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Château de Buffavent

Welcome to Château de Buffavent, a family-run wine growing estate in Denicé, Southern Beaujolais, in the heart of the “Golden Stone” area, near Lyon and Mâcon, at 10’ of Villefranche sur Saône by car.

Passionate wine growers, we are happy to welcome you, in our three guest rooms awarded the title “4 ears of wheat” by Gites de France, for a calm authentic stay away from the modern world. We invite you to join us in our beamed cellar, to discover their range of locally produced Beaujolais wines: red, white and rosé, as well as a sparkling “Cremant de Bourgogne”, perfect blend of tradition and originality.

You can also discover the paintings of Eric Chomis, a well-renowned artist whose studio workshop is located in the grounds of the château.

Take advantage of your stay to visit Southern Beaujolais, lively and luminous region,dotted with ochre-yellow stone built villages, as Oingt (awarded by the french accolade « Most beautiful Village »), Theizé, Bagnols, Ternand...Many possibilities for hiking, walking, mountain bike. Close to us, you’ll discover the richness of the gastronomy, with 3 restaurants awarded by Michelin guide.

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At the heart of the “Golden Stone” area

"Château de Buffavent, le trésor des Pierres Dorées".
Par Périco Légasse


Our comfort, services and high quality equipments are carefully selected, promising a relaxing journey to the heart of the vineyards.


Additional bed

Additional bed : 25€
Baby cot : no extra charge

Wine tasting

The estate opens its doors to all every Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 6PM (all other days by appointment)

Table d'hôte

Evening meal is available upon reservation (48h before), for 4 persons minimum. Numerous restaurants are closeness, to Villefranche, to 10 mn by car. We shall be happy to communicate you our good adresses.

Electric vehicle charging station

Château de Buffavent provides you a charging stations for your electric car

Free Wi-fi

Free Wi-Fi internet connection in your room.


In the summer season, a swimingpool is available to our guests.

Discover Beaujolais area

Entre vignes et monts, le Beaujolais déploie des paysages variés. Amateurs de vieilles pierres, direction le pays des pierres dorées et ses villages perchés. Pour les gourmets, initiez-vous à la dégustation des dix crus, entre coteaux et val de Saône au Nord. Plus à l’ouest, le Beaujolais vert nature et sportif, pays des sapins et des monts est la destination idéale pour randonner, se baigner…

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