Atypical stay in a castle near Roanne in the Loire (42)

The history

Château d’Origny next to Roanne , in the village of OUCHES, was built at the end of the XVIth century by a certain Jean Donqui, a fabulously wealthy faïencier from Roanne who was undoubtedly at that time, the most fortunate man of the region and of Roanne.
Shortly after its construction, Origny was passed on by marriage in 1690 to the family of Luzy-Couzan whose coat of arms decorate the triangular front wall of the eastern side. The castle thus changed ownership till the eve of the Revolution owhen it was sold to the family of Foudras.

At the beginning of the XIXth century, with the infatuation with the thermal waters, Théodore Louis -Auguste de Foudras who was among others a talented local novelist around 1850, required the analysis of the mineral water of several springs situated not far from his castle.
With the approval of the Academy of Medicine, their exploitation was launched and a small hydropathic establisment was even founded. This family will keep Origny till 1909, year when it was sold to the Countess of Grassin whose daughter was murdered on August 7th 1935 at the ground floor of the castle.
Shady affair that made the headlines of the time and has remained a mystery so far. In 1938, the Countess sold the estate to Bishop Marius Chalve who set up a community of Polish nuns in 1939 with the aim of turning it into a retirement home that lasted until 1958.
Origny subsequently became the property of the Matt family who parted with it in 2007 by selling it to the De Clippel family who renovated the castle to open prestige guest rooms.

The region

Château d'Origny is located in Ouches in the Loire close to Roanne.
At the crossroads of the Rhône-Alpes, Burgundy and Auvergne regions, Roanne knows how to surprise. It is the densest municipality of the department and the 375th at the national level.

Bordering on other regions, it offers an amazing richness of tourism, culture, oenology and culinary. It cultivates the art of «good living», elegance and festivities. This is most probably the reason why it is the mother who has raised great names, like Auguste Pralus, creator of the famous brioche «La Praluline».
As a random grouping of good addresses, the three-star restaurant is now next to Château d’Origny. Enriched by a history of more than 2 000 years, Roanne is home to numerous cultural gems. It is puzzling and charming for whom knows how to look at it. It is a surprising city which is also the capital of the textile creation, with its pedestrian city center which proposes 400 shops including numerous factory outlets.
Do you know about Les Folies Textiles ?
Twice a year, in spring and autumn, about twenty companies offer flash sales. The perfect opportunity to make good bargains !
For 7 years the whole team of Château d’Origny has been welcoming you to the castle and is at your service to make your stay a wonderful and memorable time. As good manners lovers, we adapt to the needs of our guests.

The team

Madam and Mister De Clippel are happy to welcome you to their castle and are at your service to make your stay at the castle unforgettable.

The team

Werner & Melinda De Clippel


Our services

  • Prestigious guest house
  • Gastronomic table d’hôte
  • On-site event catering
  • Massage (to order)
  • Beauty care (to order)
  • Hairdresser (to order)
  • Chauffeur-driven car
  • Room Service
  • Safe
  • Ironing
  • Baby-Sitting
  • Free wifi
  • Free parking