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Château d'Hattonchâtel
M. et Mme Agerskov


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Languages:  English, Danish, German, Spanish
Credit cards accepted:  Visa, Master Card

Département: Meuse (55) 

  • This château can also be rented in its entirety.

Château d'Hattonchâtel

  This stunning castle, set in the verdant Lorraine countryside, invites you to visit ~ it is not simply a country château but a very unique and magical property.  Chateau d'Hattonchâtel is a prestigious and authentic château with its primary architecture originating in the 9th century and rebuilt in the 16th century.  Grand rooms with Gothic arches and windows are perfect for celebration dinners, weddings, or large family gatherings.  Businesses will find the château ideal for seminars and conferences, while families and groups of friends will appreciate its charm, comfort and the superb photo opportunities to memorialize their special events. 

Walled in and very private, Château d'Hattonchâtel has been completely updated with all modern conveniences while remaining true to the history and architecture of this important castle.  Built on the remnants of a ninth century fortress high on a promontory overlooking the Plaine de la Woëvre and named for the ninth century Bishop of Verdun, Château d'Hattonchâtel offers those who stay here a unique perspective of the lovely Lorraine region of France. Cardinal Richelieu had parts of the building destroyed in 1634, and following World War I, Belle Skinner, an American, fell in love with the village and helped to restore the castle. 

Today, the château is a charming and luxurious bed and breakfast, or it can be rented in its entirety for group gatherings.  With its superb location between the peaceful River Meuse and the River Moselle in the Park Naturel Régional de Lorraine, the château is well placed  for nature walks, water sports on Lac de Madine, or visits to historic sites of World War I.  The wonderful city of Nancy with its fine museums, opera, ballet, symphony and reputation as a center for Art Nouveau is 90 minutes away.  The château itself offers six spacious en suite bedrooms, all with panoramic views over the grounds and countryside beyond.  There is a self-catering area in the Tower consisting of four double bedrooms and one child's room, a fully-equipped kitchen, and two shower rooms. In addition, the château provides accommodations in conjunction with events held at the château or will rent to a minimum of twelve guests to occupy six guest rooms.   Guests can also arrange to have dinner prepared for them at the château with prior reservations. 

Weddings are especially lovely if held here ~ there is a church in the village for use by special agreement with the Bishop of Verdun, or marriage ceremonies can be performed in the gardens when weather permits or indoors in the Grande Salle.  All arrangements for weddings or large celebrations can be made with the on site managers including catering, wine selection, music, photography, flowers and other details. The Lorraine is the only region of France to border three other countries: Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, so it is convenient to residents of those countries and convenient for those who wish to travel to them from France. 

For those interested in the battlefields of World War I and visiting the museums and cemeteries associated with it, the château is convenient to all the sites and the historic city of Verdun.  You will not be disappointed if you reserve Château d'Hattonchâtel for your next visit to France ~ it is a welcoming and elegant castle offering luxurious accommodations and beautiful scenery, and it will provide lasting happy memories of your time in Lorraine.


Rent the Château for an event:  currently € 3500 or € 4500 per day depending upon the season, for your special event. 
Rental of guest rooms with château event rental or as B&B rooms: Marquis François de Vaudemont ground floor suite € 360 per night; first floor - Bell Skinner Bridal Suite with sitting room € 440 per night; Cardinal Richelieu at € 310 per night; Monsieur Calonne, Comtesse Mathilde de Flandre, Jeanne d'Arc, each at € 250 per night. All rooms en suite and prices are for 2 people sharing.  Suite Prince de Condé and Suite Comte de Valois are €195 per night.
Weekday bookings (Monday to Friday) €98 per night for Tower Rooms, €165 per night for superior rooms with en suite bathrooms, and €185 per night for a suite with en suite bathroom and views.
Breakfast each morning is € 15 per person.
Tower bedrooms, Les Roses Moussueses, Les Liliums, Les Hortensias and Les Lilas are each € 140 per night, and Le Petit Fleur (for children) is € 95 per night.  If renting the entire Tower with all bedrooms as a self-catering unit, the price is € 440 euros per night. Complete kitchen, two bathrooms, separate WC and relaxing lounge.  No breakfast served.
Rent 6 château rooms without château event:  6 double en suite guest rooms for 12 people for € 1970 per night.  Breakfast is not included.
Dinners can be catered at the château.  Prior arrangements should be made when securing your reservation.  Prices to be determined based upon menu.  Wines are not included.
Weddings can be held at the château and the ceremony itself can be held in the Grande Salle at the château, in the gardens, or the village church only 100 meters away.  Inquire about assistance making arrangements. 
Seminars, product launches, conferences, birthday and anniversary celebrations and other group events are all possible at the château.
No pets permitted.  All rooms are non-smoking.  VAT tax included in all prices.
Telephone and Television available.

Open all year.
On site:  gardens and panoramic views, special events, wine tastings.
Vicinity:  vineyard visits, water sports (catamaran, sailing school, windsurfing), trout and carp fishing, Lake Madine, golf, archery, tennis court, rental of mountain bikes, rifle or bow hunting, hiking, horseback riding, cycling, hot air ballooning, nature walks,Verdun (war memorials, marina, St Nicholas Chapel, museums, Illuminations: Medieval manuscripts), Fortress Douaumont,  WWI Ossuaire and cemetery, Museum, World Center for Peace, houses of the Argonne Forest, Beer Museum, American Cemetery at Romagne-Montfaucon, Cistercian L'Abbaye de Lachalade, Benedictine library at Saint-Mihiel, the Basilica of Notre Dame d'Avioth, Nancy (museums, Art Nouveau), Metz (gardens, Centre Pompidou Metz opening in 2009, Saint Stephen's Cathedral with splendid stained glass windows from 13th century), Toul (St-Etiènne Cathedral begun in 1221, Saint-Gengoult Collegiate Church begun also in the 13th century), Pont-à-Mousson (13th century Abbaye des Prémontrés, l'église Saint-Martin, l'église Saint-Laurent, Paper Museum).



From Paris by auto take the A4 to Reims, stay on direction Ste-Menehould and Verdun.  At Verdun take the D903/D904 to Fresnes-en-Woëvre where you will take the D908 to Hattonchâtel.  Turn right at D179 1.3 km, and turn left at Rue Miss Skinner to the Château.

From Paris by TGV:  Gare de l'Est to Nancy, 1.5 hours

Airport:    Luxembourg or Metz
Railway Station:  Nancy

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