Historic France château break with Eurotunnel travel

Hôtel Château Tilques, France

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A charming self-drive break to a 19th-century, Flemish-style château in northern France's Pas-de-Calais region - breakfast and Eurotunnel travel included

There’s no shortage of French finesse at this Flemish-style château set in the little village of Tilques in France’s Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, a 10-minute drive from the lovely market town of Saint-Omer and a little over half an hour from Calais itself. Built in 1891, Hôtel Château Tilques is as impossibly pretty and fairy-tale-like as you could imagine, with a classic red brick facade, glorious lake, and grandiose design flourishes throughout.

Each of the unique rooms housed in either the old château or newer pavilion lures with elegant French-style décor. There’s also an indoor pool, outdoor tennis court, bowling green, picnic-worthy manicured lawns for lazy summer days, and car, segway or boating rental services for outdoorsy types keen to explore the surrounds.

On the dining front, you can kick-start your day with a dizzying array of buffet-style sweet and savoury goodies, all of which are worth getting out of bed for. Equally impressive are the seasonal gourmet delights on offer at the flagship dining spot in the old stables, and the rather staggering menu of cocktails, fine wines, and champagne at the laid-back lounge bar.

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Please note that a city tax of €1 per person, per night is to be paid locally.

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We like

  • Hanging out in a cool-looking 19th-century castle surrounded by acres of parkland
  • Being just a 10-minute drive from the charming market town of Saint-Omer and a half-hour from Calais
  • Savouring gourmet cuisine in a dining room that used to be the château’s stables

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