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Domaine de Verchant is a grand boutique hotel in France that sits at the heart of 17 hectares of vineyards and parkland just outside Montpellier in Languedoc. Attractive stone architecture blends with contemporary decor at this intimate 26-room château, where 9 bedrooms sit in the original house, 14 in outbuildings, plus 2 apartments, and a villa in the former forge. Just 10 minutes from the airport, it's the perfect weekend escape.
Michelin Fork - 2016
Breakfast is either a buffet, with seating available in the gardens, or can be served to your room, where it can be enjoyed out on the terrace.
Restaurant Verchant is headed up by Chef Jérôme Bartoletti and is open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner Thursday to Monday. Views to the pretty grounds and glimmering pool make it an enchanting spot. Choose from seasonal plates using regional produce: à la carte dishes range from red mullet and zucchini flower stuffed with fresh goat cheese and basil oil to lobster with pear gazpacho, while 'Creation' is a set menu featuring three or four courses. Accompany with a bottle or glass of one of the estate's wines.
La Plage dans les Vignes is a more casual option, with a picturesque vine-side setting and a bar area.
Domaine de Verchant's 26 rooms are modern and luxurious, with use made of wood and natural materials. They feature views to the garden or vineyard and some have a private terrace.
Our top pick is Neige d'Avril (April Snow), a super-romantic suite featuring an enormous round bed and a hydromassage bath.
Verchant Le Spa nestles at the heart of the estate's vineyard, sitting across 2,000 square metres. A tailor-made menu has been created, using Anne Semonin and Valmont products to soothe the body and lift spirits.
Outside there are two pools and a tennis court if you fancy a knockabout.
Wine production is an important part of the château's history, with production concentrating on Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Bottles are available on the wine list and tastings are very much encouraged.
How to get there
The nearest train station is Gare de Montpellier Saint-Roche, a 17-minute drive (5.8 kilometres).
The nearest airport is Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport, a 15-minute drive (8.5 kilometres).
Free parking is available.