You can find the answers to all of your questions on holding a corporate event at the Château here

Organisers and attendees: all the information you need for your event

Here at the Château des Broyers, we do everything we can to make planning your event easy.
It will be a unique occasion where your team or your customers can benefit from an external location, far from their everyday tasks.
Let our experts guide you to create unforgettable events full of sharing and new experiences.

Information on the Château
history, owner, team, area

In 1599, the Broyer family settled on the site to build the first dwelling here and transform the wooded area into a farm and vineyard under the orders of the seminary of Mâcon.
In 1710, the current buildings were erected under the orders of the vicar general of the diocese of Mâcon.
The wine growing and selling company that would later become Vins des Broyers was created in 1823.
Read the full story
The Château des Broyers is owned privately. A couple from Lyon who love old buildings bought it in 2003 to turn it into an event venue. Now, their son, Pierre Coquard, is the owner and manager.
The Château team is made up of 18 permanent members working in different areas: events, accommodation, catering, the garden and of course the vineyard and winemaking.
There are many sporting and cultural activities available around the Château including walking, cycling, horse riding and boat rides.
There are also cultural sites to visit, such as Cluny Abbey, the Rock of Vergisson and the Rock of Solutré, the Musée du Compagnonnage (museum on trade guild history) and the Hameau du Vin wine theme park.
Here are some useful links where you can learn more about the wider region of southern Burgundy, Beaujolais and Bresse.
Info on Saône-et-Loire, Route 71.
Info on Beaujolais.
Info on Bresse.

events, services and equipment at the Château
spaces, exclusive use, trainers, rooms, activities and entertainment

The Château des Broyers is a place for businesses, dedicated to people and to helping them succeed.
The facilities and the team can adapt to any setup and any type of corporate event, welcoming anywhere from 2 to 600 people for a company retreat, team-building day, training course, management meeting, conference, cocktail party, car show, product presentation, coaching session, etc.
The Château can also be hired on weekends, providing a beautiful setting for some of life’s biggest events: weddings, christenings, birthday parties, etc.
There is 4,000m² of space indoors and 70,000m² of space outdoors for your events, with 10 meeting rooms ranging from 15 to 230m² available, meaning multiple events can be hosted at the same time with each group still having plenty of space to themselves.
Of course; if you like, you can hire out the entire Château for the duration of your event. Our project managers will work closely with you to make your event ideas a reality.
During the week, the Château hosts corporate events only. There is no chance of coming across any members of the public in our accommodation or our dining areas. At the weekend, the Château is available for anyone to hire for private events such as weddings, birthday parties and christenings.
Your trainers are of course welcome at the Château.
They can contact our project managers if needed to help them fully prepare for your event.
We can also recommend professional activity leaders, coaches and trainers for you if you would like.
Some companies have set up corporate universities at the Château; over 200 groups attended training courses here in 2019, ranging from 10 to over 200 people.
A project manager will work closely with you on planning and preparation in the run-up to your event at the Château.
During the event itself, a member of our team will always be present to help with anything you might need and make sure things are running smoothly.
Customer satisfaction is vitally important for every member of the Château team. We are at your service to make sure that you are free to concentrate on your business goals.
All of the bedrooms have double beds, bathrooms with Roman showers and separate toilets.
Two rooms have been specially designed for guests with reduced mobility.
At the Château des Broyers, there are no televisions in the rooms… This is a deliberate decision made for good reason!
You can find a full explanation of the reasons behind this decision here => link to the article.
The Château has 31 rooms, of which 6 can be turned into twin rooms, 3 into triples and 1 into a quadruple. You can therefore have up to 46 people stay on-site.
For groups that want additional accommodation, we frequently work with partner accommodation providers near the Château, giving a very large capacity of up to 200 rooms.
We also organise all transfers and you receive preferential rates.
Over 95% of the spaces available for your use are accessible for guests with reduced mobility.
There are also two specially designed bedrooms.
Yes, the Château has a lounge and bar within its relaxation/evening areas.
During your residential events, yourself and your guests will be able to enjoy the ‘like being at home’ feel of our lounge areas, where attendees usually serve themselves. However, a Château staff member is of course on hand to help. The evening bar will be stocked according to the number of people staying, with your choices of beers, spirits, wines from the Château and hot and cold drinks.
Bringing your own drinks and alcohol is not permitted, however.
A number of lounge areas are open to groups attending offsites at the Château. In these areas, there are various leisure facilities available for you to use, such as a pool table, a football table, a piano, board games and wooden games.
You could also relax by simply settling down for some quiet time in the grounds by the fountain, enjoying a visit to the lime tree walk, tasting the fruit in the orchard or wandering through the vines to recharge your batteries in a lush, green, natural environment.
For many (health and legal) reasons, we regretfully cannot accept pets at the Château des Broyers.
The exception is assistance dogs (dogs trained to assist individuals with disabilities).
Another exception is made for the Château’s two mascots, jennies Hi and Han!
All of the workspaces, the bedrooms and the dining room do indeed have air conditioning.
You just need to let us know in advance that an attendee will be arriving late and we will make sure they receive the best possible welcome.
To do this, you can contact your project manager during the day or use this phone number in the evening: +33 (0)3 85 36 57 40.
As is the case for all buildings open to external guests in France, smoking is strictly prohibited in the indoor spaces of the Château, including the bedrooms.
There are two sheltered outdoor areas to provide a place for guests to smoke even if it rains and ashtrays are provided at the entrance to the Château, in the grounds and on the covered terrace.
See here for all of the activities available to all event groups at no extra charge: list of activities included.
For the activities available for free, there is no need to book as all attendees on-site are free to help themselves to use of the facilities: list of activities included.
For any activities for your specific event in addition to those made available by the Château for free, you will need to speak to your project manager to book these activities in advance. Link to activities

Location & transport, getting to the Château & organising transport

Northern Lyon: 45 mins; Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport: 55 mins
Mâcon: 15 mins
Bourg-en-Bresse: 40 mins
Chalon-sur-Saône: 45 mins
Geneva: 1 hr 50 mins; Geneva airport: 1 hr 50 mins
Dijon: 1 hr 30 mins
Paris: 4 hrs
By car:
Coming from Lyon (A6), take the ‘Belleville’ exit (Junction 30).
Coming from Paris (A6), take the ‘Mâcon-Sud’ exit (Junction 29).
Coming from Geneva (A40/A406) or Bourg-en-Bresse, take the ‘Mâcon-Sud’ exit.
Link to the map

1. ‘Château des Broyers’
2. Enter the place ‘les Broyers’ at ‘La Chapelle-de-Guinchay’
3. Address: 1333 route de Juliénas 71570 La Chapelle-de-Guinchay (Google Maps)

By train: three stations are located nearby
Gare de Pontanevaux (5 mins from the Château): 40 mins from Lyon by TER (local train service).
Gare TGV de Mâcon-Loché (15 mins from the Château): high-speed trains from Paris (1 hr 38 mins, direct), Lyon (25 mins).
Gare TGV Mâcon-Ville (20 mins from the Château): high-speed trains from Dijon (1 hr 15), Strasbourg, Metz, Nancy, etc.
We recommend you contact us to arrange your transfers from the stations.

By plane:
Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport (55 mins from the Château)
Geneva airport (1 hr 50 mins from the Château)
Aerodrome at Mâcon (20 mins from the Château)

By helicopter:
There is a helipad in the vines 100 metres from the Château.
A private car park with the capacity for 120 vehicles is located in front of the Château.
We also have other parking solutions for large groups, coaches and lorries. Please contact us for more information.
Link to the map
We arrange transfers in partnership with professional transport providers when needed.
Please contact your project manager if you are interested.
The Château des Broyers has 4 dual rapid charging stations (22KW/h).
You can book to charge your vehicle in just a few clicks on the Freshmile app.
Go for a more environmentally friendly mode of transport for your next offsite in the country.

Catering & wine
Menus, dietary restrictions, made on-site, vineyard

Yes; if you inform us about attendees’ dietary restrictions before your event, our chef Samuel will take these into account when putting together the menu.
Our chef, Samuel, loves good local produce and we are lucky enough to be hosting events in a remarkable region between Charolais, Bresse and Dombes and where the Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions meet.
His food is made using fresh seasonal produce, sourced locally where possible.
Your guests will therefore receive food that has been made on-site with simplicity to bring out the flavours of the ingredients.
Let our chef choose the menu for your event; he’ll be able to find the best seasonal produce to suit the type of meal at your event (sit-down meal, buffet, BBQ with plancha grill, garden party, etc.), while meeting your specific needs. You can see example menus here.
The food served is varied, traditional and gastronomic, and changes with the seasons.
Included in our packages are three-course sit-down meals for lunch and dinner.
Our chef can also provide types of meals other than the standard three-course sit-down meals to suit your needs: garden parties, cocktail parties, buffets, gourmet meals, etc. You can see example menus here.
An extensive breakfast is served at the Château, made up of: hot drinks & fruit juice, brioche, cereals, yoghurts, different types of bread, jams and compotes (often homemade), cheese, ham and eggs.
In 1599, long before the château was built, vines occupied the majority of the estate.
The Château has had a wine growing and selling company on-site since 1823, now called ‘Vins des Broyers’. It makes wines with the Gamay and Chardonnay grape varieties, using the Beaujolais method, with maturation in casks, and using the traditional method for sparkling wines.
Take advantage of your visit to the Château to arrange a pre-booked wine tasting session in one of our tasting areas.
You can check out our range on the Vins des Broyers website.
You can also speak to our project managers for help thinking up the perfect workshops and/or activities on the themes of vines and wine.
Wines from the estate will be available during the meals and pre-dinner drinks at your event.
The team will select the best wine to go with your meal: Saint-Amour, Morgan, Juliénas, Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais Villages, Saint-Véran, Pouilly-Fuissé, Jeu de Bulles…
At the end of your wine tasting session or during your event, you will be able to buy wines at the Château’s wine cellar.
Our team is on hand to introduce you to our Cellar Master or take your order directly.

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