Fancy a splash and a shot of green? Where to escape less than 1 hour from Paris, even without a license or car? Our 6 favorite hotels with swimming pools to relax.
The Domaine des Maffliers
A slow life break to recharge your batteries in the heart of nature without having to do anything: this is the spirit of the founders of Demeure de Campagne , who collect several houses less than 1.5 hours from Paris. Among them, the Château de Mafflier , a 35 hectare estate with sauna, swimming pool, walking paths, board games, mixology workshops, picnic offered in a wicker basket to devour in the forest, electric mountain bike rides or beehives to learn about beekeeping or the brazier in campfire mode every evening at 9 p.m. to feast on grilled marshmallows. Without forgetting, for horse-riding fans, the stables in the area which allow long horseback rides.
The swimming pool: planted in the middle of the estate in lush greenery, the 17-meter heated swimming pool is a paradise for direct disconnection with a good novel.
The added bonus : catering where everything is taken care of for fun. From the pantagruelic breakfast to the tasting of delicious homemade pies at 4 p.m. sharp. The brunch is set up every Sunday. Designed as a country tavern, the restaurant Le marché d'Augustine allows you to choose what you put on the tables d'hôtes: vegetable stalls, grilled meats, soups simmering along the fireplace, salad like at the market, casseroles of grandmothers ready to serve, dessert buffet… The luxury of good products without constraint.
How to get there without a car? Gare du Nord, line H, 30 minutes, arrival at Maffliers. Walk 10 minutes to the domain.
Le domaine des Maffliers , € 320 for 2 nights in a standard room with breakfast and Saturday lunch + 3-course dinner at the restaurant of the Residence + Sunday brunch + access to the activities of the Residence as well as to various activities such as our workshop mixology or our cooking workshop
To all those looking for a 5-star refuge in the west of Paris ... Impossible to dream of such a magical address that ticks all the boxes of uninhibited and contemporary luxury. It is in the former country house of Catherine Deneuve that Frédéric Biousse and Guillaume Foucher, associated with Eric Frechon, sign their most successful project. A waking dream for city dwellers. It must be said that in the kitchen, the catering orchestrated by the wonderful Frechon, Normand pure juice, makes it the ideal place to escape the frenzy of Paris.
The swimming pool : chilling by the heated swimming pool out of sight in the area is an incredible pleasure. Special dedication to the Pool House menu where you can order a drink, a salad or a club.
The extra thing : the spa with sauna and baths in a wooden building in the middle of the orchard, exclusively with the Austrian brand Susanne Kaufmann , not to mention the extraordinary bistro which allows you to have lunch or dinner in the garden with your feet in the grass under the apple trees.
How to get there without a car ? One departure every hour, with your Navigo pass from Saint-Lazare to Bueil. 59 minutes by train and a 7 minute shuttle on hand to the hotel.
Domaine de Primard from € 280 per night. Offer for two people at 700 €, including breakfast, from Friday to Sunday.
Castle of Villiers-le-Mahieu
Admit that you dreamed about it. Leave for a weekend. Prepare a small suitcase with pretty dresses, tennis rackets and swimsuits. Take off with your navigo pass. Put down your things in a sublime room. In short: change of scenery. The principle is simple. Reinventing the spirit of the country house “ for the better ”. Pass a majestic gate and a double row of lime trees… Welcome to the former majestic property of the Count of Rohan Chabot, then of the painter Bernard Buffet, a castle built in 1642. A pure wonder. Admit that you are dreaming of it. Leave for a weekend. Prepare a small suitcase with pretty dresses, tennis rackets and swimsuits. Take a bike ride. Take his car or the train. Put down your things in a sublime room. In short: change of scenery. The principle is simple. Reinventing the spirit of the country house “ for the better ”. Pass a majestic gate and a double row of lime trees… Welcome to the former majestic property of the Count of Rohan Chabot, then of the painter Bernard Buffet, a castle built in 1642. A pure marvel.
The swimming pool : freely accessible from June to September!
The extra tip : the 100% kids friendly and turnkey spirit where you have nothing to organize: tennis games on clay, rosé aperitif in the garden, BBQ, reading by the fire, electric bike ride, private cinema session, pétanque and rosé, golf and karaoke. Activity, food and cocktails: everything is included in the formula ! The dream
How to get there without a car ? By train from Montparnasse station to Montfort l'Amaury Méré (line N). Then count 15 minutes by bus (line 35). The Navigo pass is enough!
Château de Villiers-le-Mahieu from € 230 per night Offer for two people at € 590, including breakfast, from Friday to Sunday.
Operation splash in the sun and villainous nap and starred restaurant in the countryside. In the heart of Sologne in a 6 hectare wooded property, the Auberge des Templiers seems straight out of a movie set. A 5-star Relais et Châteaux at very cool prices, ideal for a weekend in the countryside and 1.5 hours from Paris. Bingo. Halfway between the English cottage and the hunting lodge, the central house faces the other rustic buildings with thatched and half-timbered roofs, surrounded by tennis and badminton courts as well as a huge swimming pool for sunny days. Enough to stretch your paws and those of the dog because, joy, the hotel is 100% pet friendly ...
The swimming pool : set in the middle of the garden, you can swim listening to the birds singing, before chilling on the deckchairs to take color in the sun.
The added bonus : the starred table of young chef prodigy Martin Simonart , a true gastronomic revelation accompanied by a wine list as long as the arm.
How to get there without a car ? 1h10 by train (Bercy Nogent sur Vernisson station). The hotel picks you up on request.
Auberge des Templiers from € 155 per night. Offer for two people at € 600 for 2 nights / 3 days from Friday to Sunday.
In praise of elegance, this guest house located in the ultra-chic village of Montfort l'Amaury is the fantasized Parisian country house which has 4 charming rooms in the house and a very prominent organic table d'hôte which offers a market cuisine managed by a former Ducasse employee. Note: the possibility of a massage and Hata Yoga classes, ideal for twigs looking to disconnect.
The swimming pool : a dream swimming pool of 20 meters, nestled under the trees in the large garden.
The extra thing : the very intimate side if you don't want to meet people. Especially if you book one of the lofts, suites located in the outbuildings and former stables of the estate with private terraces and small kitchen to live in self-sufficiency “ like in the countryside ”.
How to get there without a car? In 38 minutes with your Navigo pass by line N from Montparnasse station.
La Minotte : € 250 per night on weekends in high season.
The Domaine de la Corniche
Located 15 minutes from Giverny on the banks of the Seine, this is the ideal spot with a bistro and hellish terrace to chill and take a tour of the Claude Monet Foundation and its extraordinary garden for a culture and beauty shoot.
The swimming pool: a little gem overlooking the Seine and the valley ...
The added bonus : the 600m² of Les Cinq Mondes spa and the private cinema room with free screening three times a day.
How to get there without a car? In 34 minutes from Gare Saint-Lazare to Mantes la Jolie via line J. Then 10 minutes by taxi from the station.
Le Domaine de la Corniche : from 140 € per night on Staycation with a superior double room + room service breakfast + access to the outdoor swimming pool + access to the spa (1 hour slot) + film screening + tennis lessons + access to pétanque + check -out 12h.
Renaissance Paris Country Club Saint-Cloud Hotel
Located 10 minutes watch in hand from the center of Paris, this hotel in the heart of the 85 hectares of greenery of the Saint-Cloud racecourse and its golf course is a godsend to disconnect from the urban frenzy (even on weekdays!) of an evening and a night with his lover without paying the problems of transport and traffic jams. Note for parents on the verge of burnout: the possibility of keeping your kids in super mini-clubs.
The swimming pool: in the heart of the hotel's garden, in absolute calm. We also enjoy sports lessons on the terrace and access to the spa for pampering.
The added bonus: electric scooters and bicycles available for walking around the city or the park, going to dinner and roaming with ease.
How to get there without a car? By Uber or taxi in 15 minutes from the Star.
Hotel Renaissance Paris Country Club Saint-Cloud : from 260 € per night. Offer for two people at € 750 including 2 nights / 3 days half board from Friday to Sunday.