A B&B or half-board stay at an elegant French château that dates back to the 17th century The blend of old-world history and contemporary elegance that elevates the château into such a divinely opulent getaway
Having 28 hectares of lush, absurdly scenic park in which to ride, stroll and hike the lazy afternoons away
Being well-connected to an abundance of sights within beautiful Ardennes, from the historic streets of Sedan to the mythical forests and peaks of the nearby national park
What To Know
The hotel is situated on a 69-acre park and has stables and horseback riding rings
Paris is a two-hour train ride away; Reims is one hour by car; Sedan is 15 minutes by car
Free WiFi works well
Impressive historical detail meets chic interior styling at this thoroughly modern French château in Donchery
Located in the idyllic heart of a 28-hectare park, Le Domaine Château du Faucon offers guests an alluring blend of traditional atmosphere and utterly modern luxury. The 17th-century residence is a visual feast in the way only a French château can achieve, with an abundance of archways, turrets and towers seemingly custom-built to stir up a fairy-tale longing you didn’t even know you had. A stroll in the grounds at night is recommended, to showcase the property in all its glory – walk around the lake to admire it warmly lit from below, as seen reflected in the lily-studded waters.
From sumptuous, canopied beds to sublimely shaded outdoor seating areas, the château offers the perfect setting to indulge in a spot of top-class lounging. However, staying active is encouraged too - whether your tastes are more inclined towards perfecting your golf swing, or soaking your cares away in the in-house spa, there are a range of activities within the grounds themselves that are sure to keep you amused. An expedition into the rolling scenery of the Ardennes that stretches all around you is made possible on horseback, thanks to the hotel’s impressive stables. Alternatively you could opt for a glass of fizz and a perch on the hotel’s terrace, to admire the greenery from afar – the choice is entirely yours.