Chateau Exterior Front
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Chateau de Mailly

Originally a fortified stronghold and still encircled by its medieval walls, the Chateau of Mailly sits high above the Burgundian countryside overlooking the waterways of the Yonne river and the Canal Nivernais. Perched on cliff's edge, the Chateau benefits from unobstructed views stretching miles around.

Within the fortified walls are five buildings encircling a center courtyard. The oldest structures, dating from the Middle Ages, are the vaulted caves, now converted into spacious suites with monumental fireplaces and filled with period furnishings. Built on top of the medieval caves is an early 19th century residence with terraces on all sides, overlooking the countryside and the village below.

On the other side of the central court are two adjoining 17th century buildings, known as the 'Commons', the ground floors originally housing the stables, with the servants' quarters above. Flanking the back edge of the courtyard on either side, are two pavilions, recently converted into light filled living spaces, with studio kitchens and bathrooms.

The grounds, landscaped with beautiful gardens on several levels, offer a wide variety of magnificent terraces and outdoor spaces, most with expansive views of the lower lying surroundings. The 18 meter heated swimming pool is strategically located on a jutting promontory to benefit from one of the most panoramic views in the region.

The estate is accessible through two large gates,electronically operated, ensuring complete tranquility and privacy. A parking area holding up to twenty cars is also within the enclosed walls.

Ideal for reunions, conferences or retreats, the Chateau's twenty-one bedrooms – including it's Annex – which can accommodate as many as forty guests, offer unparalleled privacy and tranquility in an elegant and storied ambiance.