Welcome to the castle of Châtel
Nestled in the heart of the Ardennes Argonne, between lakes and forests, in the village of Châtel-Chéhéry, the castle opens its doors to you for an unforgettable stay in a magnificent setting. You can choose to stay :
- at the Relais du château, our group accommodation
- at la Colombière (Cottage)
- at the Wash House (Cottage)
- at the castle, in one of our guest rooms
A bit of history
Built in the 18th century, Châtel castle is located near the battlefields of the Meuse, champagne vineyards and the wooded confines of the Argonne forest. First owned by the Lords of Roucy, it becomes that of the Lords of Espinoy in 1666 Salse until the 19th century. Over the years, the castle will have been occupied, plundered, one of its facades damaged by a shell, but continues to dominate the Valley of the Aire.
in 1937, Auguste Huet buys the castle from Pouilly's family to settle there with several of his children. Subsequently,, three of his daughters donated the castle to the Congregation of the Fathers of the Holy Ghost after the Second World War.
in 1994, Jacques Huet, Augustus' grandson and his wife Simone buy the castle and undertake major renovations. Very quickly , they go into the guest rooms and a group cottage.
Today it's Nathalie, the daughter of the Huet couple and her husband Samuel who highlight the castle. in 2000 they acquired the farmhouse adjoining the Castle to build two cottages.
A territory to discover
Near the castle, memory and commemoration sites will delight history lovers. Follow in the footsteps of Louis XVI on the road to Varennes-en-Argonne, visit the Cistercian abbey of Chéhéry founded in the 12th century, take a historic tour to meet Corporal Alvin York (1887-1964), one of the most famous Americans of the Great War.
Nathalie and Samuel provide you with tourist information to discover all the riches of this exciting territory.