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The Auberge Collection Welcomes a 13th Century French Chateau

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The Auberge Collection, a small collection of 25 luxury hotels and resorts around the globe, has added a dreamy 13th-century French chateau to its growing list of properties.

Just before the peak summer season, the Domaine des Etangs hotel officially joins The Auberge Collection as its second European property, bringing the utmost in luxury to the French countryside.

Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway from Paris or an incredible stop along France’s beloved wine regions, here are the details on this property and how you can book your stay.

Domaine des Etangs

Located in the town of Massignac in western France, Domaine des Etangs sits atop 2,500 acres of rolling hills in the French countryside.

The hotel does a wonderful job of preserving the original grounds of the stone chateau, which was built more than 700 years ago. The Moulin des Etangs, a mill in its former life, is now the hotel’s wellness center outfitted with thermal baths, heated pools, steam rooms, and 5 treatment suites.

Outside of the spa and sanctuary, you’ll find an indoor-outdoor gym, a floating tennis court, numerous trails, and boats that you can take out onto the pond.

Wellness Center Domaine des Etangs
Image Credit: Auberge Collection

The Domaine des Etangs manages to feel expansive yet intimate, with just 7 rooms & suites in the chateau, 4 multi-story suites in the estate’s previous stables, and 6 cottages offering a residential feel sprawled across the property grounds. You can request Domaine’s electric vehicles to pick you up at any time, or rent one of the property’s bikes.

Domaine des Etangs Room
Image Credit: Auberge Collection

Besides the focus on wellness and luxurious rooms and suites, “Domaine des Etangs offers the chance to slow down, to reconnect with nature, loved ones, and the self in an environment of abundant space.” Dyades, the chateau’s main restaurant, takes a farm-to-table approach with dining with seasonal produce picked from the 21,000 square foot gardens.

Domaine des Etangs Dining
Image Credit: Auberge Collection

To celebrate the reopening as an Auberge Collection hotel, Domaine des Etangs is offering a limited-time promotion where you can get 1 night free when booking 3 or more nights by emailing or booking online.

Despite not being a part of a major hotel chain, the Domaine des Etangs also happens to participate in the Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) program — which partners with World of Hyatt. By booking the Domaine des Etangs directly through Hyatt, you can receive space-available benefits like complimentary continental breakfast for two, free Wi-Fi, early check-in, late checkout, and a room upgrade.

Hot Tip: Unfortunately, it looks like award availability is slim to none at this property. Nonetheless, booking this property through Hyatt counts toward your elite night credit earnings toward your World of Hyatt elite status

Final Thoughts

The Auberge Collection boasts “one-of-a-kind experiences in extraordinary destinations,” with resorts in premier travel destinations, from Napa Valley to Los Cabos to now, Massignac, France. Over the next couple of years, the Auberge Collection plans to debut resorts in Florence, Italy; Fort Worth, Texas; Kiawah River, South Carolina; Miami; and San Francisco.

Owned by The Friedkin Group, Auberge Collection properties aren’t part of any major hotel chain. But as noted above, the Domaine des Etangs participates in the SLH program, which means that you could earn Hyatt points, elite night credits, and special perks by booking directly through Hyatt.

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About Stella Shon

With a degree in media and journalism, Stella has been in the points and miles game for more than 6 years. She most recently worked as a Corporate Communications Analyst for JetBlue. Find her work in The New York Times, USA Today, and more.


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