Le Quartier Français comprises a romantic boutique hotel and one charming independent villa. The auberge is home to Protégé and Epice restaurants. Adjacent to Le Quartier Français is the Everard Read Franschhoek art gallery, where contemporary art from South Africa and the diaspora are frequently on display.
The sophisticated suites and rooms, which are located in peaceful scented gardens, feature the ultimate in luxury fittings, fabrics and finishes. The use of striking, colourful palettes, raffia headboards and sumptuous fabrics adds to the layers of texture in the individually styled rooms.
FOUR QUARTERS SUITE
Set around a private courtyard, each sumptuously decorated and generously proportioned suite is 110m²/1 184ft² in size, and features a separate lounge, a walk-in dressing room, full en-suite bathroom, super king-size bed and double sofa bed for children.
At approximately 80m²/861ft² in size, these suites with their private walled gardens and secluded pools are perfect for honeymoon couples or families, as they feature sleeper couches. One of the suites has a bath and a shower and the other a shower only.
PETITE GARDEN SUITE
These suites are 45m²/484ft² and 40m²/430ft² in size and look out onto their own secret corner garden. Luxurious en-suite bathrooms feature granite tops, walk-in showers and double vanities.
Individually styled with modern touches, these rooms are approximately 40m²/430ft² in size and boast extra spacious seating areas and spectacular views of either the central courtyard and its swimming pool or the surrounding mountains.
These all feature en-suite bathrooms with both baths and walk-in showers and some have a sleeper couch for families traveling with children.
Protégé is a casual-style eatery at Le Quartier Français under the guidance of celebrity chef Scot Kirton. Visitors looking for an informal eatery now have the perfect venue in Protégé, featuring stylish casual fare created by a series of talented young chefs headed by Zane Soutar.
Asian, French and Italian influences can be detected in the cuisine which includes the trendy small plates menu, ideal for sharing. Visitors can choose to dine al fresco or watch the chefs at work in the central show kitchen.
A venture from the team behind La Colombe and other world-class dining establishments, Épice – derived from the French word Épice meaning spice is an intimate fine dining restaurant, serving an array of delectably curated dishes. The fine-dining restaurant is headed by chef Charné Sampson
Their sixth gallery, Everard Read Franschhoek, in partnership with Leeu Collection, is a considered space showing the best modern and contemporary artworks by southern African artists.
Adjacent to Le Quartier Français, the gallery includes a sculpture garden for monumental works interspersed with herbs and vegetables, the first of its kind in South Africa. The fresh produce from the garden features on the menus of the Leeu Collection’s restaurants.
Set among the vineyards, Leeu Spa by Healing Earth is an immersive wellness sanctuary that offers holistic treatments and experiences by expert therapists.
The tailor-made offerings are inspired by Africa’s rich natural resources, with a unique focus on the myriad therapeutic benefits of South Africa’s unique Pinotage grape.
The spacious gym with its premium TechnoGym fitness equipment offers framed views of the majestic mountains. The gym, which caters exclusively to resident Leeu Collection guests, is open seven days a week, from 07h00 to 19h00.