A living place

Between park, gardens and forest, the Château de Beaulieu offers a remarkable palette of nature in a relaxed and family atmosphere. On site, two types of biodiversity will coexist: a “wild” biodiversity, evolving according to the modifications of the environment, and a cultivated biodiversity, dictating without half measures the variations of the menu of Chef Christophe Dufossé, ode to the land and to its bounty.

Already, a breeding of about thirty female sheep and their young has emerged, planned to prepare and reinforce the good renewal of the green spaces of the estate in the greatest respect of the rules of eco-grazing, also ensuring the welfare of these animals.

"I like to work with the living product, taken in full maturity and as close to us as possible.
For me, it's letting nature guide our inspirations with productivity on a human scale, in full awareness of our environment"

Christophe Dufossé

Beyond the gardens proper, stretches the park of Château de Beaulieu, a dreamlike stroll along the lines of the hundred-year-old trees of the estate, surrounded by beds of varied and fragrant flowers - roses, irises, delphiniums or even alliums - chosen for their beautiful decorative stems. In this jewel of greenery, the guests of Delphine and Christophe Dufossé can walk through the abundance of plants, flowers and even animals, sometimes catching a glimpse of a few turtles lounging in the park's pools ... An exceptional panorama offering a unique testimony to the humble relationship man and nature have had for several centuries.

The DomainThe Bird Forest

At the Château de Beaulieu, sedentary and migratory birds will soon find refuge among the hundreds of huts installed at the top of the treetops of the estate. Symbol of a rich and wild nature, this future natural reservoir of biodiversity will contribute to the preservation of a precious ecosystem for the region.
Upon entering this sylvan temple, each traveler will be seized with a poetics which will lead him towards a kind of appeasement in the immense, a feeling of exaltation giving the impression of entering another world where the local flora and fauna reign without a concern.

The DomainThe vegetable garden

Organized in permaculture over more than 5,000 m2 (about 54,000 sq. ft.), this domesticated plot of land will be the green lung of Chef Christophe Dufossé's cuisine. Every day, several species of edibles will be harvested there - common, ancient and forgotten - bringing mature crops ready to be transformed to the restaurant every morning. This ultra-local luxury, bringing together different varieties of plants, will be an essential part of the sustainable gastronomy of the castle and its philosophy of good.

The DomainThe orchard

In addition to the château's varieties of edible plants, there will also be a vast mantle of fruit trees and border plants that bring a great diversity of sweet notes to the cuisine of Chef Christophe Dufossé. Over the seasons, apple trees, pear trees, strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb alleys will ripen slowly to treat guests to the best of their harvest, sometimes transformed into artisanal jam for their greatest pleasure.

The DomainThe aromatic garden with edible flowers

The embodiment of the dream of its creator, the garden is the green and living heart of a house. At Château de Beaulieu, this botanical marvel will see the light of day in the summer of 2021, spread over a hundred square meters, increasing the harvests of aromatic herbs and the picking of edible flowers... Fragrances, taste, magnificent blooms, a journey in itself.

The DomainThe small farmhouse and its farmyard

In the future small farmhouse at Château de Beaulieu, there is no shortage of activities… Donkeys, goats, chickens and rabbits will be raised there throughout the year, arousing the curiosity of passing travelers about the magic and secrets of such an operation. For love of the profession and for educational vocation, Delphine and Christophe Dufossé wanted to install this farmhouse in the heart of their estate, in testimony to the importance they attach to the tradition of such a heritage, living and essential to nature.