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What We Love

  • 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
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Overview

Impressive historical detail meets chic interior styling at this thoroughly modern French château in Donchery

The Lowdown

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.

How to Get There

Le Domaine Château du Faucon
Donchery, 08350 France

Reviews

Disappointing stay (both food and accommodation)
Grace W

Our rooms did not resemble the photos online at all; they were small, cramped and very dated. We were put in the annex, where one room had a toilet in a former closet. Bathrooms were dirty and the shower had fungus. As they were fully booked they were not able to offer us other rooms upon our notification of these issues and they did not act upon our initial complaint. We also found the food to be of poor quality despite the high prices of the restaurant. When we discussed this, management did offer us a discount, and sought to be accommodating despite the disappointing stay.

Beautiful chateau and great staff
Pipsa850

we had one night stay here during our roadtrip in Europe. Chateau is beautiful and staff is very helpful and friendly, everyone was speaking english. This place has small spa, jacuzzi and sauna and gym. Little bit crowded if there is many people. We had left wing (2 rooms) for our traveling group. I guess those were newly renovated rooms since work was not finished downstairs. That did not bother us tough. Yard and garden were beautiful, we enjoyed late picknick outside. There was also dinner option available which was offered for us too. I would loved to stay there more than one night just because there was so much to see and do, and i would go again.

1 night stopover
ChrisH407

Lovely quiet location and well set out chateau. Rooms have lots of character. Terrasse dining and lovely quality of food. Service very good once the staff warmed to their task - almost seemed a little reticent to suggest or help with choices at times.