Le Quartier Francais
Situated in the heart of Franschhoek, Le Quartier Francais is a peaceful country retreat renowned for its excellent cuisine and hospitality. 15 rooms and six suites offer comfortable and spacious accommodation in the center of Franschhoek.
At a Glance
World class food in their signature restaurant - The Tasting Room
Centrally located on the main street in Franschhoek
Complimentary transfers within the Franschhoek valley - so have a long lunch and just call for collection
Lovely swimming pool in the garden area to relax by
Watch a movie in The Screening Room
Delicious breakfasts served in The Garden Room
Make sure to pre-book The Tasting Room - you will not want to miss this culinary experience!Louisa Ross-Taylor
Taste the sour fig infused cachaca or the grilled pineapple and ginger beer mojito in the BarLouisa Ross-Taylor
Le Quartier offers complimentary transfers within the valley, so head off for a long lunch and they will drop you off and you just have to call them when you are ready!Camilla Whitworth
Margot Janse is crowned Chef of the Year 2012
(and The Tasting Room claims the number two spot in the Top Ten Restaurants!)Camilla Whitworth
At the end of April 2013, The Tasting Room moved up the gourmet ladder from 57 to 53 on San Pellegrino World’s Top 100 Restaurants. The Tasting Room is only one of two African restaurants on the list. This will be Chef Margot Janse’s tenth year on the San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants list.Scott Dunn team
Stroll round the 'IS Art' gallery featuring the works by young contemporary South African artistsLouisa Ross-Taylor
Children will love the hotel’s very own cinema – complete with drinks and snacks!Anna Hearn
Le Quartier Francais is a beautiful country inn in the heart of the French Huguenot village of Franschhoek. The Auberge combines the atmosphere of a European retreat with warmth and familiarity.
There are 15 en-suite rooms and two suites overlooking a charming garden and the four ‘Four Quarters’ private suites face their own private courtyard and pool. The rooms are spacious with a comfortable sitting area and are cosily furnished in a contemporary South African style.
The Four Quarters suites are larger with an emphasis on design in vibrant colors and modern art. Guests may request breakfast in their rooms, at the pool or tucked away in a secluded corner of the garden. The restaurant, La Petite Colombe, is renowned for its contemporary cuisine (including excellent tasting menus), country hospitality and fine regional wines.
Golf courses and other sporting facilities, such as mountain biking are close by, and the area has an abundance of vineyards, wine cellars, galleries and country shops, not to mention exquisite forests and valleys. Le Quartier Francais will gladly pack a superb picnic basket should you wish to make the most of exploring the area.
Le Quartier Francais offers 21 rooms split between nine Auberge Rooms, three Grande Rooms, three Petit Garden Suites, two Suites and four Four Quarter Suites. All rooms feature under-floor heating, complimentary wireless high speed internet access, flat screen TVs and DVD players, complimentary access to the DVD and CD library and wood-burning fireplaces.
Children are welcome but no facilities are available for them except babysitting. Attractions kids will love in the Winelands area include Monkeytown, the Franschhoek Motor Museum, Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens and the Stellenbosch Toy Museum. There are also a number of activities at the Spier Estate, outside Stellenbosch and for a chance to see some of South Africa's abundant wildlife the Cheetah Outreach Facility, Eagle Encounters, the Drakenstein Lion Park, Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm and Butterfly World are highly recommended.
Facilities at the hotel include 'The Screening Room', where you can enjoy a selection of movies while sipping at delicious local wine, 'La Petite Colombe', a gift shop and the spa, B.gorgeous which offers a range of indulgent treatments.
The restaurant is well known for its sumptuous Cape cuisine and extensive wine list. The lounge and bar offers creative cocktails, drinks and delicious and unusual bar snacks.
During your stay, explore the village's quaint shops, galleries, the chocalaterie, charcuterie or enjoy wine tasting, fly fishing, horse riding and golfing. Franschhoek is the gourmet capital of South Africa and has an abundance of great cafes and restaurants and more than 40 wineries to visit. Other activities in the area include golf (Pearl Valley and Paarl golf courses are only a 15 minute drive away), tennis, hiking, bike excursions, paragliding and helicopter trips.
Location & Directions
Le Quartier Français (the French Quarter) is situated on Wilhelmina Street, in the French Huguenot Valley of Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands.
When to go
The Winelands are a wonderful year-round destination and enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, somewhat like the South of France, which is what makes the area perfect for grape-growing. Summer in Franschhoek is the reverse of the Northern hemisphere. The best season visit is September to March when it is hot, sunny and dry. From April to August it cools down with some rain.