Did you know that the Château Grange Cochard was built in 1759 but it sits on older foundations. The lane outside the house is a Roman road. Little used today, it was a major route featuring on the Antonine maps of 280 AD. In medieval times the older house was a staging post belonging to the ancient order of the Knights Hospitaller. They sheltered pilgrims on their way from the great churches of Autun and Cluny to Lyon and beyond.
Outside in the park surrounding the chateau are numerous unusual trees planted in the middle of the nineteenth century as an arboretum. They lead down to the Morsille, a stream which comes from the hills above us and forms a wildlife corridor down to the river Saône.