Domaine des Etangs is an 11th-century castle in a remote region of France which was used as the “family playground” for years and years by the French billionaire, Didier Primat. Upon his death in 2008, his daughter, Garance, began to tirelessly work to restore and transform this estate into a luxurious hotel with a fine-dining restaurant and (soon to open) decadent spa in the estate’s old windmill.
The gardens are being brought back to their natural glory as an ode to Garance’s father, who loved the outdoors. Care was taken to make sure the original stonework and timber beams stayed exposed and intact. The hotel’s rooms are furnished in a combination of both contemporary pieces and family antiques leaving the chateau’s “bones” present throughout!