Relais & Châteaux has warmly welcomed two new properties in France, showcasing history, cultural heritage and exceptional devotion to the art of living.
1. Relais & Châteaux Relais Christine, Paris, France
Relais Christine, an exceptional boutique hotel, perfectly embodies the soul of Paris. Located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a famed district steeped in history, the hotel is ideal for soaking up all the French capital has to offer. Featuring 48 rooms and suites, most spaces showcase remarkable ceiling heights, magnificent wallpapers and original fabrics handpicked by interior designer Laura Gonzalez. Some rooms and suites also offer a terrace directly overlooking the hotel’s gardens. For an exclusive wellbeing break, the Guerlain spa offers treatments in the evocative atmosphere of a former 13th-century abbey.
2. Relais & Châteaux Château Louise de La Vallière, Reugny, France
A new jewel of the Loire Valley, Château Louise de La Vallière is immersed in history. Located near Tours, the hotel channels the culture and heritage of Louis XIV and the history of France within a nearly 40-acre ancient forest, home to protected animal species. Amid wild nature and formal gardens, stays are enriched by this elegant haven of peace, while guests can indulge in onsite musical entertainment. Famed architect Jacques Garcia conceived the castle’s splendid interiors, including its nine rooms and 11 suites. The hotel’s Spa La Rosée offers countless benefits for mind, body and soul. Regarding gastronomy, Château Louise de La Vallière presents reinterpretations of historical cuisine in collaboration with a culinary historian and uses local and seasonal produce that embodies the responsible and sustainable approach of the brand.