Legend has it Joan of Arc stayed the night at the Chateau St. Julien shortly before being captured in 1431. But even if the martyr never set her foot inside the gates, the atmosphere at the 12th century French castle is still abundant with magic.
Nestled within the walls of an estate in the village of St. Julien L’Ars, about three hours south of Paris, the Chateau St. Julien is a quiet respite from a busy world. There are no phones or televisions in the bedrooms. Instead, you’re greeted with crisp sheets, a nightstand with fresh roses from the garden and the sound of birds when you open the windows in the morning.