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E1. CHÂTEAU DE LA TOUR
rivarennes (36800)  Centre Pays-de-Loire
Tel: 33 0 2 54 47 06 12; Fax: 33 0 2 54 47 06 08
Owner of the establishment
Duchesse Douairière de CLERMONT-TONNERRE

This house is a Private Residence that takes guests. 
From their Website: You are invited to the residence of Duchess Anne de Clermont-Tonnerre who will welcome you into her guest rooms in the majestic Château de la Tour. Built in the 14th century, this warm-hearted residence enjoys an exceptional setting alongside the Creuse river.   The Chateau may have been used to monitor the bridge and to establish a ‘bridge-toll’.  The Lords of La Tour were allowed to ask 5 sols per inihabitant of Rivarennes. 

During the Hundred Years War La Tour was taken.  During the nineteenth century the Count of Rochefoucauld and his wife launched byzantine works which were very successful for this time.  Today, Duchess Anne of Clermont-Tonnerre runs and Bed and Breakfast at the Chateau, raises race horses and different breeds of Pointers.

Large fireplaces, regional cuisine, everything here is about country lifestyle. Once you have appreciated a stroll through the park, make sure you do not miss the thrill of watching the race horses in their paddocks, as well as the "Brac de Weimar" hunting breed in the dog farm: fine specimens all... The chateau life, as we said!

Hotel closed: 24, 25 and 26 December

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E2.  HOTEL ERMITAGE****                    
1230, Avenue du Léman
74500, Evian-les-Bains, France
1 866 986 5844
Mon-Fri 3:00-17:00 (ET)
Sat-Sun 3:00-15:00 (ET)

From their Website:  A 4-star hotel near Evian-les-Bains, Hotel Ermitage sits minutes from the breathtaking sight of Lake Léman. Nestled within 42 acres of natural surroundings, the hotel is ideally placed for exploring France and Switzerland, and is just a 30-minute boat-ride from Lausanne. Geneva Airport is 1 hour away by car.

For ultimate relaxation, guests can plunge into the outdoor hotel swimming pool, before indulging in one of the range of clay treatments available at the hotel spa. The renowned Evian Masters Golf Club offers guests the chance to enjoy a game whilst taking in views of the surrounding Alps. After a day exploring the picturesque settings, enjoy the panoramic views of the lake from the hotel terrace.

Inside, the Hotel Ermitage is classically decorated. Guestrooms combine traditional and contemporary style, each including free WiFi and satellite TV. Enjoy breakfast from the comfort of the bedroom, or relax with a book in the hotel garden.

Hotel Services & Amenities include but not limited to:
    Children's playground
    Golf course
    Indoor swimming pool
    Outdoor swimming pool

Room Features:  General, Breakfast in the room, Room service, Bed turn-down service, Flatscreen/LCD TV
    Soundproof rooms, Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Armchair, Baby's cot, Complimentary newspaper
    Desk, Direct line telephone, Laundry facilities, Mini-bar, Safety deposit box, Telephone, Wake-up service
    Leisure, Cable/satellite TV, Internet connection, Pay TV, Video games, WiFi

Tourist Attractions:
    City Centre: 0.9 mi
    Bains des Pâquis: 25 mi
    United Nations Office: 25 mi
    Jet d'Eau: 25 mi
    L'Horloge Fleurie: 25 mi
    Old Town: 25 mi
    Reformation Wall: 25 mi
    St Pierre Cathedral: 26 mi

Transportation
    Genève-Cornavin Railway Station: 25 mi
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E3.  Château d'Urtubie
Urrugne
64122 Saint jean de Luz, Atlantique Vendee
Tel: 05 59 54 31 15; Fax: 05 59 54 62 51

From their Website: The Château d'Urtubie is a fortified castle which has belonged to the same family since it was built in 1341. During  the 16th and 18th centuries, the castle was extended and remains today a beautiful historical monument, elegantly furnished and decorated.

Located in Saint-Jean-de-Luz between Biarritz and the Spanish border of the Basque Country, the castle’s charm, history and ideal location, are excellent incentives to stay and discover the region.

The Urtubie fortress and its park of 6 hectare, bears witness to six centuries of Basque Country history. King Louis XI stayed at the castle in 1463 and King Louis XIV raised the estate to viscounty status in 1654. During the Napoleonic wars of the 19th century, Soult followed by Wellington were stationed here.

When staying in the carrefully restored interiors, it is easy to imagine the past splendor of the place.

In the oldest part of the building, the comfortable bedrooms are entirely fitted with precious 18th and 19th century furniture and modern facilities. The 15-acre park boasts a pool to be enjoyed during the sunny days.

Attractions in the property
- Large swimming pool in the park near the Orangerie.
- 6 hectare path round the river of the property and through the rose garden. .

All rooms are fitted with air-conditioneing and equipped with satellite-TV, phone and free Internet access (wi-fi).
The bathrooms are equipped with bath and separate shower.  All of our rooms are situated within the castle. They were recently renovated and are fully furnished with antique furniture and paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Prestige Rooms : Rooms over 25 sq. meters with ceilings of over 3 meters high.
Classic Rooms : Rooms of 18 sq. meters with ceilings of over 3 meters high.
Charm Rooms : Attic rooms of 15 sq. meters.

How to come
- By road : from the train station of Saint Jean de Luz, take the direction Urrugne-Hendaye.
- By motorway : A63, exit St Jean de Luz SUD, take the 1st left on the RN810 direction Urrugne-Hendaye, Château d'Urtubie (1.5 km from the motorway exit)
- By train : Station Saint Jean de Luz TGV 3 km from the castle.
- By plane : Biarritz and Fontarrabie-Saint Sébastien Airports, both 15 km from the castle

Distance from main towns in France
Biarritz 15 km, Bayonne 25 km, Bordeaux 200 km, Toulouse 280 km, Paris 800 km
Spain
Border 10 km, Saint Sébastien 25 km, Bilbao 130 km, Madrid 500 km
Discover the Basque Coast  -  Leisure Activities
- Beaches (Saint Jean de Luz 3km, Hendaye 9km and Biarritz 15km)
- Health spas (Saint Jean de Luz 3km, Hendaye 9km and Biarritz 15km)
- Nautical sports (sailing and scuba diving, Ciboure 3km)
- Surf (Guéthary 5km, Bidar 9kmk, Hendaye 9km and Biarritz15 km)
- Horse-riding (Ascain 6km and Sare 15km)
- Walking paths on the coast line from Guéthary to Hendaye (25km)
- Hiking in mountains (Col d'Ibardin 5km, la  Rhune 7km)
Disoveries
- Tour of the Basque villages (Urrugne, Ascain, Sare, Ainhoa, Saint Jean Pied de Port, Bidart, Guéthary...half a day)
- Saint Jean de Luz 3km (the Corsair's village, Louis XIV's house, the Infante's house...)
- Biarritz 15 km (the Virgin's rock, the Imperial palace of Napoleon III...)
- Bayonne and its historic center around its Cathedral 20km
- Hendaye and the boat trip to the historic Spanish village of Fontarrabie  9km
- Saint Sébastien 20 km (Concha beach and the historic center of Pintxo bars)
- Pampelune (1 hour in car)
- Bilbao and the Guggenheim's museum (more than 1 hour in car)
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E4.  Le Choiseul * * * *
36, Quai Charles Guinot
37400 Amboise – Centre – Val-de-Loire
Tel: 33 0 2 47 30 45 45; Fax: 33 0 2 47 30 46 10
Email: contact@jpmoser.com   (Note: JP Moser handles reservations for numerous Chateaux)

From their Website: In 1983, Monsieur Rene Traversac, the owner of Le Choiseul was keeping a close eye on the work taking place on the Château de Divonne near Geneva, when Pierre, his eldest son who had been his right-hand man for about twelve years, became very interested in a hotel for sale in the Val de Loir that had been abandoned for many years. This was Le Choiseul, situated between the Loire and the hillside just at the foot of the famous château d'Amboise. Behind the high solid walls, in the centre of the thick brush of the park, the buildings appeared sound but totally in ruins inside; the renovation work would be considerable but the location was exceptional and the tourist potential significant. He decided to purchase it and take charge of the construction site.

This marvelous property opened its doors in 1985. Le Choiseul is a haven of peace in the town of Amboise. It is a gracious collection of residences built in the 16th and 18th Centuries between the Loire and the terraced gardens bordered by troglodyte caves. An ideal base for those who wish to discover the Loire Valley Castles and savour the area's celebrated cuisine.

Le Choiseul has 32 rooms of 5 different categories, from the most elegant apartment to the most delightful room including junior suites, "Deluxe", "Superior", "Traditional" or "Standard" rooms, located in one of the three residences which make up Le Choiseul: the Maison de l'Ermite, the Maison du Duc and the Maison de l'Apothicaire.

All the rooms are elegantly decorated in keeping with their location and enjoy modern comforts. They offer pleasant views over the Italian garden, the Loire and the Château d'Amboise.
  Superior Room  ▪ These rooms are spacious, light and nicely decorated. They offer cosy intimacy with views over the Loire, the Château d'Amboise or the Italian style gardens. A sophisticated setting with luxury services. - Air-conditioning, mini-bar, hair-dryer, flat screen television.
  Deluxe Room     These are beautiful and stylish large rooms with a lounge area and private terrace. The elegance of the decor emphasises the tasteful ambiance of these rooms where you will rediscover calm and serenity. You will have a view over the Loire and a bathroom complete with bath and private toilet. - Mini bar, hair-dryer, flat screen television.
  Traditional Room    Delightful, cosy rooms, some with sloping ceilings and exposed beams overlooking the Loire or the Italian style gardens. They are equipped with a bathroom complete with bath and separate toilet. - Air-conditioning, mini-bar, hair-dryer, flat screen television.

Leisure Activities Include:
  • Horse riding (request)
  • Mountain bikes (nearby)
  • Outdoor swimming pool (on-site)
  • Sailing (on-site)
  • Tennis courts (nearby)
  • 18 hole golf course
  • Ballooning (nearby)
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Golf (nearby)
  • Gymnasium (nearby)
  • Vignoble-winery (nearby)
Location:  From Paris, exit the A10, junction 18, at Amboise. Take the D31, cross immediately the Loire and turn right after the bridge.

Transportation: Nearest train station: 5 minutes,Nearest coach / bus station: 5 minutes,Nearest Motorway: Autoroute 11,Nearest car rental office: Amboise city centre,Nearest city centre: Amboise,Nearest business district: 5 minutes,Nearest shopping district: Amboise / Taxi Euro 6,Train station: Amboise 10 minutes walk / Tours 35 minutes drive,International airport: Roissy Charles de Gaulle 2.3 hours drive,Motorway: A10, 15 minutes drive,Car rental: Centre Amboise,Shopping district: Centre Amboise,City centre: Amboise
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E5.  CHÂTEAU DES SEPT TOURS
Le Vivier des Landes -D34-
37330 COURCELLES DE TOURAINE, Centre – Val-de-Loire

From their Website: Every era since the Middle Ages has left its mark on the chateau throughout its long life. Like a millefeuille, it has built up layer upon layer of historical references since the time it was known as the "Manoir des Trois Tours". The rooms are decorated in an extravagantly romantic style and feature high ceilings, fabric wall coverings, draperies and damask bed covers. They share a breathtaking view over the golf club and grounds, which are also home to the pool. The restaurant includes both the Salon Troyon and the panoramic air-conditioned veranda. The characterful cuisine pays tribute to both areas in an avant-garde style featuring a heady mix of techniques and flavours.

Chateau Des Sept Tours is an outstanding 4-star hotel perfectly nestled in the Loire Valley. This luxury hotel is surrounded by a green lush park and features a peaceful lake and a lovely golf course. Guests will easily be able to discover the treasures of the region thanks to this Chateau's ideally central location.

Complimented with its well-preserved historical features, each guestroom of Chateau Des Sept Tours offers modern comfort and state-of-the-art amenities. For guests' utmost relaxation, there is a gorgeous "green" and a refreshing outdoor swimming pool (seasonal). In addition, business events can be conducted with success thanks to the hotel's extensive quality of services.

Whether travelling for business or leisure, the elegant decor of Chateau Des Sept Tours, along with its vast array of amenities, will make every stay in the Loire Valley an unforgettable experience.
Location.
This hotel is located in Courcelles-de-Touraine. Regional points of interest include Chateau de Langeais.
Features.
Chateau Des Sept Tours has a golf course and a seasonal outdoor pool. The property offers meeting rooms for small groups. The property has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Business amenities at this 4.0-star property consist of conference rooms and banquet facilities. The staff can arrange concierge services, wedding services, dry cleaning/laundry services, and express check-out.
Guestrooms.
Chateau Des Sept Tours has 46 guestrooms. Guestrooms have televisions. Guestrooms provide direct-dial phones and complimentary newspapers. Bathrooms offer bathrobes, makeup/shaving mirrors, and hair dryers. Additional amenities include minibars, desks, and in-room safes. In addition, amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards, extra towels/bedding, and wake-up calls. Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Additional Info-  Safe  - In House Dining  - In House Bar  - Pets Allowed  - TV In Room  - Data Ports  - Meeting Rooms  - Wake Up Service  - Mini Bar In Room  - Hair Dryer
Hotel closed
from 01/01 to 02/03 and from 31/10 to 31/12
Restaurant closed
from 01/01 to 02/03 and from 31/10 to 31/12

How to get there?
A10 take A28 exit towards Le Mans, and exit n°27 at Neuillé-Pont-Pierre , then drive towards Château-la-Vallière, and take the D34 highway towards Langeais- Château, which is 6 km away on the right.

Access
Airport : Airport 1 (30 km)
Airport : Airport 2 (162 km)
Train station : Train station 1 (22 km)
Train station : Train station 2 (40 km)
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E6.  Domaine de Beauvois * * * *
27, Route de Clere les Pins
37230 - Luynes - Val de Loire – France

From their Website: An imposing manor overlooking Briffaut Lake, Domaine de Beauvois is a glorious retreat set in 350 acres of Loire Valley parkland. Tranquility is guaranteed here together with a choice of cuisine, gentle pastimes and a connoisseurs wine selection.

Crafted wooden furnishings grace comfortable and elegant rooms that retain much of their 16th and 17th-century charm. Domaine de Beauvois offers a choice of two dining rooms, either sophisticated cuisine in the Briffaut room or country cuisine is served in the Louis XIII and Louis XV lounges, overlooking the terrace and formal garden.

Lunch by the pool in the summer, fish or play bowls or takes to the air with a balloon ride over Domaine de Beauvois’ extensive grounds. Visit nearby Luynes and its 12th-century castle, then try some wine tasting in local vineyards.

Built 1600 Year Remodeled 2008additional Property Description Domaine De Beauvois Is A Truly Tranquil Retreat In An Imposing 17th Century Manor House Set In 350 Acres Of Parkland. Discover The Stunning Lake, Deliciously Inventive Food, An Extremely Extensive Wine Cellar And A Selection Of Gentle Pastimes. The Sense Of Serenity Is Palpable Here. The Gardens Invite Casual Strolls, The Terrace Makes You Want To Sit And Admire The Beautiful Surroundings, While The Cuisine In The Dining Room Calls For A Grand Cru From The Wine Cellar. In Summer, Enjoy Our Outdoor Swimming Pool, Followed By An Energetic Game Of Tennis, Or Take A Hot Air Balloon Ride Over The Loire Valley. Hire A Bike For A Leisurely Ride Through Pretty Countryside Or Visit The Castle At Luynes.

Additional information
Tradition Room - All the Tradition rooms are tastefully furnished and equipped with double beds (or twin beds on request), a bathroom (with hair-drier) and toilet. They offer a nice view on the flowery terrace or the courtyard.They can be equipped with a cot and welcome 2 adults and one child. They are accessed by lift or stairs. Wi-Fi access, direct dial phone, mini-bar, flat screen TV satellite.               From 157 to 195
                         
Superior Room  -  These large rooms are comfortable and bright. The period furniture and decor make each one a unique room which offers a pleasant view over the beautiful flowery terrace of the Domaine or the courtyard. They are equipped with double beds (or twin beds on request) and welcome up to 3 persons. They all have a bathroom (with hair-drier) and separate toilet. Air-conditioning on request, Wi-Fi access, direct dial phone, mini-bar, flat screen television. Access by stairs or lift.                                                     
                         
Deluxe Room  -  With exquisite materials and rare antique furniture you will enjoy the French style decor of these beautiful spacious and comfortable rooms. They are equipped with double or twin beds, bathroom (with hair-drier) and toilet and overlook the flowery terrace or the Briffaut lake. They can welcome up to 3 persons. They are accessed by lift or stairs. Air-conditioning on request, Wi-Fi access, direct dial phone, mini-bar, flat screen television.                                                                                                                       

Junior Suite  -  In addition to the sophisticated decor and the luxury comfort offered, these junior suites offer a pleasant lounge area, making it possible if needed, to accommodate two additional people. They are equipped with double or twin beds, bathroom (with hair-drier) and toilet. They overlook the Briffaut lake or the Manor's beautiful flowery terrace. Air-conditioning on request, Wi-Fi access, direct dial phone, mini-bar, flat screen television. Access by stairs or lift.                                                                                 
                         
Apartment Room  -  This real apartment, warm and cosy, is ideal for families. It is composed of two separate rooms, one with double bed and the other one with twin bed. bathroom (with hair-drier) and toilet. They overlook the Briffaut lake or the Manor's beautiful flowery terrace. Air-conditioning on request, Wi-Fi access, direct dial phone, mini-bar, flat screen television. Access by stairs only.                                    

Pet Supplement

Booking conditions:  To guarantee the reservation , the 1st night will be charged automatically to the credit card number provided

Cancellation Policy:  48 hours or more before arrival : deposit refunded
Less than 48 hours : 1 night's stay will be held (Room, B&B, half board, or full board basis as reserved)
No-show : 1 night's stay will be held (Room, B&B, half board, or full board basis as reserved)
           
    Parking Garage
    TV In Room
    Mini Bar In Room
    Hair Dryer
    Car Rent Desk
    Family Room

Direction To The Property From North From Paris And Airport, Take Motorway A10 Exit 21 Tours Sainte Radegonde Take Direction Of Saumur On The National 152,along The River Loire, Turn Right At The Port Of Luynes, Cross The Village Of Luynes In Direction Of Clere Les Pins.
Surroundings

Primary City Tuf 12 Km Wamboise 30 Km Eazay Le Rideau 15 Km Schambord 90 Km Echenonceau 40 Km Elangeais 10 Km Wmuseums Tours 10 Km Evillandry 15 Km Svineyards 20 Km E

Sports/Relaxation facilities and services:
-Outdoor pool (in summer only)
-140 hectare woodland park
-Walks or bicycle rides
Nearby:  
- The Tours Ardrée Golf Course, 15 kilometres from the Domaine de Beauvois, is a magnificent 18-hole golf course.
- Loire Valley hot-air balloons , 30 kilometres away - flights over the Loire Valley.
- Equestrian Sports Centre 15 kilometres away. An equestrian Sports Centre with something for everybody.
- Visit Luynes and its castle, 4 kilometres from Beauvois, with its tiny village, typical of the Tours region, nestled at the foot of a 12 th Century castle.
- The Langeais Castle, 10 kilometres away, is a 15 th Century castle in which you will discover a fine collection of period furniture.
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E7.  CHATEAU D’ARTIGNY
37250 Montbazon, Centre – Val-de-Loire
Tel:  33 0 2 47 34 30 30; Fax:  33 0 2 47 34 30 39

From their Website: The white stones of the majestic Artigny Castle, the dream Belle Époque castle of François Coty, the famous perfumer, may be seen from a distance as they rise above the Indre Valley. Twenty-five hectares of park containing a French garden, marble statues, woodwork and trompe l'oeil frescos. No expense was spared in the creation of this beautiful residence, now an elegant castle hotel located south of Tours.

The Château d'Artigny has 65 rooms of 5 different categories, from the most elegant apartment to the most delightful room including junior suites, "Deluxe", "Superior" and "Traditional" rooms, located in the Château or just opposite in the Pavillon d'Ariane and the Cité des Parfums or even on the edge of the park at the Pavillon du Garde.  All the rooms are elegantly decorated in keeping with their location and enjoy modern comforts. They offer pleasant views over the Indre and its valley, the French garden, the Château or the park.

Located at 800 meters from Château d'Artigny, Moulin d'Artigny is situated in the middle of a 2 hectare (5 acre) poplar grove. Le Moulin d'Artigny proposes 7 rooms country style furnished. Ideal for hiking and biking

The Château d'Artigny down the centuries

The first château was built on the hill (the Puy) during the Hundred Years' War as part of the defences built along the Indre River around the keep at Montbazon.

As the centuries passed and following a series of restorations, it became a hybrid edifice, with neo-Gothic towers and pseudo Renaissance wings around the old manor house, which François Coty, the inventor of the modern perfume industry and its new owner, did not like. He demolished it in 1912, building in its place a sumptuous château in pure 18th century style, an almost perfect copy of the château de Champlâtreux in the Val d'Oise.

Coty, whose real name was Spoturno, was incredibly demanding; he wanted to rival the builders in the age of Louis XIV: the Perfume Emperor was going to compete with the Kings of France.

The chapel at the entrance to the château was to be an exact copy of the one in Versailles but a quarter of the size. The installations were grandiose: washbasins were in marble and the kitchen sinks in copper, the floors were in multicoloured marble, the woodwork was carved from the block and the capitals of the columns were decorated with ivy leaves, acanthus, laurel, etc. The kitchen was in white marble, the pastry room in pink and green marble and the linen room on two floors had 140 cupboards in citron wood or Macassar ebony inlaid with mother of pearl...
The work began in 1912 and finished in 1929. However, François Coty did not live there very long since he died in 1934.

On his death, the château was sequestered by his many creditors. During the Second World War, it was occupied in succession by the general staff of the Ministry of the Navy, German troops until 1942, and it was an annex of the Tours Hospital until 1946. Christiane Coty, the perfumer's daughter, inherited it in 1947.

In 1959, René Traversac, the founder of the Grandes Etapes Françaises, owned just one establishment: the Prieuré close to Saumur. However, he had developed a liking for the hotel business and was looking for another establishment to acquire.
The Château d'Artigny, overlooking the valley of the Indre, had just been put on the market by Christiane Coty, the daughter of the famous perfumer who had built and owned the property.
He was able to visit the majestic house and appreciate its beauty, but the size and magnificence of the château, not to mention the transformation work need to turn it into a hotel and decorate it somewhat dampened his enthusiasm. He gave himself a few weeks to think about it, at the end of which he finally took the risk of buying it.

A marvellous adventure then began, which was to lead him a few years later to become the head of the burgeoning chain of the " Châteaux-Hotels de France" : "A dapting a few of our old castles to suit modern tastes in comfort while respecting their historical character is the mission that the Association of Châteaux-Hotels de France has set itself".

In 1975, René Traversac played an active part in merging this chain with the "Relais de Campagne" chain and the "Relais et Châteaux" was born.
The Château d'Artigny, converted into a luxury hotel (thanks to the talent of the decorator, Pierre Scapula, and others), opened its doors on 27 March 1961.
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E8.  Chateau de Chissay * * * *
Route de Tours
41400 - Chissay-en-Touraine - Loire Valley – France
Tel: 33 0 2 54 32 32 01; Fax:  33 0 2 54 32 43 80

From their Website: In the shade of the castle of Chenonceau, the Chateau de Chissay, old royal residence, is a stone poem in the heart of the Loire Valley. The park and surrounding wood are an ideal place of stay to discover in this soft France the castles of Chambord, Blois, Amboise and Touraine.

It’s personalized and elegant rooms, with view on the park, the swimming pool or the Renaissance court. The rooms and apartments comfortable and functional are furnished in the XIXth Century style. The bathrooms are decorated with mosaics to the effigy of the characters of the French history that marked the history of this place. All the windows open on the countryside and the trees of a park of 10 ha.
Accommodations:     21 rooms & 11 apartments
Rooms (1-2 people)  
-Classic Room: Attic room is located next to the Castle or without lift. No particular view, room a little smaller. Double or single bed. Full bathroom and WC.                                              
-Pool Room:  Room located at the foot of the Castle in the former stables.  It is quite spacious, modern furniture (rattan). Double or single bed for couple or family.  Fitted bathroom with separate WC. Direct access to the pool. 
-Castle Room:  Room located at the Castle is no lift or side.  View of terrace, the park or the courtyard. Double or single bed. Some beautiful mosaics in bathrooms, separate WC.                  
-Superior Room  (1 to 4 people): Room located at the Castle is no lift or side.  Overlooking the pool and the Valley for many of them.  Double or single bed. Some with small private lounge.  
Suites (1 to 4 people)  From 300 to 350
-Apartment  (1 to 4 people):  Room located at the Castle is no lift or side.  Overlooking the pool and the Valley for many of them. Double or single bed. Room with private lounge where there are beds for children, adolescents or adults.                                                                                                            
-Suite Privilège Troglodytique Suite: located in the extension of the terrace in ground garden.
 80 m² excavated in the tufa stone.  Possibility of up to 4 people. Double bed and sitting area. Fitted bathroom and separate WC.
- Duplex Suite: located in the tower of the thirteenth century, accessible by a small spiral staircase. On two levels, first level the chamber and the second level bathroom and separate WC. In between, a glass floor.
- Jacuzzi Suite: attic suite with a Jacuzzi tub in the room. Separate WC.
- Suite Suite Choiseul and Charles VII: room on the Castle side lift.
Overlooking the pool and the Valley with private lounge. Double or single bed. Bathroom and toilet.

Cancellation policy: A deposit of 30 % will be require for all the booking :
-At the latest 07 days before the arrival : the deposit will be available during 6 months,
-Between 07 and 04 days before the arrival : the deposit will be kept (preserved) and lost,
-Between 03 days and the day of the arrival + no show : the deposit will be kept (preserved) and the total amount of the booking will be charge»
           
Restaurant : “La Table du Roy”
Meeting facilities
Outdoor swimming pool
10-hectare park
Nearby: Golf at 25 km, fishing, bicycle riding, hot air ballooning, excursions to visit the Loire's Castle
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E9.  DOMAINE ET GOLF DE VAUGOUARD
Chemin des Bois
45210 FONTENAY-SUR-LOING, Centre – Val-de-Loire
Tel. : +33 (0)2 38 89 79 00; Fax: 33 0 2 38 89 79 01
Golf de Vaugouard : +33(0)2 38 89 79 09
golf@vaugouard.com

From their Website: Loire Valley villages & castles are within a short driving distance of Vaugouard.  Located in the Central region, about 100 km from Paris, the Domaine & Golf de Vaugouard provide an exceptional landscape. A few kilometers from the Domaine, in the heart of Montargis, you can stroll along the streets and shop in search of the many regional specialties.
The Loire valley is also renowned for its majestic castles throughout the entire region and is a perpetual source of inspiration and creativity for the artists in our beautiful region.The recently renovated Domaine de Vaugouard offers all the elegance of a 4 star hotel. It is located on the estate of a late 18th century Gâtinaise farmhouse. Discover this exceptional environment and its high quality 18 holes golf course within woodlands, sloping fairways and dotted with picturesque water obstacles. The lounges, seminar facilities, swimming pool, sauna and fitness rooms are situated around this green oasis. Also available are a tennis court, bar and petanque (French bowls). Our refined French cuisine, whether in the Brasserie for lunch or Gourmet Restaurant in the evening, will make you forget the stresses of everyday life.

Free Parking : 250 spaces;  Free Wifi access

HISTORY  -  The name of « Vaugouard » comes from the name of the river crossing the Domaine, the Gouard, and the Valley of the Gouard: “Vaugouard”.

The castle has been built around 1750 by the Colonel de Salis Samade, last commander of the Salis Samade Grisoirs Swiss Platoon..The Swiss Platoons were in charge of the protection of the King of France and have had an important task during the French Revolution. The Platoon of Salis Samade was in charge of protecting the Bastille in 1789.

Around 1789, the Colonel Salis Samade gives this property to his nephew, the Baron Henri de Triqueti. Starting as a student of Girodet, Triqueti became the “prince sculptor”. He has been given the task of making the brass doors of the Madeleine’s church of Paris.

Close to the King’s family; around 1838 Triqueti gave Vaugouard to the Duc d’Orléans, oldest son of the king Louis Philippe 1st, to make a famous hunting rendez-vous.
Double rooms description

Of the 42 rooms at the Domaine de Vaugouard, 11 are located in the Castle.  These double rooms guarantee a comfortable stay. The atmosphere of the Exuding Castle, they offer a warm and luxurious stay.

The rooms are equipped with flat screen TV, telephone, free wireless Internet access, minibar and bathroom with bath / shower and hairdryer.  Services and Ambiance

Cosy and authentic, the 31 annexe rooms are divided into two buildings.  These charming rooms combine all modern comfort. With classic furniture made from high quality materials. Each one is unique in style and quite striking.

Domaine de Vaugouard has seven apartments at your facilities disposal.  Enjoy their ambiance, design and very functional, spacious they can accommodate 4-6 people.

Our residences offer 38m ² :  A kitchen, One bedroom with double / twin beds, Living room with sofa bed for two people, A bathroom with bath, Balcony overlooking the Golf course

Our duplexes offer 70m ² : A kitchen, Two bedrooms with double / twin beds, Two bathrooms, one with bath, one with shower, Balcony overlooking the Golf course

Facilities

The Golf is open all year long and proposes:  An 18 hole golf course, 2 putting greens, A driving range, Caddy master, Pro shop, Bar, Brasserie, Golf training programme

By Car :
- From Paris by motorway A6 towards Lyon, then A77 towards Montargis, exit 17 (keep right at the toll). Follow signs for the N7 and Dordives Fontenay-sur-Loing. Turn left at third traffic light and follow signs "Domaine de Vaugouard".
- From Lyon A6, exit 17 Courtenay-Montargis, Montargis and direction of Ferrieres in Gâtinais right. At Ferrieres in Gâtinais follow signs "Domaine de Vaugouard".
- From Orleans N60 direction of Montargis. At Montargis, follow the N7 towards Paris for 5 miles and follow signs "Domaine de Vaugouard".
Address: 45210 Vaugouard Fontenay sur Loing
By Train :
Gare de Fontenay sur Loing at Montargis or 12 kilometers
For more information:www.voyages-sncf.com
By Plane :
Orly airport 85 km
For more information : www.aeroport.fr
Heliport on site
The legal representative of SARL Vaugouard Club, owner of the estate and golf Vaugouard and its grounds, gives you permission to land on his helipad. We ask that you contact the reception area to notify travel times at +33 (0) 2 38 89 79 00 or info@vaugouard.com
Geographical coordinates of the helipad (DZ):  48 ° 04'08'' N / 2 ° 46'33'' E
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E10.  CHATEAU DE FLOURE****
1 rue Gaston Bonheur
11800 Floure, Languedoc-Roussillon
Tél. : +33 (0) 4 68 79 11 29; Fax : +33 (0) 4 68 79 04 61
contact@chateau-de-floure.com

From their Website: Welcome to the Château de Floure.  On leaving Carcassonne, it hardly takes10 minutes to find yourself in the pastoral sweets of the Château de Floure”, 4 stars hotel, where only the moving of the centenary vineyards can disturb the nonchalant peace summer night.You will enjoy the gastronomy of the restaurant ” Le Poète Disparu”. Where you will taste the traditional but sophisticated cooking. Two of our rooms are adapted for welcoming people with restricted mobility

Le spa - The building Gaston Bonheur houses an indoor swimming pool and a spa. For your absolute comfort, this place allow you to get access to a relaxation space all the year round, no matter what the weather outside might look like.
How to come :
-» By plane: Airport Salvaza of Carcassonne at 19 km, Airport of Perpignan at 100 km, Airport of Montpellier at 130 km, Airport of Barcelona at 300 km. (From airport to the Château de Floure, the better and the lesse expensive solution is to rent a car).
-» By car : Motorway A61, exit Carcassonne Est n°24, follow the road D6113 direction Narbonne. Pass the city of Trèbes and at around 5 km (all straight), you have on your rught, Floure, on the hight road.
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E11.  Château d'Arpaillargues - Rue du Château
30700 Arpaillargues –
Tel.: +33 (0)4 66 22 14 48; Fax: 33 0 4 66 22 56 10

From their Website: On the outskirts of a village 4 kilometers west of Uzès, stands d'Arpaillargues castle, a beautiful 18th century residence that has been transformed into the Hotel d'Agoult. Thick walls conceal the charm and gentility of the 17th and 18th Century architecture of this stately home, nestled in the depths of Provence.

A historic castle, Arpaillargues has always been linked to the Arts. Frank Listz's muse, Marie de Flavigny (the Comtesse d'Agoult) once lived here, and their daughter Cosima went on to be Richard Wagner's second wife. Today, restored and rejuvenated, Arpaillargues castle is not only a memorial, but an elegant and discreet estate in the heart of the Uzège countryside.
Historical

On the outskirts of a village 4 kilometers west of Uzès, d'Arpaillargues castle is a beautiful 18th century residence, now transformed into the Hotel d'Agoult. It once belonged to a family made famous by Listz's great love, Marie de Flavigny, , who resided here. 

In the 15th Century the Lords of the estate were the Bertha who were originally from Velay, then through marriage, the Ginestoux family. In 1559 the Bargetons acquired the castle, and it was passed on to the D'Agoult family in 1647 on the marriage  of Mondette de Bargeton with Charles D'Agoult of Piégnon.

Their granddaughter Françoise received Arpaillargues in her dowry on her marriage to Jean de Barjac de Rochegude, a Protestant, who then went into exile in Switzerland.  Arpaillargues was returned to Argoult by the Nîmes tribunal after the French Wars of Religion in 1723.

In 1735 Charles d’Agoult of Montmaur abandoned his castle in Dauphiné to move to Arpaillargues. According to a recovered inventory, it was an uncomfortable dwelling so Marquis Henri François d’Agoult, a former naval lieutenant, began immense reconstruction work, despite his considerable financial difficulties.

Charles d'Agoult, husband of Marie de Flavigny, was born in the castle in 1790. He sold the castle to a former trader, Gabriel Puget. In 1907, it was owned by the Huguet family. It was in a state of dilapidation and the garden leased to a farm when it was bought by Messrs. Hambury and Schootemeyer in 1964.  Then in 1973 it was bought and converted into a hotel by the Savry family. 

More so than for its for history, the Arpaillargues castle is interesting due to its literary references. In a great scandal of its time, Choderlos de Laclos claimed to be inspired by the Marquise d'Agoult de Montmaur to portray Madame de Merteuil in "Les liaisons Dangereuses". In "Les illusions perdues", Balzac borrowed characters from the Bargeton family. Finally, contemporary writer François Nourrissier (« Le Maître de Maison ») lived in the castle for several years.
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E12.  Domaine Saint Clair - Le Donjon***
chemin St-Clair
76790 Etretat, Normandie
Tel: (+33) 0 2 35 27 08 23; Fax: 33 0 2 35 27 08 23

From their Website: The 3-star rated hotel and restaurant Domaine Saint Clair Le Donjon is situated in Etretat, Seine Maritime. "Le Donjon" is a small 19th Century Anglo-Norman Château and the Villa is a cosy seaside residence dating back from La Bele Epoque.

Nestled in a leafy quiet tree lined estate, the hotel boasts a magnificent panoramic view. A new hotel concept where you'll like to linger, will introduce you to the spirit of this distinctive residence where twenty one rooms reflect the soul and personality of their hosts: cloth, draperies, colours, objects, ambiences, music, scents.
This place where several famous people have lived, has unique stories to tell. Delve into the story and enjoy a singular hotel experience at Domaine Saint Clair Le Donjon.
Hotel
The domain comprises 21 rooms spread between the Dungeon and the Villa. These rooms, all equipped with a bathroom with balneo  therapy bath, mingle charm and refinement, mellow lighting, harmony of tone, grand comfort and an unbeatable view of the sea or the park
Each of these rooms, dedicated to a personality from Maupassant to Flaubert, from Loti to Proust, possesses its own atmosphere, now cosy, now flashy, now filtered now impish, it’s up to you to choose the character that reflects you the best!
For a very original version stay in a setting worthy of the great novels of the 19th century.  It was the end of the 19th century.  Etretat and its surrounds were the holiday resorts of artists and writers, beginning with Maurice Leblanc, the father-creator of Arsène Lupin.  It is this atmosphere of the ‘Belle Epoque’, in which refinement, elegance and the art of  living were a requisite that you find at the Domain St Clair.
Composed of a castle, - the Dungeon, built in 1862 and of a delightful villa constructed in 1889, our Domaine never stops reliving its glory days, in the spirit of Anglo-Norman castles of the 19th century.  Imaginary or real characters, one of whom is Camille de Saint Phalle, the lady of the manor, and a personal history that is a shade romantic, accompany you during your stay.

In effect, our rooms bear the names and the traces of the passage of around twenty people such as Pierre Loti, Marcel Proust, Claude Monet, Jacques Offenbach, Guy de Maupassant, Gustave Flaubert, but also those of a doctor, of a retired Major, of an actress, of a dandy and even of a young women with just a touch of frivolity and of Polish origin.

A universe outside time, worthy of a novel that allows to break away from our daily life and the stress of  large towns.  At home with us, you’ll live to another rhythm, that of an epoch when people knew how to take their time.
    Hotel *** at the seaside
    Library, private lounge and interior patio
    Domain of charm at the end of XIX century
    Seminar rooms and banquets
    Gastronomy restaurant
    Outside swimming pool
    21 exceptional rooms
    A wooded park
    6 categories of rooms and suites
    Our vegetable garden
    Peaceful and warm character decoration
    Outdoor parking
Leisure activities
    Parachuting
    Golf
    Tennis (800 m)
    Beach
    Rail bike
    Hiking trails (800 m)
    Horseback riding (5 km)
    Village market, every thursday
    High ropes adventure courses (3 km)
    Malraux Museum in Le Havre
    Tourist information office
Special offers
    Engagements
    Naughty getaway
    Marriage proposal
    Romantic getaway
    Turn-key getaway with baby
    Etretat adventures
    Children
    Evening stopover
    Bank cheques not accepted
    American Express Card
    Carte Bleue
    Chèque-Vacances (Holiday cheque)
Room Rates excluding breakfast from 90€ to  550€
(CLUB, CONFORT, GRAND CONFORT, JUNIOR SUITE, JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIEUR
           
All the rooms dispose of a Wifi access and bathroom and private toilets. TV satellite, telephone, hair dryer, and mineral water, 17 rooms equipped with atmospheric music

All the tariffs comprise the Room not including breakfast :  Breakfast : 14€
Local tax : 1€ per day and per person (not included in the tariff)

CHILD  SUPPLEMENT:
0-4 yrs : free
-12 yrs : free except breakfast 10 euros
+12 yrs : 35 euros including breakfast

How to get there:

Highway A13-A14 de Pons, D35 exit
Highway A150 de Rouen, Bolbec-Etretat exit
Road access N15, Bolbec-Etretat exit
Railway station Bréauté, line Paris St Lazare
Railway station Le Havre, line Paris St Lazare
Airport Le Havre - Octeville
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E13.  HOTEL DE VARENNE
44, rue de Bourgogne
75007 PARIS –
Tel: 33 (1) 45 51 45 55; Fax:  33 0 1 45 51 86 63

From their Website: With its ideal location, Hotel de Varenne is a historical treasure from the 19th century, with its refined Louis XVI and Empire style. Our staff will provide you with a warm welcome and customized service.

Enjoy a relaxing moment in our private garden, bedecked with ivy, green plants and flowers. The perfect place for a serene breakfast experience!

From 7am to 12 mid-day, we will serve you a high-quality breakfast, in our pleasant Louis XVI dining-room.

We are not equipped for wheelchairs. However, we can lodge reduced mobility customers and will assist them throughout their stay.

    Luggage room
    Breakfast served in your room
    Safety deposit box in the room
    Air-conditioning
    Fax & photocopies
    Reading room
    Alcohol-free bar
    Internet access
    Public parking lot
    Pets not allowed

Rooms
-    Standard bed 130 cm - Shower - 9 m² (except bathroom) -WC - Desk - Minibar - Safe - LCD TV - Louis XVI Decor - View over the courtyard - Sound-proofed - Bose sound dock digital music system for Ipod and Iphone.
    Double Douche
    Classic Double Shower

-    Standard double bed: 140cm - Shower - 11m2(except bathroom) - WC - Desk - Minibar - Safe - LCD TV – Louis XVI Decor – View over the courtyard
    Double Bain
    Superior Double Bath

-    Standard double bed: 140 cm - Bath - 14m2(except bathroom) - WC - Desk - Minibar – Safe - LCD TV - Louis XVI Decor - View over the garden – Sound-proofed.
    Twin
    Superior Twin Bath

-    Standard 2 beds: 90 cm - Bath - 14m2(except bathroom) - WC - Desk - Minibar – Safe - LCD TV – Empire Decor – View over the courtyard and garden - Sound-proofed.
    Double Supérieur
    Executive Double Bath

-    Superior double bed: 160 cm - Bath - 17m2(except bathroom) - WC - Desk - Minibar – Safe - LCD TV – Empire Decor – View over the garden - Sound-proofed.
    Bose SoundDock® digital
    Twin Supérieur
    Executive Twin Bath

-    Superior 2 beds: 90 cm - Bath - 17m2(except bathroom) - WC - Desk - Minibar – Safe - LCD TV – Empire Decor – View over the street - Sound-proofed..
    Deluxe
    Deluxe Room Bath

-    Standard double bed: 160 cm – Bath - 21m2(except bathroom) - WC - Desk - Minibar – Safe - LCD TV – Empire Decor – Very large entrance hall - View over the garden - Sound-proofed.
    Bose SoundDock® digital music system for Ipod®
 
Each of the 25 perfectly-soundproofed rooms are elegantly decorated, in Louis XVI or Empire style. They have all been completely renovated, to provide the greatest of comfort. Here, the magnificence of yesteryear mingles with the most state-of-the-art technology. Almost all the rooms overlook the garden.

    Wi-Fi
    LCD TV
    Safety deposit box
    View over courtyard
    Mini-bar
    Hairdryer
    Shower or bath
    Desk

Subway station: Varenne (line 13) or La Tour Maubourg (line 9)
Bus 69 : Esplanade des Invalides - Grenelle-Bellechase - Bourgogne
Bus 82, 92 : Vauban - Hotel des Invalides
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E14.  Best Western Château de Sancy - Sancy
1 place de l'Eglise - 77580 Sancy
Tél : +33 (0)1 60 25 77 77 - Fax : +33 (0)1 60 25 60 55

From their Website: Next to Brie, a historic region of France most famous for its dairy products, especially Brie cheese,  Close to the city of Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, a well-known French Bishop and theologian, and to the first vineyards of Champagne, best known for the sparkling white wine that bears its name.
The charming hotel Best Western Château de Sancy, home of the Chevalier de Maison Rouge (The Knight of the Red House).  The Best Western Chateau de Sancy is 30 minutes away from Paris and just a few minutes from Disneyland® Paris.  Completely renovated in spring 2002, the Best Western Hotel Chateau de Sancy has 21 quiet and cosy rooms, overlooking the park of the castle.

Services and Equipment

  • - Private parking
  • - Free WiFi
  • - Bar
  • - Conference room
  • - Indoor swimming pool
  • - Horse riding
  • - Tennis court
  • - Dirt bike track
  • - Golf à proximité
  • - Disneyland ticket point of sales
  • - Pets are allowed with an extra charge
  • - Pressing with extra charge
  • - Elevator
  • - Fax / Printers
  • - welcome basket (on demand)
  • - Newspaper and magasines
  • - Private safes
  • - Mini Bar

More Info:

  • A historic house of the XVIIth century, 10 minutes from Disneyland® Resort Paris and 30 minutes from Paris
  • FREE Wireless internet
  • A fine dining restaurant
  • Several meeting rooms for receptions and seminars (up to 100 people)
  • Horseback riding, heated indoor pool, tennis court, mountain biking
  • Parking
Stylish and sophisticated ... Our 21 rooms have been furnished in respect of the authenticity of the places.
Each room offers a view on the park of 8 ha.

Room amenities >>

    Safety Deposit Box
    Air conditionning
    Hair Dryer
    Free Wifi
    Television, cable satellite
    Direct phone line
    Iron (Upon request)
    Minibar (In most of our rooms)
    Canal +

Big room located next to the castle
Ideal for families
Television, mini bar, desk , bath room and bath tub
Air conditionning
Free WIFI

Chambre Supérieure Résidence Parc
    Big room located next to the castle
    Ideal for families
    Television, mini bar, desk , bath room and bath tub
    Air conditionning
    Free WIFI
Chambre Familiale Résidence Parc
    Room that accomodate up to 4 persons
    Two big beds (twin bedded upon request)
    Located next to the castle
    Bathtub
    Seperated private toilets
    Television
    Telephone
    Individual Air conditionning
    Free WIFI access
Chambre Supérieure au Château
    On the 1st and the 2nd floor of the castle
    Upon request, non smoking rooms are available
    Television, mini bar, desk, bath room with bathtub…
    Wonderful landscape on the park of the castle
    Individual air conditionning
    Free WIFI access
Chambre Luxe au Château
    On the 1st and the 2nd floor of the castle
    Upon request, non smoking rooms are available
    Television, mini bar, desk, bath room with bathtub…
    Wonderful landscape on the park of the castle
    Individual air conditionning
    Free WIFI access

- Voiture : A4 puis A140 dir. Meaux. Prendre sortie 1 direction Coulommiers.
Prendre D228 et sortir à Sancy
- Avion : Aéroport Roissy CDg (43 km) - Aéroport Orly (55 km)
- Gare : Chessy - Marne La Vallée (18 km)

Longitude : 48.88 60 86;  Latitude : 2.95 72 71
Villes proches :
Meaux (14 km) - Disneyland Paris (20 km) - Paris (40 km) - Château Thierry (60 km) - Reims (107 km)
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E15.  CHATEAU DE SAINT-LOUP
79600 Saint-Loup sur Thouet
France - Vallée de la Loire
Tél. : +33 (0)5 49 64 81 73
Fax : +33 (0)5 49 64 82 06
E-mail : st-loup@wanadoo.fr

From their Website: Château de Saint-Loup is a gem of french architecture and a landmark of the history of Poitou.  The ongoing renovation of both House and Gardens is in the hands of the best french specialists: historians, architects, landscapists, botanists,…

The restoration of the gardens of Château de Saint-Loup was awarded the title of European leader project by the European Commission in 1993.  The Gouffiers, builders of the 17 th c. Château were a family of great art collectors, and have passed on to Saint-Loup their sense of taste and spirit of excellence that still lives on.

The present owner is Count Charles-Henri de Bartillat, The lords of the château.

The site of Saint-Loup enjoys a strategic position at the meeting point between the Thouet and Cebron rivers and the plain of Poitou and Gâtine. Thus a military stronghold was built there as soon as in the XI th century (Drogon, first Lord to be known).
           
The Archives are one of the House “treasures”. They give a lot of information on the life and structure of the Château and Gardens from the Renaissance to the Revolution and enable a scientific approach to all restorations.
           
The gardens - The gardens cover 120 acres and are diversified (Orangerie, Flower garden, kitchen-garden, Orchard, Wooden park…)

Other Leisure to Note:  Cébron Lake (2 miles) Pool, Tennis courts, Wind-surf, Bird-watching, Bikes for rent at the château; Golf (2) Les Forges & Petit Chêne; Riding at Amailloux, Bressuire, Saumur, Hiking on GR20 close to the château, Fishing at the château in the Thouet river, Shoot for the day: please consult us, Walks and picnics in the park
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E16.  LE MAS CANDILLE
Bd Clément Rebuffel
06250 MOUGINS FRANCE
Tel. : +33 (0)492 28 43 43
Fax : +33 (0)492 28 43 40
info@lemascandille.com
La Villa Candille Reservations by phone and e-mail only :
+33 (0)4 92 28 43 43 reservations@lemascandille.com

From their Website: La Villa Candille: Each Suite of La Villa Candille is an individual, classically styled creation, using flair and imagination to produce an interior design of sublime luxury.

Sympathetic to the history of the Le Mas Candille and its Provençal heritage, yet with a clever tilt towards the contemporary.  Spacious lounge, large bathrooms, high tech equipment and modern interior, with floor-to-ceiling windows and large private terraces.  Suites are located in a brand new extension, La Villa, just below Le Candille's main terrace. La Villa offers great panoramic views towards Grasse and the pre-Alps.

Witnessing the dramatic sunrises and sunsets, with their vibrant, vivid palettes of color and light, visitors see why this unique part of the world has inspired so many artists for so long.

La Bastide:  19 rooms and one suite are located in La Bastide, Each piece of furniture, objet d’art, fabric, painting has a history and has been sought out from all over the world. Each of the rooms has its own unique décor. They are all furnished with works of art and antiques and boast state-of-the-art facilities perfectly adapted to contemporary living .

Equipment :      Air conditioned
    Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
    Mini bar
    In-room safe
    Internet WIFI included

Le Mas:   In its 18th century converted farmhouse La Mas has 20 romantic bedrooms. Classic and traditional bedrooms of( 25m² ) are very cosy, some open onto a terrace with views of the garden or Grasse and the pre-Alps. Two of the double rooms are equipped to suit the needs of guests with disabilities.

The Michelin-starred restaurant "Le Candille" entirely renovated and refurbished.  Our gastronomic restaurant was entirely renovated with a brand new decoration inspired by the 18th century history of Le Mas Candille. The style is one of timeless elegance, with touches of modernity brought by its eclectic mix of artworks and objets d'art. All new furnitures respect the mix of styles, colours in a purple camaieu with notes of raspberry on classic velvet.

Garden and Parklands - Nestled within 10 acres of terraced Provencal parkland and surrounded by mature cypress trees and old olive groves, the hotel offers mesmerising views across the Mougins valley to the Pre-Alps.

Originally, Le Mas Candille was an 18th century Provençal farmhouse, surrounded by mature cypress trees ( subsequently enriched with more than 200 different mediteranean plants ) and set within a terraced landscape of former olive groves. Most of the old olive trees remain as a reminder of past times.

During the French Revolution the farm took the name of "Candille", or "Candillou" - the provencal word for "candle" - after its largest cypress tree, there are a myriad of secluded hideaways in which to contemplate, converse or while away the day.

Ideally located On the famous French Riviera, le Mas Candille is the perfect place to enjoy ‘la Croisette” in Cannes and discover the French Riviera in a very quiet location.

Near Mougins old town, le Mas Candille is only 7 kilometers from Cannes, 5 kilometers from Sophia Antipolis, and 25 kilometers from the Nice-Côte d’Azur international airport.

Location and directions:  The Mas Candille is located in Mougins on the French Riviera only 10 minutes away from Cannes and 30 minutes from Nice International airport.

Mougins can be reached by taking the N85 dual carriageway north towards Grasse from Junction 42 of the A8.
GPS coordinates : latitude : 43.5988124, Longitude : 6.988924099999963

If you have any difficulty finding Le Mas Candille, please telephone our multi-lingual staff, +33 492 28 43 43, who will be happy to help.

DISTANCES in km from Mougins to :
Sophia Antipolis-6; Vence-30; Cannes-8; Nice-33; Grasse-13; Fréjus-40; Antibes-16; Monaco-55; Biot-19; Saint-Tropez-88
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E17.  HOTEL LE MAS DE PIERRE
2320 route de Serres
06570 SAINT-PAUL DE VENCE, Cote-D’Azur
Tel. : +33 (0)4 93 59 00 10 - Fax : +33 (0)4 93 59 00 59
info@lemasdepierre.com

Amenities & services include:
    48 rooms, suites and apartments
    2 rooms for persons of reduced mobility
    Large heated musical swimming pool
    Elegant private cabanas pool side
    Outdoor Jacuzzi
    “La Table de Pierre” dining room and terrace
    “La Princesse” Lounge Bar
    Peter’s Bar pool side
    SPA : steam bath, sauna, fitness, cabins for massages
    Orchid greenhouse, birdhouse and scented garden
    Animation and daily activities
    Concierge, garage and private shuttle service
    Room service
    Baggage handler
    Car Valet
    5 meeting rooms and dining room
    Wifi
    Air Conditioning
    Wheel-chair can be at guests' disposal: please contact the Concierge

Classic rooms
Chambre classique à l'hôtel du Mas de Pierre à Saint Paul de Vence, Relais et chateaux sur la Côte d'Azur          

    20 “Classic” Rooms
    Average size of 25 sq.m.
    A large terrace on the first floor or a private garden on the ground floor
    Queen size bed or twin beds
    Bathroom, bathtub with shower
    Independent toilets
    Plasma screen and international channels
    Individual air conditioning
    Mini bar and safe

From their Website: Le Mas de Pierre and its 7 country houses Le Mas de Pierre à Saint Paul de Vence, Relais et chateaux sur la Côte d'Azur

Nestled at the foot of the Saint-Paul-de-Vence fortress, Le Mas de Pierre and its 7 country houses in the colours of the Provence, has a splendid Mediterranean garden with hundred-year-old olive trees.

Le Mas de Pierre offers the luxury and comfort of a 5-star hotel with 48 rooms, including 6 suites, air conditioned, terrace, loggia or private garden with view of the domain and the swimming pool.
A cuisine with a regional flavour, signed Michel Rostang, Grand Chef, Relais & Châteaux
Photo une cuisine aux douceurs régionales    

Michel Rostang, a 2* chef in Paris and Emmanuel Lehrer, head chef, have created new menus for the two Mas de Pierre restaurants. These menus are the fruit of their complicity and present a family style cuisine which honours regional produce at both the ‘Table de Pierre’ gastronomic restaurant and the ‘Ma Campagne’ bistrot.

Concierge
Réception au Mas de Pierre à Saint Paul de Vence, Relais et chateaux sur la Côte d'Azur  

During your stay, our Concierge will ensure that each moment, no matter how large it is, will be the most enjoyable and will make you discover the region otherwise.

Organized tours with private guide and driver.
Rent a boat, a car, a bicycle or play any other activities.
Advices and bookings for restaurants, beaches, entertainments etc ...
Access

By Car
GPS coordinates: Lat : 43.6878979 / long : 7.1228616

Google Maps: http://maps.google.com/maps

In the direction of Marseilles/Nice  :
Take the motorway A8/E80 towards Nice, Exit 47; Villeneuve Loubet, Cagnes sur Mer, Vence.
Follow the N7 for 1 km, turn right  into D2085 towards Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
At the roundabout continue straight along D2085 (Avenue de la Gare), always in the direction of Vence/La Colle-sur-Loup.
At the traffic lights, turn left and continue along D2085 (Avenue Grasse).
At the roundabout, turn right into D2085 (Route de France).
At the roundabout, take D336 (Avenue des Alpes) towards Vence/La-Colle-sur-Loup and at the next roundabout, take the third right (Avenue du Cheiron) D436 towards La Colle sur Loup/Saint Paul.
Turn first right into D2 Route des Serres and drive for 1.4 km.
The hotel is on the left.

In the direction of Nice and Nice Airport /Marseilles :
Take the motorway A8 towards Marseilles,
Exit 48: Cagnes sur Mer. Take D336 (Avenue des Alpes) towards Vence/La Colle sur Loup for 2 km.
At the 3rd roundabout (Rond Point des Gendarmes d’Ouvéa), take D436 (Avenue du Cheiron).
Turn first right into D2 Route des Serres and drive for 1.4 km.
The hotel is on the left.
By train: Le Mas de Pierre is 15 minutes from train station of Cagnes sur Mer and 30 minutes from the TGV train stations of Nice, Cannes or Antibes.  SNCF reservations : http://www.sncf.fr/

By plane:  Le Mas de Pierre is 20 minutes from the Nice Côte d’Azur international airport and 30 minutes from the Cannes Mandelieu airport.  Taxi or car hire from airport.  Hotel shuttle bus on reservation.

For more information : www.aeroport.fr
Nice airport : www.nice.aeroport.fr
Distances in Km from Saint-Paul de Vence to

Vence-2; Eze-29; Cagnes-sur-Mer-3-; Monte Carlo-35; Nice-15; Saint-Tropez-110; Biot-19; Milan (Italy)
332; Gourdon-26; Geneva (Switzerland)-551; Cannes-28; Paris-924; Bordeaux-795
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