From outdoor sports to indoor relaxation.
In the immediate area or within a short travelling distance there are a multitude of sporting activities available. Many are centered on the natural landscape of rolling hills, woodland, rivers, canals and lakes. With a population density of only 43 inhabitants per km2, there is plenty of room to relax and to enjoy the peacefulness of nature in the Haute-Saône.
Should you wish to stay at home, you can profit from the park with its century-old trees, such as the Virginia Tulip Tree, a majestic Purple Beech exceeding 25 meters in diameter. Observe numerous animals including owls, woodpeckers, nightingales, chaffinches, nuthatches, buzzards (a pair nests in the park), hedgehogs, stoats and squirrels. Close-by, you might spot kingfishers, herons, deer, wild boar, badgers – and many other species in an environment that is swarming with wild life. If you cannot imagine taking a holiday without your dog or cat, bring him or her with you.
You can also choose between the billiard room, a gymnasium & massage bed and of course, there is our lawn tennis court – a rarity in France. If you are a quiet soul, you can spend a leisurely afternoon in front of a log fire with a good book, listening to music, watching a film in our home cinema (coming soon) or playing the grand piano in the lounge.
Walking & Hiking
The village of Breurey owns 1200 hectares of forest that the public is free to enjoy. There are roads and hiking trails that go deep into the heart of the forest. Hikers and wanderers can follow these paths and discover the forest through a mesmerizing network of tracks and footpaths. The forest is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Riding & Carriage Driving
If you are interested in horseback riding, a variety of horses are available at Faverney, just 4km from the Château. Franche-Comté is also home to the Comtois work-horse that has been bred there since the 6th century. These horses are excellent at pulling carriages. If interested, you are able to rent horse-drawn carriages in the area.
Cycling & Mountain Biking
Breurey’s forest tracks are suitable for mountain biking or normal cycling. There are several mountain bikes available for you at the Château that you can take on rides through close by forests and quiet roads, ideal even for the inexperienced cyclists.
Golf Course (10% Discount)
The par 72 course of Luxeuil Bellevue is only a 20km drive away from the Château. You can take your car through beautiful country roads and relax with a quiet game of golf for just €35 for non-members (18 holes). Lessons and courses are available as well.
The Haute-Saône region has numerous and excellent fishing grounds including a vast range of lakes and rivers. Known rivers such as the Lanterne that passes through Breurey, the 240km long Ognon and the famous Saône which winds its way for 140km through the region. Short- and long-term fishing permits are available in the area and we are happy to help you obtain one for your fishing adventures.
Spa & Casino
The town of Luxeuil les Bains is centered around its health spa where a wide range of treatments and massages are available. You can find a similar atmosphere at the charming Napoleon III spa town of Plombières les Bains, known as the town of a thousand balconies. Luxeuil’s casino is nearby, where you can enjoy a game of blackjack, try your luck with roulette, or aim for a royal flush in a round of poker.