For full accommodation details, click the image above. We have selected a range of smaller hotels and chateau for this tour. The properties are all located outside the large cities, either situated in their own parkland or vineyards, or in small French villages. The hotels proposed all meet our standards for ‘Elegance’ grade accommodation. These are characterful hotels and whilst usually 4* hotels, some of the hotels may lack the facilities to receive the official rating (for example they may not have a lift if it is a historic chateau). We work with a very wide range of hotels in all of our featured regions, therefore we are happy to look at alternatives, if there is a hotel that you would prefer, or if you would like to upgrade some / all of the package to 5* accommodation.
Château de Beaulieu – 3* – Loire Valley
A true haven of rest, the Chateau de Beaulieu has been welcoming guests in a stunning setting since 1976. This elegant family residence offers a wide range of high-standard services including a spa and a delicious gastronomic restaurant. The charming rooms are decorated according to the Chateau’s style and have all the modern comfort to ensure guests an unforgettable stay.
Château Cordeillan-Bages – 4* – Bordeaux
Set in a unique vineyard location, you will instantly fall in love with the elegant architecture of this 17th Century mansion. Cordeillan‐Bages is a member of Relais & Châteaux and boasts an array of luxury facilities. Guests of the hotel enjoy pampering and relaxation in a sumptuous setting. Every detail of the hotel’s 28 spacious rooms, from the clean-lined decoration to the harmony of the colour schemes, have been designed to offer the height of comfort and elegance.
Château l’Hospitalet – 3* – Languedoc
Surrounded by beautiful vineyards, the Château l’Hospitalet offers a tranquil setting for a relaxing holiday. Former home of the hospices of Narbonne, the estate is full of character and thriving to be an ambassador of the Mediterranean art de vivre. The onsite restaurant serves delicious dishes made with fresh local products. The hotel boasts 38 spacious and comfortable rooms overlooking the park, the courtyard or the vineyard.
Château de Mazan – 4* – Provence
Château de Mazan is the former residence of the Marquis de Sade, an 18th Century French aristocrat, politician and writer who was infamous for his outrageous, libertine lifestyle. His stunning Château is an ideal destination for a relaxing and pampered stay and an ideal base from which to discover the delights of the Southern Rhône and Provencal wines. There are 25 rooms in the Château itself and an additional 5 rooms in the Provencal mansion. Each en-suite room has been designed with a personal touch, uniting comfort and charm.
Hotel de la Villeon -4* – Rhône Valley
Inspired by the 18th Century, the décor is a subtle blend of tradition and modernity, where comfort meets pleasure and relaxation. The elegance and refinement of the hotel can be felt through its furnishings, for example the authentic mantelpieces, the stone stairway with its wrought iron banister and the walnut front door- parts of the hotel are actually classified as historical monuments. Spread across three floors, this boutique establishment offers sixteen guest rooms, which include three Suites and one of the rooms has a private balcony.
Hotel le Richebourg – 4* – Burgundy
Ideally located in the renowned village of Vosne Romanee, at the centre of the prestigious vineyards of the Côte de Nuits, Le Richebourg is a haven of comfort offering high quality services and 26 charming rooms for guests to enjoy a truly memorable stay. Guests have the opportunity to benefit from unlimited access to the Sauna, Steam Room and Hot Tub. The hotel’s gourmet restaurant has a lovely terrace with a splendid view on the gardens, ideal to enjoy a peaceful dinner.
Château de Rilly – 4* – Champagne
The rurally-situated Château de Rilly is an elegant base from which to explore the prestigious Champagne region. One of the Château’s greatest features is its gourmet restaurant. Here, you will enjoy fine but traditional cuisine in an elegant and convivial setting. The hotel’s cosy bar serves an extensive selection of premium Champagnes by the bottle or by the glass. The Château’s fifteen bedrooms are each named after a prestigious Champagne House and are individually styled and decorated in a modern and refined fashion.
A la Cour d’Alsace – 4* – Alsace
The A la Cour d’Alsace hotel, set in beautiful gardens, is the former home of the barons of Gail and nestles against the old ramparts of the small town of Obernai. The hotel boasts two restaurants; the gastronomic Jardin des Remparts, a refined dining room, offering seasonal, traditional recipes, and Le Caveau de Gail, a more relaxed, cosy ambiance, with hearty Alsatian recipes to tempt your taste buds. The Spa offers many different treatments, and the hotel also benefits from a hammam, sauna and swimming pool. A la Cour d’Alsace has 53 comfortable, modern rooms, furnished simply, yet elegantly with traditional styled pale wood furniture.