The Château’s rich history is representative of the history of France. Built during the 17th century, the Castle was the theater of many important periods: occupation by the Germans during World War I, then property of Mr. Bonjean, an art dealer and collector and in the years after he acquired it, he welcomed famous and illustrious guests, such as fashion king Christian Dior. It’s also rumored that artist Jean Cocteau drew the main staircase during a visit, a tale that highlights the meticulous attention to detail in the Château’s design and furnishings.
This beautiful Château survived occupation by the Germans during World War I and is located near the historic Chemin des Dames...
A RICH HISTORY
Baron Jacques de la Grange, advisor to King Louis XIV, builds the Château de Courcelles.
The “Demoiselles de Courcelles” settle at the Château, attracting famous visitors such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Jean de la Fontaine.
Emperor Napoleon meets Marie-Louise, who would become his second wife, in Courcelles.
The German Army occupies the Château.
German generals occupy the Château
Bernard Anthonioz acquires the property from the Jarvis family.
The Château de Courcelles opens its doors as a four-star hotel.
The Château de Courcelles joins the prestigious Relais & Châteaux Association
The winter garden is constructed.
The Château is selected as one of the best hotels in the world, included on the Gold List of the renowned Condé Nast Traveler magazine
A new beginning
Mr. Bernard Anthonioz acquired the Château in 1988 and extensively renovated it, transforming it into a luxurious four-star hotel without compromising its historical features and design. In 2018, Condé Nast Traveler added Château de Courcelles to its Gold List, an exclusive selection of the world’s finest hotels.
The hotel has today 18 rooms and suites and employs near 40 women and men. All the team is proud to share every day his passion for hospitality and gastronomy.