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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.

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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.

The Ultimate Romantic Plan for a Long Weekend

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France has long provided the perfect stage for the quintessential romantic break. But when you are planning such a holiday with your beloved, whether the two of you have been an item for several weeks or several decades, what are the elements that will help to make your trip especially memorable?

It’s all about the perfect venue

When you make the best choice of venue for your long weekend away in France, so much else will naturally fall into place. After all, one cannot help but get a little loved up in such extraordinary surroundings as those presented by the Domaine du Château Bouffémont.

This fairytale venue ticks so many of the obvious boxes for a magical romantic break, and many others less obvious.

The Château Bouffémont is situated in the heart of the Montmorency Forest, for instance, which may mean much time during your break is whiled away walking hand-in-hand with your sweetheart, admiring the chestnut, beech and oak trees that grace these 2,200 hectares of hilly forest.

Plenty more delights lie in wait within 

While the rural location certainly lends itself to an outdoorsy romantic break, the aristocratic charm and modern comforts of the Château itself also demand appreciation.

This is the ultimate enchanting setting for a long weekend in France, whether you wish to enjoy an in-suite breakfast, tuck into a candlelit dinner, relax with a massage for two or gaze at the captivating sunset view from the terrace.

Château Bouffémont was, after all, built in the 19th century for such demanding residents as the Marquise of Preignes and Baron Empain. With its five grand reception halls, nine delectable suites and sumptuously manicured French gardens, it is a noble residence that was conceived from the ground up to exude romance.

Don’t forget, too, the separate additional guest kitchen that we provide for your use on a 24-hours-a-day basis and the dedicated full-service team – including a private butler and housekeepers – that will help to take every last ounce of stress out of your romantic stay.

Alternatively, if you fancy exploring further afield…

If simply observing the refined furnishings and extensive gardens of Château Bouffémont didn’t give enough of a sense of being in a different world, that impression is only maximised when one makes the most of our proximity to the City of Lights.

After all, no French romantic break is arguably complete without a trip to Paris, a mere 40-minute drive away from our chateau. The capital presents you with a host of romantic sights, ranging from the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre to such occasionally overlooked delights as the covered shopping arcades of the Right Bank and the Musée de Montmartre, the latter set in the 17th-century manor formerly home to the studio of Impressionist painter Renoir.

Throw in such other idyllic and intriguing attractions nearby as the 13th-century Royaumont Abbey, the Musée National de la Renaissance and the village of Auvers-sur-Oise that inspired such artists as Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne, and a weekend stay at Château Bouffémont really does offer all of the ingredients that epitomise holiday romance.

Why not speak to us now about what a wonderful break at this prestigious venue could involve for you and your one-and-only in 2018?

Château Bouffémont Unforgettables by LVbespoke

Either a family reunion, a celebration gathering with friends, or simply a vacation with the closed ones, every guest has an activity to enjoy during their stay at Château Bouffémont.

On this post, Château Bouffémont team is pleased to announce their latest collaboration with the luxury lifestyle curator, Lorena Vergani and her private concierge company LVbespoke.

Château Bouffémont Unforgettables by LVbespoke is a series of activities that are exclusively elaborated with the purpose of enriching the stay of our guests through once in a lifetime experiences.

Be it at the heart of Paris, situated only 30 km away from your private Château, or in the outskirts of this City of Light, Lorena Vergani will guide you into a world only known by the very few through these special activities  all inspired by Travelling, Fashion, Art and Lifestyle.

Lorena Vergani, LVbespoke

Meet Lorena Vergani

Born and Raised in Spain with Argentinian and German blood, A Parisienne by Heart and fluent in six languages (Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Arabic) Lorena Vergani personifies the multicultural spirit of LV b e s p o k e. Deeply passionate for the world of hospitality, fine arts and fashion along with an international career in the high-end luxury industry have driven her to create LV  b e s p o k e. The company is specialised in custom designed refined experiences and trips in the main European Cities particularly in Paris and Spain. Lorena’s attention to detail and expertise makes your adventure special and remarkable no matter what your needs are.

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Let’s have a look one of these activities custom designed only for our guests :

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A half-day trip to Domaine de Chantilly

Domaine de Chantilly

Within a 30-minute drive from Château Bouffemont, the Domaine de Chantilly was a residence for the great Prince families of France for centuries. For its realisation, The Duc de Condé in the 17th Century called upon architects and gardeners of the time, Mansart and Le Nôtre. Highly impressed by its splendour and grandeur, same artists were commissioned by Louis XIV for the construction of Versailles. This grand estate consists of: 115 acres of parks, quaint gardens and the splendid Grand Stables offering the most spectacular background for Chantilly’s racetrack. Chantilly hosts the famous Prix de Diane Longines.

1.30 PM/ Lorena will meet you at the Château, and you will reach the Domaine de Chantilly within 30 minutes.

2.30 PM/ You will first enjoy the equestrian show “Horse, Dream & Poetry”. The show is a best of The Great Stables of Chantilly and represents a journey through the ages where you will discover the techniques and the training secrets of it’s great riders (Show only available on Saturday and Sundays).

3.30 PM/ Then your dedicated guide will meet you and show around the Domaine de Chantilly, with a special visit to the Private Suites of the Duke and Duchess of Aumale.

5 PM/ At this moment, you either can return back to the Château for the afternoon tea-time to enjoy the fresh pastries waiting for you, or stay one more hour for a guided visit of the Great Stables and the Grounds. With an overall surface area of 115 hectares, the grounds feature 3 different gardens: a French-style garden designed by Le Nôtre, an Anglo-Chinese garden and an English garden.

5.30 or 6.30 PM/ Arrival at home – in both cases the pastries prepared by your Private Chef will be still waiting for you.

Stay tuned! More to be announced in the next days.

In the mean time, you can enquire for a stay by clicking here.

Yours Sincerely,

Château Bouffémont Team

EASTER ACTIVITIES

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EASTER ENTERTAINMENT

Offer your children a memorable Egg hunt.

The Easter Bunny, the Easter Fairy and our Magician will guide the kids to find the hidden eggs in the Château gardens.

Have an amusing moment in the company of these friendly characters.

 

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ART & CRAFT

Easter eggs decorating : Give your own touch to the Easter eggs and reveal the painter inside you. Then it’s time for an egg battle.

Make your own egg basket : Assisted by an artisan, learn how to make a traditional hand-woven basket. An interactive class which will delight the children and the parents.

 

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CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP WITH OUR CHEF 

A 2-hour workshop during which the whole family will learn the best technics to cook the big classics of chocolate from the traditional French mousse to the chocolate cake, including the famous macarons.

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.

ARE YOU WILLING TO PLAY THE GAME ?


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“The GAME”, an amazing experience inspired by the movie with Michael Douglas from the 90s.

 

 

 

What is it?

A Special Forces simulation experience created by former Royal Marine Commando James Gilbertson, which will take place at Château Bouffémont.

A complete mission with a storyline and objectives.

You will be on the run from ‘the enemy,’ receiving mission briefings and creatively using limited resources to secure a victory.

You will attend courses with ex SAS/SBS soldiers, learning the skills of bush craft, unarmed combat and survival.

During all the experience, you will have unlimited access to the Château, its five grand reception halls, 10 suites and 15 hectares of garden. Our private Chef will serve dishes according to the French rules of fine dining.

 

Why participate?

To have the opportunity to test your physical abilities and mental acuity

To live a military experience normally inaccessible to civilians

To discover something different

 

Who can participate?

If you want to challenge yourself,

if you want to live an amazing experience in a high-end place,

if you want to share special moments with your friends,

The Game is best suited for you.

 

When will it take place? 

15th, 16th, 17th, 18th of January 2015 (3nights and 4 days)

 

How to participate?

Read  the full details on our website and book now your tickets !

 

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…