Some eight years ago we spent a few days over Christmas at the Chateau. It was the firsdt time in some 35 years that we were away from our family. What a wonderful welcome. We stayed in the Anne Dugue chambre complete with four poster and centuries old tapestries. The service was excellent. From the initial machon Beaujolais on arrival to the sumptuous Christmas Eve dinner a few hours later we were rolling in luxurious splendour. The wines were carefully chosen by the expert sommelier to accompany fois gras, truffles,fish and mouthwatering beef and accompaniments. We were whisked off to Midnight Mass in Theize, celebrated with a fantastic local chorale in support. On return we enjoyed a selection of cognacs in the library. I excited the sommelier a little the next day at lunch by asking for a "Moulin a Vent" which is a robust Beaujolais ideal for game. He laughed graciously at my preference over a more prestigious grand cru from Bordeaux. However he agreed that my choice was merited since we were in the heart of the Beaujolais and as everyone knows there is a Beaujolais for every occasion. Probably the finest hotel I have stayed in after the Mandarin in Singapore and Hong Kong. It has a well deserved reputation for the finest cuisine and excellent authentic traditional decor and ambiance. It's nice to nip there now for a "light" lunch in summer. The quality is of the highest international level and prices are somewhat stiff but excellent value for money. A unique restaurant.;the light summer machon is a way into the world of luxury and haute cuisine. Try a visit to Bagnols and the rest of the Beaujolais.You will not be disappointed!