Upon arrival to Chateau de Villette you will be taken back by its charm and stupendous facade which overlooks the gardens and glorious greenery, parkland and breathtaking views. The Chateau is a family owned and run estate by that of Coen and Catherine Stork. Chateau de Villette offers world renowned shooting and the best Duck shooting in Europe where even the Royals like to visit. All hunting, accommodation and cuisine is to die for as Catherine and her team will make sure your French gastronomy experience will best you’ve ever tasted and Coen will ensure that his professional team will only give you the most memorable of shooting.
Situated just 2 hours from Lyon airport and only 75km from the Burgundian gastronomy and wine hotspot Beaune, lies Chateau de Villette. The Chateau is located in the Regional Park of Morvan, close to Autun which is also known as an old Roman town built for the Emporer August. Between Autun and Chateau de Villette there is a very interesting archaeological site of Bibracte. There is so much to offer at the estate including the most stunning views over the park, lakes and mature woodlands.
Chateau de Villette is the most charming yet exciting shooting estate in France. One factor that sets it apart from many others is that all their birds are semi-wild and not only that, you can shoot on Sundays. This little gem is somewhat of a find for all those avid game shooters yearning for the more challenging and stronger bird.
The itinerary for this tour is based on Mixed Pheasant, Partridge and Duck days and will be that of a 600 bag, to be shot over 2 days (2×300) with overages applied accordingly upon group party agreement. The season for Pheasant, Partridge and Duck runs from 1st September- end of December. All these days are shot over the Chateau de Villette 1000+ acre estate where you will have only the best drives selected for you in order to keep your shooting holiday to the best standard. A sum total of 6-7 drives per day will be allocated where you will be sure to achieve the generous bag.
There is a number of fantastic additional activities on offer for the non-hunting companions and of course children. For the discerning wine connoisseur, there are wine tours with lunch in the neighbouring areas. In Burgundy, there are castles and cultural sites to visit and for the more physical amongst you, there is a Golf course, tennis courts, cycling, swimming and hiking.
For children, there are many attractions available for them to enjoy. There is an amazing amusement park featuring 25 attractions and over 500 animals, open from 1st April to September. There is also a climbing park in the forest of Givry and Divitri Park which is a nature park that is devoted to giant sized games made of wood, mazes and attractions.