Opening on 20th October 2023, L’Abbaye des Vaux-de-Cernay transforms a historical landmark outside of Paris into an extraordinarily chic and idyllic countryside retreat.
Situated amidst picturesque landscapes, just a 45-minute drive from the heart of Paris, this historic landmark has been transformed into a stunning sanctuary over the past two years. L’Abbaye des Vaux-de-Cernay invites guests to create their own experiences, whether it’s by the fireside or the serene lake. It’s a place to rejuvenate, nourish the body and mind, and savour extraordinary moments. Each visit forms an invisible bond that beckons guests to return time and again, like an enchanting inner melody.
The walls of L’Abbaye des Vaux-de-Cernay resonate with 900 years of captivating history. Founded in 1118, this Cistercian Abbey thrived with a devoted community of 200 by 1147. Despite trials, it endured until its division in 1790, nearly becoming a forgotten quarry.
Rescued by the visionary Baroness Charlotte de Rothschild in 1873, an art lover, painter, and musician, she restored each building with meticulous care and added new constructions, creating the estate known today. As the Rothschild era concluded during World War II, the abbey sheltered statues from the Palace of Versailles under German occupiers’ noses. Now, in 2023, L’Abbaye des Vaux-de-Cernay embarks on a new chapter, ready to enchant a global audience with its timeless allure.
ROOMS, SUITES AND PAVILLONS
Spread across the estate’s iconic buildings, 147 stunning bedrooms and suites exude their distinctive atmosphere and style. L’Abbaye offers three categories of room, two types of suites and five signature suites, spread across L’Abbaye, Les Haras, La Ferme des Vallées and the various Pavillons.
The rooms at L’Abbaye exude an unparalleled country house charm and evoke the spirit of the estate’s former mistress, the Baroness de Rothschild. Period wood panelling and design details have been painstakingly preserved, with carefully curated original wall fabrics, bespoke furniture pieces and ornaments.
Just a few steps from L’Abbaye, Les Haras, the majestic stone buildings of the estate’s former stables surround a verdant square courtyard. The attic rooms, luxuriously cosy, feature beautiful patterns like stripes, toile de Jouy, and floral tapestries.
La Ferme des Vallées is a captivating woodland hideaway is ideal for families seeking tranquillity. Surrounded by floral gardens, a flourishing vegetable plot, and picturesque meadows, the authentic countryside vibe beckons guests to reconnect with nature, while the bedrooms have a charming rustic simplicity, epitomising effortless elegance.
Spread across the sprawling estate, The Four Pavillons are perfect for family getaways and friend retreats. Bathed in natural light, the Pavillon des Sources features expansive bay windows and stunning views of L’Abbaye, offering a luminous sanctuary for those who appreciate spacious elegance. Nestled among trees, the Pavillon d’Honneur exudes a comfortable hunting lodge ambiance, creating the ultimate haven for more intimate gatherings. The Pagode, by the tranquil lake, entices guests into a contemplative state. Blending French and Japanese influences, this uniquely charming Zen retreat promises an enchanting escape. At La Ferme des Vallées side, the Cottage* is brimming with rustic charm and provides a welcoming space for shared laughter and unforgettable memories.