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April 10, 2016
Domaine des Étangs

Domaine des Étangs

The French countryside is not short on château hotels with magnificent gardens. But the Domaine des Étangs, in the pastoral Charentes département, takes the conceit to a whole new level. This restful retreat, once the vacation home of the Primat-Schlumberger family, is set on 2,500 practically virgin acres. And it’s all yours to roam in total freedom, be it on horseback, mountain bike, or in an electric car. As for the main house, rising design star Isabelle Stanislas restored the 11th-century building’s great bones, mixing in chic contemporary furniture and fixtures by Philippe Nigro and Michael Anastassiades (along with some pieces of her own design), and photography and art by the likes of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Hans-Peter Feldmann. Six old stone cabins are also bookable for families, a rare consideration in the French five-star universe. Visit Hotel Page

April 6, 2016
Domaine des Étangs in Massignac, France

Domaine des Étangs in Massignac, France

The French countryside is not short on château hotels with magnificent gardens. But the Domaine des Étangs, in the pastoral Charentes département, takes the conceit to a whole new level. This restful retreat, once the vacation home of the Primat-Schlumberger family, is set on 2,500 practically virgin acres. And it’s all yours to roam in total freedom, be it on horseback, mountain bike, or in an electric car. View Full Article

March 13, 2013
Lessons in Franco-Caribbean Cuisine

Lessons in Franco-Caribbean Cuisine

Don’t forget to diet before your next visit to St. Barth’s. You’ll want to be beach-ready upon arrival, and we’d be wiling to wager you’d hope to stay that way throughout. Easier said than done. After all, St. Barth’s is not just one of the Caribbean’s premier beach destinations, it’s also a premier dining destination, and the dining options at the Hotel Carl Gustaf are among the best on the Island.

Begin an evening at the Carl Gustaf with a sunset cocktail at the Carl Gustaf Lounge. Totally redesigned in 2008, this signature bar is among the best places anywhere for a sunset drink, with magnificent views over the pastel-hued houses and yacht-studded harbor of Gustavia.

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