Category Archives: Moments

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

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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…

 

 

 

AFTERNOON NAP

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As a soft light breeze sweeps over the Chateau’s grounds, golden sunrays filter through a fluffy interlace of clouds.

And from the sweeping symmetrical staircase of Chateau Bouffémont, the view unfolds in undulating lines framed by statuesque pine trees. A grandness exists here – a peaceful grandness filled with a sense of historic mystery.

There is nothing to disturb you. As if completely shut off from the world. And there suspended on the green lawn, sits the soft grey hammock swinging lightly to and fro.

The gentle momentum rocking you lightly from one dream to another. Swaying this way and that on hazy summer days.

And as you stare at the clear blue skies above, you feel time begin to slow down. For it is now time to daydream in to the distance of the afternoon. Chateau Bouffémont – a picture of pure tranquility.

TIME FOR GOLF


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The first rays of sunshine have just appeared, yet the first golfers are already warming up…

You look at them from your room’s terrace, tiny characters that seem surprisingly real.

Although they are 15 hectares of garden away, you can see them with the naked eye from your secret lair.

You are one of the lucky few to enjoy this panoramic view… You and your friends, who are Château Bouffémont’s guests this weekend.

The Paris International Golf Club grounds are indeed magnificent: you would love to practise your swing.

You call the butler, who gives you the access card usually available to members only, the key to this renowned place.

Created by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, this 18 hole course is only open to a handful of golf enthusiasts worldwide, and right now, you are one of them.

The smells coming from the kitchen of the Château’s resident Chef make you hungry. You are happy about that: A solid breakfast will be much needed before you face your friends on the golf course.

One big step forward seems nearly enough to reach the course… such is the Château’s magic, simple moments that become small everyday luxuries.

 

COCKTAIL SERVED ON THE TERRACE

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The warm weather of July.

Standing on the terrace, you are about to enjoy your cocktail, a delicious mix of pink lychee, lime and tonka bean. A drink that tastes like summer, specially prepared for you and your friends by our Chef. In the distance, the Domaine stretches as far as the eye can see. You do not tire of the gorgeous view in front of you.

On each side of the terrace, the majestic staircases lead your eyes to the French style gardens… Fifteen hectares of greenery surrounding the Château that are only yours to use.

Then, you turn your attention to the Paris International Golf Club, whose gigantic grounds face you. You look briefly at a handful of golfers afar; tomorrow, you will be able to play there yourself: the Château’s staff has given you the card that grants you access to the Golf Club as a member. Comfortably curled up in the garden armchairs, your friends invite you to join them: the sun sets slowly over the Montmorency forest and they would like to share this exceptional moment with you.

You have another sip of this delicious cocktail. The butler offers you a tray of finger food to share, you gladly take it before leaving the terrace to join your friends.

This weekend appears promising… it’s only the beginning…

A WEEKEND ESCAPE WITH FRIENDS

 

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If you are looking for a chic weekend haven for you and your friends, then Château Bouffémont may be the answer. A luxury retreat where you can relax and recharge in style.

Spread over 2 floors and offering over 2000 square meters of living space, the residence boasts crystal chandeliers, fine fabrics, a grand entrance hall and imposing fireplaces.

Discover the Bar with stunning lighting features throughout and elegant wooden paneling. The cocktail list is more than imaginative and you will certainly stumble upon a delicious concoction to whet your appetites.

The beautiful terrace provides the perfect backdrop for you and your friends while enjoying your drinks cocktail hour with unforgettable views over the Château’s immaculate garden and grounds.

The rooms are bedecked in rich and lavish fabrics and feature soaring ceilings and luxurious lighting with all the modern conveniences you could require. Every last detail in the suites has been carefully considered and is all geared towards the feeling of ultimate relaxation.

Discover also our gourmet food in a grand setting with service which is second to none.

Our staff is friendly and welcoming and a mention should be made of our concierge service, who can organise any activities and trips for you and your friends for the perfect tailor-made day out.

 

 

A HORSE RIDER’S PARADISE

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Explore the French countryside on horseback and hone your riding skills with Château Bouffémont’s exclusive horse-riding week-end.

Set within acres of beautiful grounds and rolling lawns, the Château provides the perfect backdrop for an elegant, sporty escape for you, your friends and family.

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Start the day with a delicious breakfast buffet in the sumptuous Salon du Baron. After breakfast, it is time to enhance your riding skills with a horse-ride accompanied by a professional instructor.

The instructor will help you to focus on different horse-riding techniques depending on your riding level.

 

In the early evening, you can settle in the lavish bar at the Château and choose an imaginative cocktail infusion before dinner. Dining at the Château is a pleasurable affair and the presentation of the dishes reaffirms that the emphasis here is on luxury. After dinner, you can take a glass through to the opulent lounge and relax back into an armchair to complete a perfect day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUCOLIC PICNIC

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With lunch approaching, there is no better way to make the most of the summer months and to soak up the glorious French countryside than relaxing outside with friends and family while enjoying the delectable delights of one of Château Bouffémont’s gourmet picnic hampers.

A hamper which is brimming with lavish treats and unique touches prepared by Château Bouffémont’s wildly creative Chef.

Upon opening the elegant picnic basket, you are treated to a delicious lunch tailor made to suit your tastes using fresh and seasonal produce. Attention to detail is paramount with the Château’s hampers and only the finest gourmet picnic items are included in the delightfully presented baskets.

Explore the leafy grounds of the Château and find the perfect spot to spread our your cosy picnic blanket and gourmet hamper. The ravishing gardens provide a truly spectacular setting in which to relish the sensational food whilst soaking up the heat of the summer months.

Toast the occasion perhaps with a chilled glass of champagne forming part of the hamper and create memorable moments this summer with your family and friends. A gourmet picnic lunch provides the perfect indulgence for those lazy summer days.

If you are looking for a more secluded experience and a piece of rural tranquility, then a food-focused, picnic excursion to the nearby Montmorency Forest might be of interest.

A place of pure serenity, where you, your friends and family can relax and enjoy the splendour of the surrounding nature and calm.