A place of exception, where luxury meets ecology. Sumptuous comfort, in touch with nature. Welcome to the hotel of Bertrand Schmitt.
“This hotel is about the joy of sharing time together, in touch with nature. “
Bertrand discovered the Château de Laverune in 2007. Located in the region of Montpellier the folly was built during the Ancien Régime, before the French revolution. Its purpose was to enable guests to relax and to enjoy the natural surroundings during their holidays in Montpellier. When financier Bertrand Schmitt walked through the rooms, ventured into the outbuildings and strolled through the park, he fell for the Folly. So he bought the château to convert it into a boutique hotel. The Hotel The Originals Domaine de Biar opened its doors seven years later, following an eco-renovation to state-of-the art standards. “As soon as I saw this Folly, I wanted to wake it up. This enchanting place simply had to come back to life again, to provide timeless moments of pleasure and emotion as a luxury hotel near Montpellier. “With its seven rooms, table d’hôte menus and seminar rooms, the “new-brand” Domaine de Biar is once more full of life, in touch with people and nature (50-hectare park). It has even resumed its original activity: breeding and training Camargue horses.
- SWIMMING POOL AND POOL-HOUSE
- THINGS TO DO
- PARKLAND AND HORSES
- THINGS TO SEE NEARBY
Which of the four rooms or three suites will you choose? The Eden room places the emphasis on nature, while the Henri Marès room is inspired by post-industrial romanticism. Or you might prefer the sensual cocoon of the Henriette room or the Bonnier de la Mosson suite with its curiosities and hide-and-seek doors. Located on the first and second floors of the building (no lift), the spacious rooms and suites are unique, elegant, simple and sometimes original, combining the patina of age with a contemporary ambience.
- Non smoking room
- Rooms for disabled guests
- Family/communicating rooms
In this bright, attractive room with its high ceiling and exposed stone walls, you will be able to enjoy, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Weather permitting, you may also eat outside on the terrace. Breakfast takes the form of a buffet with a wide choice of local and organic products. For lunch and dinner, table d’hôte menus are available (on reservation ) based on local produce. During the day, if you would like a drink, a self-service bar is available. In return, you are asked to make a note of what you drink on the sheet provided.
The Table de Biar
For a weekend or a few days, the Hotel The Originals Domaine de Biar brings you a unique, unforgettable experience, allying luxury with nature, wellness with relaxation, discoveries with new experiences.
WELLNESSLet yourself relax, breathe, switch off... Visit the hammam (free) to free your body of toxins, enjoy a body treatment to recharge your batteries or a Tai Chi / Qi Gong lesson to refocus your energy. You’re ready to go!
SWIMMING POOL AND POOL-HOUSEThe L-shape is hidden beneath the century-old trees in the park. But the pool is definitely there. Large, soothing, refreshing. Next to it: a pool house with a bar to have a snack or quench your thirst. Sunbeds are available to relax under the reed sunshades….
THINGS TO DORamblers might take the Dragon path, a 13 km wine trail through the Saint-Georges-d’Orques vineyard; guests who enjoy cycling (with an electric bike) and gourmet picnics will be tempted by one of the guided tours offered by the hotel: from the Saint-Loup peak to the Hortus, in the sector of Murviel-les-Montpellier, Pignan, Cournonterral or la Gardiole; wine-lovers will enjoy visiting the neighbouring vineyard of Château de l’Engaran; people looking for new experiences can try a day or a half-day of equine mediation, a personal development session based on coaching and involving horses.
PARKLAND AND HORSES
The Hotel The Originals Domaine de Biar is located in a 50-hectare green and leafy setting with century-old trees, a bamboo grove, and an English garden. A wild, natural environment. This exceptional setting is home to a herd (manade) of 25 horses raised in freedom. Depending on the season, herds of bulls and young cows can also be found on the land around the domain, enjoying the many acres of grassland.
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYMontpellier, the Camargue Regional Nature Park, the Canal du Midi, the Pont du Gard bridge, Saint-Guilhem -le-Désert, the Caroux mountains, the Grands Causses Regional Nature Park, and more.
Inspiration, creativity, sharing, and a sense of wonder... Conveniently located outside Montpellier, just 10 minutes from the TGV high-speed train station and 15 minutes from the Montpellier Méditerranée airport, the Hotel The Originals Domaine de Biar welcomes guests to a peaceful environment of sumptuous comfort. Three fully equipped rooms with different themes are available for business seminars, receptions or private events. We apply our core values of excellence and authenticity to your events, organised in our exceptional setting.
Located on the higher floor, this room enjoys exceptional light with a view of the natural surroundings. It has an area of 42 m2, with a lounge area on one side and, on the other, a modular meeting table suitable for up to 20 people.
The 50 m2 music room features an authentic, contemporary design. It can welcome up to 50 people. It overlooks the Henri Marès ballroom and the two rooms can be joined for up to 200 people.