Château de la Haute Borde

Château de la Haute Borde (Rilly sur Loire)

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NUMBER OF ROOMS: 5 bedrooms (you can add children’s beds upon request)

CLOSED ANNUALLY: Open all year round

THE STORY: Built in the early 19th century, the Château de la Haute Borde was a haven of artistic creation for a longtime, before being transformed into a hotel-restaurant in the 1950s. Later closed in the 1990s, the property is now renewing ties with its past in the arts and the hospitality industry under Céline Barrère and Cécile Simon. Running the artistic studio that bears their names, the two heiress friends want to turn this château into a place where artists and travelers can come together, and they entrusted its renovation to local artisans. The results? In addition to the artist residences and expositions that change monthly, there are five incredibly stylish bedrooms, with cocciopesto floors, Italian red marble bathrooms and 20th-century design pieces. In short, it’s the ideal spot to enjoy castle life the modern way. Double rooms starting at €200 a night.

TOILETRIES: Organic soap and shampoo.


BREAKFAST: Included, with tea, coffee, fruit juice, freshly baked bread, homemade jams, organic fruits, eggs, whipped fromage blanc, granola and homemade cakes…

LITTLE LUXURY: Taking a dip in the heated pool after wandering around the estate’s ten hectares of prairies and century-old trees.

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