2 nice suites in a castle built in the end of 17th century, birthplace of the Marquis Jouffroy d'Abbans (inventor of the steamboat), located in the heart of an English park of 7 hectares with lakes and rivers : - 1 suites Pont de Reinepont (1 bedroom 2 people and a living room) with bathroom and private WC. - 1 suite Jouffroy d'Abbans (2 rooms for 2 persons each room and a living-room) with bathroom (bath and shower) and private WC. Living-room. Nice dining-room. Parking. Bikes and ATVs. Ping-pong. Cyclo-rail 9 km. Hunting on site (with reservation) and Tables d'hôtes (Gourmet meal). Open all the year round. Language spoken : English and German.
Filet de boeuf beurre maître d'hôtel ou poisson (beef or fish)
Ile flottante or fruits pie
Plateau de fromages (cheeses)
Wine not included
Breakfast / Diner
Value for money
Dorking, United Kingdom
Enjoyable but pricy extras
Marie-Therese and Bernard who own and run this chateau were very friendly and helpful. They upgraded us to a beautiful, very spacious double room with a massive bathroom but the toilet was across the hall which wasn't very convenient. The towels and bathrobes provided weren't very luxurious. We were the only people staying there and stayed for 2 nights. The breakfast was quite limited - bread and jam and yoghurt. It would have been nice to have been offered some fruit. We booked a gourmet meal on the 2nd night - the food was very good. We were offered champagne and wine but no price was mentioned. It was only when we went to pay the bill when we left that Marie-Therese presented us with an extra charge of 55 € for the bottle of Drappier champagne and a further 17 € for the bottle of wine. No evidence of the cost was provided - we found the champagne online for 30 € and there was no label on the wine so we did feel overcharged. Their English was extremely limited. It was a good location for a stopover on our way to the Ardeche and we did a day of cycling along the canal which was very quiet.
Carine and Ignace
What a great experience, made possible by great hosts
If you're in for a real chateau-experience, you will find your stay at Chateau de Rognon an excellent choice. A hearty welcome, very fine dining and a beautiful environment, all this to be enjoyed in real time modus, for once not from behind a fencing along a guided tour. The region Haute Marne, however not touristically marketed, has plenty on offer for those who seek calm and nature. A boattrip on the canal from Champagne to Bourgogne with many ecluses but without the crowds of the canal du midi. Well maintained bicycle paths all along the canal, tours on trainbicycles through the region and beautiful places to visit such as Vignory and Langres. The former, charming in its simplicity, the latter one, exuberant in its grandeur, perched high on the plains. If you're on your way to the south, don't hesitate to stop over at the Chateau for a few nights and savour this lesser known part of France which has so much to offer.
This was quite an experience! We have never expected to find a place in a country such as France, where you can be so away from it all! Lovely historical building, which is being restored slowly but surely in an original style by it owners. The owners, Bernard and Marie-Theresa are the most gracious hosts! They took care of us like we were family. Communication was a challenge as neither me nor my husband spoke any French, but between the single words we did now, and some German and English we managed nicely! And something to be said about food that we had: wow! We chose to have dinner 2 times at the house and both times were served gourmet meals to rival any fine restaurant. For the other three evenings we have dined in restaurants in the area, which are also very very good! Overall, highly recommended! Thank you, Bernard and Marie-Therese, it was really great to visit you at your fantastic place!
Avoca Beach, Australia
What a wonderful place, the owners Bernard & Marie Therese Lugnier and their family made us feel like family and were very accommodating. The rooms, beds and overall facilities were perfect for the period the chateau represents while our meals, wine and service was exemplorary. The home made apple juice cannot be compared to any other I have tasted and I would recommend to families, couples or any discerning travel to spend a night or 2 at Roches-Sur-Rognon.
Thame, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
A beautiful, peaceful place, welcoming hosts and delicious food. Children and dogs happy too
A delightful and comfortable house. Spacious rooms. Beautiful grounds. Dinner on both occasions was excellent, served in splendid surroundings and we breakfasted on fresh bread and croissants with home made preserves. Our children and dogs were made very welcome. The hosts could not have done more to help and were charming.