So close! A foodie chateau-hotel with pool near St Omer

Romantic French château holidays aren’t all in far-flung France. Some are (literally) just over the Channel in Northern France, a hop, skip and a heartbeat from Calais. So close to home yet a million miles away, soak up the enchanting atmosphere at Château de Tilques, a luxury Najeti château-hotel near St-Omer. With champagne served in your luxury room, your table ready reserved for you at the château’s restaurant (Michelin, no less), indoor pool, and the UNESCO-listed Marais Audomarois wetlands on the doorstep, this is the ultimate easy-to-reach French château holiday

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  • Château de Tilques - a château-hotel near St-Omer in Northern France for romantic French château holidaysChâteau de Tilques - a château-hotel near St-Omer in Northern France for romantic French château holidays
  • The grounds of the romantic château-hotel near St-Omer in Northern FranceThe grounds of the romantic château-hotel near St-Omer in Northern France
  • The red room at Château de Tilques in Northern France – perfect for your luxury French château holidayThe red room at Château de Tilques in Northern France – perfect for your luxury French château holiday
  • … or there’s the purple room at Château de Tilques, another luxury option on your French château holiday … or there’s the purple room at Château de Tilques, another luxury option on your French château holiday
  • Neutral tones characterise this luxury room on your château-hotel holiday near St-OmerNeutral tones characterise this luxury room on your château-hotel holiday near St-Omer
  • On your romantic French château holiday, enjoy champagne and melt in the mouth French macarons –  complimentary in your roomOn your romantic French château holiday, enjoy champagne and melt in the mouth French macarons – complimentary in your room
  • Make the most of the luxury indoor pool on your French château holiday in Northern FranceMake the most of the luxury indoor pool on your French château holiday in Northern France
  • After a few lengths, relax on the poolside loungers at Château de TilquesAfter a few lengths, relax on the poolside loungers at Château de Tilques
  • Table with a view of the grounds or cosy by the fireTable with a view of the grounds or cosy by the fire
  • See the wood-fired meats cooking at the château’s Vert-Mesnil restaurant See the wood-fired meats cooking at the château’s Vert-Mesnil restaurant
  • Château de Tilques’ foodie restaurant – you’ll find us in the Michelin guide!Château de Tilques’ foodie restaurant – you’ll find us in the Michelin guide!
  • Locally-sourced ingredients inspire the menus at Château de Tilques near St-Omer in Northern FranceLocally-sourced ingredients inspire the menus at Château de Tilques near St-Omer in Northern France
  • An extensive selection of wine is available on your romantic French Château holiday in Northern FranceAn extensive selection of wine is available on your romantic French Château holiday in Northern France
  • Enjoy a beautiful French breakfast either in your room or on the terraceEnjoy a beautiful French breakfast either in your room or on the terrace
  • Find a quiet corner at the château bar for a romantic apéritif togetherFind a quiet corner at the château bar for a romantic apéritif together
  • The reception area of Château de Tilques in Northern FranceThe reception area of Château de Tilques in Northern France
  • The turreted tower at Château de Tilques adds fairytale flavour to your French château holidayThe turreted tower at Château de Tilques adds fairytale flavour to your French château holiday
  • Beautiful trees and exceptional floral views provide a stunning backdrop at Château de TilquesBeautiful trees and exceptional floral views provide a stunning backdrop at Château de Tilques
  • … and beautiful sculptures add character to the château-hotel’s grounds … and beautiful sculptures add character to the château-hotel’s grounds
  • The treelined grounds are perfect for a romantic stroll on your French château holidayThe treelined grounds are perfect for a romantic stroll on your French château holiday
  • Discover the grounds and take a break to soak up the sunDiscover the grounds and take a break to soak up the sun
  • Giant outdoor chess provides a fun, competitive element to your French château holiday!Giant outdoor chess provides a fun, competitive element to your French château holiday!
  • Exhibition in the grounds at Château de Tilques Exhibition in the grounds at Château de Tilques
  • The splendid cathedral in Northern France’s St-OmerThe splendid cathedral in Northern France’s St-Omer
  • Follow the walking routes along the UNESCO-listed Marais Audomarois, a vast biosphere wetlands reserve in Northern FranceFollow the walking routes along the UNESCO-listed Marais Audomarois, a vast biosphere wetlands reserve in Northern France
  • Saint Omer’s famous Marais Audomarois waterwaysSaint Omer’s famous Marais Audomarois waterways
  • Discover the Marais Audomarois the iconic way by 2CV…Discover the Marais Audomarois the iconic way by 2CV…
  • Saint Omer is known for its cauliflowersSaint Omer is known for its cauliflowers
Château de Tilques - a château-hotel near St-Omer in Northern France for romantic French château holidays The grounds of the romantic château-hotel near St-Omer in Northern France The red room at Château de Tilques in Northern France – perfect for your luxury French château holiday … or there’s the purple room at Château de Tilques, another luxury option on your French château holiday Neutral tones characterise this luxury room on your château-hotel holiday near St-Omer On your romantic French château holiday, enjoy champagne and melt in the mouth French macarons –  complimentary in your room Make the most of the luxury indoor pool on your French château holiday in Northern France After a few lengths, relax on the poolside loungers at Château de Tilques Table with a view of the grounds or cosy by the fire See the wood-fired meats cooking at the château’s Vert-Mesnil restaurant Château de Tilques’ foodie restaurant – you’ll find us in the Michelin guide! Locally-sourced ingredients inspire the menus at Château de Tilques near St-Omer in Northern France An extensive selection of wine is available on your romantic French Château holiday in Northern France Enjoy a beautiful French breakfast either in your room or on the terrace Find a quiet corner at the château bar for a romantic apéritif together The reception area of Château de Tilques in Northern France The turreted tower at Château de Tilques adds fairytale flavour to your French château holiday Beautiful trees and exceptional floral views provide a stunning backdrop at Château de Tilques … and beautiful sculptures add character to the château-hotel’s grounds The treelined grounds are perfect for a romantic stroll on your French château holiday Discover the grounds and take a break to soak up the sun Giant outdoor chess provides a fun, competitive element to your French château holiday! Exhibition in the grounds at Château de Tilques The splendid cathedral in Northern France’s St-Omer Follow the walking routes along the UNESCO-listed Marais Audomarois, a vast biosphere wetlands reserve in Northern France Saint Omer’s famous Marais Audomarois waterways Discover the Marais Audomarois the iconic way by 2CV… Saint Omer is known for its cauliflowers

In the tranquil landscapes around St-Omer, just a short 40-minute drive from Calais, you’ll find a rare sight indeed – the ‘Marais Audomarois’ wetlands, a unique, greener-than-green hideaway paradise where market-gardeners work the land on floating gardens. Perhaps the last thing you’d expect to find here, peeping out of a secluded wooded spot is this enchanting château-hôtel near St-Omer, grand and Flemish in style and every bit as inviting as you’d imagine a French château holiday could be. The heart beats faster from the moment you step through the grand and gated entrance, passing stunning sculptures as you approach the enchanting 19th century residence. Once inside, elegant French style oozes from every corner ─ period furniture, high ceilings, classic Toile de Jouy fabrics ─ and then of course there’s your room overlooking the grounds, a little piece of paradise to gaze upon whilst you savour the complimentary champagne and melt-in-the-mouth French macarons. A luxury indoor pool completes the blissful picture.

Getting dressed up for dinner is all part and parcel of the foodie experience, so make the most of your luxury room before making your way to ‘Le Vert Mesnil’ restaurant with its delightfully contemporary decor in the château’s converted stables. It’s not hard to find either: just close your eyes and be led by the sweet smell of delicious meats roasting away on the open fire. Or might your tastebuds be tickled by a fish stew of pollock with cockles and citrus-zest mash? Whatever you choose, rest-assured it’s all good… it’s in the Michelin guide after all!

When morning comes, there’s another romantic pleasure to take your time over, and that’s breakfast together, either enjoyed in your room (who wouldn’t want to make the most of the luxury a little longer?) or on the sunny terrace. Then, grab a robe to kick-start your day with a few lengths at the luxury pool (enjoy the view while you’re at it!), before lounging poolside to plan the day ahead. Here in this pocket of Northern France you’re spoilt for choice with the Deux-Caps cliffs, picture-postcard Arras, glamorous Le Touquet and the WW1 remembrance trail all within easy reach of your French château base.

The absolute must during your stay at this château-hotel near St-Omer is the famous UNESCO-listed ‘Marais Audomarois’ – Northern France’s peaceful haven of wetlands and floating gardens only 6km away. Opt for serene, romantic walks or a slow-boat meander – there’s even the option of e-bike hire or a trip in an iconic 2CV, complete with expert guide. Visit La Coupole, only 5km from St-Omer, a huge bunker where V2 rockets were mass produced by deportees to be launched against London during the WW2. Escape from it all at the nearby Clairmarais forest, book a round at St Omer’s golf club or simply indulge in some local specialities ─ St-Omer camembert and Genièvre de Houlle gin amongst the finest. A toast to the nearest and best French château holiday? Chin-chin!

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220245 €
1 night(s)2 guests
Deal includes

- One night in a luxury room – either a room within the château or in the pavilion rooms in the grounds

- Breakfast for 2 people

- Use of the indoor pool from 7:30am to 10:30pm

- Macarons and a small bottle of champagne

- Dinner for 2 at the château’s restaurant (includes starter, main course and dessert; drinks not included)

- Organic, body-care massage oil

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Château de Tilques is what you’d call a ‘Hôtel de Charme’ and it’s located not far from Saint-Omer in Northern France ─ known for the richness of its art and history. My team...

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