- Château de Primard is a well-preserved 18th-century Directoire-style house converted into a 40 room luxury boutique hotel on an estate spanning both sides of the Eure river, near Paris. This magnificent former estate of cinematic icon Catherine Deneuve offers a destination-worthy restaurant and the first Susanne Kaufmann spa in France.
- The estate’s gastronomic restaurant, under the direction of the celebrated chef Eric Frechon, makes extensive use of produce grown in the hotel’s own gardens, and the bistro, on a terrace surrounded by fruit trees, presents a slightly more casual aspect of the same vision.
- Leisure offerings include a heated outdoor pool, ample opportunity for walking and hiking, horseback riding, and the highly regarded Robert Hersant golf course.
- While the Jack Wirtz-manicured grounds (who’s previously pruned the Tuileries’ Jardin du Carrousel) – fit to an Ancien Régime template – remain as timelessly vie-en-rose as ever, encompassing an arboretum, kitchen garden, orchard, some resident highland cows and a garden with more than 250 types of roses.
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We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Domaine de Primard, the elegance of an 18th century residence for a rare experience in a unique place. In Primard, the hectic pace of everyday life fades away, time slows down and everyone finally gets to enjoy life, the real thing. More than a destination, Primard is a world in itself. It is a journey, a home, a retreat, a refuge. Headed by three-starred chef Éric Frechon, the cuisine at Domaine de Primard promises an exceptional culinary experience “from farm to table”. The cuisine exalts the authentic country atmosphere of the venue, in three different ways and in three different places, for a unique experience each time.
Primard is the ideal place to unwind and pamper. The park offers a variety of physical activities and has a heated swimming pool open from April to October. A sports hall and a coaching room complete the sports offer. A 450 m2 spa welcomes you every day. It has a sauna, steam room and hot and cold jacuzzis. The treatments and massages are based on the protocols of the Susanne Kaufmann natural range. The park of Primard exerts a natural fascination on every visitor. Its exceptional location on the banks of the Eure is unique. The outstanding design by Jacques Wirtz over 35 years ago further enhances the magic of the place.
In Primard, the hectic pace of everyday life fades away, time slows down and everyone finally gets to enjoy life, the real thing. More than a destination, Primard is a world in itself. It is a journey, a home, a retreat, a refuge. The hotel offers 40 rooms including 9 suites.
At Primard, the culinary treats are masterminded by the multi-starred Chef Éric Frechon and executed by Chef Yann Meinsel. The cuisine exalts the authentic country atmosphere of the venue, in three different ways and in three different places, for a unique experience each time. The cuisine at Domaine de Primard is linked to the seasons and comes from the best local producers in an eco-responsible approach. The fruits and vegetables come in part from our organic vegetable garden.
There are three eateries, each masterminded by lauded chef Éric Fréchon and overseen by chef Yann Meinsel. Mirror-lined Églantine in the Maison du Verger overlooks the rose garden and orchard. Cuisine is steeped in nature – with many ingredients coming from the potager – and is informed by the Île-de-France and Normandy regions the hotel’s domain straddles. Octave bistro is set in the orchard and has a terrace overhung with apple and cherry trees. It’s Anglo-Norman in style with wood panelling and exposed brick, and dining is a more casual, simpler affair here, but no less elegant. The Château’s Kitchen is an antique dining space in Maison sur l’Eure, where tables are set around a period fireplace and the chef works at a huge Cornue stove. This is a more intimate experience for two to 12 guests, where you’ll have a personalised menu and can watch the chefs fire up each dish.
On the ground floor of the Maison sur L’Eure, there’s a cosy duck-egg-blue bar with velvet-upholstered seats and a wooden counter, plus terrace seating overlooking the river. Here barkeeps will mix you a chic cocktail or you can try wine from the hotel’s Domaine de Fontenille vineyard and different vintages of Veuve Clicquot. Those abstaining can enjoy a fresh fruit juice or fragrant tea with floral views in the roseraie’s greenhouse, and there’s more of the sparkling stuff served at a guinguette on a wooden deck over the river – a prime spot for sundowners with live music.
Located on the site of the old woodshed, the 450m2 spa is built on two floors. On the ground floor, along the orchard, the wet area houses a sauna, hammam and hot and cold jacuzzies. On the first floor you will find 4 massage rooms (one of them double), a coaching and a fitness room equipped with WaterRower materials. The treatments and massages follow the protocols developed by Susanne Kaufmann in the Austrian Alps. Passionate about the benefits of plants, Susanne Kaufmann is directly inspired by the surrounding nature and combines plants from the mountains, forests and plains of her region with state-of-the-art active ingredients. Its cosmetics are thus created from precious natural essences, oils and pure, unprocessed substances. The percentage of active plant ingredients is particularly high in the formulas and energy-rich oils are used as carriers. All these ingredients have been specially selected for their targeted action and their perfect bio- compatibility for immediate and visible effects. Susanne Kaufmann cosmetics are also known for their ultra comfortable and pleasant texture with systematically dermatologically tested formulas and non-allergenic natural fragrances. All these qualities make it one of the most internationally recognised brands in natural organic skincare. The heated 18-metre pool – open from April to October – is set in a pretty and peaceful part of the grounds, sheltered by trim topiary, by the right wing of the main house.
The park offers a wide range of physical activities: walks and runs along the paths of the Domaine, canoe on the Eure, fishing, horse riding, golf on the magnificent Robert Hersant course… The heated swimming pool is open from April to October. A gym equipped with wooden WaterRower material with water resistance as well as a coaching room are also available. For book or meditation lovers, various wooden decks have been installed on the banks of the river and the pond. They allow you to hide from the world and fully enjoy the soothing presence of water. Around the Domaine, many cultural or natural sites can be easily visited: the Eure valley around Pacy sur Eure, the magnificent Renaissance Château of Anet, the Rambouillet forest, Vernon, the Château la Roche-Guyon and of course, Claude Monet’s famous gardens at Giverny.