Château de Saint Étienne

bed and breakfast

High standard overnight stay

Château de Saint Étienne offers a high standard bed and breakfast located in a private owned park in the charming village of Saint-Gérand-le-Puy, Allier department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.

Whether you’re traveling alone, as a couple or a group of friends, we will do everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. A relaxed and luxurious atmosphere will be provided.

Comfortable rooms bed and breakfast saint gerand le puy bourbonnais allier

comfortable & relaxed

We can offer comfortable rooms where the interior is a symbiosis of old French château style and a modern Northern Europe design.

Private bathrooms bed and breakfast saint gerand le puy bourbonnais allier

good night's sleep

The quiet rural environment and comfortable beds guarantee a good night’s sleep

Private bathrooms bed and breakfast saint gerand le puy bourbonnais allier

private bathroom

All rooms come with private bathrooms.

Continental or Scandinavian breakfast bed and breakfast saint gerand le puy bourbonnais allier


A Continental or Scandinavian breakfast will be served in the garden, weather permitting, or in the dining room of the château.

The products are regional; bread, eggs, cheeses and hams come from local producers and the home-made jam comes from our own rich garden.

Enjoy your meal

Not only do we offer a breakfast to set you up for the day but also a delicious evening meal (table d’hôtes) is available by arrangement. Please note that for this at least 24 hours notice is required. So, no need to go out, look for a restaurant and worry about driving after a glass of wine.

Join us and our guests for an aperitif in the garden, followed by an all-inclusive dinner at the communal table. The food will be based on excellent ingredients from the seasons. We buy our vegetables at our neighbour who runs an ecological farm or collect from our own garden.
We can also serve tasty wines from our cellar.

Delicious evening meals bed and breakfast saint gerand le puy bourbonnais allier
Host Håvard Valvatne bed and breakfast saint gerand le puy bourbonnais allier

Håvard Valvatne

Dr. H Valvatne is responsible for the daily management of the bed and breakfast.

Originally from Norway, he holds a PhD in genetics and microbiology. He has worked as a scientist for several years in university institutions in Norway, Denmark and The Netherlands. He also has several years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in The Netherlands and France.

He is now following his dream of creating an own company which combines his main interests: French wines, ecological food, Scandinavian-Dutch-French design/architecture, country life, animals, wellness and aesthetic-medicine.

Håvard also has a passion for cooking. Scandinavian, French and Italian foods are his favorites to prepare.


Château de Saint Étienne is a beautiful and spacious house build on the ruins of an old castle owned by the English.
It was originally dated from the 13th century and later rebuilt in two stages during the 17th and 18th century.

The château was one of the main buildings in the old village of Saint-Étienne-de-Ciernat which was fused with Saint-Étienne-du-Bas to the commune of Saint-Gérand-le-Puy in 1832.

The last couple of years it has been renovated by the current owner to achieve a comfortable and stylish place to live, to work and of course as an attractive place to visit.

Explore the Bourbonnais

Saint-Gérand-le-Puy is close to Vichy (20 km), a French city well know for wellness-tourism.
Other cities close to the village are Moulins (30 minutes drive), Clermont-Ferrand (1 hour drive) and Lyon (2 hours drive).


Check out 15 hiking trails near Saint-Gérand-le-Puy all available in PDF and GPX


Check out 3 biking trails near Saint-Gérand-le-Puy all available in PDF and GPX


Explore historic Moulins, the castles of Vichy and Clermont-Ferrand.
The landscapes of the Puy de Dôme, the bocage Bourbonnais or the Saint-Pourcain wines.



Room 1:
A large room with a separate bathroom and toilet. Suitable for two guests.
€ 110 per night.

Room 2:
A modern decorated room with shower and toilet en-suite. Suitable for two guests.
€ 99 per night.

Room 3:
A cozy room with a separate bathroom and toilet. Suitable for two guests.
€ 110,- per night.


Scandinavian or Continental breakfast is included with the price of the rooms.


We offer a tasty dinner cooked with products from our garden or local producers.
Coffee or tea is included

Wines, beers and sodas available

€ 25 p.p

Unfortunately the chambres d’hôtes is not suitable for children or pets

Aesthetic Medicine

An important part of our concept is wellness. Our focus and expertise are within the field of anti-aging treatments which includes aesthetic medicine using Botox and fillers.
Join us for perfect weekend in a quiet and discrete environment with good healthy food, champagnes, wines and some anti-aging treatments to highly competitive prices.

The anti-aging treatments will be executed by Head and Neck surgeon/otolaryngologist Dr. K.W Kross (MD, PhD) who is the co-owner of the château.
He is also the owner of Cabinet Kross at Policlinique Saint Odilon located in Moulins and in Saint-Gérand-le-Puy. He has several years of experience at various University hospitals.

Dr. Kross is originally from The Netherlands. For more information please visit his website.

ENT and Cervico-Facial Surgeon and Aesthetic doctor Dr. Kenneth W Kross

Contact us

For bookings please contact us by phone, email or by using our contact form.

Bed and Breakfast
Château de Saint Étienne
Håvard Valvatne

+33 (0) 6 48 62 96 12

Lieu-dit Saint Étienne
Le Château
03150 Saint-Gérand-le-Puy
Allier – France

46°15’31.8″N 3°29’49.7″E
46.258835, 3.497147


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