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Why Choose a Chateau in France for Your Next Getaway?

If you are seeking the ideal setting for a luxurious getaway, France can be an obvious draw. The Gallic country is resplendent in breathtaking historical attractions, beautiful rural scenery and opportunities for succulent wining and dining.

Furthermore, you can enjoy it all the more when you choose a chateau as your base. Here are several good reasons to consider a chateau rental in France.

Paris and its cosmopolitan attractions can be within easy reach

It can often seem impossible to overestimate the breadth of attractions in Paris. The French capital can easily satisfy, whether it is cuisine, history or culture of which you are eager to sample the best.

The city’s ready accessibility also counts in its favour. Paris is served by Charles de Gaulle Airport, which is itself just a 20-minute trip away from our luxury venue, Château Bouffémont. You would have exclusive access to our heritage building for as long as you rent it.

Our chateau can satisfy your architectural tastes

If you have a keen interest in history, you could find yourself in your element here at Château Bouffémont, which was built in the 19th century.

The building exhibits refined interior decor; you could be especially enchanted by such elegant touches as our crystal chandeliers. However, don’t forget to also spend sufficient time outside the building to let yourself see the stone-built residence’s exterior in all of its magnificence.

You can accommodate peaceful moments for your getaway

There’s a good reason why your trip is called a “getaway” – after all, it entails literally getting away from the hustle and bustle of your usual day-to-day life. You could, therefore, delight in the opportunities to unwind in the quiet of our chateau’s wonderfully manicured French gardens.

With our building situated in a secluded spot in Montmorency Forest, you would have no shortage of private settings from which to choose during your soothing stay in France.

You would have valuable opportunities to try new things

Even without leaving Château Bouffémont, you would be able to sample horse riding and such relaxing sports as tennis and golf. We can even give you access to fitness and dance lessons, allowing you to benefit from one-on-one intuition.

You could get even more active if you journey to nearby Provence – where, as The Telegraph details, you can ascend mountains, vertically cycle and kayak along rivers.

The experience can be tailored to your personal preferences

Key to the beauty of staying here at Château Bouffémont is that it does not offer a single, standardised experience for everyone. Instead, you can carefully tailor the offerings. For example, on-site, we have dedicated staff who can make refined cuisine to your specific liking.

We invite you to choose us for your chateau rental in France, which offers further possibilities for a personalised getaway. Architectural Digest highlights how different Parisian neighbourhoods can cater to particular personalities – and the city can soon be near if you make a reservation with us.

Ever Considered Hosting a Family Reunion? Start Planning Now.

Chateau Family Reunion

As a magnificent venue of rich heritage, Château Bouffémont continues to attract the interest of families around the world interested in organising a reunion or other family event in a friendly, intimate location.

But if you are considering organising your own family reunion – whether with the aim of reuniting half a dozen of your closest relatives or a great number more of your brood – there are many details to which you will need to pay particular attention.

Here are just some of them.

Who are you planning to invite?

The matter of who you would like to attend the family reunion will naturally greatly influence other elements of your planning, such as the date and location.

The basic parameters of the invite list – such as whether you only intend to invite immediate brothers, sisters and cousins, or instead more distant members of the family who you may not have been in contact with for many years – will need to be decided first.

This is the very least you will need to know before you start to send out invitations for your family reunion – which, as the Gathered Again website explains, is an aspect of your event that deserves plenty of thought in its own right.

Determine a date and location

Once you are sure of which family members are both likely and willing to attend, you will be able to survey them on the location, venue and date that they would prefer for the reunion. On establishing a decent idea of the wishes of your would-be guests, you could then forward each of them three nominated venues to rank in order of preference.

It is a good idea to plan such an ambitious event as a family reunion at least 12 months in advance, not least because you may need to allow such an amount of time to ensure the desired venue is available.

Whether you are interested in a venue in France, the UK, the United States or anywhere else in the world, you will naturally wish to ensure that every member of your intended party can reach it easily and will be appreciative of the surroundings you ultimately choose.

What makes our own venue an excellent choice?

Various factors are likely to guide your prospective attendees’ preferences in relation to the venue itself. Given the disparate nature of the wishes expressed within families for such an event, it is no surprise that Château Bouffémont is such a sought-after family reunion venue.

After all, we offer it offers the finest of all obvious worlds – a tranquil location in Montmorency Forest, but also with the big-city stimulations of Paris and the international connections provided by Charles de Gaulle Airport within easy reach.

All the while, hiring Château Bouffémont for your family reunion also means all of the benefits inherent in an exquisite and luxurious stone-built residence with large, sprawling grounds. Both indoor and outdoor activities can be arranged for your reunion event, bearing in mind what may be the widely varying ages of your family members.

Consider appointing people to organise your reunion

It is unlikely that such a significant event as a family reunion can be planned to the most intricate detail by just one person.

It may, therefore, make sense to appoint members of your family to positions related to various aspects of the event, encompassing such responsibilities as keeping an eye on finances and booking accommodation, right through to sending out invitations and organising activities and excursions.

Finally, it will be time for you to spread the word about your impending family reunion among the people that matter! Contact our professionals here at Château Bouffémont to discuss how we can best accommodate your intended event.

MASTERCLASS LA MAISON DU CHOCOLAT

La Maison du Chocolat

 

Château Bouffémont invites you to share a friendly and a delicious moment with La Maison du Chocolat. Partner of the Château, one of the most prestigious French Chocolate Makers with an international fame will be sharing its knowledge with our guests.

 

Alongside a Master Chocolate Artisan, discover all the secrets of making a high quality chocolate and also the great classics of French pastry. “Creator of legendary chocolates” La Maison Du Chocolat selects the finest cocoa to give birth to its highly pleasing Praliné and delicate Ganache. Excellent in making traditional desserts, they also offer surprising creations.

During this Master Class at Château Bouffémont, you will be guided step by step to elaborate a recipe of your choice. Fun and an interactive time that will delight both the young and the elder.

 

 

Few of the demonstrations proposed by the Maison du Chocolat:

Chocolate Pie

Truffles

Mendiants

Plate dressing like a Grand Chef

Demonstration of hot chocolate

Financiers and marshmallow.

 

Each guest will leave with their own creation at the end of the session and the recipe notes card.

MORE DETAILS ON :

http://www.chateaubouffemont.com/downloads/MasterClassLMDC_en.pdf

La Maison du Chocolat ©Caroline Faccioli

AN UNIQUE PLACE FOR YOUR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

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If…

You look for a venue to celebrate your birthday in France,

Your best friend charged you of her Bridal event organization,

You plan to organize a Bachelor party or Bachelorette Party,

You just married and plan to enjoy your honeymoon in Paris,

You married for a time and would like to surprise your loved for your silver, gold, ruby or diamond wedding,

No matter the event purpose, you only want to record that special occasion for a long time,

Château Bouffémont would be made for you.

Credits / Château Bouffémont

 

 

A Luxury Valentine’s Weekend

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Instead of going in a Parisian place for your Valentine’s Day, why wouldn’t you choose an intimate place, where you will be sure to surprise your wife?

Even better than the romantic city, Château Bouffémont is the romantic place in France you are searching for, just next to one of the most glamour city in the world.

For all lovers, Château Bouffémont will fits perfectly.

Sweep your loved one off her feet with an intimate experience. Because your loved one deserves to be treated like a princess, offer her a unique moment out of time for Valentine’s Day.

A romantic seclusion and once upon a time experience …

Privatize a splendid XIXth century Château only for you and your lady,

Envelop yourselves in a cocoon of sheer luxury,

Take her to sleep in the most enchanting Suite and lock yourselves away,

Set the mood for intoxicating romance surrounded by magical candlelight,

Share a bespoke fine dining with a gastronomic menu to enlighten your senses,

Live a lovely moment enjoying a duo massage and let relaxation take over with the SPA delights…

Create magical moments with your loved one at Château Bouffémont this Valentine’s Day, indulging yourselves with a unique experience.

AN ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS AT THE CHÂTEAU

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The large Christmas tree all lit up, the children’s slippers laid at its feet, the twinkling garlands…

The crackling of the chimney fire, the sweet smell of the turkey cooking, the music of the winter’s wind…

The branches of holly hanging, the festive rows of Christmas stocking, the frost on the windows…

The soothing flame of the candles, the mischievous look of the wax angels, the colourful napkins…

The chocolate yule log with its sugar figures, the marrons glacés, the sparkle of the Champagne bubbles…

The sledge in the garden, the snowman and its grin, Santa Claus’ sleigh…

 Adorned with its most beautiful jewels, Château Bouffémont invites you to a unique experience.

The magic of a Christmas evening in an extraordinary location, just for you.

Come celebrate Christmas with your family in an enchanting setting that still feels like home.

MASSAGE IN THE ROOM

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You were looking forward to this stay so much you could barely contain your excitement.

You had told the Château’s staff of your compelling need to unwind in these early days of autumn. Now you are the guest… Comfortably seated in the Grand Salon, you are absorbed in a fascinating historical novel. Our butler gently interrupts and offers you the services of our masseuse known for her magical touch.

How could you refuse such an offer? Your schedule is completely free: you order a light breakfast and leave to the staff the organisation of this massage you have heard so much about. After a refined meal using seasonal vegetables, you go back to your suite.

The masseuse has joined you. She has been warned that you needed to relax, so she suggests to start with a gentle, personalized massage with essential oils in order to release all your tension. The following days will be spent on invigorating treatments to boost your energy.

You breathe deeply: you experience a deep sense of well-being. You feel at home. Surrounded by a halo of scented oils, you already feel the effects of the massage. You reopen your eyes. Before she leaves, the masseuse wraps a silky robe around you. You will see her again during your stay.

It has only been half a day since you have arrived and you are already full of spirit. Looks like this weekend will be full of benefits…

 

PRIVATE YOGA CLASS

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You awake feeling well rested. As you slowly come around, your eyes are drawn to the beautiful detail of your surroundings. An opulent suite with lavish décor and charming features. As you get up, you slowly wander over to the vast bedroom window, which frames the most picturesque scene. You marvel at how seamlessly the Chateaus’s hilly grounds blend into the surrounding French countryside. Suddenly, you feel a sense of freedom run  you over as you look out at the countryside stretching ahead.

After a healthy breakfast, it is time to switch off  the outside world and focus on strength, flexibility and well-being with an invigorating yoga class. Tailored to your preferences, your daily training classes can include any combination of your favorite yoga styles and sequences. You suddenly become aware of your breathing as a warm feeling of wholeness floods over you. Your mind and body now as one, you end the class feeling reconnected, recharged and rejuvenated.

After your yoga class, as guest of the Chateau, you can continue the relaxation theme with complimentary access to the Spa and pool of the Paris International Golf Club. Or perhaps it is time to savour the fresh air with a restorative walk in the luscious French countryside.

PRE-DINNER DRINK

Summer cocktail

She took a seat on the terrace to admire the late summer sky with aperitif in hand. She began to unwind as the last of the day’s sunrays stroked and teased her skin. The setting was sublime.

From the well-appointed terrace, the Chateau commanded a panorama which was engulfing as the terrace sloped down to the rolling grounds.

She took a sip of her summer cocktail – a delicate infusion of perfumed rose and dry gin. She savoured the unique aroma and thought how perfectly balanced it was. Her mind began to wander and she found that the green grounds grabbed her attention and pulled her thoughts to days gone by.

And from the grounds, there stood Chateau Bouffemont as majestic and imposing as it always had been – dazzling and reflecting the last of the day’s heat. The perfect symmetrical entrance rising proudly from the sprawling lawns.

No amount of time that passed would change this wondrous setting. As her hand rested on the stem of her martini glass, the Chateau held her mesmerised.

Suddenly, cocktail hour was over and the orange colours of sunset gave way as day broke into night.

BARBECUE


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August is upon us.

As hues of orange and violet fill the evening sky, the warm glow of sunset bathes this majestic setting. And as you inhale the scent of freshly cut grass, there sits Chateau Bouffemont– rising majestically from the luscious grounds.

Wisps and pillars of smoke rise and twirl high into the sky as aromas of sizzling meat and sweet-smelling grilled vegetables consume the air. The gleaming barbecue filled with mouth-watering meats and fish. The wind makes the smoke rise slightly higher and you watch as it then slowly disperses into the balmy evening air. The neatly dressed tables illuminated by soft candlelight. An enchanting aura surrounds the scene.

Laughter and chatter fill the space as you sit down with your friends and loved ones to enjoy a delicious barbecue feast. Sumptuous food prepared specially for you by our esteemed chef – washed down by a selection of the finest wines.

And, as you sip on a glass of chilled rose, you feel a soft light breeze brushing against your skin. The colors of sunset now long given way to a sky adorned with glittering stars. A magical moment that takes you back to childhood memories of delightful summer nights long forgotten but somehow here realized again. Suddenly, you feel nostalgic…