The Domain Du Manoir is a fantastic place!
Review Submitted: 13 January 2011
Date of Stay: January 2011
I spent my 40th birthday here back in early September. My wife and I and five of our friends spent the week. It is an amazing place. It is an historic residence that has been lovingly restored. Wonderful and tasteful furnishing. One of my fiends is pretty good on the piano and he had a great time playing the grand piano in the living room. The outdoor space is well kept and very spacious. The pool was a little chilly though as it was late in the season. The owners, Lionel and Lawrence are super friendly and arranged all our dinner reservations for us. The told us about all the best places to eat and introduced us to the Michelin starred restaurant Les Morainieres - one of the best restaurants that I have ever eaten at!! They even escorted us to their favorite local vineyard where we bought some pretty good wine for 6 euros. You don't get that in Napa Valley! We used the home as a base for cycling some of the big cols in the alps. It was a bit of a drive to the Alpe d'huez, Col de la Madeleine and Col du Galibier, but it was worth it to stay in a home as memorable as this. I would absolutely stay here again. It is a country property so you do need a car to drive places. The local town has a few restaurants (we had a fun night at the very casual pizza restaurant - Corsica) but really you have to drive to Morestel (about 10mins) to get more options. A day trip to Lac d'Aiguebelette is a must. A quick swim in the lake and a fish lunch was truly memorable. Lionel and Lawrence, thank you for opening your home to us and making us feel so welcome!
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Dear John, Dear Becky, Thank you so much for your message which goes up to us in the heart. We appreciated a lot your presence here and often speak about you. You were "golden "hosts", very kind, curious about everything, loving food, laughing all the time. We didn't have enough time to know you. What a damage in which you live so far away ! See you maybe one day in San Francisco?
Helpful votes: 3/3
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