Since May 2018 Château de Mirande is run by us, Benedikt Münch, Helena Bart, Frank Eiermann and our dog Taya.
In spring 2018 a new adventure opened for us in France. We decided to leave our jobs in Germany behind us and started the “”Project Château””. Over time we got to know and love the region and the country with all its exciting aspects. With new ownership, also came some change. However, it is very important to us to keep the charm of the property and still let a pinch of our personality flow in.
The most beautiful thing is and remains to open our doors to new or old guests and let them participate in our life here at the Château. During our relaxed aperitif in the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to get to know each other and exchange ideas. We look forward to bringing you closer to the diversity and beauty of Burgundy and to offering you relaxing days at Château de Mirande.
See you soon!
Benedikt, Helena & Frank
The origins of Chateau de Mirande date back to the 11th century, when it was part of the at the time important Cluny Monastery, which had subsidiary monasteries and properties all over Europe.
Its importance may be illustrated by the fact that until the construction of St. Peter’s in Rome in the 16th century, the Church of Cluny was the largest sacred space in Christendom. The name “Mirande” is old French and refers to the “beautiful view”. The next records date to 1560, when the modest fiefdom belonged to Pierre Bedel and Pierre Puget at the same time. Between 1621 and 1625, a Jean de Buisson was the owner. Around 1690 it passed to the “lawyer in parliament” Jacques Bordet, followed by his children. In the 18th century, it was acquired by the Seigneur de Senozan. Finally, in 1789, the year of the French Revolution, an M. Moiro was the owner*. What exactly happened at that time is unknown, but on closer inspection the buildings reveal various clues.
A postcard from the turn of the 19th to the 20th century bears the following inscription: ” Château de Mirande in Montbellet, Saône et Loire, Only one tower remains of the Mirande feudal estate (1763).
The graceful present building, in the middle of the green park, belongs to Mr Protat, conseiller général: he performs the functions of sub-prefect of Rethel and secretary of Ardèche and Maine and Loire”.
(« Du fief de Mirande (1763), il ne reste qu’une tour. La gracieuse habitation actuelle édifie au milieu d’un beau parc de verdure appartient à M. Protat, conseiller général : lequel remplit les fonctions de sous-préfet de Rethel et de secrétaire de l’Ardèche et du Maine-et-Loire. »)
In 1944, Baron de L’Épine acquired the estate from the Vicomte de Balorre. In 2011, the Roser family bought and extensively refurbished and renovated the property while strictly preserving its original character.
For the first time in its almost millennial history, the newly integrated guest rooms makes the property a place where lovers of Burgundy, its history, its way of life, its wine, its crémant and its cheese meet and interact.
The Rooms of the Main Building represent in their style various elements of the history of Chateau Mirande and combine them with modern and contemporary accessories. Through subtle coloring and the use of the architectural details each room captivates a different mood and makes your stay at the chateau wonderful experience.
The gate house and parts of the stables have been turned into the holiday apartments of Chateau Mirande. Discover the particular aspects of the centuries old history of the buildings, the patient quiescence of the masonry, which provides a wonderful equable climate during the seasons and gives each room its individual appeal.