LEASURE & ACTIVITIES
 

INSIDE EVERY MAN THERE'S A CHILD WANTING TO GET OUT AND PLAY

 

Whether you are a keen angler or very romantic, you are bound to appreciate the outstanding natural microcosm, the lake known as the ‘Boire de l’Epinay’ which stretches over 3 kilometres with a surface area of 7 hectares.

We can lend you bicycles to cycle along the banks of the Loire. We also provide a tennis court, a basketball hooptable-table and an area for playing boules. For people who love playing games, they are bound to be very happy at the Château, with our giant chess set, backgammon and poker. Musicians can also enjoy the grand piano in the music room.

For people who love to watch a good film, we have a home-cinema for you on the second floor of the château, with a large collection of films available upon request.

For Touristic tours and programs, don't hesitate to check the following page : "Touristic Stays"


 

YOGA CLASS
 

In high season, Château de l'Epinay offers a weekly yoga lesson every Sunday morning. Depending on the weather, the class can be given indoors or outdoors to enjoy the fresh air, the calm near the pond and the field of birds!

 

20 € / person, by reservation only



PETANQUE (BOWLS)

 

Those of you who enjoy boules can enjoy this completely new bowling area, for a game between friends or family on a warm summer night.
 

TENNIS, BASKET, TENNIS TABLE
 

A quick tennis court (and a basketball hoop) are open to all. We will lend you the rackets and balls so please don’t hesitate to enjoy these sports during your stay here at the Château ! We also provide a table tennis table for you.


GYM

 

The castle's gym, fully equipped with Technogym equipment, is available all day from 7 am to 9 pm with free access. The 80m2 room is equipped with various weight machines, elliptical trainer, bicycle, punching bag and boxing gloves. Between mirrors and visible stones, your training session will be a good memory!

 


 

VEGETABLE GARDEN AND PERMACULTURE
 

We have at heart at the castle to put nature and ecology at the heart of our decisions. We therefore work our vegetable garden in permaculture, to produce while respecting the earth, animals, and plants. We also favor old seeds for more richness and diversity in our diet! All the production is used for the Orangerie restaurant of course!


THE GARDENS OF L'EPINAY

 

The grounds of the Château cover 23 hectares, providing lovely walks for nature lovers. The range of different age-old trees surrounding the Château will transport you back in time. Why not take time to enjoy the pure pleasure of an after-lunch nap in the hammocks under the chestnut, lulled to sleep by the wind rustling their leaves, the birdsong and the trickling water? 

Garden lovers will be wowed by our alleys of irises, the roses climbing over the façades and the grotto hidden by plants! The grounds are filled with both trees and flowers, and these are much-loved by the bees in our hives. Running alongside the grounds is an old branch of the Loire and a small lake. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the majestic white swan, but you are sure to see the ducks taking off!

TENNIS COURT
 

A tennis court is open to everyone and available free of charge. We lend rackets and balls, so do not hesitate to take advantage of it, train yourself or simply exchange a few balls during your stay at the Château!

 

PARK AND MEDITATION

 

A 17-hectares park surrounds the castle and will allow you to take full advantage of the countryside and leave the bustle of the cities. A walk will make you feel peaceful in the quietness of the lake, take a breath of fresh air, marvel at the beauty of nature, do breathing exercises or meditate. You will be able to walk through the enclosure of the horses, to pet them, to observe the ducks on the lake, to tread the fresh grass ...



GAMES ROOM, SNOOKER

 

The Château being a family residence, of course we provide you with a large number of board games. Perfect for those of you who like playing cards or backgammon, darts, even chess played with the giant chess board. The games room is open to everyone.
 


HOME CINEMA

For people who love to watch a good film, we have a home-cinema for you on the second floor of the château, with a large collection of films available upon request.


LAKE AND CANOES
 

Enjoy a canoe trip on our Boire to discover this haven of peace that wild ducks, white swans, eels and pike share. The less adventurous will be able to stroll on the various small islands, at the foot of the majestic bald cypresses of Louisiana, or in the park, to admire the centenary oaks and giant cedars.

 

PETANQUE

Bowls players can take advantage of the pétanque court, to play with friends or family. We lend petanque balls for free on request! So are you ready to play under the sun at the end of the day, possibly a glass of rosé in your hand?


BASKET, TENNIS DE TABLE

 

A table tennis table, rackets and balls are at your disposal to enjoy a game of table tennis under the trees next to the hanging hammocks.



PETANQUE (BOWLS)

 

Those of you who enjoy boules can enjoy this completely new bowling area, for a game between friends or family on a warm summer night.
 

TENNIS, BASKET, TENNIS TABLE
 

A quick tennis court (and a basketball hoop) are open to all. We will lend you the rackets and balls so please don’t hesitate to enjoy these sports during your stay here at the Château ! We also provide a table tennis table for you.



OFFROAD BIKES

 

Offroad bikes are available for those of you who would like to cycle out into the surrounding countryside and along the Loire. We can also lend you maps so you can discover as much as possible of our region.
 

 

CAVE

 

Children will love the cave for the many trails that lead to it, and adults will love it because the trees and multiple colored plants that surround it immerse you in the world of Alice in Wonderland


GAMES ROOM, SNOOKER

 

The Château being a family residence, of course we provide you with a large number of board games. Perfect for those of you who like playing cards or backgammon, darts, even chess played with the giant chess board. The games room is open to everyone.
 

HOME CINEMA

For people who love to watch a good film, we have a home-cinema for you on the second floor of the château, with a large collection of films available upon request.