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Le Relais Louis XI

At a Glance

    Pros

  • magical mix of medieval architecture and chic decor
  • bio theme
  • top restaurant

    Cons

  • prices jack up in peak season

Le Relais Louis XI Review

At this medieval royal stable converted into a slick modern hotel, large-windowed guest rooms manage to be both minimalistic and charming, glowing in white-on-white and chic pastel hues, warmed with working fireplaces. Built around a spacious courtyard by King Louis XI (1461–83) as an upscale lodging for horses, knights, and blacksmiths, this picturesque retreat has a rose garden and a "bio-gastronomic" pink-walled dining room (even the microwave is banned), serving lunch and candlelit dinner (closed Tuesday–Wednesday and first two weeks in January).

    Hotel Details

  • 8 rooms, 3 suites.
Updated: 03-27-2013

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