5 historic places to stay in France

La Châtre TijsB/Flickr

La Châtre ©TijsB/Flickr

In case you are planning a visit to France and you are looking for a unique place to stay at instead of the usual hotel rooms, I recommend you to read the following guide. Below I will present you 5 historic places to stay in France, including the Trianon Palace & Spa, the Château de Rochegude, the Château de la Vallée Bleue, the Manoir du Stang and the Château de Locguénolé. As you can see, most of these are some majestic castles (chateaux) which offer fantastic rooms to their visitors. Spending the night in an old castle is surely something incomparable, a not-to-miss. Do you find this introduction convincing? Read on to find out more about these places.

Trianon Palace & Spa

Overlooking the gardens of the world famous Versailles Palace, the majestic Trianon Palace & Spa is an excellent place to stay at for those looking for luxury. It is an elegant, plush hotel which also offers fantastic spa facilities. It is an old palace which has a significant part in the country’s history. Delegates of the Versailles Peace Treaty stayed at the rooms of the palace.

The Versailles Palace's court n8kowald/Flickr

The Versailles Palace’s court ©n8kowald/Flickr

Château de Rochegude

This majestic chateau is a thousand year-old building which makes a fantastic place to stay at. The Château de Rochegude has been owned by popes, dauphins and aristocrats. Today the castle serves as a fantastic hotel, presenting some luxurious rooms. Each room presents a distinct style inspired by a king or an emperor. The chateau also presents a huge parkland (25 acres).

Château de la Vallée Bleue

The Château de la Vallée Bleue is also a great historic place to stay at. Such famous personalities like Chopin, Liszt or Delacroix slept in the rooms of the hotel. These respective rooms are even named after them. The chateau is located in the Massif Central, in La Châtre. It is very popular among visitors, especially among those who appreciate history.

La Châtre TijsB/Flickr

La Châtre ©TijsB/Flickr

Manoir du Stang

Located in Brittany, in La Forêt-Fouesnant, the Manoir du Stang is a beautiful 16th century manor house. Today it serves like a great hotel surrounded by a forested parkland. Formal gardens raise the attractiveness of the hotel’s surroundings. The glamorous manor house presents some beautiful rooms, including beautiful antiques.

La Forêt-Fouesnant rakamblack/Flickr

La Forêt-Fouesnant ©rakamblack/Flickr

Château de Locguénolé

Another historic place to stay in Brittany is the Château de Locguénolé. It is also a beautiful Breton manor house, being famous for its beautiful furnishings and artifacts. Some consider that the hotel is the most charming of Southern Brittany.


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