Set in the heart of the Loire Valley in Luynes, the Domaine de Beauvois is housed in a Touraine manor house on 99 acres of parkland, facing the beautiful Lake Briffaut. Featured on our new French Elegance Luxury Gold itinerary, this Signature Hotel dates back to the 16th century and was originally an impressive seigneurial lodging house with big round towers that still stand today. In 1619, the Duke Charles Albert de Luynes, a great falconer and a favourite of King Louis XIII acquired the manor and made it a part of the Duchy of Luynes. According to local lore, King Louis XIII liked coming to hunt the waterfowl, which populated Lake Briffaut at the time.
The luxury hotel features 35 rooms and one suite, drawing rooms, two small Louis XIII and Louis XV dining rooms and a fine cellar carved out of the stone. The on-site restaurant, Le Louis 13, will delight the epicurean-oriented guests. Featuring three intimate dining rooms, Chef Régis Guilpain utilizes the freshest of seasonal ingredients available in the Loire Valley region, constantly mixing flavours and textures. Diners will savour some of his signature dishes including a foie gras stuffed with traditional marinated pears and toasted cereals bread, sweetbreads and kidneys veal cooked as a traditional Beuchelle à la Tourangelle, and Façon Tatin sur crème brûlée with salted butter and shortbread, Granny Smith jerry and caramel ice cream.
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