Hôtel Château de Montvillargenne
Why We Love This Hotel
- This grand chateau hotel is set in 15 acres of parkland
- It’s a 10-minute drive from Chantilly and an hour by car from Paris
- There’s a refined restaurant and a bar with a terrace
- Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, a gym and a sauna
An imposing castle-style hotel, Chateau de Montvillargenne is set in a secluded spot amidst the Chantilly Forest countryside “with its wealth of walking opportunities” (Lonely Planet), but only about an hour’s drive from the cosmopolitan attractions of Paris’ historic centre. Set in 15 acres of lush parkland, the hotel’s dramatic façade takes inspiration from Norman architecture, clad with greenery and featuring a partial timber frame, and it’s located a 10-minute drive from Chantilly town, known for its “lace, cream, and the most beautiful medieval manuscript in the world” as well as “a faux Renaissance châteauwith an eye-popping art collection” (Fodor’s). Golf d'Apremont is a 15-minute drive away and Parc Astérix, packed with rides based on the famous stories, is 30 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Auvers-sur-Oise, “a peaceful and charming hamlet of greenery” (Time Out Paris), and an inspiration for impressionist painters, takes about 40 minutes to reach by car.
Chateau de Montvillargenne’s interiors have a suitably grand feel, including an elegant restaurant serving regional cuisine where richly draped floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the garden, as well as a colourful bar with plush leather armchairs and a terrace, which offers cocktails and snacks and hosts regular evening entertainment. Guests can take time out in the wellness area with its indoor pool, sauna, steam room and gym, and book in for a relaxing massage (fees apply). Bike rentals are also available.
Guestrooms are spread between the château and the hotel’s annexe, and are decorated in either modern or traditional styles with colour palettes ranging from neutral to soft browns and turquoise. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi, TVs and mini bars, plus tea- and coffee-making facilities. Higher tariff rooms have a more ornate feel with antique-inspired furnishings and sumptuous fabrics, plus living space, whilst the hotel’s top-level room features Egyptian-inspired decor including a unique pyramid-shaped ceiling and a Pharaoh’s statue, along with a Jacuzzi tub.