Activities & Leisure
Whether you're travelling alone, with family or with a partner, Château d’Ygrande has a range of leisure activities for guests of all ages, all year round.
You're sure to find something to suit your tastes within the stunning 40-hectare grounds or in the surrounding area.
The Allier is a Bourbonnais region that is bursting with activities and attractions. In fact, there's so much to do in this stunning, clean, peaceful land that you'll need to come back time and again to fit everything in.
Activities include relaxation, spa treatments, swimming, walking, cycling, horse-riding, cookery lessons, exploring the rich Bourbonnais heritage (Romanesque churches, abbeys, medieval châteaux) and its remarkable gardens, several theme parks and leisure parks, the Saint-Pourçain vineyards and local produce, walks through Europe's most stunning oak forest, and numerous listed villages.
Activities & Leisure at the Château (on-site and off-site)
(open June to September)
The pool is tucked away in the gardens, surrounded by the orchard, the vegetable garden and the vast lawns where you can relax in the sunshine.
Unsupervised pool, reserved for hotel guests only.
Walks in the grounds of the Château
The grounds span 40 hectares and are criss-crossed with footpaths that pass through the woods and meadows, taking visitors to the boundaries of the property towards the fishing lake.
Steam room, treatments and massages
Guests have access to the wellness area on the first floor. The treatments and massages are delivered by highly skilled professionals. The facility also includes a steam room for the ultimate in relaxation.
Advance booking required at reception.
Prices: €99 for a one-hour treatment, €20 per person for a private 20-minute steam room session.
Guests can use the bicycles available on site free of charge. Contact reception for information.
Also see the "cycling tourism" activity.
Educational vegetable garden
The educational vegetable garden is our project for the future. Our gardeners are on-hand to answer your questions and teach you about the joys of growing your own food.
Guests can try produce from the orchards between June and October.
Library: art books, novels, comic books
The library boasts an extensive collection of works, including art books, novels, crime fiction and comic books. All books are available for guest use.
Music room, atmosphere and open fireplaces
These bright, comfortable rooms are set against a backdrop of classical and jazz music. And when summer finally makes way for autumn, the open fireplaces are lit to keep the premises warm.
A French billiards table can be found on the first floor, and is open until 11 pm.
Balneotherapy and wellness
(Bourbon L'Achambault thermal baths)
The sumptuous thermal baths at Bourbon L'Achambault (7 km away), with their exquisite earthenware and wooden décor, are the perfect place to recharge your batteries, with restorative baths, hydro-massage showers, high-pressure jets, steam baths, etc.
Activities & Leisure for all the family (on-site and off-site)
Culture & Heritage
Explore the region's heritage
Sports & Nature
Routes and trails
Cookery lessons at Château d’Ygrande
Cookery lessons delivered by the château's head chef
(booking required, lessons delivered in French only)
Come and learn a new skill or perfect your techniques by spending a day with our head chef. Around 2h30 of practice in small groups (3-6 people, the Château d’Ygrande reserves the right to postpone the lesson to another date if under-subscribed). Invite your friends and family to discover your culinary skills for themselves.
Price: €45 per session, including a recipe leaflet and a certificate.
The lesson timetable is managed by the Château d’Ygrande reception. Lessons take place at the start and end of the season.
tel. 04 70 66 33 11
tel. 06 81 32 01 79