Domaine de Primard – sleep in a French manoir like a movie star

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  • 40 rooms
  • Double rooms from €280.
  • Most of the rooms can add an extra bed or a cot for a child
  • Children will love seeing all the animals in the estate
  • The pool is open to all
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool open from April to October
  • Spa with jacuzzy and treatment rooms
  • Gym
  • Gastronomic restaurant and a more simple bistro
  • One hour from Paris by car
  • Nearest train station is Bueil
  • Also 50 min from London heliprot, if you have that kind of money=

Domaine de Primard is a new hotel by the Domaines de Fontenille ((Le Domaine de Fontenille in the Luberon, Les Bords de Mer in Marseille, Les Hortensias du Lac and 70 hectares in Hossegor or their hotels in Menorca…) is the star of the crown as it’s their first five stars hotel.

Guess who used to own le Domaine de Primard?

The Domaine de Primard is actually a famous French movie star’s former house. It’s in the heart of the Eure valley, just one hour from Paris. A noble house in Directoire style, surrounded by moats and 40 hectares of garden, with farmhouse, rose garden, vegetable garden, greenhouse and animal farm…

The 40 rooms have been designed by the owners themselves and as they say, it means that it’s not polished but, as they have great taste, it’s beautiful. They mix pastel shades, period paneling, oak parquet floors and old fireplaces.

Many of the rooms have breathtaking view of the estate with splendid gardens imagined more than thirty years ago by Jacques Wirtz – landscape designer behind the Carrousel and Tuileries gardens.

Spa, nature, animals, nooks to read – all you need to relax at Domaine de Primard

The gourmet restaurant and bistro are both overseen by the multi-starred Chef Eric Frechon.

The Susanne Kaufmann spa is spread over more than 450m2 on two levels. On the ground floor, along the orchard, the wetland houses a sauna, hammam and hot and cold jacuzzis. Upstairs, 4 massage rooms adjoin a coaching room and a gym equipped with WaterRower equipment. The treatments and massages follow the protocols developed by Susanne Kaufmann in the heart of the Austrian Alps.

Primard is also home to endemic wildlife as well as domestic and wild animals living in peace, which should please children. The meadows of the Domaine are the playground for Highland cows and horses, but also for a family of small black Ouessant sheep.

Sounds delightful, doesn’t it? I’m sure you’ll agree with me that it’s one to put on our bucket list.

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