Chateau de la Resle

Hello again! It’s Tina again, back with another Design Hotel. With this wonderful weather I know you’re itching for a vacation as much as I am. I loved the long relaxing Memorial Day weekend but as you know I’m always looking for another excuse to get away. This hotel in Burgundy, France may be just the reason!

Chateau de la Resle

Château de la Resle was built in the seventeenth century, and was unfortunately torn apart by fire and rebuilt in the nineteenth century. The new, rebuilt Chateau sits on two acres of landscaped gardens, complete with glasshouses, orchards, and an inviting swimming pool.

Chateau de la Resle

It contains six elegant rooms and suites, taken care of by Dutchmen Johan Bouman and Pieter Franssens.

Chateau de la Resle

Whenever I vacation to a gorgeous place I want to stay for a longer while, sometimes I even say I want to live there forever. Johan and Pieter had the same feeling when they visited Burgundy! They came to France to set up a subsidiary of the food company they ran in the Netherlands, but ended up buying a château of their own, renovating and redesigning.

Chateau de la Resle

The duo wanted to create a space that would quench their thirst for contemporary art and highlight of the mansion’s original features, like open fireplaces and delicate plasterwork details. Johan and Pieter have incorporated their personal collection of contemporary art and design, which attracts fellow connoisseurs from around the world and adds to the romantic feeling of the chateau.

Chateau de la Resle

The chateau appears to be the perfect place for a relaxing getaway, filled with art, architecture, and culture. Have you been to Burgundy? Where are you planning to go on your next vacation?

Chateau de la Resle

I’ll be back next month with another gorgeous Design Hotel! Until then, pop over to Life in Sketch to see what Sarah’s picked out to wear on our virtual vacation to Burgundy.

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Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Editor helping intelligent women unlock their style and own it, à la: decorating, fashion, beauty, and beyond.