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Le Quartier Francais Properties

Le Quartier Francais
Luxury Rooms

Fifteen eloquently decorated en-suite bedrooms open onto the rose filled central courtyard and swimming pool. In addition two unashamedly luxurious suites offer spacious lounges, private pools and complimentary full bars. And if you feel like a little pampering, our in-room beauty therapy offers the ultimate experience in relaxation. For the ultimate in luxury and indulgence check-in to one of our exclusive suites in the Four Quarters -plug your i-pod into a docking station- sink into an oversized couch and never leave! Le Quartier Francais is legendary for its innovative cuisine. With an endless list of awards and renowned executive chef Margot Janse at the helm, it is a superbly rated restaurant. The cuisine is contemporary and creative, using seasonal local ingredients. Guests have a variety of dining options: At the Auberge there are The Tasting Room and ICI.

Year Round

South Africa is a year-round destination, and the best time to visit depends on your priorities. Safaris are best in the winter months (May to August). The grass is lowest, so game viewing is easier, and the temperatures are mild (maximum 20-23C). There is very little winter rainfall in the north. Namaqualand, in the Western and Northern Cape Provinces, becomes a floral phenomenon in spring (mid-August to mid-October), when the desert-like terrain is transformed into a carpet of flowers, drawing thousands of visitors. The best season for the beach is summer (November to mid-March). The southern regions are summer destinations, with low summer rainfall. Temperatures reach 28-30C or higher on truly beautiful days. The warm waters of the east coast make for almost year-round swimming. South Africans tend to take their annual holidays in summer, causing tourist destinations to be overcrowded from mid-December to late January, as well as during the other school holidays.
Wine Tasting, Beautiful Landscapes, Vineyards, Museums, Galleries, Quaint Villages, Biking, Excellent Cuisine

There are activities such as game viewing, 4x4 trails, abseiling, kloofing, rock climbing, tractor, mountain bike riding, horse and camel riding. Visit the largest maze in the Southern Hemisphere. Experience exceptional beauty in a less conventional manner. Enjoy a birds eye view from a glider or whilst skydiving. Laidback lekker includes guided nature walks, golfing, bird watching or fly-fishing. You will soon discover that the Cape Winelands offers you an adventure, no matter what the season! Adrenalin adventure aside, its also all about the following: Indulgence of Body; Soul; Food; Wine Taste Sensations; Celebrating Democracy; the Freedom of our People; A Journey into History; Culture; Freshest Local Produce! Weve roped in the support of the Cape Winelands Ambassadors (you can see some of them in the above image). They're doing a great job speaking out about these themed Cape Winelands experiences. Its a world of olive farms, hand-crafted cheeses, wide open skies, craggy mountain passes and the jealously guarded Fynbos Floral Kingdom. Pinot Noir honey, country farmstalls, hand-blown glass even our very own wire-work Prince! Round off the experience following the footsteps that set former President Nelson Mandela (a.k.a. Madiba) on his final path towards freedom.
Local Info

Whether you enjoy drinking wine or not, the Cape Winelands are a must for anyone traveling to Cape Town. The Winelands are situated east of Cape Town among beautiful mountains creating some stunning vistas. The region is steeped in culture and history with some excellent examples of typical Dutch architecture dating back to the 17th century. The Winelands encompass several regions each with their own wine tasting tours. The most popular towns include Stellenbosch (which is closest to Cape Town), Franschhoek, Wellington, and Paarl.
Guest Reviews

"Le Quartier Francais was by far the best experience I've had at a Luxury Link property. The accommodations were amazing, the people very friendly and so many 'extras' thrown in - it was like they paid us to stay there. I'd return in a heartbeat."
-K. Chiarodit

"Thank you Linda, Alex, and all your wonderful staff, for making our holiday one we will never forget. It was fantastic!!!! We would recommend Le Quartier Francais to everyone. In fact, we have already recommended you to a nephew in England. Thanks again, everyone, for those extra special touches that we have never experienced anywhere else in the world." - Cathy and Gord Emery
Press & Media

Top 50 restaurants in the world 2006

Restaurant Magazine UK 2006

Top 50 restaurants in the world 2005

Best Restaurant in Middle East Africa

Restaurant Magazine UK 2005

Diners Club Award of Excellence 2005-2006


Tatler, UK

Restaurant Magazine UK

Wine Magazine Restaurant guide

Awarded Best Small Hotel in the World

Best 101 Hotels 2005

Top 10 Wine Country Inns in the world

Top 50 Restaurants in the World 2006

Top 50 Restaurants in the World 2005

Best Restaurant in Midlle East and Africa

Top 100 Restaurants 2005

Executive Chef Margot Janse, 5 star rating

Top Ten Restaurants in South Africa 2004


Eat Out

Johnnie Walker Awards 2004

Restaurant of the year for 2003

Top Ten Restaurants for 2003

Margot Janse Honours Award for 5 years in Top Ten
The Auberge du Quartier Francais is a small, privately owned inn situated in the French Huguenot valley of Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands.
It is less than an hour's drive from Cape Town and the airport. The visitor is offered a choice between fifteen individually appointed deluxe rooms and two luxurious suites facing onto a garden court with a pool. The spacious en suite bedrooms each have fireplaces for winter and ceiling fans for summer. They feature comfortable sitting areas and generous beds with Egyptian cotton linen and deep down duvets, while the bathrooms boast separate showers, heated towel rails and brass fixtures. Le Quartier Francais Restaurant is known for its innovative Cape Provencale cuisine, country hospitality and fine regional wines. It frequently features amongst the Top Ten Popular Restaurants in South Africa.




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