• The Baron's Suite, Hotel Château Du Grand Lucé, France

    4 days ago - By Elite Traveler

    The Baron's Suite
    The Loire Valley is home to France's most palatial châteaux, and Château du Grand-Lucé is no exception: It is a stunning converted 18th-century castle and is considered to be one of the best examples of neoclassical architecture in all of France. The 2,120-sq-ft Baron's Suite was built for Baron Jaques Pineau de Viennay, and has striking 17-ft high ceilings, Versailles-patterned oak floors, one bedroom, three entrances, a sitting room and private library stocked with French literature. The suite is a lesson in elegant extravagance and is filled with handpicked art...
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  • Villa Rose-Pierre, Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, France

    Villa Rose-Pierre, Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, France

    4 days ago - By Elite Traveler

    With its instantly recognizable white facade, the Grand- Hotel du Cap-Ferrat first opened in 1908 and has been welcoming prominent guests ever since (Elizabeth Taylor, Charlie Chaplin and Winston Churchill were all regulars). The hotel has the coveted Palace de France classification and it's easy to see why: It has timeless grace and old-world glamour in a sublime seaside setting (it overlooks Cap-Ferrat, for which it is named). Villa Rose-Pierre is a sugar-pink, four-bedroom villa hidden among one acre of private gardens with a private pool, tennis and Pétanque courts, a gym, sauna and a...
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