Setting

The Park


The 15-hectare park is located around the castle. In the summer you can have a nice picnic, play games, read books and sunbathe. In the winter you can experience lots of snow fun. The park is well maintained and has a lot of beautiful natural elements.

Because of its surface you have a lot of options here. Sports for example; you can jog here every morning; a small round is quickly 400 meters. For the experienced runners, there are the hiking trails in the forest behind the castle. Do not underestimate these hiking trails because the mountainside is very steep. For the marathon runners there is the forest of Essoyes where you can walk for miles through the forests and vineyards in peace. Cycling is of course also possible. On the central lawn in front of the castle you can also play football, practice golf, ...

Having a nice breakfast or enjoying a glass of Champagne is very recommended. The gigantic 4-century-old chestnut tree in the middle of the lawn is an excellent place for this. Of course there are garden furniture and sun loungers, ... provided.

When you walk through the park, you notice that there are many surprising corners. Perhaps look for the entrance of the 'boar hole', or for the Maria cave or the cellar where bats sometimes spend the night. Have you found the tennis court that has almost disappeared? Or the drained pond that was once fed by the Seine?

Champagne houses


In total you have more than 7,500 hectares of vineyards around you (about one third of the Champagne area), cultivated by more than 1,500 wine growers. An essential difference between the Champagne from Reims and the one from the Côte des Bar is that the one from Reims is a bit more acidic, and the one from the Côte des Bar a bit softer and fruitier.

By using our very long experience and listening carefully to our guests, we have decided to invite our new guests to the best Champagne growers in the Côte des Bar.

More information can be found on our Champagne Arrangements page. View More

Activities


The Castle is ideally located to practice many different activities and sports.
Below some of the many activities

The vast forests, farmlands and vineyards – in a breathtaking landscape – provide a new surprise and a new view behind every bend. You can opt for relatively flat routes – along the rivers – or for sporty climbs of a few kilometers per slope on the steep hills. There is very little traffic on the street so you can cycle very safely. You can, of course, bring your own bicycle for responsible cycling pleasure. However, there are also some bicycles available for the children. These can be used to circle around the castle domain. 2 mountain bikes are also available for adults. These mountain bikes can be used in the mountains around the castle. However, always be careful.

Mesnil-St-Père is a small village at the Lac d’Orient, half an hour’s drive away. A fantastic lake (+/- 21 km2), with a large, fine sandy beach. You can swim, sail, pedal boat, windsurf, … but also BBQ and sunbathe in peace or read a book. Here you have all the benefits of a beach holiday and it is very quiet. Highly recommended. It is possible to take lessons in kayak, sailing, … here

A little further is Dienville (capitainerie: tel. + 33 / 325.92.27.69). In the lake of Dienville you can practice all motorized water sports; jet ski, water ski, racing boats, …

Between the two lakes you will find a third lake where you can only fish.

In Chappes sur Seine (20 minutes from the castle) you can sail the Seine by kayak. Catherine runs this track and also gives lessons and internships. You can reach her at +33/674475654

The Seine, at the other side of the wall from the castle domain, is full of trout. The Laigne and Ource are a few kilometers to the east and west of the castle. There are several fish ponds within a 20 km radius. And of course Lake Auzon half an hour away. More than enough options. Fly fishing is often practiced here. You can buy a fishing license in the newspaper shop of Mussy-sur-Seine.

You will find 3 excellent golf clubs within a radius of 30 kilometers.

The Château de la Cordelière has 18 holes, is 5896 meters long, par 72.

The ‘ Golf de L’Ermitage ‘ has been recently constructed, has 18 holes, is 6387 meters long and is also par 72.

You also have ‘ Golf Arc-en-Barrois , 9 holes par 36 and 3075 meters long.

In Dolancourt, 45 minutes from Mussy-sur-Seine, lies the top Nigloland amusement park. It contains 35 attractions, on a 40-hectare domain, for the entire family. It is very clean, really fun and fun for the adults and for the children. Not for nothing has been voted ‘Best Amusement Park in France’ several times. Not bad if you are in competition with Euro-Disney! More info on the Nigloland website.

The options for hiking trails are endless. Many hiking trails leave from the castle. We have a number of hiking maps available for you in the castle. At the church of Mussy-sur-Seine is the tourist office where you can find many more walking maps. There are of course very many places of interest (historical, cultural and physical) to discover on your trips. Highly recommended.

If you like culture, your holiday’s will be far too short. From the Celtic era to the contemporary, historical monuments are visible throughout the landscape. But you are also in good hands with regard to theater, music and dance. There is a theater in Châtillion-sur-Seine, but especially Troyes (150,000 inhabitants) has a very dynamic cultural calendar. There are numerous events organized by the tourist office of the city. Both in the winter and especially in the summer. So enjoy and discover!

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