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

15130 VEZAC - Auvergne – France
+33 (0)1 72 72 92 02

From their Website:

Hostellerie du Château de Salles had a long history since it was built in 1476, then destroyed and rebuilt in 1573. Perched on a hill overlooking the Cère Valley, it has been used as a watchtower for hundreds of years.
Now the new owner, Jean-François Liess, has turned it into a retreat for your pleasure. With a 20-acre park and the Cantal Mountains surrounding it, nothing disturbs the peaceful ambience floating over the castle. The Château de Salles is one of those secrets it's best to keep to yourself, instead of giving the address to your friends. Enjoy the air, view, golf, swimming pool, restaurant and lounge as Gérard Depardieu enjoyed using the location for one of his movies. The Hostellerie du Château de Salles is one of those secrets it's best to keep to you.

23 Rooms : from 75 to 240 EUR
10 Suite/apartment(s) : from 129 to 240 EUR
Price of breakfast : 15 EUR
Restaurant tariffs
Menu : from 26 to 45 EUR
1/2 board supplement : 39 EUR
Hotel closed
from All Saints' Day until Easter
Getting There
Train:   Aurillac (10 Kms.)
Airport:           Aurillac - La Tronquiere Airport (7 Kms.)
By car:             Take the A75 and exit Massiac or follow the N122 toward Aurillac.
bubble bath
Children's palyground
Outdoor swimming pool
Bikes rental

Colombiers-sur-Seulles, 14480 CREULLY, France.
Telephone: +33 23108 0457, Fax: +33 23108 0829

From their Website:

What better place to enjoy a break this year than delightful Normandy. Within easy reach from the UK and full of places of interest, delightful scenery, sandy beaches, excellent food and wine!

The Château du Baffy lies on the edge of the small village of Colombiers, situated between Caen and Bayeux, just 6km or so from the seaside resort of Courseulles. Guests will enjoy the best of both worlds combining a stay in the beautiful Normandy countryside with superb beaches close to hand.

Colombiers is a traditional Normandy hamlet with a historic church and typical Normandy style buildings. Nearby Creully is a larger village whose own Château de Creully was the BBC's communication centre during the Normandy landings. You will find a number of local shops, bars, a crêperie and a small weekly regional market in the town square.

Relax with the tranquillity of our lounge overlooking the sun terrace and gardens and enjoy the excellent cuisine in our elegant speciality restaurant. All comfortable bedrooms have en-suite facilities including those in the adjacent Villa Mathilde with its courtyard setting. There are also meeting and seminars rooms available.

Our management team of British and French staff ensure that all guests enjoy not only the great standards of accommodation but excellent food, a variety of evening entertainment and helpful local advice.

Accommodation is provided in the main Château and the adjacent Villa Mathilde, which overlooks it's own courtyard.

Enjoy a wonderful dinner at the Château's own restaurant which is set within an attractive dining room overlooking the gardens. The Villa Mathilde has its own dining room and an attractive sun terrace where you can dine alfresco during the Summer.

The Château is set in attractive parkland grounds, perfect for outdoor activities. If you're a keen golfer there are no less than six golf courses to choose from, the nearest being just a twenty minutes drive. For more information, please visit our Golf section.

The Château du Baffy was originally a Mill, powered by the diverted Seulles River and the focal building on the Château’s estate. The Château itself was built East of the Mill around 1735, with extensions occurring in the late Eighteenth Century and early Nineteenth Century. Although the Mill was torn down in 1840 due to tax infringements its remains are still visible providing an eerie contrast against the beautiful Château and a reminder of the class separation that existed in the France of the 1700’s.

The Château’s owners during the Second World War were the Vignerol family. The Comtesse Vignerol, her husband, two children, her father, servants and a governess were all resident and refused to depart when the Germans chose to use the fine manor house as a headquarters. The Comtesse left a diary which gives a deeper insight into the Château’s turbulent history.

A slit trench, 15 by 1 ½ feet existed in the grounds to provide some sort of shelter on the very heavy bombing raids that occurred at 04.00hrs on June 6th, which unbeknownst to them was in preparation for their liberation. There were two German gunmen positioned very near to the Château, one 150 yards away, the other 500 yards. The gun fire from the guns terrorised both the owners and nearby villagers. By 13:15hrs on June 6th, the Allied troops arrived at Colombiers-sur-Seulles and shooting intensified. Anne Vignerol records that by the end of the month:

‘All the fields [were] full of troops – not a blade of grass to be seen, not an empty corner, as thousands and thousands more troops and vehicles are landed.’

Restaurant Biras - Bourdeilles
24 310 BRANTOME, Périgord - Dordogne Aquitaine France
Tel :  +33 (0)5 53 03 70 11 Fax : +33 (0)5 53 03 42 84
MM Michel & Olivier GUILLAUME

From their Website:

The romance and charm of the past can surely be found at The Château de La Côte, which is situated in the heart of a park boasting century-old trees and bordered with boxtree walkways which overlooks a verdant valley.
The seventeen rooms and suites, situated in both the towers and the main building are spacious, comfortable, and peaceful, each having a character of its own. They are equipped with period and stylish furniture, some with adjoining sitting rooms with fireplaces, wainscoting and four-poster beds. The Moulineaux suite, in addition, allows for private access onto the dungeon terrace


How To Get There :

  • By car : From Périgueux follow
    signs to Brantôme D 939 and
    D106 E1 to Biras-Lisle
  • By train : 15 km from Périgueux
    or 75 km with the TGV from
    Angoulême .
  • By air : 50 km from Bergerac
    or 90 km from Bordeaux.
  • Helipad : GPS 45°17'901" Nord
    / 0°36'693" Est

78720 CERNAY-LA-VILLE. Ile de France
Tel.: +33 (0)1 34 85 23 00

From their Website:

• Discover or rediscover the abbey on a historic day, accompanied by our lecturers who guide you around the estate. Every Sunday at 3pm: (charges apply) reservation recommended.
Reserved for guest use only:
Outdoor swimming pool (from 01/06 to 15/09): free entry.
Outdoor tennis court: free entry, advanced reservation required.
Rowboat rides: free, upon request at reception, subject to availability.
Leisure complex: Hammam, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Solarium, Exercise room (weight training equipment, step machine, exercise bikes)- charges apply, upon reservation.
• Mountain biking: charges apply, upon reservation. 


1118: Founding of the Vaux-de-Cernay Abbey by a group of monks from Savigny Abbey (in Manche).
1147: Affiliation with the Order of Cistercian. The estate decides to enter into a self-sufficient life: water is used to drink, for fish farming to provide food, for sanitation and energy for the mill.

1226 - 1247: Abbatiate of Thibault of Marly and zenith of the monastery.
14th Century: Decline of the intellectual and material life.
15th Century: Abandonment of the building after the 100-year-war.
16th Century: Attempts at rectifications. Reconstruction of the south gallery and monastery.
17th Century: Repair and maintenance of buildings, spiritual revival.
18th Century: Considerable construction at the start of the century then abbey debilitated by heavy costs.
1791: Sale of abbey furnishings and property.
1873: Acquisition of the park and buildings, which had been used as a quarry since the revolution, by Baron Nathaniel Rothschild. Reconstruction of the estate.
1945: Purchased by Mr Amiot, airplane constructor. The estate served as a research ground for over thirty years.
1988: Bought by Mr Savry. The estate is redeveloped as a high-class hotel and restaurant.
1989: After 6 months of construction, Vaux de Cernay joins the ‘hotels particuliers’ group. Architecture: refurbished as a high-quality hotel/restaurant, Vaux Cernay abbey regains its vocation in hospitality.

1 à 3 Place Paul Boncour
41400 CHISSAY-EN-TOURAINE, Centre Val-de-Loire

From their Website:

Another perfect Chateau to explore the Loire Valley.  See their website for accommodations available.
Also On site:
• Outdoor Swimming Pool
• Horse riding
• Hunting
• Fishing
• Golf 25 km away
• Bike rental on site


History (with a capital H) has embraced Chissay over the centuries. Situated between Montrichard and Chenonceaux, this former fortified castle was built under Charles the 7th for Pierre Bérard, chancellor of France and husband to Anne de Rondard. Charles the 7th and Louis the 11th both stayed here, as evidenced by many royal acts.

On the 19th of April 1543 Bérard sold the estate to Philibert Babou, Lord of Bourdaisière, the king's treasurer and superintendent of finance, for £16 690. The castle remained in the family, then passed into the hands of Duke of Choiseul until the eve of the revolution. Choiseul ceded Chissay to his friend Jean-Baptiste du Buc, a man of merit and good fortune who grew to know well the revolution's prisons.

On his death in 1795 Chissay became the property of Marie-Jacques Gaigneron, Count of Marolles, allied through his mother to Empress Josephine. Gaigneron remained the owner of Chissay and was also the town mayor for more than half a century.   The castle has known varying fortunes, and the original architecture has been added to by its various owners.

Acquired in the twentieth century by Baron and Baroness of Gartempe, then passed to their descendants the Costa de Beauregard, it was this family that welcomed Mr Paul Raynaud in June 1940. The Prime Minister established his headquarters here, and political and military conferences were held in the main salon. Chissay castle received General Weygand, the ambassador of Great Britain, ministers and dignitaries who liaised with the republic's president residing 30km away in Cangé castle. On the 12th of June, General de Gaulle arrived at Chissay to present Paul Reynaud with his 'reduit breton' plan (a joint British/French strategy to defend the Brittany peninsula against the Germans.) Chissay witnessed the agony of the 3rd republic, the future of France was determined behind the thick walls of the castle.

40, route de’Amfreville sous les Monts,
274 CONNELLES, Normandy

From their Website:

THE MOULIN DE CONNELLES IS OPEN EVERY DAY.   It offers a choice of 12 beautifully decorated bedrooms in an attractive manor house, now managed by a PAUL BOCUSE INSTITUTE graduate.  
The restaurant is considered as one of the finest in Normandy.                                   
The Moulin de Connelles, an Elegant  half-timbered 17th – 18th century Anglo-Norman manor house, is bathed in the typical light of the Seine valley so beloved by the 19th century Impressionists. A three hectare landscaped park bordered by two branches of the Seine invites you to relax. Part of the park is on a private island.
The park : On a private island of the classified site of the Seine valley, reserved for the residents,  constituted by a shaded park of 3 hectares. Boats : The hotel places at the guest’s disposal boats (with oars and members safety)  for a romantic walk on the arm of the Seine  around the Moulin de Connelles.  (under the responsibility of the occupants of the boats) The telephone : With direct access and SDA  in the suites and junior suites. Television : In each room, flat screen,  in several languages, French and European programs. Room service : Full until 9:00p.m. and cold until case of late arrival.  The bar : Until midnight, reserved to the guests   of the hotel. Breakfasts : Until 11:00 in room service.

The restaurant : The schedules of service are from noon to  1:45p.m. and from7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.. Our Chef prepares the products of season;  each day the specials are made according to the choice of the market.  Possibility of announcing in advance all allergies  or specific food needs. Internet : ADSL available and free in the bar, the living room, on the terrace, inthe restaurant and in the meeting rooms.  A computer can be placed at the disposal to receive  your emails. Possible access in the suites under wifi accessibility. The swimming pool: Two open-air swimming pools in the park of the hotel, covered swimming pool in the nearby residence in Winter, Sauna upon reservation, (service exclusively for our resident guest) Bicycles : VTT are at disposal for a ride in the countryside. Private meetings and dinners : Our private room with sight on the park and the Seine can accomodate  30 people for dinner and 20 people for a meeting. We can forward an estimation for a personalized stay. Jacuzzi : Certain suites have private simple or double jacuzzi.  We can organize your stay by proposing various circuits, visits and meetings with pleasure. Several activities and leisures of outdoor are in the  neighbourhood: golf, horsemanship, excursions, water sports. Massages : A professional masseuse can make herself available on request.

Close to Les Andelys and one hour by car from Paris or Deauville, 30 minutes from Rouen and Giverny, The Moulin de Connelles offers twelve sumptuously decorated suites and bedrooms.  The restaurant is considered one of the finest in Normandy and is recommended by the main tourist guides (Michelin, GaultMillau, Champérard, Karen Brown, Alaistair Sawdays). There is a heated outside pool next to the hotel with a solarium, two terraces.  Romantic rowing boats and mountain bikes are available for our guests. Visitors can enjoy three international golf courses and an equestrian centre in the neighbourhood.    An attractive, private floor-to ceiling glazed sitting-room overlooking the park and river is at disposal for family gatherings and professional meetings.    The bedrooms :  6 suites and junior suites and 6 bedrooms most of which overlook the Seine. Warm and comfortable, harmoniously and tastefully furnished.  The walls are coated with wood or stretched fabric with matching curtains and rich carpet or oak parquet. Private Jacuzzis have been installed in six suites.    In conformance with the law, the hotel is totally "non smoking".  

4, Route de Sézanne
51530 VINAY Champagne Ardenne – France
Tel. (33) 03 26 59 99 99 – Fax. (33) 03 26 59 92 10 –

From their Website:

In an amazing landscape, in the heart of Champagne vineyards, La Briqueterie is an exclusive property, offering rest and gourmet facilities. You will experience a warm welcome, high quality and customized services.

Rooms & Suites:  The hotel counts 40 rooms distributed in 4 categories : Classical, Superior, Deluxe and Junior Suite.  Each room has is own style and carefully chosen colour scheme.  Ranging from 25 to 60 m², bedrooms offer charming and luxurious amenities combined with breathtaking views on the gardens and vineyards.
-Classical room: Located on the first floor, under the mansard roof, the 7 classical rooms are real cosy nests, ideal for a couple stay.
-Superior room: On the ground floor, the 17 Superior rooms, more spacious, offer a lounge space with armchair and coffee table.
-Deluxe room: On the basement, the 12 Deluxe rooms allows you to take a private breakfast in a case of greenery.
-Junior Suite:  Last jewels of the hotel, the soul of our four junior suites invites you to relax in a place where you will feel home with great pleasure. Equipped with the last technology, you will enjoy the Jacuzzi overlooking the vineyards.

Spa & wellness-"Bulles de détente" : A Spa in Champagne.Give yourself a break. This place of relaxation and well-being, full of charm and elegance, is proposing you .

Bulles de Détente" : A Spa in Champagne

Real harbour of peace dedicated to wellness, surrender yourself in an intimate
and Zen atmosphere ... Discover our Spa Menu including;
-Hammam:  This bath of very humid steam comes from Orient (Turkish bath).
-Jacuzzi:  In a large bubbling bath, the body is brewed and massaged in rhythm of millions of air bubbles injected
in hot water.
-Sauna:  With Finnish origins, it is a small wooden room, where comes out a strong dry heat, between 80° and
100° C.
-Swimming pool:  A hexagonal shape heated pool surrounded with bow windows, overlooking the garden is inducing a delectable moment.
-Treatments:  From the experts of La Maison de Beauté in Paris, Carita beauty treatments combine specific sculpting technics with highly effective products.

Enjoy the Bow window restaurant- Well known to gourmets, the cuisine made by head chef Michael Nizzero, resulted from a passion he always had, combining traditional cuisine, herbs from the garden and regional Champagne products, the cuisine is a senses' celebration.


RN 396 13420 GEMENOS - France
(33) (0)4 42 32 20 16 - fax (33) (0)4 42 32 02 26-

From their Website:

Relais de la Magdeleine This refuge located at the foot of the Sainte Baume Massif in the tranquillity of its park with its plane trees. Situated near Aix en Provence and the rocky inlets of Cassis. On the ground floor of this early 18th century ivy wrapped country house a series of reception rooms immediately captivate visitors. Three generations of the same family have run the hotel ensuring that its soul is respected and maintaining the period furniture in the lounges and rooms.They give onto the garden or terrace ideal for relaxing with the delightful Provencal landscape as a backdrop. Swimming pool. Sophisticated cuisine with Provencal flavours.
Dining and Entertainment
Relais de la Magdeleine has a gourmet restaurant serving excellent Provencal cuisine using fresh local ingredients. Guests can dine indoors or out on the terrace or under the shade of the plane and lime trees. Meals are from set or a la carte menus and fine wines are available from the extensive wine cellar. Breakfast is served in the beautiful Orangerie.
Recreational Facilities
Relais de la Magdeleine is set in its own beautiful wooded parkland with lakes, fountains and watercourses.
Recreational facilities include:
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Extensive lawns and patios
  • Outdoor chess board
  • Book lined, comfortable lounge with fireplace
Hotel Services
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Elevator
  • Boutique
  • Internet access
  • Several dining rooms for business or social functions


1, Chemin des Grands-Prés - 26230 GRIGNAN, Drome Provencale France
Tél. +33 (0)4 75 46 58 15 - Fax +33 (0)4 75 46 91 55 |

From their Website:

Thrills give way to... reverie! The grounds studded with a thousand roses, groves, lush lounges and century-old trees simply hum.  Days and nights provide a hideaway of silence and beauty in sleek, luminous rooms and suites adorned with 18th-c. artworks and furniture.

Get-away jaunts turn into... thrills! Provence multiplies the delights of the Manoir... History in Grignan. Lyric arts in the Roman theatres and Chorégies in Orange. Panoramic views over Mont Ventoux, the Dentelles de Montmirail and Ardèche Gorges.  Gastronomy, wines from Gigondas to Vacqueyras, olives to truffles. Typical crafts at pottery makers’ and fields of lavender as you have never seen before.

Room Types - SEE WEBSITE

Hospitality tax: €0.75 / day / guest
The Manoir de la Roseraie is open in 2012 as follows :
Off Season : the hotel and the restaurant are open from Friday afternoon till Monday morning.
- From the 10th of February till the 13th of May 2012
- From the 24th of September till the 05th of November 2012
In Season: the hotel and the restaurant are open every day (lunch and dinner)
- From the 14th of May till the 23rd of September
Light lunch card available for noon during the week, gastronomic card available every evening and for noon in the week-end.
The Manoir de la Roseraie opens for groups on demand from 8 participants off season.

Rue du Temple – 84160 LOURMARIN, Provence-Cote d’Azur
Tel. : +33 (0)4 90 68 06 69; Fax : +33 (0)4 90 68 31 76

From their Website:

A former 18th century oil mill in the heart of one of the most beautiful villages in France, the Moulin de Lourmarin welcomes its guests to an enchanting setting surrounded by lime trees.
“Simplicity” is our watchword. Our reception area sets the tone for the hotel, with bare wood and stone, warm colours and traditional decor. A wonderfully cosy nest in the heart of Provence.
  • Charming hotel 
  • 19 rooms and 1 suite
  • Meetings facilities (on request) 
  • Terrace, Garden, Lounge
  • Restaurant, Ice-cream, Tea-room ,Bar

Our New Chef, Mr Cyrille Wagner invites you to discover his Menu "Bistrot Provençal".
Weekly closure of our restaurant on Tuesday and Wednesdays
and annual closure from November 12th till November 29th, 2012

Rooms and suites with Intimate atmosphere and elegant décor.  Our 19 rooms and 1 suite are all individually decorated in the glorious colours of Provence: ochres, blues, whites, ecrus and more.

All our rooms look out over the village, the chateau or the Luberon massif.  This former 18th century oil mill is now a charming, picturesque hotel, consists of two buildings, the first accessible by an elevator and the second by a magnificent stone spiral staircases.

It offers four categories of room :


All our rooms either overlook the shaded patio or magnolia and fig trees. They offer all the modern amenities you would expect, in a warm and cosy atmosphere.

    Satellite television
    Mini-bar in charming, Deluxe Category and Suite
    Safe in Deluxe category and Suite
    Air conditioning
    Bathroom with hairdryer

Lourmarin: one of the Lubéron’s most attractive villages.   The Moulin de Lourmarin stands in the centre of one of the most beautiful villages in Provence. A little stream, “Le Rayé”, which once drove the millstones in this traditional oil mill, still runs past the chateau and close to the Protestant church.

Take a short walk through the narrow streets of Lourmarin and look carefully at the doors and shutters, the noses on the steps around the many fountains and the corbels carved from Espeil stone.
During your stay, do you also stop in all the small villages:

Cucuron: In the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon, this charming village has many facets. Ramparts, towers doors, or the belfry tower. So many places to discover at the option of a stroll in the old town, which was chosen as the setting for the film Horseman on the Roof.

and Vaugines: Located at the foot of the Luberon, at 400 meters altitude, a little away from the busiest roads, Vaugines is an agricultural village that is open to new people and many visitors attracted by the serenity, its cool shade and the beauty of its heritage.

Ansouis: Today wonderfully preserved town is still dominated by its magnificent castle. Before reaching it, cross the square and the streets runs beautifully restored houses: the oldest dating from the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Go to Luberon North via the valley to arrive in one of the most beautiful villages in France, Bonnieux, and continue to discover Gordes, which also preserves its land, the Bories village, those curious rounded stone constructions dry, Sénanque Abbey ... , Menerbes, Lacoste and Fontaine de Vaucluse and L'Isle sur la Sorgue.

Finally, do not forget to discover all the markets of Provence, International Festival in Roque d'Anthéron, and all events at the castle of Lourmarin.

Parc Saint-Jean
03100 MONTLUCON, Auvergne
P : +33 (0)4 70 02 71 71
F : +33 (0)4 70 02 71 70
E :

From their Website:

Nestling among the foliage of a verdant park decorated by magnificient age-old trees, our mansion is located in Montluçon, Auvergne, in the center of France, between the river Cher and the Great Auvergne Way.

Since 1925, transformed in Hostelry, the Château Saint-Jean has become a famous place for the traditionnal Bourbonnaise Cuisine and quiet stay.

Today, Domaine Château Saint-Jean is a 4 stars hôtel affiliated with Châteaux & Hôtels Collection, with a Gastronomic Restaurant sheltered in a XIIth century romanic chapel. Cuisine of Chef Thierry Douault and his team is a gastronomy based on local products.

The Parc Saint Jean, face to the castle, offers calm and peace to any traveller seeking quietude. A crown of a hundred oaks girdles this splendid green space, decorated with a basin with ducks and turtles. The park is protected by the Protection League of Birds.

For your greater pleasure, you will relax in our heated indoor swimming pool or play billiard. You will relax as well in our lounge with sight on the park or take a drink in our bar.
Receptions / Weddings - For the greatest days of your life, our mansion is an ideal way to make your wedding or private reception exceptional and exciting.  For the greatest days of your life, our mansion is an ideal way to make your wedding or private reception exceptional and exciting.
- Closed on Sundays evenings from November to April included
- Annual closure 2012 from January 1st in the evening to January 15th included
- Closed on May 1st
- Pâques : Restaurant opened for lunch (Hotel closed)
- Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club
- Pets are welcome (except in restaurant)
19 Rooms available
More Information >
- Single-bedded rooms
- Double-bedded rooms
- Suites (Room and adjacent Lounge)
Each room has a TV set, TPS, phone with direct line, internet access, wireless access, a mini-bar (drinks and soft drinks, sweets...) and some have air conditionning.   All have a bathroom and shower.
Services & Rates - Rooms are at your disposal from 4.00pm and have to be left at 12.00am on the day of departure. 
Rooms rates- SEE WEBSITE
You can park in front of the castle (not watched).
Pets are welcome (but are not admitted in the restaurant)

144 route d'Amboise
41 400 CHISSAY EN TOURAINE, Centre-Val de Loire

Tel: (+33)2 54 71 23 45; Fax: (+33)2 54 32 54 34

From their Website:

Located at 2H30 from Paris, through the silence of century-old oak trees, during your stay Become King, Queen, Prince or Princess in a picturesque location.
Our rooms are located on three main buildings around the courtyard : the Château, the Porterie, the tower. We offer many categories : Standard, Comfort, Superior and a suite.
All our rooms are with view on garden and parkland.
-          27 charming rooms with a suite
- Bar and terrace
- Heated outdoor swimming pool
- Tennis court and racket rental
- Bicycle storage
- Helipad
- Free Wifi at reception only
- Room rates  -  See Website

Credit cards : Visa – Mastercard – Eurocard accepted.
17th century historic home
- 3 main buildings
- 27 rooms 3 stars
- Quiet Lounge
- Safety deposit box at reception
- Wifi access
- Teracce bar
- Heated outdoor swimming pool
- Tennis court, rental racket
- Seminar rooms "La salle d'armes"
- Car and bus parc-bicycle storage
- Helipad
- Private Parkland and VTT
All rates include free access to all our services:
Tennis court, racket rental, heated outdoor swimming pool, helipad, reservation service.

Activities and leasure
Strategically situated between the rivers Cher and Loire, this region known as the Royal valley, is rich in natural wonders, verdant forests.
For your stay, we offer you "La nature sous tous les angles".

- Hiking or bicycle ride
- Hot air balloon ride or helicoptere tour
- wine cellars and castle escape
- Pleasure to play on a golf course.

Your time is precious, go to the essential, we will do the rest for you.
Since the ealiest parts of the Chateau were bults (the first owner was the king's tax collector), Chateau de la Menaudiere has stood through many noteworthy historical events. From 1515, François 1er ruled France from the nearthy town of Blois. He invited Leonardo de Vinci to the area, who settled at the Clos Lucé. They imagined "le Château de Chambord". In 1547 was added the dance gallery to the bridge of "Château de Chenonceau", "Catherine la Bâtisseuse" was masterpiece. Nearly 500 years later, the Chateau hotel de la Menaudiere awaits your visit.

Avenue des Thermes
04800 GREOUX-LES-BAINS, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur
Telephone: 33-(0)4-92-78-00-91; Fax: 33- (0)4-92-78-09-55

From their Website:

Are you looking for a SPA hotel in the Provence or an hotel for a slimming program? Hooked to the gates of Lubéron, not far from the Verdon Gorges and its grand canyon lies Villa Borghèse, one of the most charming hotels in Gréoux-les-Bains. It is the preferred destination for many due to its well-being thermal water. We offer you a SPA hotel thanks to our well-being center, a gastronomically restaurant known by the most famous restaurant guides and a relaxation hotel thanks to our swimming pool and park… Villa Borghèse is a 4-star hotel in the Provence which will satisfy all your needs!

In the 1980s, the Villa Borghèse created a center of well-being, well ahead of the curve. Here, the human being has rested at the heart of  the development of our institute. No sophisticated machines, but a team of  eight well-being professionals and certified  aestheticians at your service, to whom you can entrust your body and mind in total serenity. Make the most of a real moment of pleasure to awaken your senses and rest your spirit.
Water, lavender, essential oils… Based on your needs, our aestheticians will offer you a steaming bath with seaweed or essential oils, clay treatments, aromatherapy or hot stone massages, Thai reflexology, or even Jacobson relaxation sessions.

Freedom, adapted schedules, favourable pricesPeruse our treatment menu and our wide variety of courses. Phytomer approved center; « La Sultane de Saba » body products; the majority of our essential and plant oils are organic.
In our "Packages" section,  you will find deals from 85€ for a day of relaxation (spa treatments and pool access included) and 94€ for a one-night stay with breakfast included.

Our facilities: professional balneotherapy, private eucalyptus sauna, poolside fitness center with exercise bike and rowing machine, pool heated from the beginning of April to the end of October (earlier if weather permitting).
Note:  Our well-being professionals and aestheticians do not offer therapeutic or medical treatments.
Rooms with bathrooms, wc, garden view, direct telephone, free wifi access, minibar, television. Hotel and rooms air-conditioned during the summer.
Types of Rooms include; SEE WEBSITE FOR PRICING

For walk-ins: the price of the room.

Cancellations: Sent in writing, at least a week before arrival: deposit reimbursed. Less than one week before arrival: one night's stay is deducted.

PERIOD 3 RATES, except long stays include:
Bridge Festivals and Lessons (dates forthcoming),
Easter (Saturday and Sunday)
Weekends of May 1st and 8th (from Friday to Sunday)
Ascension (from Thursday to Sunday)
Pentecost (from Friday to Tuesday)

NICE - GREOUX LES BAINS Shuttle:  Saturdays at 4:30 pm:  90€ per person.
Departs from: Hôtel Windsor Rue Dalpozzo 06000 NICE
Tel. 04 93 88 59 35

Private shuttle for the thermal baths:
Every morning, between 7:30 am and 12 noon, by reservation, at no extra cost.
Châteaux Demeures et Traditions

In the hotel group Châteaux Demeures de Tradition et Grandes Etapes des Vignobles, there is a hospitality tradition which we hold true above all: take our time to better serve you.
Relais du Silence

Relais du Silence was born in 1968 from the initiative of several intuitive hotel managers. Noise, a major social nuisance, creates stress, thereby destroying our balance in life and our health.

Départementale 970,
21320 SAINTE SABINE, Burgundy
Tel. : +33 (0)3 80 49 22 01
Fax : +33 (0)3 80 49 20 01
Email :

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The 20 acre park, with his Pond, surrounded this magnificent castle of the XVII century built on a old XI century monastery. After a massive renovation, the Château Sainte-Sabine, 3 star hotel, offer to you 23 rooms bright with a modern equipment, while preserving the authenticity of the place.

With a panoramic view of the surrounding valley and the medieval village of Chateauneuf en Auxois, the restaurant offer to you a home cooking wich highlighting the products of the region. In the bucolic area of Auxois, tours, walks and tastings are available. Discover the Burgundy Canal, the Abbaye de Fontenay, the Muséo parc d’Alesia but also the Prestigious Burgundian vineyards.
Prestations et services

    Sainte Sabine in Pouilly-en-Auxois
    Castle built on the XVIIth century
    3 star hotel
    23 rooms spacious and confortable
    Restaurant with view across the Valley of Auxois.
    Lounge Bar
    Outdoor pool
    Meeting room & Wedding Reception
    20 Acres park
    WIFI free access
    Free parking
    Air conditionning
    Mini Bar

Conditions general of sales

Cancellation conditions : No fee is payable on booking cancelled prior to 3 days before the arrival date. A cancellation fee equal to the value of the first night will be charged on your credit card for late cancellations. A no show fee equal to the full amount of the reservation will be charged for accommodation not taken up ( on the credit card supplied at the time of booking).

Pre payment conditions : A prepayment equal to 100% of the whole night will be charged at the time of booking and can be refundable by the cancellation conditions. VAT, Tourist Tax and service fees: the 7% VAT is included. The service fees are included.
 The tourist Tax equal to 0.60 € per person and per night is not included. The hotel reserves the right to make a pre-authorization of the credit card before the date of arrival.


* : Except Friday, Saturday and day before a bank holiday
** : Half board included room,2 breakfast and 2 gourmet menu for two people, drinks excluded

Additional Info:

Cancellation conditions : No fee is payable on booking cancelled prior to 3 days before the arrival date. A cancellation fee equal to the value of the first night will be charged on your credit card for late cancellations. A no show fee equal to the full amount of the reservation will be charged for accommodation not taken up ( on the credit card supplied at the time of booking).
Pre payment conditions : A prepayment equal to 100% of the whole night will be charged at the time of booking and can be refundable by the cancellation conditions. VAT, Tourist Tax and service fees: the 7% VAT is included. The service fees are included.
 The tourist Tax equal to 0.60 € per person and per night is not included. The hotel reserves the right to make a pre-authorization of the credit card before the date of arrival.

14250 AUDRIEU, Basse Normandie
Tel : +33231802152; Fax : +33231802473

From their Website:

After entrance gates leading to the main courtyard, this harmonious architectural jewel consisting of a central building flanked by advancing wings, preceded by flower beds « à la française », welcomes its guests with the refined charm of discreet luxury and the conviviality of a family home.

Enjoy the white garden with its fountain, the rose garden, the garden of cutting flowers and the mixed borders ; a succession of enchanting spaces each with different desing and coulours.  An English style park with trees of more than three hundred years old of many spicies : beech, oak, ask, chestnut, cedar...


The chateau of Audrieu, as you see it today, dates from the beginning of the 18th century, but its history goes back in fact to the time of William the Conqueror.

According to legend, the Lord of Percy, first ruler of these lands, was in fact the personal chef of the Conqueror.
(Birth and tradition call upon us to be worthy, nine centuries later, of these royal origins)

At Hastings, it is said, he felled a few Saxons with a colender spoon (chinois or conical strainers were apparently unknown at the time) and for this signal feat of arms, he was dubbed a baron.

Our search has not enabled us to discover whether once a baron, William the Conqueror sent him back to his pots and pans, or gave him distinctly less worthy tasks like skewering Saxons, or pouring pitch on the Bretons...

-Apartment:   Large rooms and independence,  A stay in the Suites of the Château with an abundance of space : vast bedroom and sitting room, with high ceilings… An abundance of wealth: original wainscoting and fireplaces, authentic Louis XV and Louis XVI furniture.
-An alternative pleasure?… The “Art deco” Suite, entirely air-conditioned and furnished with a complete set of furniture by Leleu 1930…  An atmosphere “Roaring Twenties” in a Chateau XVIIIème !
-Junior Suite:  Modern convenience and refinement.  A spacious bedroom with, for some, a desk area, all with original wood panelling, they enjoy generous volumes.  King size bed and ALL the features you would expect including;
- Bathroom with bath
- Hair dryer
- Desk
- Wifi
- Satellite TV
- Mini bar
- Views: park, central courtyard. 
-Standard Room - Rooms with printed fabrics, bright and comfortable.  For a couple or with the family, rest in harmony with nature....From the window, views of the surroundings: garden, park, courtyard or the village church. King size bed and ALL the features you would expect including;
- Bathroom with bath
- Hair dryer
- Desk
- Wifi
- Satellite TV
- Mini bar
- Views: gardens, central courtyard, church of Audrieu, park
-Chambre grande campagne -Vast rooms situated on the first or second floor with wooden beams and sloping ceilings.
- King size bed
- Bathroom with bath tub
- Hair-dryer
- Wi-Fi zone
- Satellite television
- Mini-bar
-Country style room - Attic rooms with, in some cases, visible beams...  Nothing is missing, from the top of the Château, for gazing onto the extensive Normandy country-side.  King or Queen Size bed.
- Bathroom with bath or shower
- Hair dryer
- Desk
- Wifi
- Satellite TV
- Mini bar
- Garden’s view
Tourism and activity
Tour of Normandy

Three kilometres of pathway where one can linger in the shade on a summer day...
Outdoor heated swimming pool- A large pool set in the heart of a lawn surrounded by hedges and bushes to protect from the wind…

Set slightly away from the Château, a tranquil heaven...

On the road to Mont-Saint-Michel, between Le Pays d’Auge, La Suisse Normande, the plaine of Caen, the Floral and Pearl Coasts and the Bessin region, the Château d’Audrieu is enjoys a priviliged position from which to discover the wealth of Normandy.

Just a few kilometres from the coast with the famous D-Day Landing beaches and seaside resorts of the Pearl Coast: sailing marinas and nautical clubs.

Towns and rich historical heritage such as Bayeux and its famous Queens Mathilda’s Tapestry or Caen, home of the Dukes of Normandy: abbeys, museums, Memorial...
Nearby attractions include Escapades in the Norman countryside with its manor-farmhouses, cottages and orchards of apple trees.  Deauville, Trouville, Cabourg, Honfleur, on a coast of cliffs and sandy beaches are a stones throw away.

Many sporting activities are on the programme: golf at Omaha Beach, wind-sailing, horse-riding, sailing... Something for all tastes.

46200 MEYRONNE, Midi Pyrenees
Tél : +33 5 65 32 21 60 - Fax : +33 5 65 32 26 93
Gilles and Françoise Liébus

From their Website:

Enjoy with serenity the Quercy countryside bordered by the Dordogne at La Terrasse, which offers
breathtaking views from its rooms, suites, and shady terrace, and will charm you with its warm welcome.
At your disposal you will find a library with an important collection of books on the cultural and historical
heritage of the surroundings.  After an afternoon of sightseeing all around our many touristic attractions, our outdoor heated pool will keep you waiting till the time of tasting the flavors of our good table of the Lot.

Out of the peak season, Mrs. Liébus will welcome you in the beautiful vaulted room of the castle, filtered atmosphere and idyllic setting, with elegant tables surrounded with stone walls. On sunny days the shady terrace overlooks the Dordogne valley.


These original decorated rooms will enhance the pleasure of your stay with their unique design, combining disorientation with antique furniture and familiarity with the development of newer technologies. Thus the
atmosphere of our times is mixed with that of previous centuries, for your delight.

In order to reinforce the serenity of your stay and help you find rest easily, all our rooms and suites are air
conditioned, equipped with every comfort: bathroom or shower, private toilet, hair dryer, mini bar, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, safe, welcome products...

For your relaxation and extreme comfort during your stay, enjoy our top elegant suites with refined decoration, spa bath, a touch of romance in these hot areas, the chic and more ...

TheTulipe suite will evoke complicity, as the tulip is synonymous with true love.

The Olivier suite will offer a fragrance of peace and tranquility. This duplex is characterized by a stone arch
and its large fireplace. The room is authentic and noble.

The Eglantine suite, duplex, at the top of the tower where the dominant salmon color means the happy days pass too quickly. Composed of a large fireplace and loopholes in the four walls, this room combines quietness, happiness and a wonderful view.
When the light of day declines and the cool night stands, be sure to find a gentle heat between the walls of our home or, on the contrary, a pleasant refreshment during your summer evenings.

"La Terrasse" offers its services by organizing seminars, meetings, business lunches, families’ receptions,
banquets, weddings and other events.

It is with great pleasure that "La Terrasse" welcomes you in his castle in the Lot region, for a relaxing stay in full immersion.

It is in the heart of a region rich in history and full of activities that Françoise and Gilles Liébus welcome you in "La Terrasse", their prestigious Hotel-Restaurant. Located in the small village of Meyronne, north of the Lot department, the castle keeps an authentic soul and provides comfort, quietness and well-being.

The village of Meyronne has kept all its authenticity with its houses and its castle: former summer residence of the Bishops of Tulle it is reflected in the clear waters of the Dordogne. After passing through the centuries, this castle turned into a 3 stars hotel restaurant and, located in the heart of the Dordogne valley close to Rocamadour, Padirac, Sarlat, is the ideal place for excursions.
With the experience gained through previous generations, the Liébus family will receive you as privileged guests. If you have a sporting soul, you can indulge to your passions as the offer is attractive. In the evening you can relax around the pool while dreaming of another time before heading to the terrace where you will be dazzled by the panoramic view. We will be pleased to offer you a fine cuisine, cooked with fresh produces.  The whole team will offer you the warmest welcome with dishes finely cooked by Chef Pascal Périgaud.

-Meyronne is a small stone village overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Dordogne which has seen its landscape change dramatically over the years. Offering a magnificent view from its cliffs and rocks overlooking the valley, the territory is covered with limestone uplands.
-Rocamadour, A natural and idyllic setting for the lovers of silence and quietness, as for the most active, who can enjoy the different entertainment at different times of the year, with hiking, mountain biking rides, water sports
(canoeing kayaking, fishing or simply swimming).
-Throughout the year, the Souillac Golf is open for your enjoyment.
Near Meyronne, discover the heritage of the town of Souillac, including the abbey church St. Mary dating from the Middle Ages or the National Museum of automatons, one of the finest collections in Europe.
-Also visit the Caves of Lacave, the Caves of Lascaux or Pech Merle, evidence of prehistoric activity.
-Do not forget to visit Sarlat, Rocamadour, Carennac, Martel, Collonges La Rouge ... the most beautiful villages of France located a few miles away from Meyronne.

Closed garage on reservation; Parking is available on the village square

5 route de la corniche
78270 ROLLEBOISE, Ile de France   
Tel. : +33 (0)1 30 93 20 00    fax : + 33 (0)1 30 42 27 44

From their Website:

Created in 1908 for the King of Belgium Leopold II’s love affair with Blanche de Vaughan, the Domaine, built on chalk cliffs, offers an outstanding view over the meanders of the Seine.  Entirely renewed in 2008 by the architects André &Brunnquell, the hotel offers luxury and elegance.  And, to prolong the pleasure, the Domaine’s restaurant, the Panoramique, offers a dining experience acknowledged by the top gastronomy guides.

Situated at the gateway to the Vexin Regional Nature Park, less than one hour from Paris, the Domaine is an ideal place for a charming stay where you are able to take advantage of the leisure activities on site (swimming pool, tennis courts, etc.) and in the Giverny region.
The Domaine enjoys a unique situation overlooking the meanders of the Seine and is set in a sheltered, rural environment with its 3-hectare park.

In the Chateau, the Manoir or the Forestière, the 34 rooms all offer an original haven in a range of warm colours which highlight the unusual and innovative décor.

The hotel offers 4 types of room :

    Côté campagne for charm and comfort with views over the surrounding countryside or the Domaine’s park.
    Junior suites spacious and filled with character for up to 4 people.
    Côté Seine with breathtaking views over the famous Seine valley.
    La Panoramique prestigious room with views and a circular balcony offering a unique panorama.

10 mins from Giverny and 45 mins from Paris, charming hotel and gourmet restaurant, an exceptional Domaine overlooking the meanders of the Seine

24 avenue du Port
 83270 ST CYR SUR MER , Provence-Alpes-Cote’Azur –
Tél : - Fax :

From their Website:

Welcome to the Grand Hôtel Les Lecques! Saint Cyr sur Mer is on the coast of Provence, between Cassis and Bandol, where you will discover the charm of this elegant residence in the style of the 'Belle Epoque' (late nineteenth century) overlooking the Mediterranean. The Grand Hôtel Les Lecques stands in magnificent grounds covering three hectares (nearly seven and a half acres), only 100 metres (about 100 yards) from the fine sandy beaches and the shops, making it the ideal spot for unforgettable holidays. Combine work and leisure in these exceptional surroundings! The elegant décor of the meeting-rooms lends itself perfectly to the organisation of seminars and various events.

Welcome to the Grand Hôtel Les Lecques! Saint Cyr sur Mer is on the coast of Provence, between Cassis and Bandol, where you will discover the charm of this elegant residence in the style of the "Belle Epoque" (late nineteenth century) overlooking the Mediterranean. The Grand Hôtel Les Lecques stands in magnificent grounds covering three hectares (nearly seven and a half acres), only 100 metres (about 100 yards) from the fine sandy beaches and the shops, making it the ideal spot for unforgettable holidays.

Combine work and leisure in these exceptional surroundings! The elegant décor of the meeting-rooms lends itself perfectly to the organisation of seminars and various events.

Breakfast :  Start the day with a delicious breakfast buffet in convivial surroundings, at the Le Parc or restaurant or on the terrace.
Bar Lounge :  Enjoy our selection of cocktails around the piano in a delightful, cosy atmosphere.
Leisure activities
• Footpaths for ramblers
• Cruises and trips out to sea
• The Bandol Wine Route (visits to the cellars)
• Visit to the "Calanques" the coves of Provence
• Sailing
• Découverte des villages et marchés provençaux
• Provençal villages and street-markets
• Scuba-diving
• Yachting
• Hunting and sea-fishing
• Rental of boats, kayaks, canoes and catamarans
• Skydiving
• Tennis
• Horse-riding
• Mountain-biking
• Golf
• Theme parks
• Quad biking

Moussidiere Basse
24200 SARLET,

From their Website:

Just minutes away from the medieval town of Sarlat, a Mecca for gastronomy, you will find the Relais de Moussidière, a luxury three-star hotel with real character, providing tranquillity, harmony and a high level of comfort.

The hotel is perfectly located for visits to the beautiful places in Black Périgord: the prehistoric sites, châteaux from the Middle-Ages, typical villages, gardens and other interesting discoveries.

The rooms at the Relais de Moussidière are cheerful, welcoming and tastefully decorated. They include luxury hotel services to make your stay a rare and privileged one. The number of rooms allows us to welcome groups and seminars (catering is possible in these circumstances). Tariffs for double rooms are from 126€ to 176€ including breakfast.

This superb Charterhouse of the Périgord has been restored with love and affection. You will be able to spend precious, happy moments at the Relais de Moussidière, strolling in the park and around the lake, "lazing" at the pool, relaxing with a drink in front of the fire or in one of the intimate lounges... and, to start the day well, enjoying the breakfast buffets.

Tél. +33 (0)3 85 27 91 30;  Fax +33 (0)3 85 27 91 29 |
France et Pascal Lehmann

The 17th-18th-c. Chateau, with authentic Burgundy stone façade and round tower is one more perfect location for exploring the area.
Public rate
Official rate - Breakfast not included
The château de Fleurville is an exceptional spot that Pascal Lehmann-Rapin invite you to experience.
The restaurant has two dinng rooms with exposed oak beams and  original  stone fireplaces, for your
private or family meals, and a beautifull terrace overlooking  the lanscape park, for the summer period.
Sebastien Di Noto, Head Chief of Château de Fleurville is born in  Burgundy.  He was Head star of the restaurant LE VIVIER at L' Isle sur la Sorgue

Breakfast is included in the price.

98 Route de Montsoreau
49400 SAUMUR, France. Centre Val-de-Loire
Tel: + 33 (0)2 41 50 83 52  Fax: + 33 (0)2 41 51 19 01

From their Website:

Elegant château accommodation on the banks of the River Loire near the beautiful tourist town of Saumur.        
Château de Beaulieu, which was built in the 18th century, is recognised for the beauty and charm of its architecture, and is designated a Monument Historique. The château stands just 200 metres from the banks of the River Loire, and is only  2 km from the lovely old town of Saumur.

From here, you can easily visit the famous treasures of the Loire Valley: the Château of Saumur, the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, the French National School of Equitation, the Cadre Noir, the troglodytic cave dwellings, and the wonderful towns of Angers, Chinon, Tours, the many chateaux along the Loire, and many renowned vineyards. Saumur, the “Pearl of Anjou”, and the Loire Valley were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.
Enjoy Bed and Breakfast (B&B) accommodation in a private château to which the owners will be delighted to welcome you. The château and its bedrooms are beautifully decorated in charming French style. Also, you’ll be able to enjoy the heated swimming pool, the Billiards Room, and the terrace.
Room Rates:
Breakfast is included in the price.

La Chapelle Sainte Blaise
37190 AZAY LE RIDEAU, Centre-Val-de-Loire
Tel : +33 2 47 45 24 88
Fax : +33 2 47 45 45 69
Contact : Mesdames Carole et Chantal Pécas

From their Website:

This manor is an unique setting facing the chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, offers magnificent views by day and night.
Nothing except bird song disturbs the serenity of the 33 hectares of grounds bordered by the Indre river, in a place steeped in two thousand years of mystery and imagination.

Leisure on site :
    Table tennis
    Hot air balloon
    Outdoor swimming pool
Parking :
    Private parking
    Outdoor parking
Situation :
Railroad Station : Azay le Rideau (2 Km)
Airport : Paris Orly (250 Km)
Position GPS N 47°15'10'' E 00°28'15''

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