Saturday, May 25, 2024

Fairy Tale Refineries

Step into a realm where history and opulence converge, as ancient fortresses transform into exquisite havens of luxury. In a captivating journey, the enchanting world of La Maison Younan’s castle hotels are architectural marvels; once bastions of defense, now they stand as testament to refined elegance. Each stone whispers stories of a bygone era, while seamlessly blending modern indulgence with timeless grandeur. Discover the art of reimagining castles into lavish retreats, where guests are royalty and every corridor echoes with the footsteps of history. Join us in exploring the allure of the past, reborn as the present’s most extraordinary destinations.

1
Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace is a 17th century castle, newly renovated and considered a 6-Star Hotel for being both a Palace & Registered Historic French Monument. Located just a short drive from major cities Niort, Poitiers, and beach town La Rochelle, Alexandra Palace provides an authentic history with beautiful amenities for a luxurious comfort, including an 18-hole golf course, Golf du Petit Chêne, a 10,000 bottle wine & cognac cellar, El Septimo Premium Cigar Lounge, and Gourmet French Restaurant, Le Daniel’s. 

hotelalexandrapalace.com

IG: @thealexandrapalacehotel

2
Malibu Foz

With modern and luxurious suites located in the heart of Figueira da Foz, Portugal, Malibu Foz offers the perfect romantic or family getaway, where guests can relax and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The newly renovated 5-star Resort is equipped with Italian Restaurant, Mensa, an El Septimo Premium Cigar Lounge with a retractable glass and ventilation system so that guests can enjoy a cigar while contemplating the stars, a private cinema theater, outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, a fitness center, a library and a Day Care center. 

malibufoz.com

IG: @malibufoz & @mensarestaurantefoz

3
Chateau de Beauvous

This 15th century Renaissance tower was once King Louis XIII’s favorite destination for hunting trips. Offering a refined setting for an unforgettable stay in the Loire Valley, Château de Beauvois provides Gourmet French restaurant, Louis XIII, an underground wine cellar housing over 50,000 of the rarest bottles set for private tastings and dinners, the Riad Cigar Lounge, a heated outdoor swimming pool and bar, basketball and tennis courts, and much more! 

beauvois.com

IG: @chateaudebeauvois

4
Chateau le Prieure

This elegant 12th century castle offers terraces with an exceptional panoramic view of the Loire River below. Founded by Benedictine monks as a prayer location during the Renaissance era, the castle was later modified by the Count of Castellane in the 20th century.

An underground cellar housing 3,000 bottles and a plush bar surrounded by glass windows overlooking the Loire are guests’ favorite areas to unwind with a cocktail. With Gastronomic French Restaurant, Le Castellane and a 60-acre wooded park, this 4-star Hotel offers the perfect luxury destination just a short drive from major tourist locations Saumur, Angers, and Tours. 

prieure.com

IG: @chatealeprieure

5
Domaine de Vaugouard

Built in the 18th century, Domaine de Vaugouard was once the scene of the great hunting expeditions of the Duke of Orléans, the eldest son of King Louis Philippe I. Now a 4-star Castle and Hotel, Vaugouard welcomes its guests for a relaxing and sporty stay in the Loire Valley. Its 18-hole golf course and Gourmet French Restaurant, Les Saules, provide an ideal destination for a golf or relaxation weekend getaway just 1 hour south of Paris. Vaugouard also offers a wide range of amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness room, petanque and tennis courts, game room, and more!

vaugouard.com

IG: @domainedevaugouard

6
Chateau de la Perriere

Built by François II Goddes de Varennes in 1699, Château de la Perrière, located in the Loire Valley, has been completely renovated to host private and professional events with a capacity of over 400 guests. Classified as a French Historic Monument, the castle’s last occupant was in 1989 by the Count of Saint Pol. Woodwork, tapestries, pavings, and chandeliers have all been restored, as well as the property’s 17th century church: St. Andrew’s Cathedral. In addition to Gastronomic French Restaurant Le Sévigné, the castle sits atop an 18-hole golf course, providing the ideal location for the organization of corporate and family events.

laperrierechateauandgolf.com

IG: @chateaudelaperriere

7
Hotel Saint Martin

Once a stopover on the way to Santiago de Compostela, Hôtel Saint-Martin is now a 4-star Hotel perpetuating an ancestral tradition of hospitality. Located halfway between Poitiers and beach town La Rochelle, Saint-Martin is bordered by the peaceful Sèvre Niortaise River. Equipped with an outdoor heated swimming pool surrounded by 100-acres of wooded park, Saint-Martin offers guests a tranquil stay to enjoy activities such as mountain biking, archery, fishing, and more in complete.

logis-saint-martin.com

IG: @hotelsaintmartin

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