Fodor's Expert Review Hostellerie de l'Isle en Bray

10 km (6 miles) south of Vaucouleurs, 3 rue des Erables, Vaucouleurs, Grand-Est, 55140, France

A night in the fine Renaissance-style Château de Montbras—where grand public salons are crammed with antiques and spacious guest rooms are graced with period furniture elegantly offset by modern fabrics—is ideal for anyone indulging in Joan of Arc–related medieval musings. With a history extending back five centuries, the château has an array of historical goodies: four grand stone bastion towers, an elegant wing sculpted with goddesses and ornaments in the style of 16th-century architect Androuet du Cerceau, and some rare Baroque paintings of Indian tribes. From December to March, phone ahead to reserve at the hotel.

PROS

  • romantic and secluded
  • marvelous museum atmosphere
  • gentle prices with breakfast included
  • decent prices with breakfast included

CONS

  • car indispensable
  • need a car
  • people who prefer modernity might not be impressed

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: -03–29–90–49–90

HOTEL DETAILS

7 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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