Last Sunday Charlotte received a call from a dear friend, one of those ladies who is always in the ‘know.’ Slim is the epitome jetset. Anyway, she had news for Charlotte and stated: “I have discovered a most fabulous hotel, a fairytale French retreat that has the Carltons ‘uniqueness’ stamp all over it, and you must come at once to see this charming property.”
Slim, marvelous call on … Le Domaine des Etangs is an 11th-century French chateau set on 2,000 acres of woodland, which recently opened under the ownership of Didier Primat’s daughter, Garance, as a freshly unique luxury hotel.
Le Domaine des Etangs is a meticulously restored country retreat with sweeping grounds and magical setting between forest and lake.
The interior is contemporary with a rustic, French county design. The exclusive bedrooms have exposed beams, stone fireplaces plus all the modern amenities one comes to expect in a luxury retreat.
In today’s world of corporate luxury hotel chains, discovering a place like Le Domaine des Etangs with its rich and romantic history is what makes traveling those unique paths all the more rewarding.
need to Know
- Hotel and luxury farm cottages offer 29 rooms
- Member of Small Leading Hotels
- Horseback riding
- Free airport shuttle (60km is closest airport)
- Wedding services
- Wine experiences
- Children are welcome