Chateau de Saint Paterne
Nestled in the gastronomic greenlands of the Normandy border, Chateau de Saint Paterne is a luxe yet lived-in family affair. With stone walls and classic interiors, the hotel comes with a impressive history; King Henri IV once slept here and you too can kip in his bedroom. For those seeking more modern amenities, the chateau's most modern room - the amber-coloured "chambre des mystères" - will be better suited. There's a heated outdoor pool and each evening owner (and self-taught chef) Charles-Henry de Valbray prepares an opulent dinner, served at 8PM on the dot. Dress to match Charles-Henry and his wife Ségolène: bohemian chic.
4 Rue de la Gaieté 72610