Najeti Hôtel Château Tilques

Tilques, France

Charm room in the castle

Deluxe room in the castle or pavilion

Deluxe room in the castle or pavilion

Côte d'Opale

Côte d'Opale

Côte d'Opale


A charming stay at a 19th-century, Flemish-style château in northern France, including breakfast, a restaurant discount and welcome perks

There’s no shortage of French finesse at this Flemish-style château set in the little village of Tilques in France’s Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, a 10-minute drive from the lovely market town of Saint-Omer and a little over half an hour from Calais itself. Built in 1891, Château Tilques is as impossibly pretty and fairy-tale-like as you could imagine, with a classic red brick facade, glorious lake, and grandiose design flourishes throughout. Each of the unique rooms housed in either the old château or newer pavilion lures with elegant French-style décor. There’s also an indoor pool, outdoor tennis court, bowling green, and picnic-worthy manicured lawns for lazy summer days.

On the dining front, you can kick-start your day with a dizzying array of buffet-style sweet and savoury goodies, all of which are worth getting out of bed for. Equally impressive are the seasonal gourmet delights on offer at the flagship dining spot in the old stables, and the rather staggering menu of cocktails, fine wines, and champagne at the laid-back lounge bar.

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