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DOMAINE DE VERCHANT
Luxury, charm and historical heritage The story of the Domaine de Verchant starts in early 1582, when the Bishop of Montpellier granted the estate to Pierre de Verchant, who gave it his name and kept it in the family for over two centuries. Over time it has managed to keep its historical heritage while also embracing modern times. TEXT: BETTINA GUIRKINGER | PHOTOS: DOMAINE DE VERCHANT
Nowadays, the Domaine de Verchant is owned by Mr and Mrs Mestre, who have undertaken renovation works over the years to transform the estate into a luxurious 5-star hotel and spa. Members of the affiliation of Relais Châteaux, the domaine spreads over 17 hectares, including 11 hectares of vineyards and old stones, some of which are found to date back to Roman times, creating an atmosphere of nostalgia for more romantic times. While the exterior takes you centuries back, the interior is extremely modern, furnished with famous names in Italian design. The twenty-six different rooms are unique in decoration and layout, some with balcony, others with private terrace – here comfort goes hand in hand with luxury, for an astonishing result. As for the spa, it is spread over 750 square metres and offers massages, access to a
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Jacuzzi, a Hammam, as well as an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. By April 2015, the domaine will have built a brand new 25 metres-long outdoor swimming pool with its own restaurant and lounge bar to delight you with refreshments and local specialties. Apart from these, the sandy beaches are only 15 minutes away for those looking for refreshing sea breeze. With the estate producing its own wine, customers are invited to take part in regular wine-tasting sessions to delight the senses: with one type of white, two rosés and three reds, there is something for everyone. Accommodating over 250 events per year, including company meetings, seminars and weddings, the Domaine du Verchant provides the ideal setting to host any type of event. With its three conference and meeting rooms, everything is possible: the
first fits a committee of 20 people for a small meeting, the second up to 40 people for a bigger event and the last one accommodates around 250 people for a grand dinner, with the possibility of fitting between 300 and 400 in case of networking events or cocktail parties. The beauty of the estate combined with the on-site delicious cuisine, makes the Domaine de Verchant an authentic and idyllic holiday getaway all year round so wait no more and find out about reservations online. www.domainedeverchant.com
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