Built at the beginning of the 12th century or at the beginning of the 13th century, it was originally a feudal castle made up of a massive keep flanked by four towers, protected by three detached towers connected by an enclosure, and surrounded by a moat. In the 16th century, the building received an Italianate decor with its exterior galleries supporting terraces, as well as the chapel whose stained glass windows are from the 16th and 17th centuries. This last century and the 18th century date the transformations of the dining room and the large living room with the painted ceiling.
Of the 17th century park, which the owners had planned to transform at the end of the 18th century, only three ponds remain in the middle of a vast meadow where there are two small 18th century pavilions. The outbuildings date from the 18th century.
13th century, 16th century, 17th century, 18th century.
Today is the 4 star hotel with a 4-hectare park planted with hundred-year-old trees, a swimming pool surrounded by palm trees, inventive cuisine and the history of a charming residence, all in a refined and elegant setting: you are at the Château de la hostel Barge.
Address: 155 Route des Bergers, 71680 Crêches-sur-Saône, France
GPS coordinates: 45° 44′ 47″ N, 4° 41′ 28″ E