Château d'Esclimont

St Symphorien-le-Chateau, France

A magnificent castle set in secluded woodland between Paris and Versailles

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At a glance

52 rooms

A scintillating reflection of the Renaissance period, Château d’Esclimont Hotel is a romantic castle retreat set in 150 acres of wooded parkland encircled by a moat. Only an hour away from Paris, this unique hotel promises bold Renaissance splendour in a stunning setting with traditional, award-winning haute cuisine.


St Symphorien-le-Château, Ile-de-France. Château de Versailles is a short drive away. 62 km from Paris Orly International Airport.


Things to enjoy

Heated outdoor swimming pool in summer, in-room massages, tennis, cycling, evening musical perfomances.

In detail

Walking from room to room recalls a bygone era when Château d’Esclimont Hotel was the home of the Rochefoucauld family with magnificent interiors that create a truly palatial feel. Outside, the ancient woodlands are unchanged and the encircling moat adds to the air of privacy and seclusion.

Take a dip in the outdoor heated pool against the most romantic backdrop of chateau spires and beautiful gardens. La Rochefoucauld is Château d’Esclimont’s gastronomic restaurant where regional dishes are complemented by an extensive wine list, all served in a grand dining room.


In line with our commitment to offer our guests both choice and diversity, Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties offer a range of room categories for you to choose from.

Château d'Esclimont

Traditional Room

Warm and more spacious, they are divided between the Tour des Gardes, the Pavillon des Trophées, the Trianon and the Château. They all offer different views over the French style gardens, the park, the pond and can accommodate up to two people. Wi-fi access, mini-bar, hairdryer, flat screen television.

Chateau d'Esclimont

Deluxe Room

Comfortable, generously sized rooms, they are almost all located in the Château. Their decor is sophisticated and their view varied, including views of the park, courtyard, lodges. They can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and two children. Wi-fi access, mini-bar, hairdryer, flat screen television.

Chateau d'Esclimont

Exclusive Suite

With its beautiful high ceiling, decorative fireplace, stylish furniture and huge four poster bed, the Exclusive Suite emanates a true fairytale castle atmosphere. All the more so because the view over the pond and the protected park is uninterrupted. It has a delightful private lounge with sofa bed and a splendid black marble bathroom with separate shower and bath. It can accommodate up to five adults or two adults and three children. Wi-fi access, hi-fi system, mini-bar, hairdryer, flat screen television (cable).

Chateau d'Esclimont

Junior Suite

Single story or duplex, very spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated, our junior suites consist of one bedroom ( some with with zip and link beds and canopy) and a private lounge with sofa bed. The bathroom has a shower and a separate bath. They can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and two children. Wi-fi access, mini hi-fi system, mini-bar, hairdryer, flat screen television.


If you are visiting Paris, allow yourself time off to experience the serenity and grand indulgence of the Château d'Esclimont - about an hour's drive south. The estate provides an array of sporting facilities including one of the most romantic settings for a swimming pool imaginable. The hotel's interiors are superb examples of renaissance elegance where the old and the new coexist in comfort. Traditional haute cuisine and a choice of over 400 wines from the cellar served in the magnificent dining room will transport you to new heights of pleasure. The memory of your stay at the Château d'Esclimont is sure to endure.


Restaurant - Traditional French cuisine. Gault Millau Award. Chef Nicolas Gautier. Jacket and tie required. Candle dinner. Opening times: Lunch 12:15 to 13:45 / Dinner 19:15 to 21:45.


Maintenon Golf Course (15km) Air Ballooning on site (on request)


  • Bike Riding - On Site
  • Hairdresser - On Request
  • Horse Riding - On Request
  • Jogging Track - On Site
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool - On Site
  • Tennis - On Site

Meetings and Business

Technical facilities available: Paper board, screen, slide and overhead projectors, VCR, direct telephone line (ISDN) and fax.Easy Wifi access in all of our bedroom, seminars rooms and hotel in general.. Secretarial facilities available: Telephone, fax, type writer, photocopying, transparencies.. On request: hiring of audio visual equipment, simultaneous translation.

Getting there

Hotel Address

Château d'Esclimont
28700 Saint-Symphorien-le-château
Centre. France. St. Symphorien-le-Chateau28700France


Nearest International airport: Paris Orly 28 km south / FRF 700.00. Airport / Paris Charles De Gaulle: 55 km / FRF 1,200.00. Train station / Rambouillet: 11 km. Next train station / Paris: 40 km. Motorway: Autoroute / A10 - A11 5. Rental Office / Rambouillet: 11 km. Helipad available. Shopping district: Chartres / Rambouillet


Nearest international airport: n/a (Less than 1 Km.)
Nearest local airport: n/a (Less than 1 Km.)


From Orly, follow first direction to Paris, then direction to Lyon-Orleans. Follow A6 - A10 Chartres after the tool, take A11 direction Chartres. Exit Ablis. Follow direction Chartres on N10. After 8 km or 5 miles turn right on road D18 in the direction of Saint Symphorien. From Charles de Gaulle Airport: Follow the direction of Paris A1, take A3 direction Creteil, then take the A86 Fontenay S / Bois, Creteil. Then follow signs for A4 and drive for about 10 km . Take A86 again for Creteil - Bordeaux - Nantes (A86 becomes N186) take A6 Bordeaux - Nantes - Lyon. Take A10 Palaiseau - Etampes - Bordeaux - Nantes. Follow motorway A11 Chartres - Le Mans. Leave motorway at exit 1A bus, take RN10 and 2nd exit for St Symphorien Le Château.

Near Château d'Esclimont

Golf, Château de Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, hot-air ballooning.


  • Barbizon
  • Cathedrale of Chartres
  • Chambord
  • Chateau of Maintenon
  • Chateau of Versailles
  • Deauville - Normandy Beaches
  • Giverny
  • Tours

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