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Top 5 Chateaux Experiences

27th March 2014

Chateau de Camperos, France

This fairytale style chateau, located just near Bordeaux, France, provides guests with a unique adventure in the middle of wine country, offering its services primarily as a bed and breakfast facility. Choose from a range of exclusive rooms on offer, from the White Room (with a cherub theme and overlooking gorgeous vineyards), to the Indian Room (outfitted with exotic oriental furniture) to the Seaside Room (to remind guests of the nearby sea), each exquisite to behold and furnished with all the comforts needed for those enjoying a luxury holiday in France.

Outside lies a heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi for those wishing to laze about in the pleasant outdoors. Visitors can also stroll around the vast parklands or spend some time in the chateau sauna. Alternatively, travel around the nearby region to take advantage of wine and cheese tastings, and return to your chateau at night!

Chateau d'Etoges, France

Complete with a water filled moat, the French Chateau d'Etoges is one you won't forget in a hurry! Built in the 1600s, this elaborate building will provide you with every little luxury you could need. Choose from 28 finely decorated rooms of deluxe furniture and historical antiques. For a real treat, book into a "Privilege Room" that offers guests a private bath for a relaxing soak and gorgeous views out to the parklands.

Around the property there are endless options for leisure. Take a boat to paddle around the moat and throw out a fishing line. Take a stroll through the parklands (there's 20 acres on offer), or hire a croquet set to have some fun with a loved one. Play the piano, or ask the staff at the chateau to organise a champagne tasting for you. Whatever you want, chances are that the Chateau d'Etoges, specialists in luxury travel, will have it on offer for you.

Chateau d'Artigny, France

Built of white stone, set on 25 hectares of pristine parkland and dazzling French gardens, Chauteau d'Artigny delivers everything its beauty promises. Located in the Loire Valley of France, visitors will be first faced with the difficult choice of accommodation - an ornate junior suite, or the spacious deluxe room? Whichever of the 65 rooms you decide upon, you'll be guaranteed modern facilities amongst beautiful linen and decor.

Explore the grounds of the chateau for a wonderland experience, or venture out further, where there are nearby luxury tour activities of hot air ballooning and horse riding. After a hard day of fun, return to the chateau restaurant for a gourmet feast at the renowned "Origan" restaurant, located within the building.

Chateau d'Esclimont, France

Found near Versailles, Chateau d'Esclimont is a structure of romantic proportions - embedded in a 60 hectare park, comprised of traditional turrets and towers, and surrounded by gently lapping water. Cross the bridge over the moat and enter a world of beauty and charm. Stay in deluxe suites fitted out with the most comfortable bedding around.

Around the chateau, there are endless walking trails available to wander down, bicycle riding and canoeing on offer. Nearby, visitors can take a helicopter flight or experience the wonder of a hot air balloon ride. One of the best luxury holidays in France, those interested will need to book well in advance!

Chateau de Divonne, France

Not only is it architecturally magnificent, elegant and surrounded by picturesque parklands, but the Chateau de Divonne is also uniquely placed against the spectacular backdrop of the Mont-Blanc Mountain Range and nearby Lake Geneva, making it a haven for nature lovers. Guests who stay have their choice of suites and rooms with spectacular views to the alps or parkland. Rooms of course are furnished with high quality linen and furniture.

The restaurant and bar offer the best in food and wine, also providing an intimate ambience. For a special treat, guests can dine on the terrace overlooking the mountain ranges in the distance. Visitors will be close to an array of recreational activities: take a luxury cruise on the Geneva River, go skiing just 20 kilometres away or try your luck at the nearby casino. Also available are tree adventures and an 18 hole golf course located on the chateau premises.

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