For Parisians in search of greenery who dream of a sweet 'slow life' getaway at the gates of the capital… Paris Select has unearthed 7 establishments offering an incredible top-of-the-range experience. They tick all the boxes for a stay far from the urban hustle and bustle, super rejuvenating... Bonus: if you don't feel like taking the car because of the current fuel shortage, know that they are all easily accessible by train !
The Domaine Les Crayères at Reims
The Domaine Les Crayères represents a mythical establishment in Reims. This former family home From Polignac is discreetly nestled in a seven-hectare park with lush vegetation. With its enveloping atmosphere of elegance and refinement, it breathes a breath of modernity into the “chateau” style.
Decorated with refinement and attention to detail typical of the purest French classic style, the 20 rooms and suites of the Château and the Cottage each benefit from generous space. Luxury, charm, intimacy… “Le Château” ***** offers its guests the quintessence of the French art of living in a green setting in the heart of Reims.
We fell in love with the warm welcome, the impeccable service and the two-star gastronomic table of the Chef Philippe Mille, Meilleur Ouvrier de France. The wine and champagne list makes this place the ideal place to discover the best the region has to offer.
Domaine Les Crayères offers unparalleled service and the utmost attention to detail, making your stay unforgettable.
The Trianon Palace in Versailles
Just 20 minutes from Paris, the Trianon Palace represents the ideal place to relax. During a break of a few days under the sign of relaxation and well-being, you can put down your suitcases and reconnect with nature… In addition to its opulent decoration and majestic setting, we must emphasize the sublime Guerlain spa. A wonderful space of 2 800 m2, spread over three levels!
As for the Michelin-starred restaurant “ Gordon Ramsay at the Trianon », it will delight fine gourmets. Be amazed by a exceptional culinary proposal and exclusive dishes… A veritable ballet of delicacies, served at the table.
The Black Eagle Hotel – MGallery in Fontainebleau
Only at 50 minutes from Paris, we discover Black Eagle Hotel – MGallery, nestled in an old mansion, close to the Fontainebleau castle, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in 1500, its walls bear witness to the great history of Fontainebleau. Upon arrival, we are amazed by its decoration, true quintessence of the Second Empire style, French neoclassicism: a refined aesthetic between sobriety and opulence, the authentic expression of savoir-vivre, the art of French hospitality, and the intimate warmth of a characterful residence.
The Aigle Noir Hotel – MGallery promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of the imperial city, a real gem, close to the setting represented by France's second largest national forest.
In the program ? Chill moment in the paved inner courtyard, comfortably sipping artisanal flavors Amorino or signature cocktails du Montijo Bar. For those who prefer a slightly more 'dynamic' holiday, L'Aigle Noir offers plenty of activities! Bike, horseback, sleigh or even scooter rides… Not to mention horse races, theater shows and other exhibitions to experience the full of emotions.
Whether for a romantic getaway, a family break or even a business trip, this boutique hotel is the perfect spot in Île-de-France. Art enthusiasts will particularly appreciate the hotel's lounges, which are regularly open for exhibitions.
Loire Valley Lodges in Esvres-sur-Indre
Created by Anne-Caroline Frey, Loire Valley Lodges represents the ideal destination for Parisians and other city dwellers in search of slow life. Located 1 hour by TGV from Paris, Loire Valley Lodges reveals luxury tree lodges, in the heart of the forest.
On the program: electric cars to guide you through the area, hikes, bike rides... Here, we discover a hotel concept that has never been seen before in France, a new idea of contemporary luxury combining nature and the most total disconnection. And to perfect this slow lifestyle, you can punctuate your stay with incredible massages, bask in a sublime swimming pool and admire contemporary works of art in every corner of the forest. The installations are signed Aurèle, Michel Audiard, Jacques Bosser or even Mileage.
True suites perched in the trees, the luxury lodges are all equipped with a jacuzzi. Some even have a private sauna. Designated by artists, each of these incredible wooden cabins promise the most total immersion, just like in Scandinavia.
heart for the breakfast basket left at the foot of the lodge, which is raised via a pulley. You will enjoy fresh brioches, fruits, eggs, cold-pressed juices, compotes and other super tasty local dishes.
To eat, you have the choice between several hot options. A real gastronomic restaurant, but also the coffee corner with fireplace where you will love to chill…
For a short weekend combining style and disconnection, Loire Valley Lodges it's a must!
Cazaudehore in Saint-Germain-en-Laye
In the heart of the forest Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Cazaudehore is one of the rare and privileged places in the immediate vicinity of Paris, endowed with a beautiful and calm. From 1928, this boutique sits at the heart of this region with a rich artistic and cultural heritage. It is the ideal place to relax during a cultural, sporting or gastronomic stay.
In all seasons, harmony remains in this hotel in the heart of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. L'warm atmosphere of the lounges and dining rooms with fireplaces will seduce you as much as its huge gardens lined with acacia trees. The perfect spot for lounging, resting to read a good book...
Less than 20 minutes from Place de l'Etoile in Paris, Cazaudehore awaits you for an exceptional moment. An establishment with a refined setting where the art of hospitality is found in every detail…
The Domaine de Maffliers in Maffliers
From Paris to Maffliers, the journey takes less than an hour by car. Upon arrival, the little hassles and other daily injunctions disappear! Walk in the forest, by bike or on horseback... In full immersion in nature, you will find here all the advantages of the Villa, without having to take care of anything! A concept all inclusive which resonates like a true eulogy of the slow life…Whether you choose the hotel comfort (Novotel) or the charm of one of the 7 houses with a rustic decoration, the residence of Maffliers and its 30-hectare estate represent the perfect spot to spend a weekend under the sign of to relax.
However, the gite remains the ideal formula for a stay in the countryside. Whether in big family reunion mode, for a birthday, a EVJF or even a seminar professional ! The spaces are spacious, decorated with taste, and thought to spend moments friendly. You can ask to have breakfast or another meal within your accommodation. The canon alternative? The "home chef" option, who comes to concoct a delicious dinner, even for several people...
With 'Demeures de Campagne', treating yourself to a rejuvenating break just a stone's throw from Paris becomes accessible. The little extras? A price-performance ratio defying all competition (about 60 €/person/night in a gite). Knowing that several packages au attractive price are offered on weekends… The green break, far from the urban tumult we expected!
And if you push a little bit more...
The Sources of Cheverny in Cheverny
In the heart of forests and vineyards of the Loire Valley, nests the domain The Sources of Cheverny.
A preserved hamlet where the sweetness of life and an unparalleled peace of mind, reinforced
by the proximity of nature.
Highlighting theFrench way of life, the hotel has 49 rooms and suites. Cocoons of sweetness spread over 6 buildings: Le Château du Breuil, La Maison des Fleurs, la Maison des Fruits, La Grange aux Abeilles, Le Baron Perché and Le Hameau du Marais.
Notice to gourmets! Here, two restaurants sublimate the Loire region and its fresh products. Le Favori will offer a gourmet culinary experience, while L'Auberge offers more traditional cuisine, accompanied by a fine wine list. We find in particular that of La Grand' Vigne – the cuvée of the house whose vines are located on the estate.
To relax, head to Sources Spa or some unique treatments based on grape seed extract – with antioxidant and anti-aging properties – are delivered by therapists… Either, the wellness break dream. This rejuvenating place and its 45 wooded hectares are a real bucolic parenthesis 2 hours from Paris.
On site, many activities are offered. A visit to the Loire castles not far from there is a must! You can also go cycling, tennis, horse riding, golf... For wine lovers, don't miss the wine tasting workshops!
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