The Château was one of the first in the Mâconnais to suffer the wave of insurrection triggered by the fall of the Bastille in Paris on July 14. On July 26 it was sacked and pillaged, the fine trees were cut down and a barn destroyed. Hunted by the revolutionaries, the lord of the Château and his wife chose to flee into the neighbouring woods. It must be said that even before this year, a fierce conflict had sprung up between the chatelain and the villagers regarding a well that part of the population claimed to be common property, whereas the lord maintained he had ownership of it. In fact, it appears that neither of the parties, in conflict before the bailiwick of Mâcon and then on appeal before the Paris Parliament, was completely in the wrong.
Whatever the case, an enclosure built around the well to prevent or limit access to it was destroyed by the assailants. Later, according to the annals, the band spread out over the surrounding area and the châteaux of Saint Maurice, Clessé, Péronne and Montbellet were pillaged and more or less sacked. The châteaux of Lugny and Senozan were burned to the ground. It was to commemorate this occasion that in 1989, the road leading to the entrance of the Château’s estate was renamed the rue du 26 juillet 1789.
The Château was more or less left in its abandoned state until it was bought in 1972, restored and converted into a luxury hotel. Guests may find, in an authentic setting for a gastronomic stopover, the charm, both mysterious and familiar, of the Middle Ages.