At the Domaine des Etangs, everything is imbued with a sense of balance. This quest compels us to always strive for the best—not necessarily the most—in each place, season and moment.
Whether you want to rest, reconnect, push yourself, or even just enjoy the sunny weather, you are sure to find what you are looking for at the Domaine des Etangs.
(€) = Activities available at an additionnal cost, rate upon request.
Guided Discovery Activities
(€) Discovery of the fauna and flora:
Our forest wardens will be delighted to help you explore the Domaine des Etangs and discover its surprising fauna and flora. They can also suggest seasonal activities, including observing game animals, listening to the stag roar, or gathering mushrooms in the woods. A voyage of the senses for young and old alike over the 2,500 acres of the Domaine.
(€) Discovery of the history of the Domaine des Etangs:
Learn more about the history of this castle, built in the 13th century by the knights of Chasteignier de la Roche-Posay and their families, as well as the 2,500 hectares of land that make up the estate.
(€) Guided tour of the farm:
Our dedicated team will be delighted to take you on a tour of our farm, offering you an opportunity to share rare and privileged moments with our Limousin cattle.
A real behind-the-scenes look at our cattle farm and its herd of 350 cows.
Available upon booking in advance.
(€) Discovery of the organic vegetable garden:
The Domaine gardener will be your guide as you enjoy the colours and fragrances of our 2,000-m² spiral-shaped vegetable garden. You will discover all the flavours and scents of aromatic plants during a blind tasting.
(€) Boat tour on the ponds:
Escape from it all aboard one of the Domaine’s rowing boats and soak up the magical surroundings. Boots and life jackets available at the front desk.
At the Domaine des Etangs, what could be more natural than to take a no-kill fishing lesson on one of our ponds?
To maintain the delicate natural balance of the estate, the fish caught are tossed back alive. Pike, carp, pike-perch, perch and roach swim the waters of the Domaine des Etangs.
Available from mid-April to end of september.
Board games, billiards and table football: In the Castle's Attic there is a large games room where all generations can explore through old travel trunks and find games, puppets and disguises, play a lively game of table football or test their dexterity on the billiard table.
Reading in the library: The cosy Library in the Castle offers books for all age groups. Turn the pages of the children's books, the comic book collections, novels, poems, stories and other beautiful books. For a soothing activity in a blue cocoon.
Chess: Combine relaxation and reflection by playing a game of chess on our giant outdoor chess board.
Hiking: 2,500 acres of possibilities for strolling forest paths amid ponds and vast meadows.
A waymarked 11-km path all around the Domaine will allow you to soak in the splendour of this place.
(€) Bike rides: Bicycles are available for hire. Whether you are fond of dirt paths or paved roads, the Domaine des Etangs offers a wide range of possibilities for bicycle rides.
(€) Boat tour on the ponds: Escape from it all aboard one of the Domaine’s rowing boats and soak up the magical surroundings. Boots and life jackets available at the front desk. We do recommend to book your rowboat rental in advance.
Floating Tennis court: Come play on our floating tennis court, for the thrill of a game in a unique setting.
Activities available outside the Domaine :
Walking, trotting or galloping, experience the amazing expanse of the Domaine des Etangs through these unique excursions. Depending on the riders’ level, they may tackle the roads or paths of the Domaine.
On request at the reception, according to availabilities.
Treetop adventure park:
Located 2km from the Domaine, this treetop adventure park will entertain young and old alike.
Golf de la Prèze:
During your stay at the Domaine des Etangs, enjoy the exceptional Golf de la Prèze with its 18-hole course.
The Thermal baths:
Located in the basement of the Château, the Thermal Baths include an indoor pool, steam rooms and a frigidarium.
The Domaine des Etangs has a gym complete with high-end cardio and weight training equipment.
Enjoy a workout in a unique setting bathed in light and surrounded by lush vegetation.
Relax in the Domaine des Etangs heated outdoor pool from June to September and enjoy a peaceful break next to the Château and the ponds.
(€) Wellness at Moulin des Etangs:
Moulin des Etangs is a wellness centre that offers custom-designed protocols and unique treatments to be enjoyed on your own or with your loved ones.
Details and prices of the treatments available from the spa menu of Moulin des Etangs.
Adults and children from 2.
Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 7pm. Upon booking.
(€) Art exhibition at La Laiterie:
La Laiterie is a new exhibition space dedicated to encounters between Art and Nature.
Art is a universal language. It weaves threads between the rational and the irrational, the visible and the invisible. It is a true starry union and reunion.
Because we must never forget that we are all united by Life.
Discovery of the libraries of La Laiterie:
Located on each side of La Laiterie, two mezzanines host two spaces in which to read, learn or work. They interact over the central exhibition space, facing and complementing one another. On the left, the library of the Past, housing works predating 1920 and, on the right, the library of the Future, housing books from 1920 onwards. Open to all visitors upon reservation, from Wednesday to Sunday (public holidays included), from 2pm to 6pm. Up to 15 people simultaneously.
Exhibition space open from mid-May to early January upon reservation, from Wednesday to Sunday, between 2pm and 6pm (public holidays included).
Up to 15 simultaneously.
(€) Wine tasting:
Sample some of the best wines and champagnes served by our sommelier in a friendly atmosphere.
Available upon reservation.
(€) Picnic by a pond:
The serene enjoyment of a picnic along the water. For a tasting at the heart of the Nature of the Domaine, the chef invites you to discover a delicious gourmet picnic, which can also cater to small appetites, in the form of packed snacks.
(€) A meal in a Farmhouse Cottage:
A friendly meal shared with your loved ones in one of the six Farmhouse Cottages of the Domaine des Etangs.
These unique moments give meaning to the meals we savour.
The Domaine of Children
The Domaine of Children: The Domaine is not the preserve of adults.
It has been designed for families, to welcome the laughter and games of childhood and create memories.
Fun in the children’s playground, entertaining and educational workshops or creative activities… Children play.
Exploring the sky, discovering remote lands and the richness of the surrounding Nature: the Domaine des Etangs® is also the Domaine of Children.
The children’s Play area is located between the château and the vegetable garden. This area boasts 3 inground trampolines, a 15-metre zipline, a spider web climber, a wooden hut with no slide, another with a slide, a ping-pong table, a merry-go-round, 2 frames with spinner swings, a frame with 2 flat swings, a frame with a bucket swing, a giant chess board, a “life-size” draughts board and a “rabbit” climbing totem.
A babysitter service is also available at an additional cost upon reservation.