The History And Architecture Tour
JULY-AUGUST: The guided tour of the castle takes place from Monday to Friday, at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm.
PRIVATE VISIT: for a private visit, contact us.
The Church Of Saint-Martin
Before the castle, there was already a church and a vineyard in a central position on the rock of Pierreclos.
The patronage of Saint-Martin reinforces the hypothesis of a great age, probably the early Middle Ages, well before the fortification of the rock at the beginning of the 12th century.
The proximity of Cluny and the influence of Roman art in Burgundy can be seen in the architecture of the remaining building, which has lost its nave during the Wars of Religion.
The Grand Spiral Staircase
The castle of Pierreclos, which became a noble residence, experienced a golden age during the Renaissance when it belonged to the Rougemont family.
Although the decorations on the façade and the Italian-style gallery have disappeared, the spiral staircase is a major witness to the architecture of this period.
The steps are articulated in a helix made up of 52 stone slabs in a single block that run from the central pivot to the wall of the stairwell.
The great entrance gate
In the 18th century, the castle belonged to the Michon family, who wanted to refurbish it in the style of Parisian residences.
The gateway decorated with the Michon coat of arms marks the entrance to the castle. It was designed as a threshold between the large tree-lined driveway (now lime trees) and the stone path leading to the inner courtyard.
The Château de Pierreclos is a private historical monument and has been run as a family business since 1989. Opened to the public by our grandmother Monique, the estate was developed by our parents, Anne-Françoise and Jean-Marie. Today, we, Suzanne, Joseph and Paloma, the three children, are continuing this story. Together, and also with Léa, Léonnie, Mathieu… and all the seasonal workers who are working every day to welcome you at Pierreclos, we are dedicated to open the domain and to make the castle known to wine and natural or cultural heritage lovers.