Auberge des Templiers: a country getaway only one hour from Paris!
Founder member of the prestigious Relais & Chateau group, this 5-star hotel along the legendary road National 7 is surrounded by an enchanting six-hectare park with a beautiful swimming pool. Like a family home, this charming hideaway is the promise of quiet moments and high gluttony with a starred restaurant. A selective stopover offering us a new breath, away from the frenzy of the city.
The Auberge des Templiers is a gem, those that make history and delight us. A place that we owe to the Dépée family, who in 1954 turned this former post office into one of the first Relais & Châteaux, and developed the concept of receiving guests like “at home”. A family affair as we love them, today between the hands of Guillaume Depée who follows the footsteps of his father, at the head of this House created by his grandparents. True to the values that made the place famous, Guillaume Dépée writes a new page by injecting to it a graceful dose of modernity keeping its own irresistible charm.
The 17 rooms and 8 suites have all been renovated in a “chic countryside” style and give pride to modern comforts. Then there is the swimming pool which sits in the middle of the park and holds the spotlight during all summer. Dressed with its most beautiful blue, it ensures days in paradise, extended with a sushi restaurant, a champagne bar and a sun cream bar signed by Esthéderm to smartly tan!
When the night falls, change of atmosphere, we head to the warm and classy gourmet restaurant for dinner. Orchestrated by the chef Yoshihiko Miura, author of a delicate and applied cuisine, the menu unfolds the flavors of French gastronomy playing with Japanese notes. Among the must-try not to be missed, the Spider crab with avocado, yuzu and curry oil with fresh herbs, the Bar Sauvage and its Sologne caviar or the Crusader duck with Thai basil. Combining with brio, refinement and generosity, the cuisine of the house fills the gourmets appetites but not only!
The Auberge des Templiers uses regional products and know-how to support the local economy and grow its own aromatic herbs on the spot and even has its own hives! The staff and the manager are always happy to tell the house adventures and anecdotes that has hosted iconic stars like Alain Delon or Johnny Depp.
The good deal: The Auberge des Templiers offers all summer long and until September 28th, its Mid-Week package to enjoy a beautiful break in the middle of the week! Valid on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, this offer includes 2 nights in a superior room with breakfasts, a dinner for 2 in the gourmet restaurant, a lunch for 2 in the Japanese restaurant and 2 massages. The price ? 790 €.
Auberge des Templiers, Les Bezards, 45 290 Boismorand. T.: 02 38 31 80 01. www.lestempliers.com