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Château d'Esclimont

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Dominique Silberstein Photographer

on December 28th 2006
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  • Info

  • Address

  • 2, rue du Château d'Esclimont
  • St.-Symphorien-le-Château
  • France
  • 28700
  • Contact

  • +33 (0) 2 37 31 15 15
  • Website

  • grandesetapes.com
  • Directions

  • 50km (31miles) south of Paris
  • Additional Info

  • A short drive from the hotel is the Palace of Versailles, and 20 kilometres west of Château d'Esclimont is the city of Chartres, home of the gothic Chartres Cathedral and the impressive 14th-century fortification, Porte Guillaume.
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Recommendation

Dominique Silberstein Says

It's only a 45-minute drive from Paris, yet as if by magic you'll find yourself instantly transported back to the 16th Century upon your arrival. A splendid estate and landmark that now doubles as a grand hotel, the Castle of Esclimont is a true gem of Renaissance architecture. The castle and its magnificent grounds make the ultimate romantic surroundings for a dreamy, unforgettable getaway for lovers. Set in the center of a 150-acre park, it boasts botanical walks, tennis courts, an open-air swimming pool, fishing, mountain-biking, horseback riding, and even canoeing on its private lake. Also on premises is a stellar gourmet restaurant coupled with an over-the-top wine cellar that offers an astounding 7,000 bottles of the finest French wines. And the most enticing part for any snow-bound New Yorker? If you book a trip from late November through the end of March, you'll benefit the most from their generous price reductions. With a kingdom like this, who wouldn't want to be king and queen for the day?

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