If you have dreamed about being in a hunting lodge built in 1860, this is the place. The winding path through the forest leads to a beautiful ivy covered mansion with a magnificent dining patio. There is a pond complete with swans. You might think you are on a movie set.
We had been here before and I had wonderful memories of the place. It has been refurbished to be even more spectacular. When the woman at reception heard we had stayed here previously, she told us of all the changes that had been made including the complete overhaul of the manor house which looks quite lovely. We stayed on the top floor of the main building up a pretty winding staircase with stained glass windows. Our room was small but beautifully furnished, light, airy and charming.
We had the tasting menu dinner which was wonderful and elegantly served. Breakfast on the sunny patio is absolutely charming. The manager of the hotel, Eric Hertz, came to our table when he heard we had been here many years ago. He has done a terrific job with this property. I didn't think there was any way it could be improved from our previous stay, but they have found a way to do just that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the wine road and at the heart of Loire castles in the midst of greenery, the Domaine des Hauts de Loire welcomes nature lovers that dream of retiring in a haven where a cosy and warm atmosphere dominates. A four star establishment, this Relais & Chateaux has become a true institution of French tourism. The Domaine des Hauts de Loire’s restaurant welcomes you around a prestigious table. The Chef Remy Giraud, 2 Michelin Stars, offers a new menu several times a year in line with the seasons and in accordance with the region. “L’Art Des Mets” cooking school In his school, Chef Remy Giraud dreams of initiating students to the fulfillment of a recipe or a preparation technique, so many opportunities to discover the characteristics of a product, its gustative qualities and the pairings that can be made with it. On Wednesdays and Fridays, the Chef passes on his know-how through private classes (1 to 2 people) or in groups (3 to 8 people). Each student discovers a recipe, prepares it under the Chef’s supervision to finally taste his own hard work. Sunday is kept for sweet pleasures with the hearty classes of Pastry Chef Cedric Noel. Once a month, the kitchen is left to the young future pastry chefs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Domaine Des Hauts De Loire Hotel Onzain