9-Day France Vacation with Stays in 5-Star Chateaux and Paris Hotel
Included in this French Chateau Vacation:
- Round-trip airfare from New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles
- Manual-shift economy car rental for the first six nights
- Three nights standard accommodation at five-star Chateau d’ Esclimont
- Three nights standard accommodation at five-star Chateau d’ Gilly
- Two nights standard accommodation at Aviatic Hotel Saint Germain in Paris.
During this 9-day vacation, you’ll stay at two chateaux nestled amid lakeside hamlets, medieval abbeys, vineyards, and charming boutiques in France’s breathtaking countryside. You’ll also spend two nights in Paris at a hotel less than two miles south west of Champ de Mars. Your included rental car makes it easy to travel between locations and take side trips to explore attractions in nearby St. Germain and Versailles.
Chateau d’ Esclimont
Set on nearly 150 acres of rolling green woodlands about an hour outside of Paris, the Renaissance-style Chateau d’ Esclimont seems like something out of a fairy tale. To enter its romantic confines, guests much cross a moat by drawbridge. The chateau features soaring turrets, belfries, and an elegant French restaurant with Cordoba leather and mirrors.
While you’re here, it’s worth it to take a day trip north to the Palace of Versailles, the home of France’s royal family from 1682–1789. About an hour drive north of Chateau d’ Esclimont, the palace dazzles with intricately gilded woodwork, realistic trompe l’oeil frescoes, and the Hall of Mirrors, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed to end World War I.
Chateau d’ Gilly Years ago, Chateau d’ Gilly served as an abbey. The chateau maintains its rustic roots with exposed wooden beams, restaurants with arched medieval ceilings, and well-manicured gardens. Today, the former abbey is outfitted with individually decorated guest rooms are trimmed with floral accents and period furniture. Downstairs, you can sample local Burgundy wine in the hotel’s meticulously restored cellar.
This chateau makes its home amid the Grand Cru-level vineyards of Burgundy, one of the world’s oldest and most-renowned winemaking regions. While there, consider taking a tour of one of the area’s centuries-old wineries and sample its pinot noir. Alternatively, visitors can head north about a half hour to Dijon to try coq au vin, imported snails, or truffles.
Aviatic Hotel Saint Germain
From the Aviatic Hotel Saint Germain, it’s just a short walk to La Rive Gauche, Paris’s iconic arts and cultural district along the River Seine.
Nearby, you’ll find boutiques, art galleries, the Eiffel Tower, and the Musee d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts-era railroad station-turned-museum with masterpieces by Gauguin, Monet, and Van Gogh.
The family-owned hotel serves as a relaxing headquarters between adventures with its tasteful guest rooms. The décor embraces its roots—the on-site bistro is plastered with Toulouse-style exhibition posters, fitting since many traveling artists have frequented the hotel since its opening in the 1850s.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
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2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
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3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
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4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available?
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5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room?
All travelers over the age of 2 are required to purchase a Groupon. Different occupancy arrangements can be requested with Great Value Vacations at the time of reservation.
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