Les Manoirs des Portes de Deauville, France
Deauville, two hours from Paris and a favourite of citydwellers looking for a weekend escape, has a beautiful new countryside retreat on its outskirts. This 16th-century Normandy manor house – thatched, half-timbered and replete with exposed beams – is within a five-acre park complete with an orchard and pond. There are 27 spaces to stay, spread across the main house and nine cottages, as well as a heated outdoor pool, sauna and whirlpool tub. Deauville’s long sandy beach, a star of the 1966 film Un homme et une femme, is nearby.
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