Each year in September and October, grape harvest time marks the beginning of a season of festivities, discoveries and renewal for all vineyard lovers. Here is a selection of 10 properties for a celebration of castles and their harvests.
Peacefully ensconced a few miles north of Toulouse is the Château de Drudas, an historic monument offering an oasis of peace and quiet.
The very mention of their names gets all skiers dreaming, and some of the most coveted slopes are within easy reach of Relais & Châteaux hotels. Discover them before you speed down them...
A bridge between past and present – this is no doubt the first impression visitors have of the Burg-Schwarzenstein Hotel, some sixty kilometers (thirty-seven miles) from Frankfurt, Germany.
Relais & Châteaux gift boxes now come in pouches made in South Africa from... plastic bottles! The Joinery, a local South African lifestyle brand, has perfected this astounding technology.
A few miles across the Aude River from Carcassonne is the Domaine d’Auriac – a majestic, historic property where time stands still and the hostess receives her guests like family, with warmth and kindness.
Les Hortensias du Lac – an emblematic hotel in Hossegor in France’s coastal Landes département, has been completely renovated and just reopened, now exuding even more human, down-to-earth warmth and wonder.
This summer, the little Swiss town of Vevey in the Canton of Vaud is getting ready to hold its 12th Fête des Vignerons. It’s an event you can’t afford to miss, because it only comes around five times every century! Relais & Châteaux is a partner to this year’s event.
The Hôtel Parc Victoria is an Art-Deco masterpiece in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, southwest of France. An inimitable institution that whisks guests back in time a hundred years...
As he crafts his cuisine, the head chef at Frankfurt’s two-Michelin-star Restaurant Lafleur draws upon childhood memories and natural flavors.
The Grand Hôtel de Cala Rossa, a warm-weather paradise near Porto-Vecchio, offers a more secluded – but just as enchanting – experience before and after the summer season.