The Burgundy earth, anchor of the Maison Lameloise, has been the source of a certain way of life for 90 years. It is here in Chagny that a history of chefs and stars began. Since 1921, there have been three successive generations of Lameloise: Pierre, Jean and Jacques.
A former coach house inn during the 15th century, then transformed into a hotel, the Hotel du Commerce, the building was renovated in 1960 to revive its heritage and create new rooms under a new name, "Lameloise".
Today, this long and beautiful history is entrusted to a new team, Eric Pras and Frédéric Lamy, siblings in spirit and passion –so that Lameloise lives on.
The new generation
On the trail of the greatest names ...
At 15, Eric completed his vocational diploma [CAP] at the Hôtel Central in Renaison and from 1989 onwards moved from one quality establishment to the next: Maison Troisgros in Roanne, Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu, then under Pierre Gagnaire in Saint-Etienne, Antoine Westermann in Strasbourg, Restaurant La Belle Otéro in Cannes – so many great figures and institutions in French gastronomy where he could forge his own personality.
On March 1, 2008, at the age of 36, Eric Pras decided to leave Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid and Régis Marcon, where he had managed since 2005 as Chef de Cuisine, to come to Chagny – a wise choice which marks an important milestone for one of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France in 2004.
With Jacques Lameloise driving home as a declaration of faith that, "our job is generosity" and that "nothing is more difficult than simplicity"; Eric Pras clearly admits his ambition: "Continue the history of the maison and uphold the current level of excellence."
At 39, Eric Pras, asserts his personality in a kitchen which always respects the product.
elegance and refinement,
authenticity and personality
A place in harmony with the table, its region and its terroir. A mansion refined throughout the years, decorated with elegance and discretion.
Everything here adds to an atmosphere that renders you immediately at ease: soft lighting, prints and fabrics chosen for each room and each bedroom, Burgundy stone combined with wood and wrought iron forged from Burgundy industries–all exude time and authenticity. A collection designed with sophistication and care for guest comfort.
Sixteen air conditioned rooms for your comfort.