What we offer

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.


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).

Your host

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.