The spirit of Le Quartier Francais
It is here, in a valley tightly hemmed in by mountains, which a small band of French Huguenots, who fled to avoid religious prosecution in 1688, settled. Although their original skills as wine-makers have been somewhat exaggerated – they did have in their midst the de Villiers and du Toit brothers – who taught them a thing or two about viniculture. The settlers soon developed impressive vineyards and homesteads, which to this day bear their original French names. Amongst these manor homes is Boschendal, which has been so beautifully restored, visitors are expected to remove their heels before entering! With the impressive Huguenot Memorial, museum and rose garden at its head, the town has just one main street lined with antique shops, cafés and restaurants.
Tucked away in the heart of the scenic Franschhoek Valley, the magnificent Le Quartier Français captivates guests with its beautiful vistas, luxurious comfort, incredible food and exceptional service. Sumptuous rooms and suites boast every luxury and convenience to ensure guests enjoy an exceptional stay.
Head to the more relaxed Garden for an equally superb culinary adventure. Those in need of pampering can indulge in a selection of rejuvenating massages at the marvellous & gorgeous Spa. A stylish boutique store and a private cinema add to guest delight. Guests can enjoy horse riding, wine-tasting on horseback, golf, fly-fishing or leisurely strolling around the quaint village shops.
What we love about Le Quartier Francais
- The log-burning fireplaces and underfloor heating keeps the winter chill at bay, leaving you toasty warm!
- Enjoy complimentary movies at The Screening Room, which boasts a wide genre of films, from old-time classics to cinema nouveau masterpieces, viewed from the comfort of your buttery-soft leather chair and accompanied by fine wines and delicious snacks.