The castle

From the Château de Joyeux, in the heart of the Dombes region, you can admire a "Jardin à la française", numerous lakes and, further a field, stunning views over "le Bugey", the Alps, the "Monts du Lyonnais" and the "Beaujolais".

The castle was built at the end of the 19th century by a silk merchant family: The Montessuy ( Its name comes from the nearby village and means "merry"). The quality of the building, the architecture and its interior are good examples of that period.

The castle benefits from being surrounded by a vast amount of land with many lakes where you can enjoy numerous walks, explore the wildlife (there are a great many species of birds) and discover the flora.

Richard, our retainer, will be there to help and you will therefore be able to fully relax in this enchanted peaceful place. Do come for a stress less break and allow yourself to enjoy the hospitality of the area and its delicious world-renowned gastronomy.