The Marechal de Saxe was a military top gun of his days, the equivalent of a 5 star General who would have trashed unequivocally Kim Jong-Un armies for Trump if Trump would have been Louis XV in 18th century France… You get the picture ! So this guy needed a reward, with the spoils of war he bought himself a little folly in what is now the outskirts of Paris. Being grand, outrageous, and flamboyant as he was Maurice de Saxe embarked on transforming a backwater country pile into a mansion worthy of his title and glory . He called on the best artists of his time to decorate and embellish his new home.
Now 250 years later, time has taken its toll and this French palace is not as shiny as it once was. Weeds grow in between the paving stones of the front yard, paint is peeling off in some places and the furniture show its ware … BUT this is exactly what makes it the place to go and experience life of a true nobleman for a week end. There you will feel at home, a guest in the real sense of the term and you will be able to enjoy the lovely country side surrounding the chateau, and most and foremost taste a renowned gastronomic restaurant “Les menus Plaisirs”. It’s a shame none of the rooms has kept its canopy beds and antique chest of draws except for the suite on the ground floor which has all of that .
This hotel is no avenue Montaigne 5* luxury hotel but comfortable enough and far more romantic. For me this oozes charm and class just one hour away from central Paris with none of the hefty price tag such an experience could demand. So book it for a special week end with this special person in your life !