The Best French Castles for a Romantic, Countryside Escape
Les châteaux de votres rêves.
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From Michelin-starred restaurants and authentic Renaissance decor to sweeping views of rolling hills and on-site wineries, these French castle hotels have pulled out all of the stops to make a far-flung vacation as indulgent as possible.
From an urban Paris château to revelatory properties in the Loire Valley, we chose the most luxurious and authentic experiences to give you this list of game-changing castle hotel stays, perfect for family vacations, romantic getaways, intimate destination weddings, or photoshoots. While most of these castles have been reclaimed, renovated, or even completely redesigned, the authenticity of their exteriors is intact and the experience of staying in a centuries-old castle in the French countryside is as possible and enjoyable as ever. Surrounded by lush forests, vineyards, and rushing rivers, these French castles will exceed your expectations and allow you to completely reimagine your typical European vacation.