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Stay in a fairytale French Chateau hotel for an unforgettable romantic break

By , 9th July 2018

Treat yourselves to a romantic stay in a Chateau in France, where you can sip on excellent wines, gorge yourselves on gourmet cheeses and sleep in four-poster beds straight out of a fairytale.

We’ve chosen our favourite castle hotels in France for a weekend of being treated like royalty and the perfect backdrop to your love story.

A French chateau on the banks of the River Garonne in Bordeaux

Take your other half to Bordeaux! They will be absolutely won over by Château Grattequina, a magnificent 19th-century estate on the edge of the River Garonne. Luxurious designer rooms with garden views await you. After a romantic stroll around the hotel’s grounds, why not go for a swim in the heated outdoor pool, tucked into a secret-garden style setting?

You can take advantage of various packages offered by the hotel. Wine connoisseurs? The wine package, including a day totally devoted to the stuff in Saint-Émilion, is perfect for you! Sporty types? The golf package, including a green fee at Golf de Bordeaux-Lac, awaits you. There’s something for everyone!

Highlights

  • Take in the stunning views with a walk along the banks of the River Garonne.
  • And when you’re ready to get back to the hustle and bustle of the city, the hotel’s private boat will take you into the heart of Bordeaux by the river.
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A rural French chateau hotel in Brittany

Balzac, Musset, Chateaubriand, Victor Hugo… Château de la Ballue, a 17th-century historical monument, has paid host to many prestigious French guests. And soon, you and your beloved will be able to count yourselves among them!

The hotel has three lounges where you can relax, read and enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine.  Forget any ideas about medieval banquets! Here, breakfast is a refined affair: fresh fruit salad, farmhouse yoghurt and a buffet of sweet and savoury dishes. After all, isn’t the best way to someone’s heart through their stomach?

Highlights

Fancy taking a dip on a winter’s evening? Then head for the heated outdoor pool, set below the ramparts of the Chateau. Perfect for a couple to unwind in until the early hours of the morning.

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A refined stay in a French castle in Cheverny

This is the perfect place for a getaway! When you set down your luggage at Château du Breuil, you are in for a refined stay with a personal touch.

Hand in hand, you can enjoy wonderful walks in the superb 100-acre park with its fabulous flowers. For a well-earned rest, you will be able to enjoy rooms with every comfort and period décor. Take a tip from us and discover the “Frédéric” room, set in the Chateau’s 15th-century tower. Your other half won’t believe their eyes!

Highlights

Fancy reliving the splendour of the past in one of the hotel’s magnificent banquet halls? You can, for an evening meal. Choose something sumptuously French and inevitably covered in butter whilst feasting your eyes on your surroundings.

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Stay in a castle in France in the heart of Alsace

Take your partner to Château d’Isenbourg and give yourselves the chance to play at being the “Sun King” Louis XIII for a while. Located on the Alsace wine route, just a few miles from the gorgeous town of Colmar, this fabulous Merovingian chateau makes an ideal base for discovering Alsace and its exquisite traditions. From the Louis XIII-style dining room to the spa with its hammam, you will be treated like royalty.

Your one-of-a-kind room will take you on a journey back in time. Let you mind wander as you absorb the panoramic views of the charming village of Rouffach, the expansive Alsatian plain and Clos Isenbourg. An authentic experience is guaranteed!

Highlights

Admire the many Alsatian vineyards that stretch into the distance surrounding the hotel. This panoramic view is stunning! Feeling inspired by such incredible beauty, you won’t want to leave this place for anything in the world.

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A castle hotel in Chantilly, just outside Paris

To reach the Tiara Château Hotel Mont Royal, you have to travel through Chantilly Forest, which surrounds the estate. Located just 35 minutes from Paris and 15 minutes from Charles de Gaulle Airport, this little slice of heaven will have you longing for a second helping. On the menu: Intimate moments in front of the fireplace, elegant rooms and a heated indoor swimming pool for you to dive into.

It may have been a hard week, but your romantic getaway will make it easy to leave all sources of stress behind. Enjoy the facilities of the spa at Château Hotel Mont Royal, discovering the sublime pool crowned by chandeliers and the array of treatments on offer.

Highlights

Searching for the perfect hotel was tiring. But now it’s time to relax. A spa awaits you, where you can enjoy a truly royal treatment. And it’s so much more fun when there are two of you!

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A French country chateau in Normandy

The Château du Bois de Glaume once belonged to Lord Guillaume de Poligné. Howver, over the course of a weekend you and your loved one will reign over this charming 17th-century chateau.

With its period furniture and pastel-coloured décor, the chateau wouldn’t be out of place in a Jane Austen novel. If you feel like a bucolic experience, go for a romantic walk through the 250-acre forest surrounding the castle. Along the way, you will discover a large scenic pond where you can spend a while fishing or take a boat out.

Highlights

  • Play hide and seek through the medieval corridors, and discover ancient suits of armour and hidden alcoves.
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A romantic 12th century French chateau in the South of France

You’re bound for a former Knights Templar base dating back to the 12th century! Today, Château Saint-Martin & Spa is a real-life Garden of Eden offering exceptionally high-quality services. Forget your usual steed. You can travel to this château in a limousine with a private chauffeur or by helicopter. A much more stylish way to arrive!

As its name suggests, the castle has an excellent spa, which was named “Best destination spa in Europe” at the World Luxury Spa Awards in 2016! Spa Saint-Martin by La Prairie offers you the chance to enjoy a sauna, a luxurious shower experience or a cabin for two – perfect for your romantic getaway!

Highlights

It’s time to celebrate! And what better way to impress your companion than the hotel’s gourmet restaurant with its fabulous views. Chef Jean-Luc Lefrançois’ award-winning cuisine will be a feast not only for your taste buds but also for your eyes.

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An unforgettable getaway in a French Chateau in the Champagne region

Château de Courcelles, Courcelles-sur-Vesle

As you stroll around the gardens at Château de Courcelles, you and your partner will be able to daydream about the renowned historical figures who sojourned at this palace. Racine, La Fontaine and Dumas all took inspiration from their stays at this magnificent estate.

Situated between Paris and Reims, just 45 minutes from Charles de Gaulles Airport, this fabulous 17th-century castle has 18 unique and authentically decorated rooms. With its 50-acre garden, you will be able to go for long romantic walks in peace and tranquillity. And why not have some fun with a little hide and seek in the château’s maze?

Highlights

Playing at being lords and ladies can be tiring! Fortunately though, you can enjoy an authentic rest in one of the château’s 17th-century sitting rooms.

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