R&C Spotlight: Two New French Properties
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Two exceptional French jewels have recently joined the Relais & Châteaux family. Join us in warmly welcoming them and explore their history, cultural heritage and impeccable devotion to the art of living.
An ideal spot for a staycation or a Parisian getaway, Relais Christine is a luxurious boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. An ultra-central location on the Left Bank in Paris, this famed district steeped in history makes for the perfect place to immerse yourself in the essence of Paris. Relais Christine offers 48 rooms and suites characterized by magnificent wallpapers and original fabrics carefully chosen by interior designer Laura Gonzalez, with some units featuring stunning terraces overlooking the gardens of the property. For those in search of enchanting and lavish pampering, the Guerlain Spa and its sauna await under the vaults of a former 13th-century Cistercian abbey.
Channelling French history as well as the culture and heritage of Louis XIV, Château Louise de La Vallière is an invitation to indulge in the wonder of days gone by. The castle, located near Tours, sits within nearly 40 acres of ancient forest and features 9 rooms and 11 suites conceived by famed architect Jacques Garcia. Indulge in a romantic stay and take part in an unforgettable tasting session at the champagne bar Le Saint-Évremond or a soak in the heated outdoor swimming pool. For those craving a unique dining experience, guests can delight in tasting reinterpretations of historical cuisine. These are prepared in collaboration with a culinary historian and feature local and seasonal produce that embodies the responsible and sustainable approach of Relais & Châteaux.
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