Introducing a pottery mask workshop
Artist Paul Javaudin invites you to join him on Saturday 10 July to explore sculpting and clay modeling focused on the theme of masks.
During this session, you will learn how to work with clay by creating a terra cotta mascaron or mask.
Paul invites you to spend a day making a clay face that can be placed against a wall. You can customise it to fit your current inspirations. Express your decorative fantasies and original ideas with this work.
You will use traditional modelling techniques to create an anatomically correct head shape.
You can also use various extruded and/or hollow moulds if you would rather stamp the clay to create a hollow shape that can be manipulated from the inside if you want to work on the project in a different way.
This workshop is open to all your creative ideas, so feel free to bring your own project to work on.
Come as a family or with friends to enjoy a fun or serious moment based on your current mood and creativity level.
You can pick up your pieces after they have been dried and fired.
Reserve your spot on +33 (0)2 23 08 40 80 or at email@example.com
Hours: From 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm
Price: €100 per person (adults and teens age 10 and older)
Accessible to visually impaired and blind people
Developing four new Château des Pères dining options
As Château des Pères prepares to open our 4-star hotel and spa, we are also restructuring our dining options to keep pace with the estate's growth.
There are lots of things happening at Château des Pères right now: we are opening Le Re-Père cafe/restaurant in Autumn 2021, moving La Table des Pères into a new facility close to the hotel and opening Les Kompères restaurant in April 2022! We're making progress on all our projects thanks to the excellent work of teams from Legendre Construction and the Vitré agency.
By 2022, visitors to the estate will be able to choose from a variety of options for dining onsite every day:
La Table des Pères restaurant, the estate's flagship, offers gourmet cuisine. It is currently located in the historic building, but will be moved in April 2022 to a new facility currently being built right next to the new hotel.
The restaurant's panoramic garden view will immerse customers in the world of Chef Jérôme Jouadé who draws his inspiration directly from the market garden. La Table des Pères guests will be able to savour this avant-garde cuisine Thursday evenings through Sunday middays.
Le Re-Père cafe/restaurant, which opened in September 2021.
Le Re-Père was created to offer guests a welcoming place to gather, something that is important to the estate's director Julien Legendre. It also fulfils his desire to extend the pleasure of dining in a different atmosphere than La Table des Pères. Le Re-Père is located in the estate's former pig pen (which used to be the location for weddings). It is filled with beams and old rocks, creating an inviting space for big gatherings of friends or families. Each person can eat at their own pace with selections from the buffet featuring dishes inspired by the food our grandmothers cooked, as well as a rotisserie featuring the finest pedigree meats from local farmers.
Le Re-Père is open every weekend for brunch, lunch and dinner or a cup of coffee after a long walk. It will take you back to your childhood with unpretentious forgotten flavours from the region.
Les Kompères is a new restaurant located within the Chateau that will open at the same time as the relocated La Table des Pères.
Claire and Oliver have been with the estate since we first began our culinary adventures and they will take the helm at this new restaurant. These two lovers (of good food) want to give the restaurant a warm, welcoming vibe that connects with guests. They will offer cooked-to-order dishes made with fresh, high-quality products to create set menus guided by the seasons and their current inclinations.
Les Kompères will be open Monday through Friday at midday and evening. Stop by after a walk in the Sculpture Park or just to enjoy dining within the estate's historic building.
Opening in April 2022 with space for 40 guests.
The Chateau's rooms can be privatised to host family meals, private events and company meetings. Dedicated menus will be created that fit all types of events with various menus featuring local, seasonal products like at the other restaurants on the estate.
Read our press release to learn more about these projects.
Installing the first six hotel rooms at the future Hotel & Spa
Last Wednesday, six rooms were installed on the Château des Pères hotel-tree.
The rooms have been taking shape on the ground over the last few months. After all their aluminium covering was added, they were ready to be put onto the structure's concrete platforms.
A boom lift and 42-metre tall crane, which towered over the hotel's trunk, were used to install the first six room bubbles.
This painstaking work took six hours and was completed without a hitch thanks to the expertise of Legendre Group's construction team who had been preparing for this operation for several months.
The next 30 rooms will be installed progressively as the platforms and interiors are finished. All rooms should be in place within five to six months.
We are honoured that the TF1 channel was on hand to document this exciting phase as part of their coverage of our project.
Download the press release about this phase
Drone photos @viewsfactory
Presenting Hôtel L’EssenCiel
After several months of work, the final bubble room has been placed on its branch at the highest point of the new Hôtel L’EssenCiel on the Château des Pères estate.
To celebrate this occasion, a press conference was held to present this unique building concept, which was conceptualised by Jean-Paul Legendre and designed by Anthony Rio, from Agence Unité architecture firm. It embodies the estate's bold, innovative spirit. The hotel is designed like a tree with each branch holding a suspended bubble. This concept is the first of its kind in France.
The 36 cocoon rooms are finally in place after many months of work. When it opens in Spring 2022, Hôtel L’EssenCiel will have 42 rooms of 26 m² with luxury amenities. The hotel will also have a spa with a pool, balneotherapy, sauna and hammam. Guests will be able to choose from three restaurants on the estate with different dining atmospheres.
Now that the rooms are in place, the next phase will begin with interior and exterior design. Interior architects, fitters, lighting designers and landscapers will take their turn to bring the tree to life. Check back in autumn to make your reservations.
Hotel and Spa with 42 rooms, opening Q1 2022
Creating a sweet Valentine's Day at home
This year is a bit different, so Château des Pères is offering an at-home menu to celebrate Valentine's Day. All you have to do is slip on your apron and prepare a meal to surprise your sweetheart.
Just follow the Chef's advice to create a gourmet four-course meal in your own home. No chance of botching things! It will be easy to delight your lover.
Your Valentine's Day package includes:
The menu, all of the ready-to-cook ingredients, detailed explanations and tips from the chef, and a special game for lovers as a bonus.
4-course menu + bottle of red wine*: €47 per person
* based on the sommelier's recommendations
Limited quantities available. By reservation only on +33 (0)2 23 08 40 80 or from our gift voucher shop
Pick up your package onsite on Saturday 13 February from 10am to 12pm or from 2pm to 5pm after payment. Book your pickup time slot by phone.
Orders will be refunded if changes in government measures do not allow click and collect pickups.
Valentine's Day Menu Details
Saint Jacques Scallop Carpaccio, Perrine et Etienne lemon confit, creamy avocado and puffed tapioca chips
Freshly caught fish, shellfish broth risotto, shredded pickled parsnips and smoked sweet pepper cream
Veal tournedos, Breton sweetheart cabbage in slightly salted butter, garden squash in reduction sauce with roasted flavours
Preserved Citrus from Bâchés and various types of Valrhona chocolate