Best of the Best 2018 - 423
AUBERGE DU JEU DE PAUME, CHANTILLY, RELAIS & CHATEÂUX
CHA N TILLY, FR A N CE
N E I G H B O R H O O D Chantilly
Driving up the serpentine lane to Auberge du Jeu de Paume, one almost expects 18th-century
French gentry to gallop past into the surrounding 20,000-acre forest. This Chantilly estate
was long an aristocratic playground. The unprecedented compound consists of the Château
de Chantilly, the Great Stables (which now houses an equine museum), the racetrack and the
resplendent property. The Auberge's 92 rooms and suites combine period embellishments
with modern comforts; there is a relaxing spa and wide range of activities to fill the days. Michelin-star La Table du Connétable rivals the best of Paris, which lies a mere 25 miles away.
$50 value spa services credit; bottle of wine
and chocolates on arrival; and entrance pass
to Domaine de Chantilly.
Spend a night in France in Chantilly, and be
sure to view the masterpieces by Raphael and
Delacroix in the Condé Museum.
Distance from Paris Airport (CDG): 12 miles/19 km
Size: 92 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Sophisticated
COR SICA (POR TO VECCHIO), FR A N CE
N E I G H B O R H O O D Corsica (Porto Vecchio)
$100 value food and beverage or spa services
credit per stay.
Corsica boasts some of Europe's best
beaches; tops among them is the mile-long
Palombaggia, very near Porto Vecchio. Head
to the southern end to avoid the masses.
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The first thing to strike you about Casadelmar is how its sleek design seamlessly blends with
Corsica's natural beauty. An ultramodern marvel of red cedar and shimmering glass, the hotel
has clean, crisp lines and contemporary stylings accented by bursts of fuchsia, orange and
violet. Yet it is the breathtaking blues of the Mediterranean, visible from huge windows and
private terraces in each of the 31 airy guestrooms and suites, and a 4-bedroom villa with a
pool. The views are equally stunning from the Zen-like spa and infinity swimming pool, and the
Michelin-star fare pleases even the most fickle gastronomes.
Distance from Corsica Airport (FSC): 30 minutes
Size: 31 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated
CHEVAL BLANC COURCHEVEL
COU R CHEVEL 1850, FR A N CE
N E I G H B O R H O O D Le Jardin Alpin, Courchevel
The refined ski-in/ski-out Cheval Blanc Courchevel blends timeless traditions with daring modernity. Its 36 rooms and suites are conceived with art, design pieces and ample use of noble
materials. As for gastronomy, Chef Yannick Alléno introduces guests to Le 1947 three-Michelin-star restaurant and unveils secrets of haute cuisine, while Le Triptyque brasserie and its
delightful terrace offer contemporary fare. The Cheval Blanc Spa, with exclusive signature
treatments by Guerlain, invites guests to embark on an authentic journey for the senses. The
three-bedroom Chalet is an unparalleled escape for stays with friends and families.
EUR150 food and beverage credit per stay.
For younger guests, a kids' club, Le
Carrousel, offers a myriad of enticing games
and creative activities. Teens can enjoy Le
Paddock, a futuristic lounge just for them.
Distance from Geneva Airport (GVA): 94 miles/150 km
Size: 36 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Hip