Photo La Maison du Val © DIDIER DELMAS
Exceptional buildings transformed into 5-star country retreats? That’s the innovative concept of the hotel brand Maisons de Campagne. Let’s take a guided tour of their two timeless locations in the Yvelines.
La Maison du Val: a royal stay
This is where the word “exceptional” truly comes to life. When you step through the doors of La Maison du Val, once Louis XIV’s hunting lodge, you’ll be in awe of this majestic residence. Today, it stands as one of the most prestigious addresses of Maisons de Campagne, just 20 minutes from Paris. Adjacent to the Saint-Germain-en-Laye forest, a magnificent 4-hectare tree-lined park takes on a royal appearance for visitors, who can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Relaxation is also ensured with a massage or in one of the different Nordic baths –heated to an average of 36°C for ultimate relaxation– true emblems of Scandinavian culture. In particularly spacious rooms ranging from 18 to 25 sqm, you’ll savour unparalleled comfort before indulging in the cuisine of La Maison du Val’s restaurants located throughout the estate: the grand salon with a brasserie ambiance, the park for a barbecue around several braziers, or the imposing terrace for a countryside lunch. Look no further, for you are the king here!
Route forestière des Brancas
+33 1 30 86 25 00
Château de Villiers-le-Mahieu: a journey through time
How about a leap into the past? Head to Château de Villiers-le-Mahieu, just 45 minutes from Paris. Built in 1642 on the ruins of a 13th-century fortress, this magnificent building, stretching over 12 hectares, was once owned by the Count of Rohan Chabot and later by the painter Bernard Buffet, if you please! Now a country retreat, this incredible property with 98 charmingly rustic rooms has retained all its historical charm. Romantic boat rides are a must on the castle moat, and you have a choice of 30 outdoor activities. But that’s not all! Here, you can relive your childhood in the gaming room with its pinball machine and arcade games, enhance your film knowledge in the castle’s screening room, and embark on a culinary journey with a sumptuous Sunday brunch, also open to non-hotel guests. And to make your weekend perfect, two pools (indoor and outdoor) await you for some gentle lengths. A relaxing interlude full of history!
Rue du Centre – 78770 Villiers-le-Mahieu
+33 1 34 87 44 25
Photo Château de Villiers-le--Mahieu © KAREL BALAS