Enjoying a Stay in a French Castle10/23/2009
If non- traditional vacations are what you are looking for, ”French castles” are for you! Instead of lodging in hotels that are either heavily influenced by American culture or actually owned and operated by Americans, try spending a portion of your vacation in historic castles that have been made into hotels. France has hundreds of castles, but only a select few have been transformed into castle hotels.
Check out some of the choices below for much more enchanting experience:
In the 14th century, knights returning from battle at the Crusades built this marvelous castle. Centuries later, the Chateau de Candie maintains the time period in which this castle thrived. Rustic furniture and décor fill this hotel, creating a special flare from room to room. There is an on- site restaurant that offers affordable and delicious food.
This stunning chateau will truly enrich your next trip to France. The castle is located in the Beaujolais area of France, which happens to be amongst some of the most breath- taking vineyards in all of France. This castle is also a mere 12 miles from the city of Lyon, allowing for both a countryside and urban exposure to France. Be sure to ask the hotel about the fun horseback riding opportunities at Chateau de Bagnols!
This 19th century Alsatian castle hotel is perfect for the traveler seeking a truly fairy- tale experience. The beautiful structure sits amongst 10 acres of rolling hills, perfect for country- side strolling and adventure. The best part of the castle is its central location. Chateau de L’Ile is close to Strasbourg, the Alsace region, as well as Germany.
These are just three of the many ”French castle” hotels to consider. One of the joys of traveling is experiencing new things. Since it is not a daily occurrence that you get to see or sleep in a castle, seize this opportunity with one of these fine selections.