Castles in Burgundy and the Ain
There is always something magical about visiting a castle. You go back in time for a moment while walking in a castle. A castle always has a rich history with many former residents and often an important role for the surrounding area. Not only is the castle often beautifully kept, but also the gardens are almost always impressive. The castle of Cormatin is a case in point. This castle is truly beautiful, with golden details and stunning gardens. This castle is 37 km from the campsite. The ruined castle of Martailly-lès-Brancion, 15 km away, is located in a medieval, small village. It is beautifully kept and you can enjoy lovely views from here.
Chateau de Cormatin, an extraordinary 17th-century castle
In the heart of southern Burgundy, a special place awaits you, the 17th-century Château de Cormatin, amid lush gardens and water features. The Marquises of Huxelles built and expanded this treasure to show off their wealth and power. Today, this place is no less impressive. Much more so from the inside than from the outside. From the outside, the castle looks somewhat plain, perhaps even dull. It looks more like a military headquarters than a noble family castle. But once across the threshold, you become enchanted by the lavish furnishings and the fully restored 17th-century flats. The staircase alone is a peculiarity ansich. No less than 20 metres high and 9 metres wide. An almost exact copy of the one in the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris. The magnificent period rooms are a real highlight. Here you get an impression of how the nobility lived in the first half of the 17th century. Floor-to-ceiling painted walls with carvings and gilded fringe intalloe rooms. You don't know where to look.