​There are many different ways to enjoy France. Most people prefer to stay in the big French cities, close to the city centre and the important tourists attractions. Nevertheless, there are others, who prefer to relax in a quieter environment, away from the big cities and enjoy the nature. 

For these people, the Relais & Chateaux chain offers a large number of hotels that allow them to disconnect from their busy life.​

Here, we offer you some of the best places that you can find in France and which are well connected with our Renfe SNCF in Cooperation​ trains, so that you can arrive in an easy and comfortable way.

Auberge du Jeu du Paume

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Located at a short distance from Paris, in the Domaine de Chantilly, the Auberge du Jeu de Paume is very close to the famous Château de Chantilly and the train station.

This beautiful hotel has 92 rooms, which are decorated with 18th century objects and offer a typically French touch. Many of them give spectacular views of the private garden.

Among the many services available in this hotel, it is more than advisable to take a bath in its indoor heated swimming pool and relax in its spa centre.

Golf enthusiasts have an exceptional golf course at a few kilometres distance from the hotel and if you like horse riding, you can go to the races of the famous racetrack of Chantilly. It is an ideal place to be at only a few kilometres from the French capital.

Le Domaine De Verchant

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Located just a few minutes away from the Montpellier ​downtown, the Domaine de Verchant is a beautiful hotel in a 17th century building in the middle of a spectacular garden.

The 26 rooms of this charming hotel offer contemporary furniture that contrasts perfectly with the classic building. 

Oenology lovers will also be able to enjoy the wines produced in the 17 hectares of the hotel’s vineyards, which can be consumed with an exquisite meal in its restaurant. And if you prefer to relax, what could be better than a massage or to enjoy its outdoor spa overlooking the vineyards?

Domaine d'Auriac

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The city of Carcassonne, World Heritage Site, is home of the Domaine d'Auriac, a beautiful 19th century hotel built over ancient Carolingian cellars. Its privileged natural environment provides an atmosphere of total calm and tranquillity, perfect to disconnect from the routine.

Its 24 rooms are decorated with luxurious details and you will feel like in a dream that is coming true. 
If you are a gastronomy lover, the hotel offers the traditional Cassoulet and the best dishes of French gastronomy in its 1 Michelin Star restaurant, in addition of some of the best wines from its spectacular winery.

It is the perfect place for doing a tour of the Cathar Country and enjoying the incredible fortresses that made this region one of the most fortified during the Middle Ages.

Marquis Faubourg Saint Honoré

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Although most Relais & Chateaux hotels are surrounded by nature, you can find authentic oases in the centre of some cities, such as this Parisian hotel.

Situated in the heart of the city, close to the Champs Elysées and the Louvre, the Marquis Faubourg Saint Honoré is a luxurious hotel with only 15 rooms in an old 18thcentury palace, where the Marquis de La Fayette lived. 

Decorated by the prestigious designer Michele Bönan, the rooms have unique furniture and each room of the hotel has a subtle and cosy atmosphere that you will remember during your whole life. It is an authentic oasis of relaxation just in the heart of Paris.

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