Les Roches was built just at the turn of the 1900s and it was commissioned by a Parisian judge. Mr Perrot built the house for his mistress and the face of the mistress can be found on the hand-painted ceiling panels in the dining room as well as over the main entrance door in the form of a stone carving.
The architecture of Les Roches is quite unique and it is called "eclectic" as it combines architectural styles found in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. There are similar styled buildings, which were built during the same period, in Normandy and Biarritz.
There are a lot of details on the exterior of the house including the gold leaf mosaics under the roof eaves, intricate stone carvings, different coloured bricks in various shapes, intricate flower shapes in the iron works, etc. and one needs to spend a little time to notice them all. The rooms in the house are well proportioned and the public rooms are decorated with the original wood panelling and the high ceilings are decorated with intricate plaster work.
During the Second World War, Les Roches was occupied by the Germans when they occupied Burgundy. Since the Second World War, Les Roches has been family homes to various French families. In 2004, Les Roches was converted by Tobias and Marco into a country residence and it was fully restored in 2005 (the Gardner’s Cottage was fully restored in 2007). Château Les Roches has now been completely modernised and restored to its former glory!