The area and leisure activities

Hattonchâtel castle is the perfect place if you want to get away from the stress of daily busy life. Allow yourself to chill out, relax and pamper yourself in this exquisite and unique setting.

The Natural Park set in 1100 hectacres, surrounded by the Lake Madine, this is situated just 8kms from the castle.

The activities at the Sports and Water-sport Leisure Centre are endless, horse -riding, 9 hole golf course, catamaran, archery, tennis court, fishing, sailing school, windsurfing, rental of mountain bikes to tour the around the lake, the choice goes on.

Exclusive wine tasting at the chateau where you can enjoy a unique experience and savor the local french wines and its history.

Take a visits to local surrounding vine yards such as in the valley of the Moselle, the valley of Seille, The valley of Metz and the valley of Sierck. These can be arranged upon request.
Admire the breathtaking views in a hot air balloon ride, these can be arranged prior to your stay.

Just 500 metres from the chateau there are several restaurants, Le Patio and Restaurant Láir du Moulin. A short drive to a the quaint village of Heudicout- Sous- Les- Côtes is the Restaurant Lac de Madine. In the village of Vigneulles- Lés- Hattonchâtel is a small Italian restaurant , all provide a very pleasant menu and make alternative option for dining during your stay at Hattonchatel.

Hattonchatel Location

Hattonchatel Chateau in France- The castle was first built in the 9th century and has a wealth of history hidden within the walls. the unique architure of the chateau and the historical artefacts can be clearly seen. The Castle Hattonchâtel Château is situated 49kms away from Metz, North-East of France, in the heart of Lorraine.

An exciting region with a rich cultural history, between the Champagne and Alsace region.
With only 1h15 from Luxembourg, few hours from the hotels in Paris, the perfect spot for an event with just that little extra.

Magnificent cities to visit whilst at Hattonchâtel; Metz, Verdun and Nancy.


Metz was regained from Germany in 1918 and is now the capital of the Lorraine region. Metz is known as the “ City of Light” due to its magnificent illuminations which highlight the stunning architecture of the ancient buildings and churches. Metz makes an idyllic wedding destination and the jewel of the city is without any doubt the St Etienne Gothic Cathedral, designed by Marc Chagall. The cathedral is open daily for visitors.
To the northwest of the cathedral lies the island of Petit Saulcy where the oldest French theatre is still in use. Discover the delights of the Parc Naturel Regional de Lorraine with its lush forests and multitude of streams and lakes. A rather unexpected sight in the East of France, the marina is right in the centre of the town. Very busy from spring through to autumn, it gives the town a seaside feel. The ’quai de Londres’ overlooking the 14th-century Chaussée Tower runs along its left bank. The quayside area has been totally reorganised.


Verdun was the site of the Battle of Verdun in 1916 during World War I. One of the costliest battles of the war which led to an enormous loss of life. Today, Verdun is a living, breathing town. Having undergone a total makeover, the heart of the town is a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity.. Visitors can leisurely admire at the town’s architecture, in particular the pretty Art Nouveau-style building fronts, created after the 1st World War. The quayside has become the focus point of life in Verdun many festive, cultural or commercial events take place there.

There is an amphitheatre overlooking the river from where the comings and goings of the pleasure boats can be observed at leisure. Other leisure activities are open to visitors, swimming in the Pré l’Evêque sports and recreation park, pony rides in the town. When its time for lunch, visit a very well recommended restaurant in Verdun Le Coq Hardi.


Nancy, being one of Metz´s neighbours has a wide choice of beautiful wedding locations such as Cordeliers church, Notre Dame de Bonsecours church. The Place Stanislas is considered the most beautiful royal town square in Europe, with the statue of Stanislas pointing to the North, definitely a must to see place.
The Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Musée Historique Lorrain are not to be missed.

There is also a botanical garden in Nancy, “Le Jardin Botanique”. It is open from 10 am to 12 (noon), and from 2 pm to 5 pm on Mondays through Fridays. On Saturdays and Sundays it is open from 2 pm to 5 pm. It costs around 2.30 euros to enter, and has many different types of plants and flowers, including tropical.