La Coquillade: A Chateau Hotel in the Heart of Provence’s Luberon Valley

La Coquillade is reminiscent of a majestic Tuscan villa, with cypress trees lining the grand entrance and birds chirping in the distance. However, this 100-acre Relais & Châteaux property is located in the heart...
Chartreuse du Bignac

Where to Stay and Eat in the Dordogne

TOP RESTAURANT SELECTION Charbonnel, Brantôme Getting rave reviews and giving the nearby Moulin de l’Abbaye a run for its money. L’Imaginaire, Terrasson The French are flocking to eat the new menus prepared by rising star chef Julien Dayre. La Tour des Vents, Monbazillac Sumptuous...
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Great Destinations: Château d’Yquem

To drive up the long road leading to Château d’Yquem in late Summer, past row after row of verdant vines which are heavy with grapes, one slowly develops the impression of rising onto another...

Château de Cambes: A Lovely B&B Near Agen

Driving up the long, rugged, narrow and overgrown road, we were apprehensive. Château de Cambes looked gorgeous on the website. Remote and isolated, it was a six kilometer drive from Agen, located in the...

Want to Buy a French Chateau? Read this First

Owning a castle remains a popular dream for overseas buyers, and there are plenty of bargains now.

Where to Stay and Eat in Alsace

Castles and stately homes make up a proportion of the region’s hotel and restaurant venues. Here's a selection of some of our favourites. TOP RESTAURANT SELECTION Maison Kammerzell, Strasbourg Built in 1427, the most beautiful house in Strasbourg...
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Where to Stay Near Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

We chose Château de la Tour in Gouvieux for our last luxurious night in France because of the beautiful and tranquil setting and its close proximity to Charles de Gaulle airport where we would...
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse

Where to Stay in Cathar Country: Château des Ducs de Joyeuse

Ever since I first read about the Cathar country in the Aude department of southwest France, it has called out to me because of the mystery and drama of the land. There are few cities or...

Chateau de Montastruc in the Dordogne

A splendid residence, listed to the French Historical Monuments, remarkably standing on an emerging rock, the chateau de Montastruc mixes grandeur with simplicity, character and serenity, history and modernity. Antique troglodytic site, then a fortress, arranged progressively through...

Hotels in Alsace: Château d’Isenbourg in Rouffach

This four-star rated chateau hotel is located on the Route des Vins d’Alsace, with pleasing outlooks over the landscape of vineyards in the Vosges foothills and the rooftops of the old village of Rouffach. In...