Privileged Château near the Tronçais forest centered on learning, offering horse riding lessons, cooking classes and a lesson in relaxation.


Ready to learn something new or expand your knowledge? Château d'Ygrande is fully designed to allow you to do just that. Upon arrival, you’ll immediately be greeted by the friendly permanent residents of the Château d'Ygrande: horses. These friendly and majestic creatures can be observed roaming around the premise, and offer you the opportunity to learn to ride or improve riding skills through lessons.

You can also learn the art of preparing fine foods in full-day cooking courses that include both lunch and dinner, prepared by you. For those that would rather learn how to better relax their mind, body and spirit, a spa offers “lessons” in the art of total relaxation.

For a stress-free holiday centered on learning a new activity or skill, Château d'Ygrande awaits.

Open mid-February through December

Double rooms start from 160 € per night. Use the calendar to find the rate and availability on a specific date and to book online.

Special offer(s) : Early booking week 20% off, Last minute 20% off
Details of the offers and booking policies are indicated while making your reservation.

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  • Cooking classes - Join the chef for an entire day lesson on seasonal cooking; small classes are limited to 6 and include lunch and dinner prepared by you!
  • Relaxation lessons - Learn to slip into a carefree world at the hands a well-trained staff of therapists; start or finish the experience with a visit to the hammam and breathe in soothing eucalyptus vapours. 
  • The decor - Each room is decorated with its own unique character; artistic touches and antique furnishings, all from Bourbonnais, complete the experience.


  • Historic churches - Nearby, discover Romanesque churches such as the magnificent Souvigny Abbey.
  • Fabulous costumes (+33 (0)4 70 20 76 20) - At Le Centre National du Costume de Scène, discover a variety of unique and historic costumes (€ 6 for adults, children under 12 are free).
  • Le Chuchal (+33 (0)4 70 67 19 62) - Situated in a converted barn and off the beaten track, this gem uses local products to concoct specialty dishes that will leave you with a smile.


The equestrian centre and space - Situated on 40 hectares of land, Chateau d'Ygrande is ideal for horse lovers as they can enjoy rides, walks, and lessons for all levels of riders. Rates are reasonable with prices starting at €30. For those that prefer to stay closer to the ground, enjoy wandering around the estate by foot. Either way, Chateau d'Ygrande is ideal for anyone that loves the great outdoors.


Rooms: 19
Bar: Drinks are available from the bar and can be enjoyed poolside if desired. 
Restaurant: Starting with the best products from the region, the restaurant chef, Thierry Guinot, offers to ravish the senses with some of the best dining in the area. 
Facilities: Outdoor Pool, Grounds, Terrace, Fishing, Pool Table, Ping-Pong, Hiking, Cycling, Horseback Riding, Massage, Turkish/Steam Bath, Bicycle Rental, Bikes Available (free), Library.


Open mid-February through December


Rates: Double rooms start from 160 € per night. Use the calendar to benefit from the best rate and availability on a specific date. Book online to get the best offers.
Official rating: 4 star hotel
Breakfast cost: 16 EUR per person.


Best For

Cultural exploration, Family holidays, French countryside picnic experience, Luxury stay


Countryside, Lake or River, Remote location

Get Active

Biking, Hiking, Horse Riding




Cooking Classes, Horse Riding

*Experiences in or near the property


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Swimming Pool, Spa & wellness, Restaurant, Pets Welcome, Free Wi-fi, Bar, Parking, TV
Free! Wi-Fi is available in the entire property and is free of charge.
Free! Parking is available onsite and is free of charge.
You can pack your small pet, at no extra cost.

Booking & Cancellation policies
Booking & Cancellation policies may vary according to room type and/or in case of special offers.
Please check the room conditions while making your reservation.


Le Mont, 03160 Ygrande, France - Show map