Photos courtesy of Château de Coudrée
17 rooms and 2 apartments
Double rooms: 120–310 euros
Apartments 220–330 euros
Rates include tax and service but not breakfast
Open: December through October
Sciez-sur-Léman is on the south shore of Lake Geneva. The nearest train station is 7 km away in Thonon. The hotel is signposted.
Onsite: tennis; swimming pool
Nearby: golf; water sports; horseback riding; hiking
Yes. Inquire hotel for details.
Coudrée appears as an ivy-clad mansion flanked by two towers and surrounded by a park. But when you pass through the entryway, you’ll feel like you’re entering a small museum.
The castle features Italian painted, coffered, and paneled ceilings. A painting above the fireplace in the François I drawing room is part of a Florentine fresco, while the 16th-century paneling of the hotel bar is of Spanish origin.
Guest rooms and suites are furnished with antiques that include carved canopy beds, Oriental carpets, and roll-top desks. Many are on two levels, with a sitting room or bedroom on the entry level and loft accommodations above.
The grandest room of the hotel is the “donjon” room, located in the tower with an 18-meter ceiling and a canopy bed.
A beautiful wood-beamed ceiling, stone walls, and fireplace provide a medieval ambiance to the dining room.
Idyllic location on Lake Geneva