Domaine de Beauvois
Grandes Etapes Francaises
Open All Year... The Domaine de Beauvois is 16th and 17th century Manor House is surrounded by 350 acres of wooded parkland, standing on the western outskirts of Tours, overlooking the Briffaut lake.
The Domaine de Beauvois is 16th and 17th century Manor House is surrounded by 350 acres of wooded parkland, standing on the western outskirts of Tours, overlooking the Briffaut lake.
It used to be called the Chateau de Beauvais, from the Latin bellum visum, which means beautiful view. Originally, Beauvais was a chief of the commune of Maille, when in 1619 the Grand Connetable Charles Albert de Luynes, a favourite of King Louis XIII, received the title of Duke. He had just acquired Maille and therefore gave his name to the commune, which had been raised to the status of a Duchy.
From 1452 to 1967, there was a succession of different owners, the most notable of whom was the La Beraudiere family from 1789 to 1888, whose arms can still be seen in the King's Room. The last private owner was an industrialist, a friend of the great architect Le Corbusier, who stayed on a number of occasions at the Domaine.
Since its transformation in 1967, the Domaine has been constantly embellished and enlarged, but its style has been maintained. It is an oasis of peace that the stars of the arts and show business, such as Robert de Niro, Jessye Norman and Grace Kelly and the leading racing drivers in the Le Mans 24 hour Race found attractive.
143 miles from Paris, 6 miles west of Tours and 2 miles from Luynes. By road :
From Paris: Motorway AI0, exit Tours-Ste-Radegonde, then N152 direction Saumur. At the Port de Luynes turn right, pass through Luynes and follow the signs to "Beauvois".
- TGV from Paris-Montparnasse station ,1 hour trip, from Roissy airport ,1 hour trip, with the first departure at 07.45, St. Pierre des Corps station ,11 miles, or Tours Centre ,6 miles, - link with TGV from Lille or Lyons/Tours ,3 hour trip
- Tours-St-Symphorien airport ,12 miles
- Helipad on the estate ,GPS 47°23"79' North - 000°31"51' East
Born in the Berry region, Regis Guilpain started at the catering school of Blois and after at the Albert Bayet catering school. A few years later at the Domaine de Beauvois he became the Assistant to the Chef de Cuisine in 1994.
Today, in the role of Chef de Cuisine, he continues to practice using a selection of the best regional products to do culinary creations that are not to be missed. In order to amaze guests, Regis Guilpain, devote his attention to the presentation of the dishes. His key words: Quality, Simplicity, Flavour.
For lovers of lighter meals, a Buffet is also offered around the Pool in the summer.
- Tennis court
- Open-air heated swimming pool
- Fishing on the lake ,10 acres
- Bicycles + suggested itinerarie
- Signposted walks in the 350 acre park
Leisure nearby :
- Small plane, helicopter and hot-air balloon flights over the region
- 3 golf courses ,9, 11 and 15 miles
- Horse-riding ,6 miles
The Domaine de Beauvois has 36 rooms of 4 different categories, from the most elegant apartment to the most delightful room including suites, "Deluxe", "Superior" and "Traditional" rooms all located inside the Manor house. All the rooms are elegantly decorated and enjoy modern comforts. They overlook the Briffaut Lake, the flower filled terrace or the Estate's wood.
All the traditional rooms at the manor are tastefully furnished and equipped with double beds (or twin beds on request), a bathroom and toilet. They can be equipped with a cot. They are accessed by lift or stairs. Wi-Fi access, mini-bar, hair-dryer, television.
These large rooms are comfortable and bright. The period furniture and decor make each one a unique room which offers a pleasant view over the beautiful terrace of the Domaine or the courtyard. They all have a bathroom and separate toilet. Air-conditioning on request, Wi-Fi access, mini-bar, hair-dryer, flat screen television.
With exquisite materials and rare antique furniture you will enjoy the French style decor of these beautiful spacious and comfortable rooms. They are equipped with double or twin beds, bathroom and toilet and overlook the terrace or the Briffaut lake. They are accessed by lift or stairs. Air-conditioning on request, Wi-Fi access, mini-bar, hair-dryer, flat screen television.
In addition to the sophisticated decor and the luxury comfort offered, these junior suites offer a pleasant lounge area, making it possible if needed, to accommodate two additional people. They overlook the Briffaut lake or the Manor's beautiful terrace. Air-conditioning on request, Wi-Fi access, mini-bar, hair-dryer, flat screen television.