The small hamlet of Chateau is situated just 7 km away from the more sizeable town of Cluny, in the Burgundy region of France. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, where the site of the unique Charolais cattle is common place, a holiday in Chateau is suitable for those people that want to get away from it all, whilst at the same time still having access to many popular tourist sites. The best accommodation option is to take a holiday rental house in Chateau, as a home away from home is the perfect way to enjoy the area. Fully equipped and well furnished, relaxing here at night and enjoying the Burgundy region by day is what ideal vacations are made of.
There are many activities to try during your stay at the self catering accommodation in Chateau. If you are feeling artistic, then the countryside lends itself to sketching and painting, and if you are an appreciator more than a creator, then there are numerous small artisan shops to visit. Cyclists and walkers will also be pleased with the routes and tracks that can be taken. Other activities which are possible include golf, fishing, swimming, and any number of court games in either Cluny or Macon.
Your holiday rental house in Chateau is an ideal place to base yourself and explore the wider area, although it must be noted, that this will be greatly facilitated by having the use of a car. The town of Cluny is just 5 minutes’ drive away, and a little farther is the city of Macon. Both have a lot of charm and ambience, and are certainly worth spending time at. Other local attractions both near and far include the chateau at La Clayette, the medieval village of Semur en Brionnais, and the village of Chateauneuf with its many antique shops.
The weather is always an important part of any vacation, and a holiday in Chateau is no exception to this. If you are travelling during the summer, you can expect average day time temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius, and rainfall to be less than 50mm during the months of July and August. Maximum temperatures can often exceed this amount, reaching as high as 30 degrees on the hottest days. The Winter, by contrast, sees much cooler weather, with average temperatures of 3 degrees during November and December, and rainfall definitely higher.
The two most popular choices when it comes to travel to the holiday rental house in Chateau are to drive or fly from the UK. Driving over does take a little longer, but then gives you the use of the car when you arrive. The best port of access would most likely be Calais. If you decide to fly, then Lyon airport (LYS) is probably the best option. From the UK, British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow (LHR) on a daily basis.