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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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Discover Benelux, Issue 14, February 2015  

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