La Poterne du Château de Fleury


La Poterne, which in the 17th century was used as the guardians’ house, overlooks the remarkable square courtyard of Chateau de Fleury. This dwelling, a strategic place at its time, has become an astonishing house perched up high with an exceptional view of the Château. The access to the house is via the stairs under the porch. You can hear the walls whisper the secrets of the house: they have so many stories to tell. To stay at La Poterne is to live an unusual and surprising experience. This unique and singular house is set on three floors. The main room with its large window and oculus is breathtaking because of the amazing overall view of the Château. The room is astutely set together into a comfortable living room, with a dining room table and a very beautiful state of the art kitchen. The quiet refined atmosphere comes from the old stone walls, the very pastel tones of the decorations and the exceptional country furniture dating from the start of the 18th century. You will find a cozy comfortable double bedroom on each floor. The private bathrooms are more like a retro boudoir with its cast iron bathtubs. An amazing peek into the History of France, the comfort at la Poterne is such that one needs to only contemplate the architectural splendors of the Château de Fleury-en-Bière.

  • Nomber of persons
    • 4 peoples
  • Area
    • 90 m²
  • Price
    • FROM 227€ THE NIGHt 2 nIGHts minimum
  • Key Features
    • BaTHTUBS
  • Exterior & Environment
    • exceptional view
  • Configuration
    • 2 double bebrooms
  • Near
  • Location
  • Services included
  • A la carte services
    • Food delivery, massage, breakfast on request

Hors nos murs

With family or friends, take a walk along the Loing river to the villages of Moret-sur-Loing, Montigny-sur-Loing and Grez-sur-Loing. Craving for tranquility and seeking contemplation ? Hop on a panoramic boat and glide over the water admiring the marvelous views of Nemours as you float by. In winter, discover the Fontainebleau forest by riding on dog sled ! Your children are with you? Take your secateurs and small knives and enjoy picking vegetables in Voisenon. You are a family of horse riders? What if you challenged yourself with an initiation in western horse riding at Ryan’s farm? If your children love animals, you will be pleased to know that the region is full of pedagogical farms and protected animal parks such as Parrot’s World or Zoo de Lumigny. In Provins, the Aigles des Remparts, offer a fascinating show! Finally, if your aim is to not drive the car, then nothing is easier. The fields are limitless and the whole family can enjoy the fresh air! Should you wish to stock up on vegetables, a vegetable stand is installed in courtyard of the elementary school of Fleury, a few minutes away from the château every Saturday till midday. For local products, find the closest producer to you at:

Everything to know about the adress
  • Is parking space provided?
    • Oui bien sûr. Vous avez une place de parking réservé juste entre la haie et l'enceinte de Fleury.
  • Are the houses accesible by public transport?
    • From Paris, you can take the R line to Melun and then bus 14 to Sorbiers. This takes an hour and a half . However, we do suggest that you come by car, as it is easier to move around once on the spot.
  • Is there a grocery store nearby?
    • Yes, there is a grocery store nearby. You will get all the necessary information from your house manager upon arrival.
Everything to know on a Pierres d'Histoire reservation
  • How can I reserve?
    • You are interested in on of our houses? You can reserve directly on our website or by calling our number at 01 84 83 04 00. If you reserve directly through Pierres d'Histoire, we guarantee you the best price.
  • Is housekeping included?
    • It is possible for a daily housecleaning service if requested and if available for a fee of 25€/hour. If you stay longer than a week, at mid-stay the bathroom and kitchen will be cleaned with a change of your bedsheets. This is free of charge.
  • Is it possble to rent a single room?
    • Our houses have to be rented as a whole, except for Hôtel de Tingry and the suites of de Fleury.
  • Can I reserve for a single night?
    • You have to stay a minimum of two nights as the rent of our houses necessitates a high cost of upkeep in order to always maintain our high quality.
  • Does the price include half-board?
    • No, meals are not included in our service. Our kitchens are fully equiped enabling you to prepare your own meals. However, if you do not wish to prepare your meals, most of our houses have a local catering service selected especialy by us. Our caterers prepare the meals themself and work with local products.
  • Are animals allowed?
    • Yes, dogs are allowed in our houses for an extra fee of 20€ per dog.
  • At what time can I arrive and at what time do I have to leave the house?
    • The house is available as of 4:00 p.m. on the day of your arrival. Check-out is at 11:00 a.m. at the latest. On Sundays, Pierres d'Histoire gives you the opportunity to decide yourself your departure time (except for Hôtel de Tingry).
  • In case of a poblem during my stay, who should I contact?
    • There is no reception desk at the Pierres d'Histoire houses. For any problems or queries you can get in touch with the house manager whose contact number is given in the confirmation mail when you reserve.He/she can be reached by telephone should you encounter any problems and will answer any of your questions.
  • Can I cancel my reservation?
    • You can cancel directly your reservation on line or by calling us at 01 84 83 04 00. Cancellation is free upto 30 days before your date of arrival. Less than that there will be a cancellation fee (see General Conditions of Sale).
  • Can I change my reservation?
    • If you wish to change your reservation, please contact us at 01 84 83 04 00.
  • What means of payment do you offer?
    • Reservations are made on line with your credit card. Our site is of course fully secured. We do not accept any other kind of payment and you cannot pay on the premises.
  • Do I have to make a down-payment?
    • For all reservations we ask a down-payment. A direct debit pre-authorisation will be registered a few days before your arrival. The security deposit is upto the amount of the down-payment depending on the house, but will not be debited unless damage has been noted.
  • When will I be debited?
    • A 30 % down-payment will be debited when you reserve. The balance will be debited between the 2nd and 5th day before your arrival.
  • Am I insured/responsible if I break something in the house?
    • Should we note an important damage in the house or if the furniture is damaged by misuse or volontarily broken, all or part of the security deposit will be debited in the 30 days following your departure.
  • Do Pierres d'Histoire houses have baby beds and high chairs?
    • Yes, upon request we can provide a baby bed and a wooden high chair. Ask your house manager when you call . However, baby bed sheets are not provided.
  • Is there air-conditioning and heating in the houses?
    • The houses are heated (heaters and fireplaces or wood-burners) but not air-conditioned (except for Hôtel de Tingry).
  • Is there a television in the houses?
    • Yes, every house has a television as well as wifi access and speakers.
  • Is household linen provided?
    • Yes, we provide sheets and towels in all the houses.
  • Are the kitchens and bathrooms equipped according to modern standards?
    • Yes all the kitchens and bathrooms of our houses have been built and equipped according to modern standards and European rules.
  • Are the kitchens fully equipped?
    • Yes, every kitchen at Pierres d'Histoire has a stove, an oven and a refrigerator. They also have all the pots and pans and various utensils you might need.
  • Is there internet service in the Pierres d'Histoire houses?
    • Internet coverage varies. Some of our houses have excellent internet service whereas others because of their geographic location in the countryside are less well covered.
  • Is there wifi in the Pierres d'Histoire houses?
    • Yes all our houses have wifi.
  • Are the basic necessities such as toilet paper, soap, tea or coffee provided?
    • Yes, in every Pierres d'Histoire house you will find toilet paper as well as shampoo and liquid soap shower. In the kitchens, dishwasher soap, tea and coffee are provided.
  • Are Pierres d'Histoire houses accesible to a person with reduced mobility?
    • Our houses are not accessible to a person with reduced mobility because of the architecture that very ofen are old, the stairways are narrow, the doors are not large enough, etc….
  • Are Pierres d'Histoire houses child friendly?
    • Yes, most our our houses are child friendly. They have gardens for them to ran around in and explore. However, some of the houses might be less adapted for very young children because of their proximity to water such as a swmming pool or a river, or else there might be stairs. Pierres d'Histoire declines any/all responsibility in case of an accident. For more information on the amenities of a house, do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Do we need to clean the house before departure?
    • The house will be cleaned after your departure, however we do ask that you leave the house the way you found it. Garbage cans need to be emptied and the dishwasher run.
  • Do we need a car during our stay?
    • Our houses are very often in the countryside, in places that are calm and peaceful. To get to these houses, to be able to discover the area or to be able to go grocery shopping we recommend that you have a car.
  • Is there a bed and breakfast rate?
    • No, breakfast is not included except for Hôtel de Tingry where it is. However, it is possible to order breakfast ahead of time, when you get in touch with the house manager.
  • When is the swimming pool open?
    • Our swimming pools are open between May and end of September depending on the weather.
  • Is the swimming pool heated?
    • The swimming pools of la Marcotte and la Clairière are heated, that of Tingry is not.
  • Is there a barbecue?
    • The houses with a barbecue are : La Marcotte la Clairière, the 3 houses of de Ravenoville as well as that of le Moulin de Pézenas.
  • Do you do long term rentals?
    • Yes we would be happy to welcome you for a long term rent subject to availability. Do not hesitate to call us so as to discuss the possibilities.
  • How do I get to the house that I have booked?
    • Prior to your arrival, you will receive a mail giving you all the necessary informations including the code for the key box of your house


It is on the road that goes from Courances to Fontainebleau that is located the magnificent estate of Fleury-en-Bière surrounded by huge walls of stone and brick, in keeping with the style of the castle and its annexes. Then suddenly, a small house can be seen overlooking the imposing arched dark wooden door leading to Château de Fleury. This house known as “La Poterne”, is the only spot where one can have an overall view of the castle. It is, in fact, the former guard house who, from the platform could supervise easily the comings and goings of everyone. It is said that one night in 1626, a dinner was organized at Château de Fleury to which most of the conspirators against Louis XIII, who was still a very young king at the time, where invited. This plot was muffled right at its start by the confessions of Monsieur, the brother of the King, who was amongst the conspirators. But he was such a coward that he gave the names of everyone to the King. The dinner never took place …. and the guard of La Poterne must have waited quite a long while for those carriages that never arrived … Lived in since the construction of Château de Fleury in mid 16th century, a fire burnt down La Poterne in August 2013. In 2016 Pierre d’Histoire recovered the building and restored it over a period of six months, with the help and savoir-faire of three artisans. From the fire, nothing could be salvaged except for an old staircase dating from the 17th century, its terra cotta floor tiles and the fireplace. Today, the Poterne is made of one living room and two bedrooms. This distribution of rooms remains unchanged from its original version, as no floor plan has been modified. For this renovation, the biggest challenge was to modify the first floor from one room to three distinct rooms (kitchen, living room and dining room) without changing the volume and the esthetics of the initial space. To be able to do that, the choice of furniture was crucial: it was particularly important to find a very narrow dining room table and a stove that coincided perfectly, in size, to the fireplace. As for the interior decoration, every detail is an invitation for relaxing and resting. The subtle soft tones and 18th century country style furniture decorate this unusual place. A special note for the pretty wardrobe found at Drouot as well as the Reeve’s pheasant on the stairway. Although the origins of the Poterne was that of a modest guard house, the spirit of chateau life is definitely present.

Prochaine adresse
L'Écurie du Château de Fleury