I have to admit, I’ve been dragging out the posts about our French road trip, mainly because I don’t want the reminiscing to end! However, needs must and part 7 is well overdue.
After spending the morning at Fontainebleau we returned to our hotel, Chateau d’Augerville for a little wander around the grounds, before heading to Bistro atelier Beauvallet for lunch.
As well as the luxury spa, the chateau also has it’s own golf course, golf boutique, salon and even a chocolate factory! Yes, you read that right, you can go and make chocolates on site and browse their offering of ready-made chocolates in la Chocolaterie.
Looking forward to having a relaxed lunch and drinks, we headed over to the hotel’s bistro, Bistro atelier Beauvallet.
A combination of rustic features and modern decor, the brightly coloured animal artwork on the walls provided a fun touch to the interior.
Choosing to sit outside under a parasol to shade us from the hot sun, we sipped on cold drinks and snacked on complimentary crisps, whilst enjoying the grounds of the chateau.
The bistro is very popular with golfers playing at the chateau’s golf course and it soon got very busy.
For lunch, after feeling like I had eaten a little too many unhealthy treats during the holiday and wishing for something light, I opted for the salmon salad.
Dan had possibly his 3rd burger of the holiday and I mean who can blame him?!
There was a very enticing selection of desserts available, but we were too full to attempt to eat anything more!
It was such a shame that the bistro didn’t open in the evenings for dinner. The other restaurant at the chateau, Le Restaurant Jacques Coeur, served amazing food but it certainly wasn’t cheap and sometimes it’s nice to have a lighter meal in the evening.
We were quite sad to be having our last lunch at the chateau and to see our road trip almost at it’s end.
I feel like now would be a good time to mention that we purchased our stay at Chateau d’Augerville through Secret Escapes. We enjoyed our stay, but I definitely wouldn’t have paid full price – we saved a huge amount using the Secret Escapes deal, which in my opinion was much more of a realistic price. The chateau felt like a luxurious place to stay and the grounds were lovely, as was the spa. However, it was in a very rural location, with much driving involved to visit anywhere, which is something that would sadly put us off visiting again.
We saved a fortune staying at this hotel and also got added perks thrown in for free, like spa access and a complimentary box of chocolates on our room in arrival. It just goes to show that shopping around for a good price when travelling can reap rewards!