate and marvel at Chateau de Fontager’s majestic watchtowers you instantly sense the presence of the castle’s more than 2,000 year history. Château de Fontager has been built upon the walls of a Roman stronghold, still visible in the cellar, dating back to 500 years B.C. and French nobility resided here till the beginning of the 20th century.

Legend has it that Pontius Pilate, when he was sent in disgrace to Gaul and became the governor of Vienna in the year 37, lived at our château and that the neighbouring village, Ponsas, was named after him.

In this day and age you are treated to contemporary comfort and all modern amenities in the rooms as well as the common guest areas. However, the high-ceilinged hallways, function rooms and lounge areas with antique chandeliers, stately fireplaces and heritage heirlooms invite you to journey back in time and imagine life in another, grander, era.