FRANCE IN FALL
Drive southwest of Paris and, after a mere 40 minutes, you’ll have swapped the avenues of St Germain for a stony track through the forest of Rambouillet, leading to chic rural getaway Le Barn. William Kriegel has run a holistic equestrian school here for years, and has now collaborated with hotelier Edouard- Jean Daehn and cool French interiors practice Studio Be-poles to transform the site. Two converted grain stores now contain 71 bedrooms, while a 19th-century mill in the woods houses a spa. Food-wise, there is a simple bistro, aswell as a smarter restaurant, called La Serre. Across a paddock is L’atelier, a workshop that hosts cooking classes by day and becomes a wine bar at night. From £143 per night ( lebarnhotel.com).