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Restaurant • Fine Dining

Domaine du Châtelard

Restaurant Domaine du Châtelard

Surrounded by a beautiful lake, you’ll find 4-star hotel and gourmet restaurant Domaine du Châtelard. Whilst the city of Angoulême is just a 10-minute drive away, this fine-dining location in the countryside of France offers you all the peace and tranquillity you need. Nestled between 80 hectares of green pastures and woodlands, the building itself dates back from the 18th-century and used to be a manor house. The kitchen is run by chef Ivan Gotfredsen. Here, he prepares contemporary, cosmopolitan dishes with an Italian flair. If the weather allows it, you can enjoy your lunch or dinner on the terrace, which offers a stunning lake view.

Domaine du Châtelard

Dirac, France
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Ivan Gotfredsen

Ivan Gotfredsen
JRE Jeunes Restaurateurs

Hotel restaurant Domaine du Châtelard’s kitchen is in hands of chef Ivan Gotfredsen. This young Danish cook began as an apprentice in the Michelin-starred restaurant La Fleur de Lys (Fribourg, Switzerland). After working at several different establishments in Switzerland, Ivan became head chef at Kempinski Grand Hôtel des Bains (St Moritz): a 5-star hotel with 6 restaurants. The chef oversaw the opening of multiple top-class restaurants throughout Europe and then decided to make his return to Switzerland. Here, Ivan worked at the Tschuggen Grand Hotel – but it didn’t take long until he fell in love with the idea of opening his own restaurant. After seeing Domaine du Châtelard, Ivan lost his heart to the stunning property in Dirac. And in 2009, his dream finally came true: together with his partner, he opened his very own hotel and restaurant in the French countryside.

Cosmopolitan cuisine

Stunning view

4-star hotel

Domaine du Châtelard’s cuisine

Chef Ivan Gotfredsen’s international career has resulted in innovative cosmopolitan cuisine, fused with an Italian lair and Swiss precision. Working with the best local produce, his fresh and modern dishes beautifully showcase the finest that this region has to offer. Restaurant Domaine du Châtelard offers four different menus: the 3-course Menu du Jour, the 3- or 4-course Signature menu, the 4-course Végétal menu, and the 3- or 4-course Menu l’Instant. In addition, you can complement your meal with a lovely cheese platter.

Dirac area

If you want the explore the Dirac area, hotel and restaurant Domaine du Châtelard is the perfect starting point. In Angoulême, you can visit two stunning cathedrals: Eglise Saint-Martial and Eglise Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens. And in nearby Soyaux (3 km) lies Accroparc, which is ideal for outdoor activities. The city of Angoulême is just a 10-minute drive away. And within two hours, you’ll find yourself in the city of Bordeaux. Saint-Émilion (98 km) is also worth a visit. Here, you can embark on a guided city tour, or explore one of the many museums or vineyards.



Domaine du Châtelard 1079 Route du Châtelard 16410 Dirac France

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Opening times

Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 19:30 - 22:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 19:30 - 22:00
Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 19:30 - 22:00
Friday 12:00 - 14:00 19:30 - 22:00
Saturday 12:00 - 14:00 19:30 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 14:00

Mastercard Priceless Experience

Truffle menu, a night in the hotel, truffle picking with the chef on an estate and 100g truffle to take home (exclusively available in February)

€360,- for 2 persons

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