To the south of Paris, just on the outskirts of the forest of Fontainebleau, the Golf du Château de Cély stretches out over a magnificent 55-hectare estate, overlooked by a 14th-century château with a majestic view across the 18-hole course.
Designed by architects Marc Adam and Patrick Fromanger in collaboration with Jack Nicklaus Design, it looks every bit a USA course: every hole offers a different view. And the landscape changes as you go, from waterfalls to clusters of woodland and sweeping fairways. Your game of golf over, head to l’Emeraude for a bit to eat. It serves fresh, seasonal, simple and hearty food in the bright, airy surrounds of a vast veranda.
A breath of fresh air and a helping of history
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore the “Imperial Town” of Fontainebleau nearby, with its famous château, bustling market, and picturesque forest, criss-crossed with 500km of signposted trails. You could sample the local cuisine on one of the town’s many terraces, or go cycling, climbing or riding around this beautiful green lung of the Paris Region.