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Behind an unpretentiously looking gate on one of the country roads in Loury (France), the stunning grounds of Château du Coudreceau are hidden away, creating an intimate experience set away from the clamour of daily life.
Privacy and security of the guests is a high priority and, therefore, a thick line of trees surrounds the Château and round the clock security is in place.
The moment you are driven through those ancient woods, the stunning panoramic views begin to unfold.
“This is your new home for the duration of your stay. Please let us know of any wish you may have.” – we were warmly welcomed on our arrival with the glass of Champaign by Niall Carroll (General Manager) and Eanna Hassett (Director of Hospitality).
Monaco Life came to visit this 18th-Century family-owned historic estate on exclusive invitation from Jane Alexander, Managing Director of The Dovetail Agency, specialist Brand Communications agency based in London.
Château recently opened its grounds to the public and you can be one of few who will experience what this exceptional place has to offer. The entire estate, with its staff and amenities, can be hired for family gatherings, corporate retreats or high-level board meetings.
Château Château du Coudreceau dates back to 1775 during the rules of Louis XVI, and was initially developed for bee and silk worm cultivation. It went through a complete renovation in 2013, when the 14-hole golf course was curved out from the ancient woodlands to provide the beauty and challenge every golfer demands.
The layout of the golf course was personally designed by the estate owner and his son with the guidance from Hawtree Designs, The Arnold Palmer Design Company and Paul McGinley Designs.
Generous landing areas, beautifully carved fairways and superior bunkering creates very special world-class golfing experience, worthy of a champion. Before you attempt more complex tees that must carry many yards over the water, you can practise your swing at the indoor golf simulator located below the guest’s suites. There are few places like this in the world giving you the privacy for each game – meaning no tee times, restrictions or members.
In addition, a 20-minute helicopter trip can be arranged by the Chateau’s concierge, to visit Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, a suburb south-west of Paris, where 2018 Ryder Cup Matches were held.
Guests can experience an artistic ambience at seven lavishly designed guest suites in the Chateau. Décor was created with the tribute to the heritage, inspired by classic French artists. Fully air-conditioned rooms with the WiFi access are named: Vermeer, Lautrec, Toulouse, Monet, Degas, Matisse, Jacque and Charles. Any additional guests may stay in Château de la Chesnaye. a 12-bedroom guest house in the sister property.
Château du Coudreceau is fully equipped to satisfy the most refined of tastes. Enticing menus are created by the expert chefs to celebrate the culinary highlights of the region using only hand-selected organic produce.
There is wide choice of dining areas to select from. You can eat el fresco in the Jardin du Lac or at the Recorder’s Office Bar located beside the swimming pool, enjoy gentle morning breakfast at Country Kitchen or indulge in the Family Kitchen in the main building.
Château also invites you for special culinary extravaganza at breath-taking dining room, decorated with ornamented chandeliers, git edge mirrors and stunning flowers arrangements. In order to create extra-ordinary dining experience, Michelin-starred chefs can be brought in-house.
You can experience wine tasting worthy of a real connoisseur in 250-year old cellar located beneath the ground floor. Sit back, enjoy exquisite wines with all of your senses while listening to unique story carried by each bottle, presented by the wine expert.
Château du Coudreceau has plenty of lavishly designed launch areas where everyone can find their ideal spot to relax. You can grab a drink at the Golfers Lounge & Bar with the pool table or enter a games room with Sky TV and table tennis. There is well-equipped gym, fitness studio and indoor swing pool at your disposal. You can fully unwind with deeply relaxing in-house massages and spa treatments. There is also tremendously spacious art studio converted from an old barn where you can explore your creative aspirations.
Ideal location of Château du Coudreceau enables convenient access to all of the attraction of Paris including the best clubs, restaurants and shops. 24-hour concierge can arrange private helicopter charters or chauffeured transfers in the vehicle of your wish.
Château du Coudreceau can be easily accessed by private jet via Sait-Denis-de-l’Hôtel, private airfield just 15 minutes away, or it is only about an hour and a half drive away from Paris Orly Airport.
Give yourself this unforgettable experience and simply bask under the French sun, while enjoying stunning grounds of Château du Coudreceau.
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The third Edition of Top Marques Watches & Jewellery showcasing the industry’s most exclusive brands will open later this month at Monaco’s Hôtel Hermitage Monte Carlo.
The Principality’s only exhibition dedicated to Haute Horlogerie and Jewellery under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert will return to the historical Salle Belle Époque, from September 28 to 30.
Organised by the team behind the highly acclaimed Top Marques supercar show, held in Monaco each April, this event follows the same winning formula where all luxury items on display are for sale.
Manoj Bairstow, managing director of Top Marques Monaco, said: “We are really excited about this third edition of our watch and jewellery show, to which we hope many visitors will come to admire the wonderful brands in the beautiful setting of La Salle Belle Epoque."
Open to the public free of charge, it gives watch connoisseurs, sybarites or simply the inquisitive a rare opportunity to see collections from some of the world’s most exclusive watch and jewellery brands up close.
Highlights this year include watchmaker Geubel Forsey and its highly complicated timepieces with a price tag of more than €1 million and Maison DeWitt, a Swiss watchmaker, who recently made waves at the Hong Kong Watch fair with its diamond-encrusted Academia Collection.[caption id="attachment_21576" align="alignnone" width="960"] Franck Muller watch. Photo: Facebook Top Marques Monaco[/caption]
Franck Muller, this year celebrating its 25th anniversary, will also be present at the exhibition as well as Hesjy, one of the newest stars in the world of watch-making, founded earlier this year in Switzerland.
Meanwhile, the world of jewellery will be represented by some of its most creative and elegant contributors such as designers Elena Silvodaeva, Jasre, and HRH Jewels, all from Monaco, and Sandra Biloé Joaillerie Monte-Carlo, a new brand created in 2017 by French/Brazilian contemporary artist Sandra Biloé. The Monegasque jewellers will be joined by VAK Fine Jewels, bespoke designers based in the Indian city of Mumbai.[caption id="attachment_21579" align="alignnone" width="586"] Photo: Facebook Top Marques Monaco[/caption]
An invitation-only cocktail party will also be held in the historic venue on the evening of September 28th where guests will get the opportunity to participate in a fund-raising auction for Monaco Disease Power. The Monegasque association under the honorary presidency of Prince Albert supports the families of children with physical disabilities or mental illness. All proceeds of the auction will go towards the creation of a respite house for families in the Alpes de Haute Provence.
“We are hugely grateful to our partners La Societe des Bains de Mer, Monaco’s Direction du Tourisme et des Congres, Monegasque real estate Marzocco and Villa Sandi for their help and support in bringing this fantastic show to the Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo," Mr Bairstow commented.
As with previous editions of Top Marques Watches & Jewellery, the event will take place during the Monaco Yacht Show, the yachting industry’s most important annual show attracting more than 32,000 visitors each year.
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