Chateau d'Esclimont, St Symphorien Le Chateau, France
Ok, this chateau was actually built in the magnificent Renaissance period but, surrounded by a moat it has enough towers and turrets, to qualify as a pretty romantic destination. It even has its own belfry. Add to this the fact that this former home of the La Rochefoucauld family is just an hour from Paris and you have a winning combination. Pretty bedrooms are filled have lacy filigree balconies and fresh flowers await new guests.The Luxury Travel Bible suggest a hot-air balloon ride or helicopter flight to take in the true magnificence of the 150 acres of parklands.