There's much more to France than Paris—from the fairy-tale châteaux of the Loire Valley to the lavender fields of Provence, and the French Riviera's celebrity-studded beaches. World-famous gastronomy and fine wines provide the perfect complement to the country's alpine views and architectural masterpieces.
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5 based on 346 reviews
Château La Thuilière is a 19th-century Tudor style manor house located in the Aquitaine countryside. Strategically positioned between: Bordeaux, Saint Emilion, Perrigueux, Bergerac & Sarlat. It offers spacious rooms with King size bed, a park and restaurant available upon prior reservation. Free private parking is available. Each room has a private bathroom with luxury toiletries. Some feature an original 19th-century fireplace and overlook the chateau’s park. La Thuilière’s restaurant serves regional cuisine with a modern twist. Local organic ingredients are used when possible. Breakfast is served in the old chateau’s kitchen, at an antique monastery table. Guests are invited to explore Thuilière’s garden and surrounding woods or relax with a book in the lounge. There is also a pool room with a fireplace and honesty bar.
I don't know how they do it, but Stephane and Layla make every guest feel like family in the best sense of the word. The chateau and grounds are gorgeous, the rooms spacious and inviting, and the food absolutely superb. But what makes this guest house truly stand out are the warm welcome and friendliness of the hosts. Stephane and Layla spent time getting to know us, inviting us into their lives, and making sure our experience in their lovely part of France was truly spectacular. Thank you both so much for sharing your home and for taking such good care of us!
5 based on 367 reviews
Mme Marie Françoise was a most welcoming chatelaine when my daughters and I arrived at 10 pm. She efficiently showed us to our room and explained about breakfast and the surroundings. Her love and commitment to her chateau was evident in her description of the accommodations. The chateau has a rich history and it has been beautifully restored. The gardens are modern and quite exquisite. The heritage of the chateau is truly woven through the fabric of French cultural history and it is portrayed in works by Balzac and Victor Hugo. In the modern era, the gardens were laid out by some of the giants of contemporary French architecture, so la Ballou isn't simply a historical relic, but a vibrant part of the ongoing culture of France. By chance, we were the only guests during our two night stay and we felt quite at home. Delicious petite dejuener was served by Beatrice the next morning in the lovely dining room. I highly recommend the Chateau de la Ballue.
4.5 based on 421 reviews
Chateau Les Carrasses is a 19th Century Wine Domaine in the Languedoc, South of France, extensively restored as a luxury self-catering estate and boutique winery. Facilities include a magnificent infinity pool, floodlit clay tennis, boulodrome and barbecue area, conservatory, orchard and olive grove. Stylish self-catering accommodation consists of 30 suites, apartments and villas, many with panoramic views, private gardens and heated pools, and all fashioned from the original 19th Century buildings. Furnished in elegant French style, the properties suit parties up to 8 people, perfect for families and groups of friends. During the school holidays a kids club is open for children of ages 4 - 12 run by bilingual staff, and based around nature, water play, creativity, adventure and sports. Our restaurant awarded 2 toques by the 2020 Gault et Millau guide serves a modern take on Mediterranean cuisine and is open daily for lunch and dinner (closed Monday & Tuesdays in winter). Les Carrasses' wine range alongside a wide selection of the best regional wines and classic cocktails can be enjoyed around the pool, in the salon, the tasting rooms, or on any one of the terraces.
A most delightful hotel! We planned a 2-night stay but an injury and emergency surgery prompted us to stay a week in this beautiful chateau. The staff had already impressed us, but they really stepped up to help us heal. Wonderful food, too, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but many nearby alternatives as well. The location is very near Capestang, but feels totally remote among beautiful vineyards. Easy driving distance to Bezier, Narbonne, Carcassonne, the sea, and about a hundred lovely small villages. We will return with kids and grandkids! Highly recommended.
4.5 based on 459 reviews
Au cœur d'un magnifique domaine calme et verdoyant, le château de Labro vous ouvre ses portes et vous conte son histoire.Découvrez cette demeure d’exception alliant modernisme et romantisme où chaque pièce a été décorée avec goût et souci du détail par des objets chinés par le propriétaire passionné d’antiquités. Vous aurez le privilège de séjourner dans l’une de ses chambres, offrant chacune un univers particulier. Que ce soit dans la chaleur rouge de la Cardinale et son magnifique trumeau.
It’s just a beautiful place to stay and we wish we could have stayed longer. It’s an incredible Chateau and Philippine who works there is an absolute superstar she seemed to do everything and she did it with 5* service! We will be back when we have more time!
4 based on 1301 reviews
There are those who go to the country, and those who take advantage of it. At Country Homes we believe that the best way to enjoy a country house is often not to have one. That's why we have created the ideal getaway for city dwellers looking to escape for the duration of their stay. So that the days are more beautiful than the nights, everyone can go about their business in an exceptional setting. Epicureans, adventurers, film buffs, strollers or sports enthusiasts... The Country Houses have been created for all those who prefer to live the hours rather than count them. Here, letting go is the rule with an all-inclusive formula that has been dusted off. Based on packages (24h, 36h, 48h...), everything is designed so that our visitors don't think about anything. From the Locavore table turned towards conviviality and generosity to activities for young and old, everything is at will. During the week, companies can take advantage of a new seminar offer, focused on creativity and well-being in innovative spaces. Reinvent the weekend in the countryside: enjoy a country house without the constraints; treat yourself to a getaway where everything is organized so that you have nothing to think about; please the young and old, the gourmet, the curious or the dreamer; benefit from a 4* service while feeling at home. Les Maisons de Campagne offers an immersion in the heart of nature & shakes up the codes of the traditional hotel business for a change of scenery experience.
This is supposed to be an all inclusive experience. So when you arrive it looks amazing and you really believe you are going to relax. Then the staff start acting like police. The answer to everything is NO. For example, as lunch was ending we had a glass of wine from the 'all inclusive' wine table which was still out and on display. Immediately a staff member swoops and angrily tells me lunch is over. At breakfast I asked for a fried egg which was met with a shrug and 'no eggs'. There was no fresh milk for the coffee and again a shrug and walking off. We came for lunch as any other resident but felt like I was being questioned by the Gestapo I don't mind that there are rules and boundaries but no one tells you what they are in advance and when you do something 'wrong' they are rude and unhelpful.
4.5 based on 399 reviews
More known under the name of Château des Tourelles the restoring hotel of Le Wast, located near Boulogne-sur-Mer accommodates you for your tourist stays or your business trips within a peaceful and green framework in the middle of the Boulonnais. The park of the Château des Tourelles also proposes to you a provision of its room of seminar especially studied to receive your collaborators and customers under the best conditions.
Wonderful welcome from the front of house staff. Room was ok and acceptable for what we paid as the major reason for visiting the château was for the restaurant. We were not disappointed, the food was fantastic as usual. Will be visiting again as soon as possible.
5 based on 152 reviews
Tucked 10 kilometers further up a quiet valley from the larger town of Brantome, Bourdeilles has an idyllic setting. In this old village crowned by three castles, the Hostellerie Les Griffons, a very charming inn, sits next to the river, her narrow brigde and mill, and offers 10 accomodations in a tranquil, picture-book setting. Closed courtyard with swimming pool,all rooms overlooking the river.
We stayed at this wonderful hotel to cut our travel to the south of france in half. It was the best decison! The location is dreamy and so quiet, the food and drinks at the restaurant are just wonderful and the staff lovely and helpful. You can't start your vacation in a more "tranquillle" way. Special mention for the breakfast: local meats and cheese and homebread breads, brioches and pain perdus. It was absolutely delicious!
4.5 based on 158 reviews
In nature, away from the stress, noise and pollution, we have created a unique place where you can finally unwind completely.Madieres Castle is located in a magnificent setting on the transition from the old Way of Spain, it was a sentinel of the Causses and the Cevennes.Its ranking in 2011 as a UNESCO World Heritage is an outstanding recognition for an authentic area where man and nature are in perfect harmony.Also listed building, the Castle was mentioned for the first time in the archives under the reign of Philippe Auguste in 1181.Built on the foundations of the first stronghold, the current castle is a vast quadrilateral consists of three wings in a "V", closed by a fortified wall which opens in a monumental entrance gate.Two wings were built in the fourteenth century. We need the imposing south facade and terrace in the third, built in the sixteenth century to the end of the Renaissance.This terrace, which opens the Guard Room at the spectacular fireplace classified, based on a magnificent vaulted gallery.You will discover from the balcony overlooking the valley, a landscape of enchanting beauty.
Amazing setting above the gorge surrounded by mountains, historic 12th/16th century chateau plus nice pool etc. Very comfortable rooms, and very helpful friendly staff. Good value dinner, we ordered one of the better bottles of wine but found it at 15% too heavy. I asked politely to order something else and of course offered to pay for both, but the sommelier replaced the bottle with something much more to our taste and di not charge, very kind. Lovely stay, sadly only 1 night as they were full up the next day.
4.5 based on 351 reviews
Le château des Arpentis est bâti sur la commune de Saint–Règle, ancien fief du château d’Amboise. Il est entouré de douves datant du XVIIIe siècle et se dresse au pied du coteau, non loin du cours d’eau l’ Amasse. Désormais, au milieu d’un paisible parc boisé de 30 hectares et entièrement restauré en 2007-2008, le château est aménagé pour recevoir des hôtes souhaitant passer un séjour paisible au cœur de la Vallée de la Loire. Les chambres sont spacieuses, confortables, avec une ou plusieurs fenêtres donnant toutes sur le parc boisé, elles sont équipées d’air conditionné ainsi que du confort moderne. Vous pourrez profiter des salons mis à votre disposition et de la tranquillité des lieux, pour lire et vous reposer, près de la monumentale cheminée. En choisissant le château des Arpentis, vous ne pourrez que vous satisfaire du lieu paisible et si proche des nombreux monuments à visiter aux alentours. Votre passage restera inoubliable…
Beautiful building and grounds, especially the drive to the castle. Room was very nicely appointed and it was fun to walk around the building. Very limited outlets for charging stuff. Breakfast was nice - pastries, baguette, jam, yogurt, fresh fruit, coffee, orange juice - but I had read reviews and knew what to expect. Receptionist was friendly. It's a bit difficult to find (especially when you're on a bike and your phone has died...) - look for the slightly dilapidated sign "Les Arpentis" and drive down that road. Location is ok - you can buy food at the grocery store around the corner and use the kitchen facilities at the Chateau (grocery store closes early!). Or you can go into town, but you need a car or Bike. Since I had been cycling all day, I was hoping to get a taxi into town, but they were all fully booked, so I cycled to town (which was easy and not far).
5 based on 93 reviews
In a romantic and enchanting setting, the chateau rises - surrounded by wide moats where wild ducks, herons and swans are masters. Built in the 15th century and protected by crenulated walls and a prison, the castle with its towers and its turrets was extended in the 19th century in neo-gothic style. The charm and refinement of its living rooms and 5 bedrooms delight guests who seek peace and serenity. Be charmed by the romantic countryside and the peaceful walks by the water or in the park. We are pleased to welcome you in our deluxe b&b for your stays, receptions and corporate functions.
We have stayed here before as a stopover on our way further south and after a break of 8 years we came back to find the heart of what it offers remains as before - spectacular building in glorious surroundings with a warm and welcoming hostess. Dinner was fabulous as well!
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