Magical moment
GRAND SIECLE DINNER

THE GRAND SIECLE DINNER IS AN UNFORGETTABLE AND MAGICAL MOMENT, A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE OF FRENCH ART DE VIVRE, AS IT WAS IN BYGONE CENTURIES AND STILL LIVES ON IN THE WORLD OF THE FRENCH ARISTOCRACY, WELCOMING YOU…TODAY…

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The Grand Siècle Dinner is an unforgettable and magical moment, a unique experience of French “art de vivre”.

The evening begins with a Champagne cocktail, at sunset on the château terrace or by the fireside of the colourful Renaissance Salon Rose, surrounded by portraits of ancestors, exceptional furniture and rare Persian rugs. 

Then all adjourn to the elegant XVIIIth century dining hall for Dinner by candlelight, served on embroidered damask linen, with the family silver, fine porcelain and antique crystal. Count and Countess de Vanssay, experienced in the art of entertaining, will preside the table and ensure you enjoy an elegant, fine, witty and often international dinner. In the middle of this stunning room, stands the extraordinary China dresser, which dominates your table illuminated by silver chandeliers. 

After dinner, a liqueur, coffee or tea, are served in the exceptional grand drawing room which is rarely open, and presents a unique furniture collection, made for the marriage of the IV Marquis de Vanssay in 1778, having not left the room since.

Enjoy dinner
EXCLUSIVE DINNERS
Dinner includes at least one entrée, a main course, salad, a selection of cheeses and dessert, with wine pairing.
The dishes are not pretentiously gourmet, but rather represent quality family cuisine, with only fresh local products, sometimes from the château garden.
For family and friends gatherings, this dinner can place without being hosted by the owners.
Exclusive grandeur can be added to these Grand Siècle Dinners, such as the "1910 Grand Gala Dinner", served in pure "Downton Abbey" style, with footmen in livery.
Dinners can even be professionally filmed so that a family or group departs with their very own souvenir movie.
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