Atlanta (March 27) -- The romance and drama from a rich history thrives across the French countryside in the notable chateaux offering travelers the quintessential cultural experience of a lifetime. Vacations-Abroad.com makes a royal holiday within reach for more travelers than ever with numerous properties available at reasonable rates.
Travelers looking to immerse themselves in French culture will find chateau owners across the country offering opportunities to preserve their history through turning these luxury properties into hotels, resorts and bed and breakfasts.
After fighting the crowds in Paris any traveler could use a few days of pure rest and relaxation away from the busy city. Vacations-Abroad.com offers several chateau outside Paris where travelers can soak in the culture, unwind at a spa or enjoy quiet time with loved ones.
Located an hour west of the center of Paris, Chateau Villiers le Mahieu dates back to the 17th Century when its turets rose from what was once a medieval walled castle. Guests are instantly transported back in time the minute they enter the gates and step on the estate’s manicured grounds. Inside the chateau’s rock walls lies a renovated modern hotel and spa with all the conveniences of a luxury resort. Guests can enjoy on-site tennis, swimming pool, biking, boating, boules and much more; making Chateau Villiers le Machieu a superb location to unwind. Rates start at US $273.
Suburban-Paris Chateau des Bonbons is ideal for families looking for variety in a holiday. This 18th Century chateau is conveniently located an hour from Paris and 20 minutes from Euro Disney. Guest can take respite from busy days in the city or amusement park and enjoy luxurious gardens and pond, gourmet meals and spacious rooms appointed with traditional furnishings. The chateau’s on-site hiking and horseback riding provide guests with quiet time to enjoy the seven-hector property. Rates range from 146 € - 322 € per night.
Northern France is rich in culture and history along with beautiful seaside locales of Brittany and Normandy. One of the country’s most popular attractions, Mount Saint Michel, draws visitors year around to experience tide driven access to a medieval island village.
Chateau de la Foltiere is a gardener’s escape as it blossoms among the flowers and shrubs in the Parc Floral de Haute Bretagnein, located near the medieval town of Fougeres and less than an hour from Mount Saint Michel. Guests feel as though the chateau is their private home since only five spacious and very comfortable guestrooms with private entrance are available for travelers. Each of the rooms have retained the charm of grand 19th century with canopied beds and lush fabrics looking out on the 15 stunning manicured gardens. Rates start at 140 €.
Gently nestled in the lower Normandy countryside along the river Souleuvre lies Chateau de Saint Charles de Percy waiting to welcome guests to a quiet life. This picturesque estate features typical Normandy stone architecture along with several out houses including a church, which is registered as a French historical monument. This centrally located property is within an hour’s drive to the Normandy landing beaches and historical locations, Mount Saint Michel and Swiss Normandy. Rates for Chateau de Saint Charles de Percy begin at 70€ and include breakfast.
Located in the Loire Valley near the village of Cheverny the Chateau du Breuil welcomes guests to step back in time with a 15th Century chateau complete with a moat and expansive estate. The castle boasts 39 guest rooms and reception rooms all completely renovated to modern standards with a period touch. Lying on 45 hectares filled with wildlife and forest, guest leisure activities vary from relaxing strolls or bike rides to spa treatments and swimming. The on-site restaurant caters to any special dietary needs and offers daily Loire Valley wine tasting for guests. Rates vary between 136 € – 322 € per night.
Wine lovers will enjoy a trip to Burgundy and the Chateau D’Island. Situated in the nature park of the Morvan, between Vezelay and Avallon, lies the authentic 15th century castle. Guests will enjoy luxurious rooms, suites and apartments which all have been renovated and decorated in period style. Guests can enjoy the many sites and activities within the park including learning more about Morvan history and culture, museum of the Resistance, water sports, hiking and more. Rates range between 95 €– 280 €.
Vacations-Abroad.com offers travelers a portal directly to boutique hotels and homeowners offering short-term vacation rentals in some of the world’s most desirable and exotic destinations. By booking directly with owners, travelers can enjoy a memorable holiday complete with an authentic cultural experience. Vacations-Abroad.com offers more than 200 distinct properties in France.
Since 2000, Vacations-Abroad.com has given travelers an opportunity to immerse in local culture by connecting private homeowners with guests for short-term rentals bypassing commission only websites. Guests can choose from a wide range of lodging options from apartments, condos, private homes and estates to small hotels in some of the most desirable locations worldwide. With more than 2,000 properties in 73 countries, Vacations-abroad.com focuses on authentic holiday and vacation rentals in unique and exotic locations around the globe.
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