Paris and the South of France might get all the attention, but the Loire Valley in central France deserves a chance in the spotlight.
Les Bordes Estate, nestled among 1,400 acres in the Sologne Forest (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), first opened in 1987 and is home to the private members golf club, Les Bordes Golf Club. Now, after a change of ownership in 2018, the community is expanding to include single-family residences, a Six Senses Hotel, and more. As an established premier golf destination, both old and new members can now reside where they love to vacation. It’s easy to get to—just 90 minutes from Paris—but feels worlds away.
Les Bordes Estate recently launched Cour du Baron, a collection of 89 single-family residences built by acclaimed architecture firm Michaelis Boyd, known for its work designing Soho Houses. The residences will be built in phases, and 18 of the first 21 homes have already been sold to Les Bordes Golf Club members. The remaining three and the next phase of 24 homes are now available for purchase, and move-ins start in late 2023. Layouts range from three to seven bedrooms and are priced from around $1.5 million to $6.5 million and above.