Watching the sunset from the terrace high above the Dordogne River, you can only hear two things: frogs on the riverbed below and champagne glasses clinking around you.
It doesn’t get any closer to the Dordogne than this. That is, unless, you were to float upon it. Château de la Treyne is a castle that's hard to accept as reality on first glance. Towering spire and mansard roof, burbling fountains and ancient forest, ornate interiors and lavish feasts - they're all here.
Originally built in the 14th century, Château de la Treyne is a stunning mass of hand-laid stone blocks in what could be one of the most idyllic regions in all of France. 18 apartments, suites, and rooms make the castle a perfect size for an intimate stay.
The landscaped formal gardens are an ideal way to spend a sunny afternoon wandering and ogling. If you'd like a slightly more vigorous pursuit, run the old Postman's trail. Guests can always play a round of tennis instead, or simply lounge beside the infinity pool.
Inside the dining room or out on the terrace, the finest and most indulgent French cuisine is served to lucky revelers. Duck Foie Gras, braised meats, and blue lobster straight from the Dordogne grace plates and ultimately palates in this little slice of fairytale reality. Sure, there's WiFi here, too, but do you really want reality creeping in?