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Château de Candie

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • glorious views over the neighboring Chartreuse monastery and village
  • authentic, interesting antiques abound
  • warm, personal service from host

    Cons

  • not right in town, so a car required
  • won't appeal to minimalists

Château de Candie Review

If you wish to experience la vie Savoyarde in all its pastel-hue, François Boucher glory, head to this towering 14th-century manor on a hill east of Chambéry, where guest rooms range from sweet peasant-luxe to blowout magnificent (the chandeliered nuptial chamber, for one, has a canopied red-velvet bed); owner Didier Lhostis, an avid antiques collector, spent four years renovating and rooms feature an array of delights, including antique panels of boiserie, honey-gold beams, carved armoires, and glorious regional fabrics. The restaurant delivers more high-style on your plate—it's famous for wedding feasts, but anyone can delight in treats like rabbit terrine with shallot compote or escalope de fruits de mer with copious seafood arranged in the shape of a lobster.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rue du Bois de Candie, 6 km (4 miles) east of Chambéry Chambéry-le-Vieux, 73000 | Map It
  • Phone: 04–79–96–63–00
  • Website:
  • Location: Chambéry

    Hotel Details

  • 23 rooms, 5 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 04-15-2013

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