Old fortified town of the Sires of Beaujeu, the castle of Montmelas belongs to the same family since 1566.
It was in a big part restored in a neogothic style by the architect from Lyon, Louis Dupasquier, afirt time around 1840, and again in 1860.
Still today, the fortress castle of Montmelas, larger than life, is an emblematic site of Beaujolais area, for its history but also for its architecture and its vineyards.

It welcomes you todfay, for seasonal rentals in its guest houses, or for wine tasting in its famous production of Beaujolais.

Privé manor Listed as French Monuments Historiques


- Parking
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- Shop


Seasonal rentals


For a stay of dream in a 23 hectares park, discover our 2 guest houses inside the surrounding wall of the castle or below.

- Karl tower inside the surrounding wall of the castle.
A tower of 12 beds, perfect for 8 persons considering the configuration of the place.
4 bedrooms with 2 beds and 1 with 4 beds, 2 shower rooms.
Sheets and duvet covers included, bathroom linen to bring.
Rates: week-end 100€ (2 nights), week 590€ (7 nights) additional night: 70€

- Le pré Carra, below the castle, among the vineyards.
It offers 9 beds, in a universe combining modern and old.
2 bedrooms with 2 beds, 1 with 3 beds, 1 with a double bed, one bathroom and a shower room.
Sheets: included
Rates: week-end 450€ (2 nights); short stays: 530€ (3 nights), 620€ (4 nights)
week: 680€ (7 nights)

- 9 bedrooms

3 ears


17 guests


High season : Toutes périodes
- Per week : 590 € - 680 €
- On weekend : 400 € - 450 €


Wine chateaux

The vineyards and the production

With an ancient tradition, the domain of the castle of Montmelas produces Beaujoloais Village since 1566. We perpetuate the traditions, combining them with modern technologies, for the preservation of the vineyards and for wine making.
The castle is in the heart of the Beaujolais Village label.
VIne are planted on a mostly granitic soils on hillsides facing south.

- For red Beaujolais Village, a grape variety, reigns on master: the Gamay, black grapes with white juice.
It gives fruity and structured wines, to which the different soils add their own signature.
These greedy and friendly round wines are wine of friendship and sharing, which call up to the party.
Rates: between 7 and 7.10€, according to the year.

- Our whit Beaujolais Village, that special something of the region, takes out from the CHardonnay its letters patent of nobility.
It gives supple wines who positively surprise the wine taster.
Rates: 7€

- Crémant de Bourgogne
Rates: 8.50€

Discovery box: 6 bottles, 40€
Appetize box: 45€


Production: Wine



Visits, Events

Let's meet in the gardens

Rendez-vous aux jardins 2015

From 2015-06-06 14:00 to 2015-06-07 18:00
Repeat: Yearly

Parc arboré privé de 25 hectares et jardin à
la française situé dans l’enceinte du château,
recréé en 1989 sur la base d’aquarelles d’archives.
Parterres de broderies, potager, installation
hydraulique et orangerie

Visite libre.
Horaires : sam, dim 14h - 18h


Visite toute l'année, les 1er samedis du mois

From 2014-01-04 11:00 to 2014-12-01 11:00
Repeat: Yearly

Nous accueillons les particuliers qui souhaitent visiter le château et ses jardins ainsi que le domaine viticole, le premier samedi de chaque mois à 11h sans rendez-vous ni réservation.

Dégustation et vente de vins possible

National heritage open days

Journées du patrimoine 2015

From 2015-09-19 10:00 to 2015-09-20 18:00
Repeat: Yearly

Visites assurées par un membre de la famille propriétaire. Historique de l'architecture et des familles propriétaires puis visite des salles d'apparat et de l'ancienne salle des gardes.


Regular rate : 6,50 euros
Reduced rate : 3,50 euros de 7 à 16 ans

Useful information


- Nearby city: Villefranche-sur-Saône (12 km)
- Nearby city: Lyon (50 km)
- Distance from Paris: more than 180 miles
- Nearby airport: Lyon Saint-Exupéry (67 km)
- Nearby station: Villefranche-sur-Saône (11 km)


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