Domaine les Bruyères

Domaine les Bruyères (Gambais)

© Cybele Idelot

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NUMBER OF ROOMS: Four bedrooms and one suite
ANNUAL CLOSURE: Open all year round

THE STORY: After being at the helm of La Table de Cybèle in Boulogne-Billancourt since 2013, Cybèle and Frank Idelot dreamed of a life closer to nature. That dream became a reality when the chef and her sommelier husband opened the Domaine les Bruyères, at the edge of Rambouillet forest. In this former coaching inn that’s been converted into a bucolic bed & breakfast, discover four bedrooms and one suite with woodsy names: Chêne (oak), Tilleul (linden), Bouleau (birch), Peuplier (poplar) and Platane (plane tree). Five cozy spaces dressed in natural materials (linen, cotton, wood) and furnished with plump seating, all selected with care by the couple. For a bite to eat, head to La Ruche, the communal dining restaurant where Cybèle reveals a locavore menu prepared using produce from their 1000 m2  permaculture garden! Coming soon: a bakery in the former barn and a mushroom bed so the cuisine can have some earthier notes. In short, plenty to fuel your fantasies of self-sufficiency, a mere 35 minutes by train from Paris! Double rooms starting at €170 a night.

TOILETRIES: Huygens eco-friendly shampoo and soaps.
BREAKFAST: Included, with coffee or tea, green juice, homemade sourdough bread and viennoiseries, artisan jams, compotes, eggs and farm-fresh yogurts.
LITTLE LUXURY: Roll about in the five-star beds – the same ones used at the Meurice and Lutetia hotels.

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