The château of Cormatin

Place of delight

An important stop on the Châteaux of southern Burgundy tourist route, Cormatin has something for everyone. Art lovers will be entranced by the 17th century residence and its ornamental apartments. Keen gardeners, hikers and walkers can lose themselves in the maze in one of the loveliest gardens in France.

The work of a great architect

The medieval foundation of Cormatin shows clear evidence of a strong house controlling one of the roads to Cluny.

In the early 17th century the stronghold was demolished by Antoine du Blé. The château that replaced it is in French “rustic style”. With virtually no ornamentation to its façade, Cormatin differs considerably from the “antique precepts” of the late Renaissance.

Drawing rooms and gardens

To tour Cormatin is to experience 17th century French taste in its purest form.

The great staircase, 20 metres high and 9 metres wide, is based on the one which graced the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris.

The cabinet of curios or “hall of mirrors” has a 'sky painted' ceiling, made fashionable by Marie de Medici.

The gilt and lapis-lazuli work in Jacques du Blé's study are enhanced by candlelight.

Take time to admire the newly replanted gardens and don't miss the kitchen garden! The outdoor theatre is the setting for delightful plays and musical tales throughout the summer. The “Rendez-vous de Cormatin" feature over 40 different performances from classical authors.

A tribute to Louis XIII

The apartments of the marchioness have elegant wood panelling and very fine French style beamed ceilings. Above the fireplace in the antechamber Louis XIII is depicted astride a horse.

Why not try the 'voie verte', with its 120 kilometres of secure cycle track? From Cormatin you can go as far as Cluny, then explore the Val Lamartinien, the Solutré rock....

If you enjoyed your tour of Cormatin you might like to follow the Châteaux of southern Burgundy tourist route and visit such gems as the châteaux of Sully or Drée.

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  • Pays d'Art et d'Histoire - Entre Cluny et Tournus
Château de Cormatin
Château - 71460 - CORMATIN -
03 85 50 16 55
Association des Châteaux de Bourgogne et de Franche-Comté
Château de Couches - Le Château - 71490 - COUCHES -
Horaires d'ouverture du Château de Cormatin
  • Renseignez-vous sur les visites, la programmation culturelle et les mille trésors à découvrir dans les environs.

    Le château de Cormatin est ouvert tous les jours, du 14 avril au 14 novembre, dimanches et jours fériés compris.
    - Du 1er avril au 14 juin, de 10 h à 12 h et de 14 h à 17 h 30
    - Du 15 juin au 14 septembre, de 10 h à 12 h et 14 h à 18 h 30
    - Du 14 juillet au 15 août, ouverture continue de 10 h à 18 h 30
    - Du 15 septembre au 14 novembre, de 10 h à 12 h et de 14 h à 17 h 30

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