A special place that’s steeped in history. The calm beauty of nature and well-being. Welcome to Vincent Bruneau’s hotel in Pays de la Loire.
“We strive to share a certain quality of life with our guests.”
This hotel of Le Lude is full of history. A flour mill in the 13th century and a paper mill in the 19th, the Domaine de la Courbe, The Originals Relais is today set in 3 hectares of land dedicated to “a certain way of life”, explains Vincent, the guardian of this little part of the world since 2006. Originally from Sarthe, he was charmed by the exuberant nature, the striking whiteness of the tufa stone and the gentle lapping of the Loir river, which flows just along the edge of the property. Investments have been made in studying, reflecting, renovating, developing and transforming the space, reviving it ‘whilst keeping as much as possible of the history of the place alive’, creating a space dedicated to physical well-being with a 300m2 spa, culinary well-being with the restaurant serving up traditional fare, along with spiritual well-being in this peaceful, off-the-grid environment.
- WELLNESS ACTIVITIES
- LEISURE ACTIVITIES
- THINGS TO SEE NEARBY
In keeping as close as possible to the history of the site, Vincent opted to decorate with simple charm, no frills, in all 15 of the hotel’s bedrooms in the Le Lude.Accommodating up to 4 people in each, the rooms are spread across several buildings that make up the hotel. Some have a view over the park, others overlooking the Loir, the pool or the spa. Mobility-impaired guests will also find rooms to meet their needs.
- Non smoking room
Housed in a long building at the end of which you’ll find the Loir river, this restaurant in Le Lude offers a full menu of homemade, seasonal dishes. In summer, you can enjoy relaxing on the shady terrace next to the river. A great opportunity to enjoy a refreshing cocktail prepared to order at the bar. For breakfast, you’ll find an extensive self-service buffet with both hot and cold beverages, dairy products, cheeses, meats and cereals, alongside a selection of fresh seasonal fruit.
DOMAINE DE LA COURBE
This Le Lude restaurant’s simple menu offers a range of great dishes prepared to order. Creative and attentive, the chef will help you discover a wide variety of regional flavours. You can choose between four menus with meat or fish: the daily specials menu, the Loir menu, the Courbe menu or the Carte Blanche. The latter doesn’t specify a choice of fish, instead, the chef will surprise you depending on the catch of the day.
The Domaine de la Courbe, The Originals Relais offers a new way of living. Taking time out for yourself, discovering the nature around you and a region that’s rich in activities and new discoveries.
The old farm estate has been cleared of its hay to create a space dedicated to well-being. 300m2 of wellness space, including sauna, steam room, a cardio-training studio, a facial and nail treatments salon, a multi-sensory treatment cabin, 2 treatment cabins with affusion showers, a balneotherapy cabin, a double room with ayurvedic treatments, not to mention the indoor pool, a turquoise jewel underneath the beautiful tufa stone basement with an integrated whirlpool bath.
The Domaine de la Courbe, The Originals Relais offers a year-round programme of wellness classes, including yoga, sophrology, aromatology, etc.
Make the most of the outdoor swimming pool, open from sunrise. The Domaine de la Courbe, The Originals Relais also offers other activities to help you unwind, including table tennis, petanque, badminton and volleyball. Children can also have plenty of fun in a dedicated play area with a slide and swing. If you prefer to explore your surroundings on two wheels, bike rental is available. Experience the fantastic adventure of travelling along the Loir by canoe or kayak from the hotel to the pretty town of La Flèche, before returning by bike on the ‘Loir en Loire’ cycle route, which passes just in front of the hotel.
THINGS TO SEE NEARBY
Lude Castle, inhabited by the same family for over 250 years; La Flèche Zoo with its 14 hectares and 1,500 animals; Carnuta museum and forest in the village of Jupilles, a leisure space with interactive exhibits to help you explore the forest world; Baugé Castle and Apothecary; the pottery shops in Malicorne; Solesmes Abbey; not forgetting the Loire castles found within just 50km from the Domaine de la Courbe, The Originals Relais.
The Domaine de la Courbe, The Originals Relais attracts a wide variety of business travellers and has a lot to offer in this beautiful, special and calming environment, all perfect for a good days’ work. 4 meeting rooms are available with all the necessary equipment for your business meetings or residential conferences. Some rooms also offer fibre-optic broadband.