Le Quartier Franšais is an exquisite Auberge in the heart of the Cape winelands. This award winning auberge and restaurant in the historic town of Franschhoek is a stunning package of majestic views, indulgent comfort, delicious food and exceptional service.
"We like to keep things simple, but exceptional and we pride ourselves on our reputation for warm, world class service ... and the little touches that make the difference." The atmosphere at our auberge is peaceful and serene. Emphasis is on ultimate luxury and romantic charm, combined with the priceless gift of privacy.
The origins of Le Quartier Franšais are steeped in the history of the Cape Winelands, the original buildings were laborers' cottages which were upgraded and used as different forms of accommodation until Michael and Cheryl Trull opened the first restaurant on this site; known as "1688", it was a simple country restaurant. Adre and Arthur MacWilliam Smith took it over in 1984, they changed the name to Le Quartier Franšais and put it on the map with its outstanding cuisine.
Set in tranquil surroundings, the reception, lounge, library and 15 double rooms plus the Pool Suite and a House Suite are set against the mystic backdrop of the Franschhoek mountains and overlook a central landscaped garden with a natural pool.
A new addition Four Quarters offers 4 suites, 2 upstairs and 2 downstairs, surrounding a private swimming pool and a private bar-lounge area with a full time butler, this is an ideal spot for families or friends to reserve exclusively. The private courtyard, with its "broekie lace" and old-fashioned street lamps recreates the charm of a village square in a bygone era.
Le Quartier Franšais offers something for everyone. The main restaurant offers diners innovative Cape Provenšal cuisine in a beautiful setting. The Bar and street side Terrace offers light meals throughout the day and a variety of drinks. It is the place to go to relax in a stunning setting and be assured of good food, wonderful local wines and warm friendly service.
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, the in-room beauty therapy offers the ultimate experience in relaxation.
Le Quartier Franšais 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.
Intimate boardroom meetings of up to 24 delegates can be enjoyed in the privacy of "The Library". Equipment includes white board, flip chart, projection screen, digital projector, overhead projector.
For adventure buffs, fly-fishing is a popular nearby activity of Le Quartier Francais, as is hiking or taking a tour of the winelands. For those who are less inclined to exert any energy, a full range of beauty treatments are available that can be conducted in the privacy of your own room - so you won't even have to walk a step.