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Visit a French chateau with its own chocolate factory this Easter

At Easter it’s all about chocolate, but taking bunnies and eggs to a whole new level of luxury and beauty, this is the French chateau with its own chocolate factory that you have to visit this Easter…

Chateau d’Augerville

The location

An hour from Paris near Fontainebleau, Chateau d’Augerville is a charming, friendly four star castle hotel surrounded by greenery. The hotel is surrounded by spectacular grounds including a nature reserve.

Chateau d’Augerville

The hotel

Warm and welcoming, Chateau d’Augerville has retained its historic grandeur and traditional style. It sits amongst a golf course and nature reserve, while rooms and suites enjoy contemporary style in period outbuildings, with garden or courtyard views. The castle itself also has two suites - Delacroix located in the square tower, and Chateaubriand.

The food

Food is a very special experience here; the main restaurant, Jacques Cœur, is a warm, welcoming and grand setting under spectacular chandeliers serving traditional French fare. Bistro The Atlier is a more relaxed environment serving traditional cuisine inspired by local farm produce.

The chocolate

In addition to a reputation for culinary excellence, the hotel also has its own chocolaterie where sweets and delicacies are devised by their artisan chocolatier Hervé Boudot. You can take a class and be guided through the process of making your own chocolate. Praline, ganache, orangettes, gingembrettes, as well as old fashioned marshmallows, nougats and candies - it’s all about homemade chocolates to learn about and enjoy.


More spa breaks with a sweet twist

Brightening Vanilla Cream Wrap Spa Day

Crowned one of the top five spas in Ireland by the IBPA, The River Spa at Knightsbrook is a holistic cultural venture with advanced science based treatments that promote a soulful, healthy and sustainable life. There are a range of relaxation areas and treatment rooms available for guests to use, and for Easter they have a particularly sweet Brightening Vanilla Cream Wrap Spa Day which includes an opulent coconut and lychee foot ritual, a vanilla cream body mask infused with Swiss wild alpine herbs and flowers and a coconut scalp and face massage finished with a raw coconut cocoon.


Chocolate Spa Pamper Day

A 300 year old hotel surrounded by 15 acres of secluded gardens and overlooking a private lake, Albrighton Hall is a four star venue with a newly refurbished spa. For Easter, their Chocolate Spa Pamper Day includes a choice of one 25 minute treatment from a Discovery Facial, Essential Back Massage, Perfect Legs, Mini Manicure, Mini Pedicure or a Tranquility Scalp Massage as well as hot chocolate on arrival, a spa lunch, a robe and slippers provided as well as full use of the leisure facilities.


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