Nature in a quiet and friendly setting. Welcome to Camille and Charles Salaud’s hotel.
“Personalised hospitality and services. Our establishment is like a big guesthouse, we do everything to make you feel good.”
Charles and Camille bought the Domaine Le Martinet, The Originals Relais in 2008. Both were already experienced in the world of hospitality and wanted to restore the pedigree of one of Bouin’s most beautiful residences, set in the heart of the Breton marsh in the Vendée. “Our guests like being welcomed by the owners, they like to know our establishment and the story of our establishment. So let’s take a look back. In 2010, Charles and Camille took on the ambitious project of modernising the premises, renovating it while keeping the spirit of the old 18th-century residence. On the ground floor old tiles and wooden and marble panelling have been preserved as well as the monumental stone staircase dating from the 16th century. Today the 3-star hotel with 15 peaceful rooms is a subtle blend of old and new, for a gentle way of life beneath the Vendée sky and a wonderful break in a green setting. Some have said “we don’t really want to tell people about the Domaine Le Martinet, The Originals Relais because we want to keep it for ourselves! ”
Domaine Le Martinet, The Originals Relais 15 rooms offer modern comfort and traditional charm, either in the main building or in one of the small Vendée style houses facing the garden. The spacious rooms (between 12 and 29m2) are good for individuals, couples or families in a welcoming atmosphere, carefully designed and colourful for great nights beneath the Vendée sky.
- Non smoking room
Enjoy a generous breakfast in the conservatory facing the garden in summer or by the fireplace in winter. Choose between sweet and savoury with local organic products. Is is sure to get your approval. There is even a machine for squeezing oranges! Discover another impressive machine: the D-Vine which allows you to enjoy wine by the glass in optimum conditions (aeration, temperature). The hotel bar also has a tapas menu and you can try Bouin oysters. For lunch and dinner our partner restaurant, Le Martinet, is sure to please with its traditional fine dining with a hint of originality resulting from interesting travels.
Between Nantes and Noirmoutier, come to the Breton marsh in the Vendée to recharge your batteries surrounded by impressive nature between land and sea. Domaine Le Martinet, The Originals Relais is a perfect starting point from where to explore this space which is both wild and developed by man.
POOL AND ACTIVITIES
Don’t forget your swimsuit, the Domaine Le Martinet, The Originals Relais heated swimming pool awaits you in its nice setting surrounded by trees (covered October to April). There is a play area for children. Visit the park for a walk in the countryside and why not check out the chef’s vegetable garden. Domaine Le Martinet, The Originals Relais also provides bicycle rentals and organises canoeing trips to the seaside or Breton marsh.
THE BRETON MARSH IN THE VENDÉEDid you know that a long, long, long time ago Bouin was an island? Today, in the middle of Breton marsh in the Vendée and its 45,000 hectares of canals, wet meadows and polders that are unique in France (land reclaimed from the sea), the small town lives on sea fishing and oyster farming. Explore this world fashioned by nature and by man, canals which drain the marsh and connect the salt water marshes to the sea, extensive fauna with 4 natural grounding harbours, oyster-farming cabins and one of France’s largest wind farms in terms of installed capacity.
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYNoirmoutier island and its Passage du Gois, this 4.2km ‘route under the sea’ that only connects the island to the continent at low tide; Île d’Yeu with its prehistoric remains, lighthouses and small ports; Daviaud ecomuseum, an immersion into nature in the Breton marsh in the Vendée; Georges Clémenceau’s house in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard has been preserved since the politician’s death in 1929; Vendée’s windmills; Guérande with its medieval city and salt water marshes; Brière regional park and the pretty village of Kerhinet with its adorable thatched-roof houses.
What our customers say
"Paradise in Vendée"
Very nice place in small village. Calm, comfortable room, swimming pool, next to excellent restaurant.
"France as I remembered it 30 years ago! Fantastic "
A beautiful old coaching inn nicely maintained and with welcoming staff. Nice garden to enjoy breakfast and a nice pool . The restaurant next door served amazing traditional French food for dinner , and breakfast including freshly squeezed orange juice was a delight. The village is a smart chic village and nice to walk around
When booking we had requested a room with single beds but on arrival found the room offered to be unsatisfactory being on the second floor which without a lift was not suitable for us at our age. Th e room then offered was very satisfactory although without single beds. Excellent food.
"Excellent Location - Quiet Relaxing %26 Swimming Pool"
English speaking host. Comfortable beds, fresh towels, clean accommodation, covered swimming pool, good varied breakfast, quiet location.
Expertise and an exceptional setting await you at Domaine Le Martinet, The Originals Relais. Two rooms are available with all the equipment you’ll need for your seminars, business dinners, incentive events, etc. Additional services can be offered: catering, accommodation and outdoor activities. All you need to do is ask!