An exceptional destination tucked away in a 56-hectare estate. Quiet, somewhere to recharge and great food. Welcome, you have arrived in Poitou-Charentes.
“The pleasure of new encounters and a wealth of services for the very best of stays.”
In a harmonious natural setting, you can recharge your batteries, let go and prepare your memories. Originally from the tip of Brittany and a former sailor, the new director Sébastien and the owners fell in love with this haven of peace. A former castle, the 13th century manor house was transformed in the 14th century into a quarry for quarrying cut stone, and is now one of the well-known and recognized addresses in Vienna. Recently renovated, the estate is an atypical place, which offers a variety of warm and refined rooms to relax in. A game of Padel with friends, a refreshing moment in the pool, a friendly moment near the playground or to recharge your batteries in the wellness area, you will have understood it, the estate will satisfy everyone's desires. Professionals, holidaymakers and locals, we will be happy to welcome you.
The 55 spacious rooms at the Domaine du Normandoux, The Originals Relais are divided between the manor house and other buildings (former outhouses) and 15 new superior rooms with air-conditioning. Some rooms can accommodate between 4 and 9 guests and have a kitchen area, a terrace and a garden. With whitewashed walls, visible stonework and parquet or tiled floors, this accommodation offers no-frills, simple and consistent decor. The manor house bedrooms retain some period elements like parts of the large fireplace surround and visible framework.
In fine weather you can enjoy eating breakfast (buffets), lunches and dinners on the terrace. If the weather is bad, meals are taken in the restaurant of the tastefully renovated thirteenth-century manor house where diners are surrounded by period pieces (beams, tiles, fireplace, etc.) as well as modern comforts. The dishes created by the chef also have a mix of genres with classic flavours and a dash of the unique. Before or after your meal it’s worth walking through the garden or visiting the estate's old fort which dates from 1260: now the location of the bar.
FOOD AT NORMANDOUX
The Domaine du Normandoux, The Originals Relais is a unique place. It is like travelling back in time with a quiet countryside setting and a range of activities on offer. Those who want to explore further afield can also visit fun, cultural and historic sites around the Vienne region.
SPAThe Cinq Mondes spa has a massage pool, a hammam and two treatment rooms. You can sit back and relax as expert masseuses and beauticians carry out body scrubs, massage, face and/or body treatments (for individuals or couples), hair removal and a variety of ayurvedic, oriental and Polynesian beauty rituals. The spa can be freely accessed by hotel residents aged 18 plus. Open daily from 10am to 8pm.
THINGS TO DOIt’s impossible to be bored at the Domaine, no matter your age. Kids can enjoy the playground with its slide, swing and zip wire. Those who want to get their hearts racing can go mountain biking or play volleyball, padel or boules, while those who prefer to take things at a slower pace can swim in the heated outdoor pool.
ANIMALSIf you wander through the 56-hectare estate you’re likely to see horses, Ouessant sheep, pygmy goats, Poitou donkeys or llamas.
The Domaine du Normandoux, The Originals Relais has established various partnerships with external activity providers: horse-riding, golf, go-karting, race track visits and entry to historic monuments are all available. Ask at reception for more information.
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYFuturoscope theme park (30 mins by car); Monkey Valley and its 34 primate species to discover; Puy du Fou theme park; Crocodile Planet with its 200 crocodiles, turtles and chameleons; Poitiers and its rich heritage; the Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe and its unique wall murals (UNESCO World Heritage Site); La Brenne Regional Nature Park; the Marais Poitevin marshland.
What our customers say
The exceptional Domaine du Normandoux, The Originals Relais is the perfect place for a relaxing stay or to hold an event (private or business). There are three fully-equipped rooms, small, medium and large, to suit every need. The biggest room has a catering area and is on the site of the former stone quarry: a quite magical and unique location.