Domaine des Etangs
Auberge Resorts Collection
What it is
An 11th-Century château on nearly 2,500 private acres, with a Michelin-starred restaurant and a cinematic countenance.
What it isn't
Gilding the lily. This is château-chic at its best—think starched white sheets and exposed wood ceiling beams (i.e. it’s not Liberace’s house).
What we think
If you were not ‘To the Manor Born,’ fret not. Domaine des Etangs awaits—and what a manor it is, with seven suites designed by Isabelle Stanislas, an Ecole des Beaux arts-trained decorator. Each one is named after a star, which means you can ask to stay in Venus (which includes a wall of photos by Dieter Appelt) or Saturn (under an open-beam tower of the château, where 16th-century engravings moonlight as humble decor). Feeling sluggish? Hit the more than four miles of woodland hiking trails...or go horseback riding...or fish the ponds. In short: it really is your very own castle, and they have everything.
You're here because
You’re a Francophile, but you’ve nearly (nearly) grown bored of Paris. You want all of its deliciousness and beauty with none of it’s traffic.
Locavore is one thing. Picked this second in the kitchen garden is another. That’s why you find eating at Dyades—where the crayfish are plucked from the on-site Moulde river, and your young leek in jelly appetizer arrives like a modern art installation—so bracingly refreshing.
Restaurants & Bars
//Dyades restaurant //- a cuisine that complements the incredible natural surroundings and the gentle rhythm of its passing seasons. Dishes are created over a number of weeks using the harvest from the vegetable garden at Domaine des Etangs.
// Monade // The promise of an exceptional gastronomic experience. Taylor-made menu for exceptional experience (dining-room up to 22 people). And many other enchanting places across the Domaine des Etangs, to make your stay unforgettable.
// Vegetable Garden // A table at the home of Dyades’ seasonal produce
// The Tree with a Thousand Trunks // An enchanting moment of stillness beneath the boughs of an ancient tree
// Farmhouses // A homely meal shared with loved ones
// The Barn // The joie de vivre of a rustic buffet
//Ponds // A serene picnic at the water’s edge
// Traditional Oven // An awakening of the senses at the heart of nature
// The Forest // Awakening of the senses and a feeling of increased closeness to nature.
Annual closure from December 17th 2017 to March 1st 2018.
Domaine des Etangs bar with a selection of local and international drinks.
The castle fumoir with a selection og the finest cognac and cigars.
A four and a half hour drive south of Paris, but just two from Bordeaux. Many guests arrive from Limoges, just a 50 minute drive away.