Luxury villa specialists Purple Summer are offering guests the ultimate French autumnal adventure this season with a stay at Savoie’s Château de Candie.
Located in picturesque Chambéry, just an hour from both Geneva and Lyon airports, this 25-room residence sleeps up to 60 on a by-room or exclusive hire basis and provides the perfect weekend escape for families, friends and couples alike this October.
The property has recently launched an array of new autumnal additions, including a sumptuous Champagne and Oyster Bar, just the place to enjoy the oyster season in style with a crisp glass of perfectly paired bubbly. For those who prefer their aperitif a tad stronger, a warming whisky-tasting experience awaits in the château’s new whisky snug – the perfect spot in which to snuggle up following a brisk walk or a dip in the pool.
Guests can enjoy stunning seasonal foliage and dog walks in the dog-friendly château’s sprawling vineyards and surrounding woodland, or opt for a spot of pre-Christmas shopping in the bustling Chambéry centre or iconic Annecy, just 30 minutes away. Also a short drive away, the quaint canalside town of Chanaz – known for the production of walnut oil – offers unique arts and crafts souvenirs.
Meanwhile, Purple Summer’s nearby Lido Restaurant on the lake allows for the most scenic of spots to enjoy a large selection of local Savoyard wine along with the high-end bistro menu featuring locally sourced produce.
With an ivy-cloaked façade and 14th-century fortifications, the stuning Château de Candie is perched on the hillside overlooking the capital of Savoie and surrounded by evergreen forest, beautiful gardens, fountains, and rows of grape vines, with magnificent views of the Chartreuse Mountain range.
The historic château offers a choice of 25 lovely, individually decorated rooms and suites bookable by room or on an exclusive-hire basis, all filled with antiques and period features. For a romantic getaway or just a little extra treat, the château’s impossibly quaint tower contains a truly luxurious suite spread across three floors.
Dining at the hotel’s own restaurant proves to be an unforgettable experience, with an ever-changing menu of exceptional quality dishes created using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Guests can even sample the Viognier wine made from grapes picked from the château’s own vineyard, at a fascinating wine-tasting workshop.
Tucked away in the verdant gardens amidst statues and flowers, the glistening swimming pool is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of hiking, cycling, or sightseeing. For the ultimate evening relaxation, indulge in a restorative massage or simply curl up in the cosy bar area with a digestif.
For those looking to elope and tie the knot in true fairy-tale style, Château de Candie also provides an extraordinary wedding venue option. Whether couples are dreaming of an intimate ceremony in the vineyards or a big white wedding for over 120 guests, Purple Summer offers a variety of spoiling packages including a wedding planning service and is on hand to help plan the affair from beginning to happily ever after!
Nightly rates at Château de Candie start from 200 € per room on a Bed and Breakfast basis. The property is available on an exclusive hire basis from 15,000 €. For more information and to book, please visit https://purplesummer.com/destinations/accommodation-in-the-french-alps/