This lovely 17th-century fairy-tale-like chateau is located less than 30 minutes from Chambéry and 1 hour from Lyon and Geneva airports. It’s in the heart of the Combe de Savoie, in a quiet and green area, on the road to major alpine ski resorts.
The property has 525 m2 of living space with 20 rooms in total, 7 of which are bedrooms with bathrooms. On the ground floor, you’ll find a large dining room with access to the patio, a professional kitchen, and a large entrance hall with a reading room.
The building is surrounded by a beautiful 7 hectares park with a pool and relaxation area that is located right next to a reception room that can accommodate up to 150 guests, which makes it a perfect place for hosting parties and events. The outbuilding also has a courtyard, a kitchen, an office, a laundry room, a fitness area, and a vaulted cellar.
There’s also a helipad with a hangar, a barn with workshop, storage room, and attic, as well as a staff house that consists of 4 studios and 1 one-bedroom apartment.
This superb castle with panoramic views of the mountains and the surrounding countryside is an incredible property for you and your whole family!
About the place:
Coise-Sait-Jean-Pied-Gauthier, France is a village in the Hautes Alpes department of southeastern France. It’s located on the left bank of the river Guil and has a population of around 800 people. The village was founded by monks from Saint Jean de Maurienne and because of this it was originally called Coisa or Coisse (The word “coise” means “monk” in old Provencal). The area in which Coise-Sait-Jean-Pied-Gauthier is situated has been occupied for a long time by human beings. In the Neolithic era, people from Brittany and Normandy settled there. They were attracted to the forests of oak, beech, and chestnut trees that covered the hillsides. The name “Coise” comes from coïsse, i.e., wooded hillside or coës (wood).
Coise-Sait is a very popular ski resort. It’s the perfect destination for families with children because there are many different ski schools and it has a large variety of activities to do besides skiing. The village was recently awarded as one of the best family resorts in Europe in 2018 by Ski Magazine. The village itself is also nice, offering great views from its garden that belongs to Château de Montminy which you can visit while staying at our apartments near Lyon – Saint Priest en Jarez.
Things to do in Coise-Sait-Jean-Pied-Gauthier:
There are many activities available to visitors – hiking trails for those that enjoy getting out into nature, kayaking opportunities or renting canoes if you’d like to explore the local rivers, downhill skiing at nearby slopes during winter months (and cross country ski venues as well), visiting one of the museums such as The Museum de la Vache Qui Rit (a cheese museum! ), eating delicious cheeses made from cow’s milk – it has been said that Coise-Sait-Jean-Pied-Gauthier is the cheese capital of France.
You can also visit the castle and museum of Coise-Sait-Jean-Pied-Gauthier, France. The Château de Coise is a ruined medieval fortress in the municipality of Saint Julien en Genevois (Ain) in the département of Haute Savoie. It overlooks Lake Geneva between Thonon and Évian.