The swimming pool
If you are looking to cool down and relaxation on hot days, then our well-tempered swimming pool is at your disposal. There is something for everyone, whether you just want to listen to the sound of the water while reading a good book or you want to glide along the entire 15 m length of the pool with one stroke by stroke. The easy access makes it convenient to enjoy the refreshing water. And if you tire of the sun, make yourself comfortable in the tower of the Château and take a cool drink from the bar.”
Relaxation is preceded by excitement, so challenge yourself, your friends, family or other guests to a tennis match. The plastic/sand surface makes it possible to play with all conventional sports and leisure shoes, it can be played on in any weather and is especially suitable for beginners. The course is situated a little off the beaten track of the Chateaus and as long as you don’t mind the occasional roe deer roaming by, you are completely undisturbed. If you have left your equipment at home, we will be happy to lend you our rackets and balls.
In the west wing of Château de Mirandes is a hammam which you can use for a fee. After a relaxing stay in the steam bath, you can use the cold waterfall shower to get your circulation going again, or used the ordinary shower in the Hammam. Guests of the Chambre d’hôtes are provided with comfortable bathrobes and slippers in their rooms.
The region around Château de Mirande is best explored by bicycle. With just one step out of the grounds, you will find yourself on field paths and cycle routes that take you to interesting places, along vineyards, forests and fields full of wildflowers and inhabited by the typical Charolais cattle. For more ambitious cycling tours, the Voie Bleue offers an incomparable cycle route along the Saône from Lyon to the upper Saône Valley, crossing Burgundy from north to south”.
Burgundy is a true paradise for gourmet travellers, in the immediate vicinity you will find unique cuisines and many of them star awarded. An unforgettable opportunity to experience the special cuisine and the high-quality food prepared by master artisans and embedded in the cultural characteristics of this region. Of course, it is no longer a secret, not only for wine lovers, that Burgundy holds numerous liquid treasures in homage to the earth and the region. We will be happy to help you find the right wine for your taste and look forward to hearing about your experiences”.
France and above all the more rural regions still offer real treats for antiquity seekers. This is due to the importance attributed to craftsmanship and quality. Decorations, jewellery and furniture often tell decades and centuries worth of stories.
At numerous markets and dealers you have the opportunity to find special souvenirs that will give pleasure to your family or friends for a long time to come”.
If you want to start your holiday with a great game of golf, just a few minutes away, La Salle” and “La Commanderie” are two 18-hole courses just waiting to be explored. The special morning hours of the region invite you to devote yourself to this sport, when the coolness of the night and the summer sun combine to give you new energy.
Saône-et-Loire and the whole Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region have places and experiences for you to discover. Visit old castles that reflect the lifestyle of the French aristocracy, markets where merchants sell a wide variety of goods or the towns and their inhabitants that bring you closer to the culture of the region in a chat. How you embark on this journey is entirely up to you, either by car, bicycle or even from the air on a romantic balloon ride.