Dramatic peaks, rolling hills, and historic villages all dot the countryside of south-central France. There, surrounded by 15 acres of forest, lies Chateau de Codignat, an honest-to-goodness castle.
19 rooms and suites, all equipped with modern features like Jacuzzi tubs and internet access await your royal approval. Many of the suites boast incredible antique furniture and opulent decor, with beautiful paintings, carved-wood four-poster beds, and amazing chandeliers. It's almost enough to make you forget there's a dungeon in the basement.
The outdoor pool is a wonderful spot to be on a sunny day, as are the surrounding grounds, where a romantic stroll through the woods is a must. If you're visiting in spring or summer, be sure to dine on the Chateau de Codignat restaurant's outdoor terrace. You'll sample Michelin-starred cuisine, and a richly varied wine list, all with a complementary side of Auvergne sunshine.