focuses on some of our members'
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SPECIAL OFFERS at Member Properties:
for more to do than to simply stay in a beautiful château?
Château de l'Isle-Marie. . .
Château de l'Isle-Marie
. . . one of
the "50 Most Romantic Hideaways Worldwide"
to Travel & Leisure magazine, offers American guests who book through
au Château (use our Booking Form) a
10% discount and any guest who books a 3-night ' stay will receive a welcome
of fresh flowers and Champagne! See more of Château
de l'Isle-Marie on our pages!
Château Vaulogé in the Sarthe . . .
. . . has many special offers for its guests. There are Italian Cooking Classes, Spa Treatments (including Massages, Facials and Hot Stone treatments), Zen Gymnastics, Yiseishindo, Wellness Packages and more! To read the details and get prices, visit our Special Offers page today and take a tour of Château de Vaulogé on our site!
Château de Vaulogé
Medieval Château in Cantal offers Cooking & French classes. . .
Château de la Vigne is a spectacular medieval fortress château set in the bucolic green hills of the Cantal in the heart of France. Lovely guest rooms await you, and fine dinners can be enjoyed with advance reservation. Now you can spend some time there enjoying Cooking classes with the Countess or French immersion classes with both Count and Countess de la Tour.
Visit our Special Offers page for details and pricing.
Château de la Vigne
The Incredible Château de La Barre
The exceptional Château de la Barre, also in the Sarthe region of northwest France, has been in the same family for centuries, and the Count and Countess de Vanssay, are eager to welcome guests to their historic and beautiful home. They are offering the following packages to make your visit extra special:
Château de la Barre
Visit our Special Offers page today for more information on each of these special offerings.
Bordeaux Wines and Gourmet Cooking Courses...
... are yours at the lovely Château Soussac, a wine producing estate in the Entre Deux Mers region of Aquitaine near St-Emilion. This refined château has elegant guest rooms, a magnificent park with swimming pool and pool house, and offers guests tours of the vineyards and free wine tastings. Gourmet Cooking Courses are offered, taught by a professional chef. Do visit Château Soussac on our site today and on our Wine Châteaux page.
Awash in the Groves and Vineyards of Provence. . .
Château Juvenal is warm and enchanting with its Provençal location and surrounded by its own vineyards and olive groves. Sparkling in the sunlight of southern France, Château Juvenal offers fine guest accommodations, dinners of regional cuisine including wine, and a refreshing swimming pool. And, they offer special rates for longer stays: a 10% discount for three days or longer, and a further 5% reduction for stays of 7 days or longer. We can personally attest to the fine accommodations, gourmet cuisine and delightful atmosphere of this fine property.
Châteaux of the Loire visits . . .
Château du Breuil
Here are special offers that are hard to resist. In the Loire's beautiful Château du Breuil, you can experience 'Cocooning in the Loire' whereby two people can stay at the château for 305 euros per night. The package includes a spacious guest room with its own en suite bathroom, a welcome Champagne or Crémant de Loire de Cheverny apéritif, a candlelight gourmet dinner including three wines from Cheverny and the surrounding area, continental breakfast, a meeting with the château's wine grower friends to tour their vineyards and visit their cellars, and two tickets to Château de Cheverny with a possibility to extend your visit to the park and Tintin exhibit. Or take advantage of their 'Castle Life' package, which includes visits to nearby châteaux bicycles to explore the countryside and much more! Finally, maybe you're more interested in nature and would enjoy exploring 'Castle Country by Bicycle'. This includes enjoying any of the over 300 kilometers of cycling tracks to visit famous châteaux ending the days with a candlelight dinner, Cheverny wines and coffee! All packages are described on our Special Offers page.
And, for those of you who find a château rental appealing, you might be enticed by the knowledge that four of our members offer catering in combination with their rentals, so you can have meals prepared for you! These properties are Château Charly, Château de Saint-Martory, Castel Merle and Château Robert. Please visit them on our site at your next opportunity.
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Easy Recipe: Chevre Chaud with Honey
Here is another quick and easy recipe taken from the recently published book entitled, The Paris Neighborhood Cookbook: Danyel Couet's Guide to the City's Ethnic Cuisines. Read a complete review of the book in the August issue of the FREE newsletter, FRANCE On Your Own. Discover Paris' ethnic neighborhoods and the marvelous cuisine to be found there!
This recipe is also from the chapter entitled Les Bistrots de Paris.
You will need 1 small baguette, 7 ounces of goat cheese (the author suggests Sainte Maure), 1/2 cup of orange flower honey, 1 orange (juice and grated peel), 1 teaspoon of chopped tarragon, 1 teaspoon of chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon of chopped basil, 1 teaspoon of crushed black pepper, frisée lettuce (torn into small pieces).
Slice the baguette and cheese into 1/2" thick slices and place the cheese on top of the bread. Mix the honey with the orange juice and orange peel, tarragon, parsley, basil and pepper. Place the bread and cheese rounds on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven until slightly golden brown. Drizzle the honey mixture over them and garnish with the frisée.
Serves four. Bon appétit!
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