And so the time has finally arrived to document the final part of our French road trip. It was nice to do something different and to travel around a country a little, visiting lots of new places.
I’m glad we made the decision to stay in some budget hotels during our trip, with a few nights at the luxurious Chateau d’Augerville. I think that’s a good tip if you’re travelling around and want to watch how much you spend – stay in a few budget hotels while you’re visiting cities and then splurge on a luxury hotel for a few nights of indulgence and relaxation.
We were a little sad to be saying ‘au revoir’ to the chateau. It had been a peaceful place to relax in the evenings, where we really enjoyed taking in the scenery and grounds of the old building.
We drove through the gates for the last time, to head towards the hotel we had booked for the final part of our French road trip.
Because the chateau was a very long drive away from the Eurotunnel, we had chosen a budget hotel that was much closer to Calais for the last night of our stay.
Located less than an hour’s drive away (only about 40 minutes if you’re happy to use a toll road), made the Hotel Najeti du Golf a great choice for our final night.
We found the hotel to be great value for money. Whilst it was pretty basic, which you would expect of a budget hotel, we felt that what was provided was very good for the cheap price.
As you can probably tell from the photos, the room was a good size and the bathroom was much nicer than a slightly more expensive hotel we stayed at earlier in the trip at Compiegne. I didn’t even bother writing about that hotel because we both honestly hated staying there, even though it had lots of positive reviews on Trip Advisor!
We had lovely views of the golf course and the countryside from our bedroom windows.
During the afternoon, we headed to some wine warehouses to purchase plenty of wine to bring back with us because how could we not! We got some great deals on many bottles of wine and champagne. Having said that, we did buy a case of wine I was sure we would enjoy, only to find out when we got home that neither of us liked it at all, which was very disappointing!
It was nice to see different parts of France and to visit cities as well as peaceful places and to go shopping, sightseeing and enjoy a luxury spa all in one holiday, so I’m really glad we chose to do something different to the usual beach holiday.
There were so many highlights during the trip. I really enjoyed visiting the Pierrefonds chateau, which was such an impressive building. Similarly, the Fontainebleau chateau was a real joy to visit. I do have to also mention the Chateau d’Augerville spa, which was such an experience. I’ve been to a small handful of spas before and this one has to be the best I’ve visited so far.
The only downside to doing so much travelling was that it was a little tiring at times and we came home feeling like we could do with another holiday to recover! Always a good excuse!