Chateau Choices - France (Peg's Picks - C)

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Chemin de la Chaussée
60270 Chantilly-Gouvieux
Tél : 03 44 62 38 38


This is a favorite of ours going back at least 15 years.

From their Website:  Nestled in the heart of 12 acres of luscious parkland, 3km from Chantilly and 35km to the North of Paris, the Château de la Tour is a true haven of tranquillity where time seems to stand still... an exquisite early 19th Century home, the Château is a blend of elegance, comfort and conviviality, making for a memorable experience. With 41 rooms of exceptional comfort, a restaurant and bar each with a terrace overlooking the grounds, an outdoor heated pool, tennis courts, a fitness trail and 2 massage rooms, come and experience the Château’s authentic charm for yourselves. 

History:  This tasteful Anglo-Normand home was built at the beginning of the 19th Century by a distinguished family of Parisian bankers, who wanted to take advantage of the enchanting, lush green oasis just outside the capital.

Requisitioned during the Second World War, it was in 1946 that the property was first converted into a Hotel Restaurant. The Château quickly became the place to be for anyone who was anybody in Paris, its convivial allure enticing the likes of Edith Piaf, Tino Rossi and Jean Gabin for whom the Château soon became a favourite haunt. 

In 1972 the establishment was bought by Roland and Jeanne Jadas, and its doors re-opened only in 1974, after many long months of refurbishment works.  In 1990, at the initiative of the current owner, François Jadas, the historic part of the building was also renovated. Completely in keeping with the original style, the Château’s facilities were expanded to include 41 guest rooms, new function and seminar rooms, an English-style bar and a heated pool just to top it all off. 

Perpetuating the traditional values of welcome and quality at the heart of the French independent hotel trade, the Château has experienced an impressive rise in popularity over the years. 

In 2011, the owner’s eldest daughter, having taken over the running of the place, also decided to instigate a number of renovations, adding a further touch of femininity to the ancestral home.


5 rue St léger
10200 Dolancourt

Tél : 00 33(0)325 279 217
Fax : 00 33(0)325 415 758
From the Website:  Treat yourself to a "Breath of Fresh Air" in this comfortable converted water mill, just 40 km from the medieval town of Troyes in Champagne. Le Moulin du Landion welcomes you for a relaxing gourmet experience in a calm and attractive setting in the heart of Champagne Ardenne.


57 Route de Saint Astier 
24430 Razac-sur-I'Isle, FRANCE
Telephone : + 33 (0) 5 53 54 52 30 - Fax : +33 (0) 5 53 07 46 67
eMail :

From the Website: Lying in a leafy green setting of ancient trees, the Château de Lalande offers a blend of charm, luxuriousness and a warm welcome 12km from Périgueux.  This attractive privately-run Chateau-Hotel now boasts 17 rooms including 5 suites and junior suites, each with their own personalised décor.  This 3 star hotel has been given a facelift over the winter by its new owners, Catherine and Yves, for whom the art of receiving guests is second nature.  Under the wisteria-entwined pergola, relax around the swimming pool and let your taste buds be awakened by a dinner at the restaurant.  Traditional yet at the same time modern, the Château de Lalande promises to enchant its individual or group guests thanks to a personalised service and numerous thoughtful touches.
Warm, friendly welcome, chic and relaxed atmosphere.  A break offering a fusion of relaxation, charm, pleasures and flavours Distinctive charm and luxuriousness.
• Lounge
• Library
• Restaurant and covered terrace
• Swimming pool
• Grounds
• WIFI internet access
• Meeting room
• Car park
• Facility of arriving by helicopter
• Air conditioned rooms
• Flat screen TV
• Safe
• By reservation: bike, car hire,
• Baby-sitting, Laundry, Massage, Picnic basket

Coming from Paris : Leave Paris by the A6 in the direction of Bordeaux, then join the A10 in the direction of Orléans. Continue on the A71 towards Limoges, then on the A20 still in the direction of Limoges. Join the A89 and take exit 14. Continue on the main road towards Annesse-et-Beaulieu.
Coming from Bordeaux : Leave Bordeaux and join the A6 in the direction of Périgueux. Continue on the A89, still towards Périgueux, and leave at exit 14. Cross Razac-sur-l’Isle, before arriving in Annesse-et-Beaulieu.
1 hour from Sarlat and Saint Emilion on the A89 motorway, to satisfy both the spirit and senses alike.
The Château de Lalande is 6 kilometres from the A89 motorway junction, (Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, Bordeaux axis) on the route of the Ocean and the Pyrenees.


1 rue de Verdun
24150 Lalinde
Phone: +33 553 22 80 94
Skype: souliersrouges

From their Website:  Welcome to the most idyllic Bed and Breakfast – or Chambres d’hotes, as we call it here, in the Dordogne: Chateau Lalinde. The experienced traveller can become jaded with superlatives used to attract visitors.  Chateau Lalinde needs none. Situated on the Dordogne River, it is the perfect place for whatever event or activity holiday you are planning - or just for total relaxation in a stunning setting.  The chateau gives you a perfect base for:
  • a golfing holiday
  • canoeing on the Dordogne
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • to explore the area's history and pre-history
  • to enjoy wine tasting
  • sample some of the best food in France
  • as a  venue for a  small conference, seminar or speciality courses
  • a family reunion
  • a wedding party
  • an incentive get-away for employees
  • a board of directors’ meeting or retreat
  • team building workshops
It is the only chateau that  actually ‘stands with its feet’ in the Dordogne River and the owner has created an ambiance to match this unique feature – a sense of style, comfort and understated luxury that is inviting and intimate - simply perfect.
Avoiding the museum-like clichés of many other historic chateaux and dwellings, Chateau Lalinde is a beautiful private home --- and one you can make ‘yours’ for the dream chateau home-stay in a wonderful location.

There is a legend in the Dordogne that goes like this:

When the Creator had made the earth and the mountains and the rivers and the plants and animals and the First Man and First Woman, he was pleased with his work. And like any creator of beautiful things, he wanted to add the last touch to make it perfect. So he sent an angel to the earth with a big bag of precious stones and instructed him to scatter the gem stones all over the earth. Wherever the stones fell, a beautiful chateau would appear and serve as homes for Man and Woman.
The angel started over Russia, scattering a handful of the precious stones here and there. He then flew over Eastern Europe, again scattering a handful here and there. When he flew over Germany and Austria, he felt a little more generous -- as the bag was also starting to feel heavy and the sun was setting in the west. Next he flew over France, and, getting a little tired, he stumbled over a sun ray, spilling half his bag of gem stones over the Loire valley.
Now only the most precious stones were left. And that was when he flew over the lovely Dordogne River. He thought it so beautiful and worthy of the very best, that he decided to empty the entire bag of precious stones along the length of the Dordogne Valley.
And the most beautiful little gem landed on the edge of the water in Lalinde….
The pool area on the side of the chateau is walled and gives total privacy. The infinity pool creates a feeling of swimming right on the edge of the river itself -- it is not heated, but enjoys full sun and the water is a comfortable temperature throughout summer. The pool is equipped with an alarm for safety.
"……The sense of the surreal persisted as I was led into the most beautiful bedroom I have ever stayed. The shutters were thrown back and the sound of rushing water filled the room. There were no other houses in sight, only the forest opposite, with the glimpse of an old stone chapel on the crest of the hill……Over the few days I was in the Dordogne, I decided it offered more than any other region I had visited in France…… the highlight was staying in the magical Chateau Lalinde which made me feel, for a few days, like a princess."
A complimentary glass of wine awaits guests upon arrival.

There are fresh flowers in each room, as well as a file with brochures and information about the local area.
If guests have specific interests, they will be provided with the necessary information about availability, access and bookings. Itineraries can be planned to best benefit from  the variety of activities and sights in the area and the time available. The property is cleaned before arrival of guests and/or once per week.  A cleaning fee is charged for cleaning after departure of a group of 5 or more.  If any extraordinary cleaning over and above normal cleaning is required after guests have left, this will be deducted from the security deposit. Daily or extra cleaning required by guests during stay, i.e. daily maid service is available at €12 per hour. Clean fresh towels are provided daily. Babysitting can be arranged. A cot is available as well as a high chair. Conference/meeting room equipped with LDC projector, flip chart/white board. A dry cleaner is 50 meters away, Pool towels available, Pool not heated.
Arrival after 3pm , Departure before 12 noon; Guests are provided with the code to the front door; The chateau is non-smoking - smoking allowed outside only.

* Any special requirements, negotiable and provided upon request. Transport from and to airports or train station can be arranged or cars can be rented at the airport.
Breakfast is included -- It is a deluxe continental breakfast - including fruit juice, some fruit or fruit salad with yoghurt, fresh pastries, bread, butter and jam,  tea or coffee; Lunches -- can be ordered and enjoyed on the terrace; Dinner can be ordered for up to 12 people; Picnic baskets can be ordered. Menu and prices by negotiation; Choice of wine and spirits, aperitifs and liqueurs available in Cash Bar – an honour system is applied (self help and fill in payment slip to be settled before departure).
Ask for suggestions of local restaurants, menus and prices. A very wide range of restaurants can be found in the area – within walking distance, or a short way by car.

WARNING: Please be aware that all bedrooms are on first and second floors of the chateau and accessible by stairs only.


09240 La Bastide de Serou
Tel.  0033(0)561032450 (From UK-0844 2327599)

From their Website:  The Chateau is situated in an ideal holiday location in a newly designated natural park, just three kilometres from the village of La Bastide De Serou, which boasts two small supermarkets, plus a butcher baker, post office, chemist, medical centre, and the area tourist office. The village is .between Foix and St. Girons in the Ariege region of South West France. Horse riding facilities, biking trails, canoeing, kayaking and fishing, even an underground grotto plus many other attractions are just a short drive away, including Le Golf de L’Ariege golf course for serious golfing enthusiasts.
The Chateau has recently been beautifully renovated, and furnished with Antique Furniture and luxury Carpets. Rent the Chateau and enjoy the excellent facilities and 20 acres of beautiful grounds,which include a heated Swimming Pool and Tennis Court.
The Chateau also boasts a Games Room, Billiard Room, Exercise room, DVD Cinema Room, four Vast Reception Rooms, a Library, and a Terrace Garden Room. There is also a well equipped professional Kitchen and the original Chateau Kitchen.Rent our French holiday chateau in the beautiful surroundings of  the Pyrenees mountains in the rural Ariège region of Midi-Pyrenees in the south west of France.
The chateau can be rented during the summer or holiday periods, weekly or fortnightly. It is perfect for special birthdays, wedding anniversaries, or a family holidays. Chateau rental is also available (and ideal) for corporate use, including filming and photo-shoots, seminars, staff training, and  international business meetings, (one hour from Toulouse International airport).
Daily housekeeping is included in the rental, It is also possible to arrange for catering, if required. Le Chateau de Rhodes has eleven bedrooms available for rent, with eight bathrooms, plus shower rooms, in total it can sleep 22, plus we can arrange extra beds for children if needed.
Chateau History:   The current Chateau was rebuilt in 1795, replacing an earlier Chateau believed to date from the 15th century, (the ruins of which can be found in the grounds,) being destroyed during the French revolution The Chateau was vastly extended around 1860. The same family occupied the Chateau from the 18th century until approximately 1980. This family were responsible for the construction of the Paris to Toulouse railway, as well as the Toulouse to Foix, and Foix to St Girons railways. Until recently the Chateau boasted its own railway station. This family also owned many farms and other properties in this area. However, following the death of the last elderly resident, ownership of the Chateau was mysteriously transferred to the existing caretaker. Although challenged in court, his ownership was upheld. However, the Chateau then fell into disrepair.
It was purchased in 1990 by a single family, using it as a summer home, but at the same time arranging expert renovation of all the main rooms. From 2000 to 2005, the use of the Chateau was changed to a hotel and restaurant.
From 2005, the current owners have used the Chateau solely as their family home, but occasionally renting the entire Chateau to offset running costs.


4 Quai Heydt
67540 Strasbourg-Ostwald
Alsace . France

From their Website: Nestled amidst wooded parkland by the slow winding River Ill, Château de L’Ile is a secluded sanctuary with both French and German design influences. The striking 19th-century architecture, with its magical turrets and towers, houses richly coloured interiors, exclusive spa facilities and two delightful restaurants.

In line with our commitment to offer our guests both choice and diversity, Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties offer a range of room categories for you to choose from.  The hotel has 2 lifts for it’s 3 floors.

Location:  Ostwald, just six kilometres from Strasbourg. The Alsace wine route is only 15 km away. 10 km from Strasbourg Entzheim International Airport.

Things to Enjoy:  Spa, indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, bicycle hire, table tennis. The atmosphere at Château de L’Ile is one of peace and calm. Enjoy the tranquility of the gardens with a picnic lunch on the banks of the river. Then, relax further in the spa with a unique water massage. All the rooms and suites are stylish and elegant, with a number benefiting from enchanting sloping ceilings, or balconies and riverside views.
Take a drive around the region close to Château de L’Ile to discover the pretty medieval villages and towns with half-timbered houses decked with cascading flowers and surrounded by miles of vineyards. Then go into historic Strasbourg and visit the Gothic cathedral and the Kammerzell House.
Château de L'Ile has a well-being centre, Spa de l'Ile, featuring a swimming pool, sauna, hammam and Jacuzzi as well as relaxing massages, facial and body treatments. For lunch, the Château opens the doors of its 'Winstub' for tasty regional dishes and, for dinner, 'Le Gourmet de l'Ile' will introduce you to the pleasures of French traditional cuisine.
2 restaurants - The Winstub: typical Alsatian restaurant. Meals and menus with regional products in a marvelous wooded room. Open for lunch Monday to Saturday 12:00 to 14:00 and for dinner from Monday to Sunday from 19:00 to 22:00. Gourmet de l'Ile Restaurant with traditional French cuisine and local specialties. Wine served by our Sommelier. Open from Thursday to Saturday evening and Sunday for lunch. Reservations are necessary.
Full details:  SPA managed by ASIAN VILLA Enjoy a wide range of face and body treatments and thaï massages.
Leisure:  Indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath. Massage and beauty treatments . Ping pong, Snooker. Terrace Bicycles. Boating and canoeing on request. Golf du Kempferhof (about 15 minutes from the hotel).
Meetings and Business: The Château de l'Ile is the perfect place for meetings from 2 to 280 guests. Air conditioned meeting rooms with view over the park and river. All our rooms are equipped with paper boards, video projector and screen.

Directions: Take motorway A35 towards Strasbourg. Exit number 6 La Vigie and follow directions for Ostwald Centre. From there follow the road signs showing Chateau De l'Ile. From Strasbourg - take motorway A35 towards Colmar for less than 1 mile. Exit number 6 La Vigie. Drive into Ostwald. From there follow the road signs showing Chateau De l'Ile. 


C7. Château d'Esclimont - The Paris area
2, rue du château - 28700 Bleury-Saint-Symphorien
Tel: (33) 02 37 31 15 15, Fax (33) 02 37 31 57 91

From their Website: The Château d'Esclimont has 52 rooms of 5 different categories, from the most elegant apartment to the most delightful room including a exclusive suite, junior suites, "Deluxe", "Traditional" and "Standard" rooms, located in the Château or just next door in one of our lodges which are rich in history: the Trianon, the Tour des Gardes and the Pavillon des Trophées.  All the rooms are elegantly decorated in keeping with their location and enjoy modern comforts. They offer pleasant view over the park and its ornamental lake, the courtyard or even the Château.

History of the Château - A Splendid landmark 60-hectare Park - Château d'Esclimont lies at the heart of a magnificent landmark 60-hectare park and is an authentic jewel of Renaissance architecture. This former dwelling of the La Rochefoucauld family is a romantic place to stay, less than one hour from Paris, between Versailles and Chartres.

An irresistible fairy tale château - Imagine large expanses of totally tranquil woodland surrounding a château with a moat, stone bridges, turrets and facades enlivened with niches, lacy balconies and sculptures: a real jewel slumbering since the death in 1968 of its last inhabitant and owner, Edouard de La Rochefoucauld.  René Traversac, the founder of the "Grandes Etapes Françaises" (which had 6 establishments at the time), immediately "took a shine" to this château and its 60 hectares of listed parkland just 45 minutes from Paris. This was an opportunity for which he had been waiting for years!  So on 21 July 1981, he purchased the Château d'Esclimont from the granddaughter of Edouard de La Rochefoucauld, the Comtesse Laure-Suzanne-Marie-Maingard de Mailly et de Nesle d'Orange.  He was also lucky enough to acquire part of the paintings, chandeliers, trinkets and furniture that adorned the château at the same time.

By road :
From Paris : motorway A13-12 at the Pont de St-Cloud or A10-11, direction Chartres, exit Ablis or take the N10.
From Ablis, continue 3 miles on the N10 and turn right towards St-Symphorien.
• Parking for cars and coaches.
• Romantic stopover less than one hour from Paris
• Between Versailles and Chartres
• Renaissance style château
• 60 hectare listed park, moat, lake
• Canoeing, bicycles, fitness trail
• Flight and dinner in a hot air balloon
• Fine reception rooms
• Pool, tennis


C8. Le Domaine de Villeray
(Chateau de Villeray)

From their Website: The Villeray estate, perched on the hillside, rises high above the Huisne Valley. A former 16th century fortress, the château has, over the course of the centuries, changed appearance to become today a noble residence completely focussed on relaxation. The large park accommodates a swimming pool, tennis court and an equestrian centre. The interiors are simply decorated but with the hallmark of sophistication. The rooms feature pastel shades, drawing their light from the large bay windows which fill the façade. Discover inventive cuisine in the delightful setting of the Windmill with the river at your feet.

Château de Villeray has 9 rooms and 4 suites.

ROOM FACILITIES:            2 non.smoking rooms, Minibar, Baby-sitting.
HOTEL AMENITIES:           Porter, Internet, Wi-fi,
ON SITE FACILITIES:         Garden, Park, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Terrace,
NEARBY:                  Tennis 0 km, Golf 15 km, 18 hole course, Horse riding 10 km, Canoeing 0 km,
CARDS ACCEPTED:           Euro / Mastercard, Visa, JCB, Diners.
LANGUAGES SPOKEN:  French, English, Spanish,
DIRECTIONS:                       From Paris: motorway A11, exit Chartres N23. From Le Mans : exit la Ferté-Bernard.
The airport is Paris which is 120 Kilometres away.The station is at Condé-sur-Huisne which is 2 kilometers away.
GPS: The Latitude is 48.38 N and the Longtitude is 0.84 W.


C9. Hotel Le Relais Saint-Michel
Route Du Mont Saint Michel BP 31                                                                             
50170 Le Mont-Saint-Michel     

From their Website: I have included this hotel, NOT because it is a Chateau, because it isn’t.  The location however of  Hotel Le  Relais Saint-Michel to Mont-Saint Michel is second to none.  Typically you might only want to spend a half-day on the Mont, but some like to really dive in to the entire experience from walking on the sand while the tide is out, to watching the tide come in at the end of the day.  The experience is truly awesome and thought by including a hotel so close to the action, some might just prefer this location.
-Panoramic ***hotel across from Mont Saint-Michel, set in a landscaped park and flower gardens
-32 rooms and 7 suites - spacious, airy, decorated with refinement
-A panoramic view of the sea, the bay, the shoreline, the polders and the salt-flats. Complete quiet, private terrace, mini-bar, satellite TV with French and foreign channels, direct-line phone, secure parking, free Wi-Fi and safe in your room.  From your room and private terrace, anywhere you look, your gaze will meet only the sea, the shoreline, the polders and, facing you, the majestic Mont Saint-Michel, 8th wonder of the world.


Route de Sorgues
Tel. : +33(0)4 90 83 70 23 - Fax : +33 (0)4 90 83 78 42

Description of the Castle, le Château des Fines Roches:  Poets and artists from Provence came to this castle build  in the middle of the vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape at the end of the XIXth century. Home to the Marquis Folco de Baroncelli, in a mix of medieval and Provencal fantasy benefiting from a warm weather and the special spirit brought by the exceptional view going from the popes palace in Avignon to the Luberon and far beyond.
This exclusive 4 Stars Hotel situated between Avignon and Orange will offer you all the charms of an authentic  castle as well as the extraordinary services and relaxation opportunities of the magical Provence Region in France.  Panoramic Terrace at Château des Fines Roches: The beautiful and sapcious terrace of 250 square meters is facing the south and embraces a beautiful view of Mont Ventoux mountains in the Gard, through the Alpilles,  Avignon and the legendary Pope’s Palace at only 8 km.
People come on this enchanting and wonderful terrace to taste and to savour varied and original dishes prepared with passion and creativity by our Chef. Also, you are invited to discover our prestigious and large selection of the bests wines of the region (red wines, white and rosés wines). All of this among the finest cypress and olive  trees in the region accompanied by the songs of cicadas. It is for sure on our Restaurant terrace that you will enjoy of the tranquility and calm that reigns over the place.
Get relaxed and have a fresh pressed juice or a glass of our selected wine sitting next to a table of the terrace's Castle, or, sitting next to the Hotel's Pool, appreciating the pleasures and the delights of the South of France and enchanting region of Provence.
This fantastic and unique environnement eases people's mind and will fully relax you. Transport yourself and come to discover the Panoramic Terrace of the Hotel du Château des Fines Roches as well as the pool of the hotel for a great and magical moment of relaxation and decompression.
The Hotel's pool and Terrace offer's a majestical and unforgettable view on the legendary Pope's Palace, the Mont Ventoux mountains, the "Alpilles" and is located at 10 minutes only from Avignon in car. Lay down on a deckchair by the pool and our staff will be delighted to bring you a drink. Enjoy the atmosphere and maybe have a nap? You will soon be seduced by the cicada's song and enchanted by the mixtures of sweet smells, a light touch of lavender and pine tree.
After a peaceful and restful moment, why not offer yourself a relaxing massage? On the hotel's terrace, we recomand you our masseuse who will be delighted to provide you calmness and serenity with her relaxing or toning massages. Massages can be done in solo or in duo, a unique moment to share with a friend or with your lover. The moments on the Hotel's Château des Fines Roches terrasse are  real moments of pleasure and will allow you to relax in a peaceful, sophisticated, quiet and elegant environment. A real Delicacy !
Hotel & Restaurant Terrace in Provence -  The extraordinary view from the restaurant terrace feels like a breeze from Toscana where the spirit of the place mix up with the dedication of a family style team proposing a cusine of a world-class gastronomic restaurant with impecable service in Châteauneuf du Pape one of the jewels of Provence. Not to forget the fabulous local wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape! A reference in the Provence vineyards. You will enjoy, at "la Table des Fines Roches", of a wide selection of prestigious and wordwide known red wines, white wines and rosé wines to combine with the Chef's menu of the day in the midday or our gastronomic menu served in the evening.
Benefits & Services at the Hotel Château des Fines Roches
-4 stars hotel and gastronomic restaurant between Avignon and Orange.
-Parking space reserved for our clients.
-Our Hotel does not have an elevator.
-Pets only accepted in two rooms located on the ground floor,
-Restaurant gastronomic in the evenings and menus of the day at noon
-Please book in advance if you desire a Massage.
-Please inform us to book in advance if you wish to rent a bike.
Opening Schedule :
     May 1st to 31st of October, opened 24/7.
     November 1st to 30th of April: opened Tuesday night to Sunday 1pm
     Closed for Christmas on 24th and 25th of december


Route de Flayosc
83690 Tourtour, France
Tel: 33 0 4 98 10 54 20  Fax:  33 0 4 94 70 54 90

From their Website: La Bastide de Tourtour is a four star hotel which is located between Provence and the côte d’azur, in the heart of a 4 hectare parc.
The site, being on the heights of Tourtour, allows our guests to benefit from a 180km panoramic view, bringing together 3 departments. The Bastide offers its guests an invitation to return back to nature, with the calm and tranquillity of our unspoilt countryside, even during the hottest hours of our Provencal summer. La Bastide de Tourtour is an ideal place to relax and discover our beautiful region and also a perfect setting for your seminars and business cocktails. Offer your clients, partners and friends a moment of conviviality that they will appreciate.
La Bastide de Tourtour offers you a gastronomic and Provencal cuisine with a large selection of wines and “grands crus” to accompany your favourite dishes. Our chef is passionately concerned about preserving a simple style of cooking, by using all the fresh local produce and choosing them with great care.
La Bastide de Tourtour has 25 double or twin bedded rooms, with bathroom (bath and toilets), air conditioned, flat screen, safety box, mini bar, free wifi, direct phone. Beautiful decorated rooms have breathtaking views.
Rooms include Prestige, superior, standard rooms, and Single rooms

At La Bastide de Tourtour, you may use the swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness center, spool, tennis court and pétanque court as you want. With an extra payment we will organize different massages to be well.In the heart of the loveliest villages of France, you will discover Tourtour’s ramparts, Grimaud tower, and the old water-powered mill, an exceptional fossil museum, and the different art galleries. La Bastide de Tourtour is not too far away from l’Abbaye du Thoronet (20 min), very close to the Verdon Canyon and a few kilometres from the earthenware of Salernes and Moustier Sainte Marie. Use the Grappe Passeport to discover vignards around the hotel…

Situated at 20 min from Draguignan, 40 min from Saint Raphaël, 50 min from Saint Tropez, not more than one hour from Monaco, Cannes, Nice, Aix en Provence, Toulon, Marseille. Imagine trying to learn the cuisine of Provence and Mediterranean cuisine in a real chef.  Come discover the art of cooking along with our Chef Hervé Gelly and complicity of his team, who will transmit his knowledge and will share his secrets of cooking in a friendly.

We offer 2 options to choose from:  1) The option at 70€ per people; 2) The option at 100€


C12. La Bastide de Gordes & SPA - Hôtel *****
Restaurant Le Village
84220 Gordes – Provence
Tél. +33 (0)4 90 72 12 12 - Fax +33 (0)4 90 72 05 20
Built in what was once the old ramparts, this 16th century Bastide offers all the residential splendor where charm, refinement, comfort and luxury service mix.  From the gardens, the terraces, the outdoor pool, the Spa or your room, the valley lies at your feet.  The Gourmet restaurant proposes savoury cuisine using Provencal and Mediterranean products.  The Spa Sisley, over 800m² on 3 levels, provides an area devoted to peace and well-being.
  • 22 rooms and 17 suites
  • Gourmet Restaurant
  • “ Le Bistrot de la Véranda ” Restaurant
  • Bar lounge
  • Spa Sisley
  • Chromatic bath and Jacuzzi
  • Hammam
  • Fitness room and Sauna
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Elevators
  • Disabled accessibility
  • Private level
  • Receptionist 24h
  • WIFI Internet
  • Flat screen TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Solarium
  • Private parking
  • Tennis & golf course nearby

Discover Sisley's Phyto Aromatic treatments and let yourself be transported to an exotic and sensorial world. Benefit from the unique « savoir faire » and experience of a prestigious brand best known for it's use of essential oils and plant extracts to create highly effective products of the highest possible quality. The Phyto Aromatic treatments combine massage rituals from all over the world created with the respect of local traditions, and the power of aromatherapy to reunify body and mind. The Phyto Aromatic treatments exist in different versions for face and body, each has its own specific massage technique designed to meet the needs of the individual.
    chromatic bath with massage jets, bubble seats, geysers, jacuzzi
    herbal tea room
    meditation room
    fitness room
Gordes is situated at 45 min drive from Avignon,
    2h40 from Paris by TGV,
    1 hour by plane
    Avignon airport : 45 mn
    TGV Avignon train station : 30 mn
    Marseille-Provence Airport : 60 mn
    Access by road : Autoroute A7 - Exit : Cavaillon
    In Cavaillon, take road D2 toward Gordes.
    Drive through the village of Coustellet and up to Gordes.

C13. La Belle Aurore
5 bd. Jean-Moulin
Ste-Maxime, 83120, France
Hotel Amenities - General

    Total number of rooms – 17 (Breakfast not included)
    Internet access - wireless
    Free parking
    24-hour front desk

    Rooftop terrace
    Luggage storage
    Restaurant(s) in hotel
    Room service (limited hours)
    Swimming pool - outdoor
    Available in some public areas: Internet access - wireless
    Free parking
    Room Amenities
    In-room safe
    Cable television service
    Air conditioning
        La Belle Aurore has a restaurant on site. Room service (during limited hours) is available.
       The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    Payment Types
       Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, MasterCard, Visa
    Pets allowed
    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Location: Stay in Sainte-Maxime, just minutes from Saint Tropez Citadel and Les Cigales Beach. You can hit the links at Golf de Beauvallon, just minutes away.
Features: Enjoy an outdoor pool, or take in the view from the rooftop terrace.
Perks: Free parking is available onsite.
Food & Drink: You can dine at the hotel's restaurant, or stay in and order from room service. Relax with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge.
Rooms: Make yourself at home in one of 17 guestrooms. Cable TV is provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include minibars and safes.


Quartier Bertaud
83580 Gassin, France
Tel. 33 (0)4 94 56 71 71 – Fax: 33 (0)4 94 56 71 56

In 1967, Mrs. Sulitzer, the sister of the famous French writer, transformed this beautiful traditional mansion into a hotel. Quickly the MAS DE CHASTELAS became the hot spot for intellectuals and artists living in Saint-Tropez. Its new owner, Jerome Pujos, a lover of art and architecture, continues working on this MYTHICAL place of the French Riviera to make it even more beautiful.  Its meticulous decoration and good taste are inspired by classical design of Provence and Italy, as well as a love for beautiful furnishings and art.

In this cool Palladian villa, time stops for both people and things.
Located on the peninsula of Saint-Tropez, near the famous town and the beach, it is an authentic paradise, privately nestled in its garden. It’s a PLACE TO LIVE because it has a SOUL.
Come and discover the real Saint-Tropez.

Our DELUXE rooms offer an exceptional feature : a balcony, a patio with direct pool access by a private staircase, or both. These rooms are equipped with a bathroom (including shower and tub), a queen size bed (160 cm), a desk, a flat screen TV, free wi-fi, air conditioning, a mini-bar, and a safe.  Room size is about 28 m2 (300 ft 2).  These are double rooms, but can also accomodate a third person.
The MAS DE CHASTELAS offers you the best of French tradition with particularly good service and kindness.
Available for your enjoyment :
- Restaurant service from 12 noon to 11 pm
- Flexible breakfast hours to accommodate late sleepers
- Option to request lunch at the pool side (or anywhere in the park)
- Opportunity to special order food for the next day (special meals, fish, seafood, etc.)
- A complimentary shuttle to Saint-Tropez and the beaches (May - September)
- Driving and baggage service, dry cleaning and ironing service
- Free wi-fi in all rooms and next to the pool
Esterel Highway (A8), and exit at Saint Tropez – Le Muy.
Take direction Saint Tropez until you arrive (do not take direction Gassin). The hotel is above the vines of Bertaud Belieu. It is marked by a roadside sign and 9 flags representing the countries of our clients. GPS Coordinates : °15'33.86"N - 6°35'53.87"E
Nice- Côte d'Azur Airport (90 minutes away)
Toulon-Hyeres Le Palyvestre Airport (45 minutes away)
La Môle Airport (mostly private planes, 15 minutes away)
45 minutes from the TGV Saint Raphaël Station or TGV Toulon Station (60 minutes away)


C15. Bastide Saint Mathieu
35, Chemin de Blumenthal
06130 Grasse, France
Tel. +33 (0)4 97 01 10 00
At 15 minutes from Cannes and 25 minutes from Nice, the property offers a taste of Provence at only minutes from the glamorous French Riviera coastline. Surrounded by a hectare of luscious gardens, the 300 year old country house has been both modernised and restored with meticulous care to combine understated, chic luxury with tradition and comfort. The property’s large swimming pool, ‘boules piste’, cuisine d’été, huge terraces for outside dining and entertaining, grounds, coffee lounge, dining room and professional standard kitchen can all be enjoyed by guests during their stay.

Vacations & Short Breaks
The Bastide St. Mathieu sleeps up to 17 people in beautiful, large bedrooms with marble ensuite bathrooms. Bookings can be made on a per room per night basis or alternatively the entire property can be rented on a weekly basis for luxury holidays or a nightly basis for short breaks.
Find out more about Private Holiday Rentals...
Discover our rooms and suites...

Weddings & Events
URL specific for Weddings and private use:

The Bastide’s large terrace with its summer kitchen and the beautiful gardens surrounding the property provide a wonderful outdoor setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate events, private parties & family gatherings. The property’s Grand Salon is ideal for smaller indoor functions.


C16. Château La Roque
84210 La Roque Sur Pernes - Vaucluse - France - +33 (0)4 90 61 68 77
A 11th-century castle perched high on a rocky hill with the village clinging at its feet, Château La Roque dominates an authentic Provençal landscape.

Unwind in the calm of the terraced gardens, find a quiet hidden spot where you can sit and read or simply contemplate the magnificent landscape, admire the hackberry trees, listen to the cicadas and breathe in the natural scents of the Provençal flora. Or perhaps you would prefer to quench your thirst in the shade of the climbing vine, watching the sun go down.

In a panoramic position, the heated swimming pool with its stunning natural pond and spa nestling within a grotto, beckon you to spend time relaxing. Impossible to tire of lazing out beneath the olive trees soaking up the magnificent view of the Rhône valley unfolding below.
- Additional bed: 35 euros per night
- Cot: Free
- Breakfast: 20 euros (served until 11am)
- Dinner: 46 to 64 euros / person (drinks not included); reservation required.
- Half-board: 135 to 200 euros / person (drinks not included), depending on season and based on two people per room (minimum 3 nights).


C17. Le Manoir de Gressy - Hotel **** Restaurant
Chemin des Carrosses
77 410 Gressy en France - France
Tel : +33 (0)1 60 26 68 00 - Fax : +33 (0)1 60 26 45 46 
EMail :
At the heart of a peaceful village, Located in Seine et Marne, set in the greenery alongside the Ourcq canal, in the countryside, rediscover the unique atmosphere from an old time refuge, associated with hotel service that will satisfy the strictest requirements!

A bit of history - If someone were to tell me the tale of Gressy-en-France… it would be the story of a village from old France. Once upon a time there was a place where people had lived since the dawn of history ... whose name comes from the Latin "Gratiacum" - place of grace, meaning an enjoyable area. Who could doubt that, walking around this village enshrined in its green jewel box, with its streams and waterfalls, its birds and flowers? In 1180 Raúl de Gressy, the minor lord of this blessed area, founded the church dedicated to St. Denis, his daughter Eustachie continued his work.

The church includes two very beautiful tombstones from the start of the 13th century; classified: these are of the founders. It was in the middle of the great century of Louis IV that the Frémont family appeared, originating in Normandy. They acquired the fiefdoms of Gressy-en-France and Moulignon (the mill) on the Beuvronne. This was done by Robert de Frémont and his brother Nicolas, the minister of Colbert. In his memoirs, the Duke of Saint Simon (in the family since his mother-in-law was none other than Geneviève de Frémont, a woman of great beauty, the wife of Guy de Durfort, the Duke of Lorges and Marshal of France), says of Nicolas that he was considered to be "the richest man in France". Robert, who found the castle that was located just next to the fortified farm (the current site of Manoir de Gressy ) very uncomfortable , constructed a large bourgeois home "Clairefontaine" to house his wife and six children.

He designed a park with many trees and in it dug canals following a proposal by Le Notre. Their coat of arms: "Azure with three Gold Leopard heads, placed two and one". The following landholders in the fiefdom of Gressy (Les Pons Saint Maurice) would be close friends with "Carmontelle" this worldly artist who had astonished the court of the Duke of Orleans and who "sketched" the characters so perfectly with his pen not only in his proverbs (and type of comedy) , and transparent dramas (sort of Chinese shadow theater) but also in his portraits. He also liked to draw gardens and parks. He stayed in Gressy-en-France many times both at Clairfontaine and at Comte de Pons. At the same time, Pierre Joseph Macquer and his brother came to stay in Calirefontaine. He accumulated responsibilities and also became the "royal censor", meaning that he was in charge of examining the interest and merit of scientific discoveries proposed to the King. He worked much with Lavoisier and together they perfected the burning glass, the first solar oven. A chemist at the Sevres plant, king Louis XV charged him with determining the composition of hard porcelain, the secret of which was jealously capped by the Chinese. He succeeded in this task in 1769. It was also at Gressy that he experimented with the art of dying silk, and thus reddening the waters of the Beuvronne many times (he was accused of this section by the inhabitants of Gressy!)

At Clairfontaine, he also created a small laboratory and a botanical garden with exotic trees some of which are still present today. He was a magnificent experimentalist and it would take too long to list all of his discoveries. It should also be noted that one of his books he wrote- the Guide du Naturaliste (the Naturalist's Guide), with a preface by Buffon who was a friend of his - was to amuse the reader all while educating him. Also at that time there were three mills: The Moulignon mill, the Rouge mill, and a windmill located on the plain, all were very active... which is not surprising for this plain in France whose fertility is well-known. After the revolutionary tumult (the destruction was widespread, including the castle... which was partially rebuilt into the current Townhall) calm returned to the small village of Gressy which went to sleep for a while.

Just 25 minutes from Paris and Chantilly, a mere 8 minutes from Paris Roissy CdG International airport and15 minutes from Disneyland Paris®, imagine a quiet and charming countryside property with discreet luxury, dedicated to your comfort on grand occasions or weekend's time escapades …

At Manoir de Gressy
    Fitness room- Sauna
    Wellness : Jamantasi - Jasme-Paris treatments and care
    Outdoor heated swimming pool (open from may 1st to september 30th)
    Mountain biking along the Ourcq canal,
    Tennis - Volleyball – Badminton – Football - Pingpong - Jogging,
    Pétanque – Pool tables- JukeBoxe - Flipper and Babyfoot,


13 Rue des Beaux-Arts
75006 Paris, France
Tel:  33 0 1 44 41  99   00; Fax: 33 0 1 43 25 64 81
Considered one of the most famous hotels in Paris, somewhat of a secret hideaway over the past two centuries.  Quintessential French charm and glamour as you would expect of a hotel in the heart of Paris on the Left Bank.  The last home of Oscar Wilde, according to hotel website and has been completely remodeled.  Use of an exclusive Hammam Pool is available for guests from 7:30am to 9:30pm/


C19. Château de la Flocellière
30 rue du Château
85700 La Flocellière
Puy du Fou - 8 km
Tel: (0033) 2 51 57 22 03
  The castle history goes back to the eleventh century and has been lived in ever since.During your stay,you will explore the extraordinary rich history and heritage of this castle. Set among a landscape of hills, woods and ponds, bordering the village of La Flocellière, the castle is a haven of peace in its own large park.

Originaly a medieval fort, the castle was transformed into an elegant and large seignorial home beginning XVIIth century. Today, the château de la Flocellière has six towers forming a vast square with a majestic 11th century tower in the center of this historical site and romantic ruins around the medieval garden.  The castle owners have been restoring and improving this domaine with elegant furniture, family portraits and antiques. They have also given special attention for the modern confort of the bed and bathrooms.

They will welcome their guests « ‘like friends » and you will enjoy a stay of unique character. Vicomte and Vicomtesse Patrice and Erika Vignial welcome their guests personally all year round At their arrival, guests are invited to share a tea or an aperitif in the castle salons ,with family portraits of ancestors, near a fireplace and where they will discover the famous painted ceiling. A private visit of the chateau can be proposed during the stay.

Do not miss the library ,the piano and the French billard table.  We propose elegant, spacious, refined and bright suites and double rooms with queen-size bed of high quality (180 x 200) or 2 beds, , decorated with antique furniture, authentic and refined in harmony with the history of the property and in suite bathroom offering all the important modern conforts.  Some are four-poster beds or alcove beds .You may snuggle up in the warm duvets! Walls are covered with precious fabrics. Rooms are large and have all a nice view on the park. Free Wifi, modest-size flat screen television and telephone You will also appreciate the cozy ambiance of our rooms. The thick walls of the château work better than air conditioning.

Far from the maddening crowd, undisturbed by cars and noise as you will find the car park at the castle entrance .
In the warmer months of the year you can relax by the outdoor heated swimming pool , in a verdant setting of calm with a romantic view on the "Bocage Vendéen". The "Haut Bocage Vendéen" consists of woods and hills overlooking the "Bas Bocage Discover the castle park of 15 ha and the two-hundreds old trees which came from around the world


Craon, 53400
Telephone: +33 (0)2 43 06 11 02; Fax: +33 (0)2 43 06 05 18
Entering your room you will be taking a journey back in time.  Craon castle, built in 1770, is a listed historical monument, surrounded by a beautiful park with a large swimming pool and tennis courts.

The Château is just two hours and two centuries from Paris.  Comte et Comtesse Loïk de Guébriants' hospitality  will make you feel at home, while you are being treated as an honorary guest.

Yet it is also a perfect location to explore the Loire Valley with its famous castles, gardens and historical sites on half- or full-day excursions returning to your 'own' castle each night.
  • 70 euros for single rooms
  • 160 euros for double rooms
  • 240 euros for the exquisite Baldaquin Suite
    Breakfast is included.
The Château de Craon is located west of Paris in the Mayenne Départment of France.
Arriving By CarFrom Paris take the autoroute A11 in the direction of Rennes. At Le Mans take the A81 and follow the signs to Laval.   Exit at Laval and then follow the signs in the direction of Saint-Nazaire. You will see signs to Craon on the National highway, the D771. The Château de Craon is 30 kilometers from Laval. It is an easy 3-hour drive from Paris. There is parking at the castle for your car.
Arriving By TrainIf you are coming by train, there are departures from the Montparnasse Train Station in Paris daily and the trip takes just 90 minutes to Laval, which is 30 kilometers from Craon Castle. Transport can be arranged for you by taxi or you can rent a car in Laval.
Arriving By Plane:   If you are flying, the closest airport is in Nantes, 100 kilometers from the Château de Craon.
How to Make Your Reservation:   For reservations, we suggest you fill in the reservation form on our website.  We will confirm whether the dates you have requested are available and will ask you to make a deposit of 30% of the total amount. The balance will be payable one month prior to your arrival.


C21.  Chateau de Divonne * * * *
01220 Divonne-les-Bains
Rhone-Alpes - France
Tel:33 0 4 50 20 00 32; Fax: 33 0 4 50 20 03 73
Lac Léman (Lake Geneva to most of us) is famed for its beauty dominated as it is by Mont Blanc and its dappled reflections on the lake. This is the grand panorama to be enjoyed on the terrace of Château de Divonne, an elegant 19th century residence that stands in its own 55 acres of formal gardens and parkland. Describing itself as a "quiet, gourmet, resting place", this understatement belies its wealth of attractions. The cuisine is influenced by Lyon's legendary gastronomy and graced by a cellar-full of fine vintages including some surprising crus from neighbouring Jura and Savoie. The château itself is a paragon of luxury. Divonne-Les-Bains is an entertaining town with the casino and the spa centre near the hotel. Across the road is one of Europe's most challenging scenic golf courses. The lake provides every kind of pleasure from cruises to watersports and there are hundreds of places nearby worthy of your interest. Choose between one of the 28 rooms and 5 suites, featuring all the amenities besides sport facilities (swimming pool, table-tennis, fitness centre) available at the Chateau.

28 Rooms & 5 Suites
Distance to Geneva:  15 Kms.
From Paris:  Motorway A6 till Macon, then A40, exit Bellegarde, direction Gex-Divonne - From Lyons: Motorway A43, exit Geneva, direction Lausanne.


C22. Hostellerie Le Baou
Avenue Gustave Etienne
83550 Ramatuelle, France
Tel: 33 0 4 98 12 94 20; Fax: 33 0 4 98 12 94 21
This hotel is just 6 miles from St Tropez, offering panoramic views of the hillside village Ramatuelle and its vineyards. It has private flower-filled gardens and an outdoor pool.  All guestrooms at the Hostellerie Le Baou have a balcony, terrace or garden, along with satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel’s restaurant, La Terrasse, serves traditional Mediterranean cuisine and a selection of local wines. There is also a poolside grill.  The Hostellerie Le Baou is just a 10-minute drive from the coast.

Hotel Rooms: 41
Facilities include: Restaurant, Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Grounds, Terrace, Family Rooms, Lift/elevator, Express Check-in/Check-out, Safe, Heating, Baggage Storage, Air Conditioning, Outdoor Pool

Room Service, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Breakfast in the Room, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying, FREE Internet
Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge, Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 20 per day.

Check in: From 15:00 hours
Check out: Until 12:00 hours
Cancellation / Prepayment:  Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Kids:  Children and extra beds, Free! One child under 4 years stays free of charge when using existing beds. The maximum number of baby beds in a room is 1.  The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.  Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets:  Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.  Pets are allowed in the hotel but not by the swimming pool.
Accepted credit cards:  American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Carte Bleue, Diners Club, Maestro, CartaSi.
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.
Other Information:  Extra beds are available in some rooms at an additional cost. This cost depends on the age of the occupant and the length of the stay.
The Wi-Fi connection is only suitable for devices using the Microsoft brand.


Tel: 33 0 5 53 36 15 15; Fax: 33 0 5 53 36 15 16
From Website: This sumptuous castle dating back from the 13th and 18th centuries welcomes you as a luxurious hotel/restaurant with a romantic atmosphere. Set in a lush and peaceful environment, Chateau Lalande's typical architecture blends harmoniously with a classic and refined interior design.
Our Facilities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry Service
  • Inroom Breakfast
  • Ironing Service
  • Internet Services
  • Wifi Available
  • Massage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool



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