Fontainebleau: charming destination
Freshly opened, the Demeure du Parc is already riding on the wave of success! This old house from the seventeenth century that belonged to the Grand Marechal of Logis de Louis XIV, has been converted into a four-star boutique hotel. It is now offering 20 spacious rooms and 7 suites from 41 to 61 m2, constructed in a small building at the side of the courtyard garden. Under the pen of the Spanish architect Mohamed Adib, the decor is decidedly contemporary and airy. Rooms are dressed in white with a delicate touch of color on some walls, light wood floor and furniture with clean lines warm the whole. Special mention to the clear and glass-windowed bathrooms where home products are signed by Fragonard … We confess a preference for rooms boasting a large terrace opening onto the gardens and subsequently for the Bibliotèque suite on the ground floor with a terrace. The lobby covered by a glass roof opens onto the bar where the barman chef offers original cocktails whith local products such as Nemours poppy! The restaurant, La Table du Parc, under the leadership of chef Frédéric Vardon displays a short and heartfelt menu: high crust pie, low-temperature egg, divinely cooked beef, tender lamb … And on sunny days, you can enjoy the terrace. In short, the Demeure du Parc is the place that was missing in Fontainebleau. A. F.-M.