Out of Town: Three Luxury Retreats an Easy Drive from Paris

Paris is a dream destination for any holiday or vacation, but when the time comes that you have exhausted the city – or more realistically, the city has exhausted you – you’ll want to take the time for a retreat out of town. Hop in the car and drive out to one of our three favorite luxury retreats an easy drive from Paris.

Chalet Black Stone


Out of Town: Three Luxury Retreats an Easy Drive from Paris Chalet Black Stone
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While this one is a longer drive then you may wish to take, it is fully worth it. This is especially true if you’re a skier, a ski-enthusiast, or just appreciate a gorgeous ski lodge. The term ski lodge doesn’t do this sleek and contemporary vacation rental justice. Featuring five bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom, this home makes the perfect destination for you and your family or for you to invite friends along.


Contemporary style comes to one of the most picturesque settings in the French Alps at Chalet Black Stone. Set in the charming hamlet of Les Bois in the heart of Chamonix, this brand-new vacation rental features sleek modern interiors with state-of-the-art amenities.” They go on to point out that you can visit Chalet Black Stone any time of the year, “The villa’s location at Chamonix Mont-Blanc puts you just a short distance from the La Flégère ski lift and a short drive from the resort’s base. For tempting shopping, a honeymoon-worthy dinner or lively nightlife, join the jet set in central Chamonix. If you’ll be visiting during the summer, the chalet actually overlooks the scenic fairways of the Chamonix Golf Club.


Hotel La Maison De Lucie


Out of Town: Three Luxury Retreats an Easy Drive from Paris Hotel La Maison De Lucie
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Once a private mansion and its adjoining house, Hotel La Maison De Lucie is beyond quaint, it is historical and simply lovely.


A quiet hotel with discreet charm and an atmosphere to be savoured in its comfortable lounges with open fires, thoughtfully designed rooms and airy walled and verdant courtyards. Situated in the historic heart of Honfleur a pool of calm close to the harbour, the restaurants and town centre shops and galleries.


Located in northern France’s Normandy region, Honfleur is situated on the estuary where the English Channel meets the Seine River. Often the subject in the artwork by artists like Claude Monet and Honfleur native, Eugène Boudin, its old harbor – The Vieux-Bassin – is lined with townhouses erected from the 16th to 18th centuries. This gorgeous village is the perfect antidote to Paris and may end up as one of your preferred destinations in France. You’ll enjoy strolling through the village, shopping on its cobbled streets, or even slipping off to the seaside resorts in Deauville and Trouville which are just 15 kilometers away. You may also enjoy the iconic Ferris wheel which will allow you to take in all of the village. Then, you’ll thoroughly enjoy the luxury of the hotel’s spa.

Auberge des Templiers


Out of Town: Three Luxury Retreats an Easy Drive from Paris Auberge des Templiers
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The shortest distance from Paris and likely the most luxurious of our three options for a retreat from the city, Auberge des Templiers is what you think of when you think of an inn in the country. Surrounded by six hectares of parklands and oak trees, the hotel is a former 12th-century coaching inn and epitomizes the French country style and feel.


Romantic, elegant, and chic: the apartments and rooms of The Auberge des Templiers invite you to share an unforgettable moment in our house of character. Located in a manor house, a country house, or a thatched cottage, these five-star accommodations will be the perfect place for your romantic getaway, your business trips or your family holidays. South of Paris at the beginning of Sologne, a few miles from the Loire Chateaux, each room and apartment has its own personal and unique decoration with furniture carefully chosen.


The property offers massage, yoga classes, a glistening pool, and both tennis and badminton. For something a little more exciting, though, you’re located close to the Sancerre region as well as the Chablis region for all of the Loire Valley wine tasting you can imagine.

While you’re not likely to have complaints about a visit to Paris, you may find yourself wanting get away for a few days or to just explore more of France. Which of our luxury retreats will you be visiting? While you’re still in the city, however, you’ll want to visit these Michelin Star Restaurants in Paris.

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