“ An Authentic and Exclusive Group of Independently-Owned
Hotels in Europe, USA, Canada and Southern Africa ”

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“ Come Travel the  
  Same Way I do ”

Chateaux, Castles, Country Houses and Inns, Golf courses, Relais and Gourmet Restaurants, Auberges, Safari and Gorilla Trekking, Steam Railways journeys, Tropical Resorts. Romance, adventure, history and beauty, splendour and discernment for the distinguished traveller, hidden away from the tourist highways. Tour throughout Europe via the vineyards of France, undiscovered Spain and best kept secret Portugal. Make journeys in floating hotels on canals and rivers. Find unspoiled islands in the Caribbean, Greece and the Seychelles.

Welcome to ILA - Chateaux & Hotels de Charme, my private portfolio of carefully selected independent leading Hotels run by their owners, offering the distinguished traveller levels of personal service and comfort reminiscent of a bygone era, in association with our business partners in the USA and Canada, and Southern Africa.

Only a few authentic places have been chosen because
.... Very Small is Very Beautiful ....

This is my new motto after over 40 years of serving guests from all over the world, either as a hosting manager in a variety of luxury hotels or as a founder (in 1986) of this present association of special places. This unique group of individuals strives to offer their guests the type of personal care and attention one can only receive while enjoying the hospitality of a lodging attended to by it's owners. This new breed of hoteliers has one common goal and this is to ensure that your stay with them will be an unsurpassed experience.

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“ I have your guide from about 20 years ago. I kept it for sentimental reasons,
   as this book was the start of the appreciation of things beautiful, fine wines,
   fabulous food, property, calm surroundings, magical experiences.
   So thank you for your help then and I hope I will be able to thank you again. ”
   Bob S. (UK)

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A Special Notice to Individual Travelers and Travel Professionals

We have realized that there are a number of websites and computer reservations
systems that indicate that some of our hotels are sold out for quite a number of dates.

Most of this information is not accurate.

Many of these companies are listing our selected properties without permission.
Please do not trust these systems and contact us either directly or by using the
specified email addresses in this website which will arrive directly to each hotel.

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Paris Terrass Hôtel Paris Luxury hotel in artistic Montmartre
Paris Victoria Palace Hotel Paris Elegance in the heart of the Left Bank
Paris Hotel Windsor Opera Paris Quiet, central hotel close to Grands Boulevards shopping
Paris Brasserie Lipp World-famous & chic Left Bank brasserie
Ile de France Château de Bourron 17th century château in a 100-acre estate near Fontainebleau
Champagne Château de Fère 16th century French château not far from Reims
Normandy Normandy Hotel Château de Canisy Near Mont St Michel & D-Day Landings
Loire Valley Château de la Barre Enchanting Aristocratic 14th to 17th century Chateau in Anjou
Auvergne Château de Saint-Saturnin Impressive 13th century fortress with dungeon and elegant suites
Gorges du Tarn Château de la Caze In a region of outstanding natural beauty
Burgundy Château de la Barge Hotel Macon A charming and friendly Château near Mâcon
Burgundy Letís Go Cook Le Bon Cuisine Gourmet Holiday cookery courses in the Mâcon wine region
Alsace Les Têtes Hotel Colmar Elegant hotel & restaurant in historic Colmar
Alsace Château de Villersexel Lafayette lived in this Château near the German-Swiss border
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California (wine country) Wine Country Inn Ambience and lovely lodging in Napa Valley
California Let's Go Cook Italian Gourmet holiday cookery courses in the Tuscan countryside & Burgundy in France
Massachussetts Emerson Inn by the Sea Traditional seaside Inn near Boston
Hawaii Chalet Kilauea Luxurious Inn by Volcanoes National Park
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Victoria Sooke Harbour House World class inn & restaurant on Vancouver Island
blue dot Spain
Mallorca Es Moli Hotel Deia Mountain retreat in picturesque Deya
Mallorca Hotel Bon Sol Luxurious yet friendly beach hotel
Mallorca Son Siurana Mallorca Finca Hotel Stylish rural hideway near Alcudia and quiet sandy beaches
blue dot Italy
Rome Villa Magnolia Relais Tranquil garden Villa near the Vatican & Trastevere in Rome
Venice Quattro Fontane Hotel Venice Lido Peaceful and elegant “Dimora Storica”
Tuscany Villa Campestri Charming Renaissance Villa in the Tuscan hills near Florence
Tuscany Let's Go Cook Italian Gourmet holiday cookery courses in the Tuscan countryside
Sorrento Grand Hotel La Favorita Sorrento Luxury modern hotel facing Capri, the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius
Florence Villa Villoresi Hotel Toscana Handsome 12th century Patrician Villa specializing in cultural tours
blue dot Belgium
Bruges Hotel de Tuilerieën Luxury hotel with modern amenities
Bruges Hotel Prinsenhof Close to the historic town center
blue dot Netherlands
Arnhem Landgoed Groot Warnsborn Elegant Country-Park Hotel near Arnhem
blue dot Romania
Transylvania Kalnoky Manor An historic and charming Transylvanian manor house
blue dot Portugal
Algarve Casabela Hotel Portimao Probably the best beach resort hotel in the Algarve, near Portimão
blue dot Poland
Brodnica Brodnica Mansion Refurbished historic mansion near Poznan
blue dot Greece
Paros Astir of Paros Hotel Deluxe Beach Resort in the Greek Islands
blue dot Seychelles
Praslin Island L'Archipel Idyllic island paradise in the Indian Ocean
blue dot Africa
Congo (Zaire) Orchids' Safari Club Gorilla tracking in Central Africa
A definitive choice of EXCLUSIVE GETAWAYS with exceptional game lodges, country house hotels, lakeside reserves, river lodges, wine estates and train safaris.
blue dot USA & Canada
A choice of more than 300 UNIQUE PLACES like country-inns, ranches, lodges, mountain retreats, waterside resorts and small luxury hotels. Just let us know which States or Provinces you would like to visit and the dates you intend to travel, at UniquePlacesILA@ila-chateau.com and we will find a unique place for you !

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International Secretariat
ILA - Chateau Group
c/o Richard C. Cabouret
Avenue de la Terre Franche,25
1325-Chaumont-Gistoux (Belgium)
Tel. : + 32 (0)10 680 300
Cell Phone : +32 (0)475 531 583
SKYPE me at: Virgile 6437

USA Offices
Please email each hotel direct for reservation enquiries
West Coast : +1 707-966-9220 (Human Voice) or diane@letsgocookitalian.com
(For Marketing and Development only)
East Coast : +1 305-466-9677 (Human Voice) or gconea@aol.com
(For Sales and Travel Information only)

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