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.

We can offer comfortable rooms where the interior is a symbiosis of old French château style and a modern Northern Europe design.The quiet rural environment and comfortable beds guarantee a good night’s sleep. All rooms come with private bathrooms.

Comfortable rooms bed and breakfast saint gerand le puy bourbonnais allier

Dutch room

A cosy room with a separate bathroom and toilet. Suitable for two guests.


Private bathrooms bed and breakfast saint gerand le puy bourbonnais allier

scandinavian Room

A modern room in Scandinavian style with shower and toilet. Suitable for two persons.

Private bathrooms bed and breakfast saint gerand le puy bourbonnais allier

French room

A cosy room with a separate bathroom and toilet. Suitable for two guests.

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.

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).

Pricing & Booking


Rooms with separate bathrooms and toilets. Suitable for two guests. 

€ 145 per night. 


Minimal stay of 2 nights 



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


The local restaurants provide a great evening withFrench delicacies. You will find several great restaurants between 2 and 15 km from our B&B in addition to those located in the city of Vichy

Unfortunately the chambres d’hôtes is not suitable for children

Minimal stay of 2 nights 

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 or email

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