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Château de Nieuil, The Originals Collection (Relais du Silence)

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4.7

Based on 203 REVIEWS

“Great stay at the...” We had a lovely two night stay here on our journey...
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Julia G.

United Kingdom | Sep 22, 2019

4.7

Based on 203 REVIEWS

“Extraordinary chat...” Super location. What a welcome! (Special thanks to...
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Koen S.

Belgium | Aug 26, 2019

4.7

Based on 203 REVIEWS

“Five star” Sorry you've used a red/black combo for stars and...
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John P.

United Kingdom | Jun 29, 2019

4.7

Based on 203 REVIEWS

“Lovely place and l...” Quiet, secluded and very nice. Walks, tennis, bicy...
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William M.

United Kingdom | May 28, 2019

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Welcome to

Château de Nieuil, The Originals Collection (Relais du Silence)

Luce and Jean-Michel welcome you to France's first castle hotel in the heart of the Charente Limousine region

This hotel is signatory of The Originals Health Commitment Charter.

Luxury and sophistication, the charm of the Charente countryside, attentiveness and romanticism. Welcome to Luce and Jean-Michel Bodinaud's hotel.

“General de Gaulle and Margueritte Yourcenar have stayed in the castle. This place is charged with history.”

In the heart of the Charente Limousine region, this place, managed by Luce and Jean-Michel, is charged with history. A unique place, this Renaissance castle (rebuilt at the end of the 19th century) became France’s first castle hotel in 1937. Long before that the estate belonged to François I. “These premises have a soul,” say the owners. Jean-Michel, like his parents and grandparents before him, has preserved the authenticity of the Château de Nieuil, The Originals Collection. Luce and Jean-Michel have brought this 4-star hotel in Poitou-Charentes into the 21st century but gently, by subtly combining the past, traditions and modernity. All with elegance and style, as shown in the 11 rooms and 3 suites, all large, comfortable and harmonious. A gourmet restaurant opposite the hotel will make your stay memorable.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Payment Methods:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Diners Club
  • Chèque-Vacances

Local Currency: Euro

  • Annual Closure: 20/12 > 06/01

HOTEL LOCATION

Château de Nieuil, The Originals Collection

ACCOMMODATION

Château de Nieuil, The Originals Collection

“The art de vivre here is in harmony with the nature. It’s also a subtle blend of traditions, the charm of yesteryear and modernity,” explain Luce and Jean-Michel. This harmony is clear to see in the 11 rooms and 3 suites. Their classic style is brightened up by contemporary items and works of art. ‘Louis XIII’ meets the 1930s with a mixture of gentle and sparkling decor. The windows look out on an idyllic setting. “The authenticity of the premises remains our priority,” say Luce and Jean-Michel.

  • Non smoking room
  • Air-conditioned room
  • Safe-box
  • Television

Superior Quadruple

Grand Superior Quadruple room

Junior Suite Quadruple

Suite Quadruple

SPECIAL OFFERS

Château de Nieuil, The Originals Collection

Work away from the office

Escape offer

For all new members to The Originals Club loyalty program, get up to €40 discount on your stay.

Liberty offer

Go on holiday in complete freedom at a reasonable price.  And if you have any unforeseen circumstances, you can change or cancel at any time.

Smooth rate

Take advantage of up to 30% discount on your stay by booking 15 days before your stay.

Stay Safe

With the Security offer, book your next stay and get up to 20% discount.

I want it too!

FAMILY OFFER

With the Family Offer, the price includes breakfast for adults. The child's breakfast is free of charge.

A great start to your day!

BED & BREAKFAST

Breakfast is included in the price of the room.

Business Stay !

HALF BOARD

With the Half Board offer, breakfast and dinner are included in the price of the room.

DINING

Château de Nieuil, The Originals Collection

The Château de Nieuil, The Originals Collection estate has a very beautiful gourmet restaurant set in the former stables. You can also enjoy Charente’s gentle way of life at the hotel’s bar in one of the castle’s lounges. In the morning you can try the property’s honey, the traditional Dordogne toast, jams, compotes, cakes and homemade yoghurts. A large warm breakfast buffet is served in the dining room with eggs freshly prepared by Cathy. You can also order it to your room.

LA GRANGE AUX OIES

This restaurant in the Château de Nieuil stables combines trendy contemporary style with old stones. When it comes to the food, the chef Pascal Pressac cooks up instinctive dishes using fresh and local market produce and vegetables and herbs from the vegetable garden. In good weather you can sit on the beautiful terrace in front of the castle. Try the araignée de cochon pork chop glazed with local honey, braised chicory with Angoumois saffron, the surprising cheesecake with Manslois cheese and chocolate and the yuzu coulis.

EXPERIENCES

Château de Nieuil, The Originals Collection

Luce and Jean-Michel’s hotel is ideally located in the heart of Charente. A great place to relax in a 40-hectare estate with cultural and tourist attractions, including an art gallery opposite the castle.

COGNAC ARTS MUSEUM

Cognac and its magnificent museum are one hour’s drive from the hotel. A museum devoted to Cognac and its history. Partly set in the Perrin de Boussac hotel (1567) and built onto 17th-century remains, this museum give a fascinating retrospective of the jobs and techniques related to this brandy. The exhibition is visual, olfactory and audio allowing you to appreciate over one thousand products from the region and showing the expertise and creativity of the cognac industry.

VISIT TO ANGOULÊME

A trip to Angoulême will undoubtedly take you to the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l’Image (International City of Comics and Image). Here you can learn nearly everything there is to learn about comics at the two sites either side of the Charente river. They are joined by a footbridge featuring a statue of Corto Maltese. First there is the library, a real temple of comics, with nearly all French comics published since 1946. Then there is the comic book museum showing the major evolutions in this art from the 1830s up to this day. 

AUBETERRE-SUR-DRONNE

This small commune, around 1.5 hours’ drive from the hotel, has a mysterious and fascinating underground church. St John’s church is one of a few rare monolithic churches in France, and the tallest. It was carved into the hill’s limestone rock from the 8th century and has 17-metre-high Roman arches, above a monumental reliquary in the form of a Holy Sepulcher and a necropolis, also hollowed into the rock.

What our customers say

"Great stay at the Chateau"

We had a lovely two night stay here on our journey back to the UK. The team were very friendly and welcoming and although the restaurant was closed during our stay the first night's recommendation was helpful and on the second night sylvie prepared a lovely meal for the guests. We will definitely come back!

Julia G. | United Kingdom | Sep 22, 2019

"Extraordinary chateau."

Super location. What a welcome! (Special thanks to Sylvie). Nice castle, clean, with beautiful rooms. An outdoor swimming pool, an art gallery, a retaurant and many cozy places to relax around the castle. Secret tip: look for the pond of the castle.

Koen S. | Belgium | Aug 26, 2019

"Five star"

Sorry you've used a red/black combo for stars and I am colour blind and cannot distinguish what I have put. But for me you are 5 star!!

John P. | United Kingdom | Jun 29, 2019

"Lovely place and lovely people."

Quiet, secluded and very nice. Walks, tennis, bicycles and great restaurant. The room was splendid.

William M. | United Kingdom | May 28, 2019

Overall rating:

4.7
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Based on 203 REVIEWS

MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Château de Nieuil, The Originals Collection

The hotel, in its idyllic setting, has 3 fully-equipped seminar rooms.

SEMINAR ROOMS

 

The hotel have 3 seminar rooms. The first can hold up to 40 people. The second accommodates 20 people. And the third, 10 people. 

 

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