As you leave Paris heading west, the shimmering City of Light transforms into a resplendent countryside that has drawn French nobility and international visitors alike for untold centuries. Fifty minutes from the heart, you come upon a glorious vision with its origins dating back to the sixteenth century. Rising from the midst of a regally manicured private park embracing nearly forty acres of velvety lawns and venerable trees stands a fairy-tale château in turreted perfection. Formal majesty characterizes its every setting, from the superb period salons to the splendorous bedroom suites, paying not only a glowing tribute to the past glory days of France but to the enduring beauty and livability of its architecture. The finest view of the château can be seen from the air. From this heightened perspective, you can best appreciate not only the breathtakingly beautiful scope of the 39 acres of parklike gardens but also the most impressive features and extraordinary grandeur of the sixteenth-century architecture. The characteristic turrets, which once stood proud watch, have now become romantic snuggeries full of nostalgia and comforting luxury. Throughout the 7,526 square feet, ancient stone floors, baronial open fireplaces, glorious beamed ceilings, and exquisite wood wall paneling display a rich patina from the past. Complementing the splendor are regally adorned grounds with a swimming pool, spa, tennis court, and keeper’s house. Guests enjoy the park as well, from their scaled-down and more intimate version of the château.