If you want to feel and be treated like old French royalty then Château de Bagnols is the perfect place for your honeymoon. This magnificent château, surrounded by acres of fine vineyards and the rolling green and purple hills of the French countryside, feels as though it’s been lifted right out of a fairytale.
Located near to the central French city of Leon, the honey coloured stone château, provides a romantic and enchanting escape. The château is considered to be the most beautiful in the whole of France.
Step back into the romantic era of the Renaissance, to an interior of long elegant banquet halls, grand sitting rooms with magnificent marble fireplaces, and plush antique furniture.
The accommodation here is some of the finest and most luxurious in the country. Each room is unique and has been painstakingly restored to the way it would have been during the 18th century, with original murals and ceiling frescos. Rooms have been furnished with the finest antiques, shimmering silks and plush velvets and come complete with elegant fireplaces, gilt edged mirrors and four poster beds.
The region around Lyon is famous for its cooking and food markets and the Chateau de Bagnols is no exception. Menus are seductive and inspiring and the wine is some of the finest in the world. Dine in graceful dining rooms and banquet halls or outside surrounded by wildflowers and the hazy views of the hills beyond.
The hotel offers couples exclusive honeymoon packages, which include luxury accommodation, chilled champagne and fresh roses upon arrival, a buffet breakfast, a body massage for two, a private gourmet candle-lit dinner and a gift from the chateau’s private collection. All guests also receive a welcome drink and fresh fruit on arrival and complimentary water and newspapers throughout their stay.
Beyond the bedroom
If you can drag yourselves away from the beauty of the hotel you will find charmingly rustic hilltop villages, vineyard tours and over 2000 years worth of history in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Lyon. There are also theatres and museums to visit, antique shops to peruse and the region’s world-class gastronomy to discover.
Romance rating: ♥♥♥♥♥