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Château d'Ivoy - At A Glance

Sporting château styled with flair at the gates of Sancerre

History has blazed a colourful trail through Château d'Ivoy, set at the gates of Sancerre country. Rooms display cosmopolitan savoir-vivre, with an eclectic mix of objets d’art, tapestries and statuary.

Know It All

Hit the Spot
At the gates of Sancerre country.

Be Savvy
There's an occasional ghost – or so they say.

Be Smitten
Flair and flamboyance in a delectable Loire château.


Rooms and suites
Six rooms

Special features
Each richly decorated bedroom comes with a four-poster bed, family antiques and heirlooms.

There are 40 hectares of parkland to explore, and a swimming pool to cool off in.

Pillow Talk
We loved Kipling – a throwback to colonial days with antique leopard skins. La Fayette (left) has a sumptuously draped four-poster.

Eat & Drink

Dining in
Only breakfast is served – but it feels like an occasion in the magnificent dining room. Sit at the head of the table and feel like an aristo of old, or better still, have it late in your room and enjoy a lie-in. Sit at the head to feel like the lord of the chateau.

Come the evening, you can join fellow guests (who are almost always widely travelled) for an early evening aperitif before heading out.

Continental or American breakfast is served until 10:30am in the dining room, or until 11am in your room.

Room service
Available all day.

See & Do

See & Do
You hardly need to leave the grounds here: fish in the lake, go for a cycle, walk in the woods, have a dip in the pool or a game of croquet on the lawn. If country pursuits are up your street there's plenty of shooting and hunting nearby. Jean-Gérard is chief honcho of the local hunt so is happy to arrange riding at local stables.

Less sporty options include a trip to the historic city of Bourges – a medieval masterpiece, with a warren of cobbled streets and beautiful buildings – or a tour of the vineyards of Sancerre. Also worth a trip is the porcelain museum at Foëcy.

Diary Dates
Say hello to springtime at the Printemps de Bourges music festival.

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Rates guide
EUR 150-200

Closed 12 January – 12 March




Minimum night stay?

No young children accepted. Children age 13 and over welcome in some rooms.

Dogs welcome by arrangement. There are kennels on site.

Air conditioning

Wedding license?

Getting There

18380 Ivoy-le-Pré

There is free guest parking

Bourges station – 30km

EUR 40-50 from the station


Tours – 70km or Paris (Orly) – 215km