- Journey back to the golden age of romance in Domaine des Etangs – a meticulously restored country retreat. With its elegant turrets, sweeping grounds and magical setting between forest and lake, it’s a château fit for royalty.
- Honey-stone chateau with bedrooms in the main property and separate farm cottages.
- Luxury wellness space with treatments available for the entire family.
- Michelin star restaurant with dishes inspired by ingredients grown on site.
- Paddle a rowing boat on the water, cycle through the estate or simply sit back and savour the tranquil surrounds.
- Outdoors, you’ll find yourself in a storybook landscape of waterways and woodland. As you stroll, look out for wildlife – from herons and otters to deer and Limousin cows.
- Amongst the hotel’s complementary extras (yoga, pilates, wine tasting, cycling), you can learn about the history of the château and tour the estate spotting wildlife with keeper Jean-François Magnan.
- There’s a hammam and indoor hydrotherapy pool, the latter open 24 hours, an outdoor heated pool, a floating tennis court, an all wood children’s adventure playground, an art gallery for exhibitions, paintings by Picasso and Matisse in the salons, pianos to play and telescopes and maps for studying the night sky.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
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.
Escape from it all aboard one of the Domaine’s rowing boats and soak up the magical surroundings. Boots and life jackets available at the front desk.
The Domaine gardener will be your guide as you enjoy the colours and fragrances of our 2,000-square metre spiral vegetable garden. You will discover all the flavors and scents of aromatic plants during a blind tasting.
Year-round, our passionate team will be delighted to take you on a tour of our farm, offering you an opportunity to enjoy rare, privileged moments with our Limousine cows: baths, brushing, shaving, etc. for agricultural fairs and competitions, or, if you’re particularly lucky, the birth of calves from late September to late May. A real behind-the-scenes look at our cattle farm and its herd of 800 cows.
Learn more about the history of this castle, built in the 11th century by the knights of Chasteignier de la Roche-Posay and their families, as well as the 2,500 hectares of land that make up the estate.
Our forest rangers will be delighted to help you explore Domaine des Etangs and discover its surprising fauna and flora. They can also suggest seasonal activities, including observing game animals in their habitat, listening to the stag roar, and gathering mushrooms in the woods. A voyage of the senses for children and adults alike over the 2,500 acres of the Domaine.
At a walk, a trot or a gallop, experience the amazing breadth of Domaine des Etangs through these unique excursions. Depending on the riders’ level, they may tackle paths or roads.
What could be more natural, at Domaine des Etangs, than taking a no-kill fishing lesson on one of our ponds? To maintain the delicate natural balance of the estate, the fish caught will be tossed back alive. Pike, carp, pike-perch, perch and roach swim the waters of Domaine des Etangs.
Explore Domaine des Etangs from a different angle. The vastness and majesty of the place as seen from the sky will make your stay even more incredible. An instructor will be with you to ensure you can enjoy this thrilling and memorable experience. What could be more amazing than arriving at the Domaine from the sky.
Experience the thrill of having a bird of prey perched on your arm! Domaine des Etangs invites you to learn about this ancestral art with a falconry class.
Come play a match of tennis on our floating court, with instructors who will share their love for the sport while improving your game.
Learn to play the “king of games”. The artfully designed strategy game provides a real intellectual challenge.
Whether you’re after dirt paths or paved roads, Domaine des Etangs offers a wide range of possibilities for bicycle rides.
1,000 hectares of possibilities for strolling forest paths amid ponds and meadows. A waymarked path of 11 Km all around the Domaine will allow your to admire the majesty of this place.
Domaine des Etangs is not an abode for adults alone. It is a heaven for families. A place to nurture childhood laughter and imagination. A place that makes memories. Our youngest guests will enjoy the playground specially designed for them, and the fun, creative & educational workshops. They arc up on a swing to conquer the heavens. They explore the universe discovering distant lands and richness of surrounding Nature.
During your stay at Domaine des Etangs, you can enjoy the exceptional Golf de la Prèze with its 18-hole course.
Benefit from advice from a professional photographer to guide you as you experiment with different photographic techniques throughout the 1,000 hectares of Domaine des Etangs.
La Laiterie is a new exhibition space dedicated to the encounters between Art and Nature.Art is a universal language. It weaves threads between the rational and the irrational, the visible and the invisible.
Located on each side of La Laiterie, two mezzanines host two spaces to read, learn or work. They interact over the central exhibition space, look at each other and complement each other. On the left is the library of the Past housing works before 1920 and on the right is the library of the Future, housing books from 1920 to the present day.
There is plenty to inspire artists at the Domaine, from 100-year-old oaks to ephemeral roses and from dragonflies skimming the surface of the water to the migration of wild geese.
Taste some of the best wines and champagnes in an introduction to oenology class taught by our sommelier.
Set in the heart of the Charente, 2 hours from Bordeaux, the Domaine des Etangs ranges over 2,500 acres of protected Nature, spread across forests, grassland and ponds. It is a place of Life where one can enjoy one of the seven suites in the 11th century Château, in the Longère which contains the four seasons, or in one of the six farmhouse cottages scattered across the Domaine. It is a haven of Life where the hands of men have created a world of harmony. A world in which a balanced Nature helps you refocus. Take the time to stroll through the spiral-shaped vegetable garden, to admire the vegetables which today or tomorrow will adorn your plate in Dyades, the Michelin-star restaurant of the Domaine. Indulge in the soothing treatments provided by Le Moulin des Etangs, the reconnection and wellness centre.
Listen to the lightest of children’s laughs throughout Domaine des Enfants and rekindle your childhood spirit as you contemplate the works of art on display in La Laiterie. It is a timeless place where every cycle, every moment is content with following that of the seasons and of Nature. Although each stone, each roof has been carefully restored according to tradition, the great variety of the contemporary works of art dotting it endows the Domaine with a sense of in-between: a quiet and peaceful place which brings together yesterday and tomorrow in an everlasting present.
The Château offers seven very large rooms and suites (from 36 sqm to 147 sqm), ideal for families. “Venus”, “Jupiter”, “Saturn”…each one bears the name of a planet and displays a personalized decoration, characterized by a blending of classical and contemporary styles. The light stone walls are in perfect harmony with the oak beams and modern furnishings.
Each of the Superior Rooms has its own identity and reveals an exceptional decoration. These majestic rooms of 269 sqf, inspired by the nineteenth century immerse you in a cozy and refined atmosphere. Diverse and valuable marble with enchanting names such as Emperador Brown or Red Napoleon dress the bathrooms.
Venus is the largest and cosiest of our suites. A place that nurtures love and beauty.Its vast lounge area, decorated in coppery tones, signifies the beginning of a romantic journey on which you will embark. The bedroom is bathed in light streaming in from the windows and from the extraordinary ‘Wall of water’ photographic composition by Dieter Appelt.The bright, spacious bathroom has two windows that open onto its natural surroundings. Here, the journey continues with a trip into space through Thomas Demand’s Constellation, 2000.
The Sun is both colour and light; the only star that shines in the blue sky of day.In the spacious lounge of this suite, you will find the two brushed brass discs of Laurent Grasso’s Soleil Double, which contrast with a neighbouring neon sphere by Michael Anastassiades.Through the doorway, the bathroom bathes in the light from a window that opens onto the park. Like a small haven of coolness in the early rays of dawn.
This is the kingdom of dark and light, bathed in blue and silver, designed to let you dream and lose yourself in the natural rhythm of time.In the entrance hall, reflections of bright light from the Massimiliano Locatelli table interact with the shimmering sofa.
It’s a quiet and gentle room, nestled at the base of a tower, on the banks of the Château’s pond.
A sense of silence and retreat presides over this peaceful room, housed in one of the Château’s towers.
Warm and bathed in shades of plum and bourgundy, the Mars room is a choice that the god of springtime and youth saves for those who are bold enough. This is a place for you to sleep or live your passions.
Soft green, powder pink and gold, these are the dominant colours here. Vivid and serene like the gleam of an apple tree in bloom, the atmosphere in this room induces a sense of renewal and embarks one on an endless journey.
This suite features an abundance of white and gold light, which is emblematic of the Sun’s brightness during the summertime, when nights are short and evenings are long.
The various shades of purple and beige which dominate the interior of this suite draw their inspiration from the vivid and blossoming colours found in nature.
The Hiver suite is shrouded in shades of silver, white and blue, evoking the silence and peace of its sleepy natural surroundings.
Bathed in sunshine, Pégase seems to carry all the world’s hopes of beauty on its wings. It is crossed by a huge wooden archway runs through it that at first glance appears to divide it yet simply creates an invisible barrier between the hall and lounge.The Pégase farmhouse covers 273 m² and has five bedrooms, including three on the ground floor: Etoile and Comète (adjoining) and Galaxie.
The Farmhouse Cottages
You may come across one of our farmhouse cottages during one of your strolls. They are located here and there, between two ponds, hidden in a verdant hollow, or sitting in a meadow which stretches out towards the horizon. There are six in total.
This 164 m² farmhouse borders a pond on the west side of the Domaine and offers a wonderful viewpoint and exceptional quiet.It includes one downstairs bedroom (Galaxie) and two more rooms upstairs (Etoile and Comète).
Cassiopée stands at the heart of the Domaine, stretching over 221 m², with two upstairs bedrooms: Univers and Astéroïde.
This stately farmhouse spans 393 m² and offers a wonderful view of the surrounding nature and ponds. Its five rooms can accommodate a total of 10 guests.At the end of the vast entrance hall, you will come across a fountain which is reminiscent of Roman baths. The combination of wood, glass and stone creates an unprecedented experience in warm surroundings. The large bay windows open onto a view which invites guest to dream and rest.
Centaure offers 144 m² of living space and features a distinctive, well-lit lounge with light colours in a mix of sand and driftwood. The refined surroundings inspire both relaxation and conviviality. A hint of contemporary design adds just the right touch to the room without ever downplaying its authenticity.
Licorne is the perfect place for a couple, just a stone’s throw from the Château. The 106 m² farmhouse affords a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside.It features a large bedroom and can welcome two guests. The spacious lounge draws one in right from the entrance. The warm, handcrafted decor encourages the mind to wander straightaway.
Each dining experience at Domaine des Etangs draws on its individual setting and offers a unique experience. Dyades is the main restaurant, however, the Domaine offers a wide variety of locations and gourmet experiences to enjoy the creative cuisine of Michelin-star Chef Loïc Lecoin. The farmhouses have their own “doorstep” service. There is Monade, the Château’s dining room, which can be booked for private functions. The fields and the woods offer an al fresco experience, as do our barbecue options… Different combinations for each location and each mood.
For the hosts of the Domain, taking a seat at one of the tables at Dyades marks the beginning of a journey on which you embark without ever leaving; a journey in which new experiences will come to you.The restaurant is inspired by the dyad, the marriage of two complementary ideas and principles. It is also the name of the starred restaurant at Domaine des Etangs.
Situated within the Château, Monade is a private restaurant, open for Domaine host only, from Monday (dinner) to Tuesday (dinner). Monade offer personalised menus on request, and a culinary experience which reflects the very best of French cuisine. A truly unique experience, during which a group of guests are treated to exceptional dishes.
There’s a hammam and indoor hydrotherapy pool, the latter open 24 hours, an outdoor heated pool, a floating tennis court, a spiral-shaped potager bursting with produce for the Michelin-starred restaurant, unconventional ornamental gardens designed by Chantal Lejard that are interspersed with sculptures by the likes of Richard Long, heavenly treatments in an old walnut oil mill, an all wood children’s adventure playground, an art gallery for exhibitions, paintings by Picasso and Matisse in the salons, pianos to play and telescopes and maps for studying the night sky.
Le Moulin des Etangs, the well-being Center offers 5 treatments rooms in harmony with the seasons and the elements. Our treatments and protocols are directly inspired by the surrounding Nature. Thermal baths located in the basement of the Château provide a complete thermal experience, which includes time in the indoor pool, steam rooms and the frigidarium. Oudoor pool: heated pool (open from May to September). Fitness Center in a unique setting, bathed in natural light and surrounded by luxurious plants.
Luxuriate in the Domaine des Etangs heated outdoor pool from May to September to enjoy a peaceful break near the Château.
Domaine des Etangs has a gym complete with high-end cardio and weight training machines.Enjoy your workout in a unique setting bathed in light and surrounded by luxuriant plants.
There’s an indoor pool hiding downstairs in the basement with a wall of sliding doors that open onto the gardens and the main lake where a large outdoor pool and tennis courts hang over the water, looking out to a picturesque stone watermill.
There’s also a fabulous spa, which comes with its very own rituals and products, tailor-made for the domain. The facial alone, unarguably the best we’ve had in our long history of massage-testing, will send you off into nirvana.