Initially intended for visitors to the Domain, the hotel also seeks to be its ambassador. Designed to be both a part and a whole, it aims to attract lovers of creation on its own account, whether in terms of architecture, garden, design, gastronomy, art or thought.
A hotel with an elegantly fertile imagination
Grown in its own garden, Le Bois des Chambres cultivates a spirit of across-the-board creation. A place for new encounters and true relaxation in the heart of nature, where inventiveness comes in every form: in terms of its guests’ comfort, the services on offer and respect of the environment alike. All year round, in echo of the art that makes its home in the Domain, the hotel hosts works by such well-known artists as Quayola, Luzia Simons, Stéphane Guiran, Bob Verschueren and Juan San Juan Rebollar. In the serene atmosphere created by the decorator Isabelle Allégret’s expert choices, floral designer Clarisse Béraud’s compositions work wonders. Located on a former farm, the establishment provides spaces for living in and creating in. 20 rooms from 30 to 38 m2 with gardens, and 19 others from 22 to 31 m2, are ideal for loving couples, families and groups of friends alike. Prices vary depending on season: from 190 to 290 euros a night from April to October and from 120 to 220 euros the rest of the year. Also designed with businesspeople in mind, Le Bois des Chambres hosts seminars, with the former farmhouse’s restored buildings as venues for meetings and conferences. A special price list applies in such cases.
A restaurant serving creative gourmet cuisine
Located on the site of the former farmhouse itself, the restaurant welcomes lovers of authentic fine dining in an altogether atypical architectural and decorative setting. Drawing inspiration from the turrets of Renaissance châteaux and farmers’ haystacks, a huge thatch flower houses a series of areas opening onto the terrace in front of the pond, the farmyard or simply the landscape as a whole. In keeping with the sophistication celebrated over the centuries by the Domain’s illustrious owners, the interior decoration is based on an ongoing dialogue with the amazing roof frame, which the architects have left visible and transformed into nothing less than a deep-blue night sky pierced by a myriad white arrows like so many comets chasing each other through the heavens. Tables are harmoniously arranged around the rotisserie and lit like so many intimate and tastefully decorated stage sets. The dishes on the menu are the result of creativity put to the service of a truly astonishing and invigorating cuisine. Prioritising the Domain’s own products and those of the Region’s terroirs, they do their all to delight the taste buds while respecting environmental ethics. Indulgence and joy are the virtues cultivated and honoured here. Meats and wines alike are selected from among regional products.
A centre ideal for open, transdisciplinary encounters
Thanks to the rehabilitation of two large buildings, Le Bois des Chambres can also host artistic and intellectual events. Activities open to all comers will be regularly organised alongside business seminars. Hence, to mark the International Garden Festival’s 30th birthday and the Art Season’s 15th birthday, we’ll be seeing the launch of the “Conversations sous l’arbre” (Conversations under the Trees) programme, encounters between the public and actors involved in nature and its preservation. Turned into a venue for reflection and discussion for the occasion, Le Bois des Chambres will be welcoming well-known names from the cultural and scientific worlds to exchange on subjects connected with the Domain’s chosen areas of interest: heritage, gardens and contemporary art. Taking full advantage of the venue’s serene, warmly welcoming atmosphere, these encounters will be held with the aim of communicating knowledge and experiences. Authors, scientists, artists, philosophers and landscapers will come to present and share their visions of the world with participants.