A trend of Passion – Art & History


Discerning travellers with a passion for art and design seek hotels and vacation destinations that are connected to art and design. Luckily the tourism industry is increasingly responding to this trend. If you have an affinity to art and would like to visit France, home to many celebrated artists and designers, we have a hot tip for you!

Art & History
To the south-west of Paris, far from the bustle of the city, sitslcc_image_etangs_klein1and writers-in-residence over the past two centuries. In the 19th century, Ville-d’Avray became a resort town, attracting numerous personalities in the arts who came to relax and restore their spirit at the water’s edge. Artists, painters, writers and musicians were drawn to the charms of this place to find inspiration.

The enchanting hotel Les Etangs de Corot sits here in a well preserved and picturesque nature site. The poetic creations of the celebrated painter Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot were inspired particularly by the ponds along the hotel’s gardens. Les Etangs de Corot has carefully preserved its history and the heritage of this charming spot, which inspired Corot and other Impressionist painters. The beautiful property is today an invitationlcc_image_etangs_klein to wellbeing, serenity and pleasure and offers 41 individual rooms and 2 suites with refined décor and a romantic view over the pond; each one is named after an artist who stayed in Ville-d’Avray. By immersing themselves in the world of artist Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Alice Tourbier and architect Yves Collet have created a decorative ambiance that mixes the cultural heritage of the site with a bucolic note. The spa and beauty treatments offered at Caudalie Vinothérapie® Spa are based on the beneficial and antioxidant benefits of the vine and the grape. The restaurants Le Corot Restaurant and Le Café des Artistes cater for the culinary indulgence with haute cuisine and an impressive selection of wines. Les Etangs de Corot is a dream destination for recharging and pampering your five senses.

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