"Just living is not enough, said the butterfly, one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
With this wise motto the poet has spoken from the heart, but modestly we would like to add:
"The Domaine du Papillon and a glass of fine red wine from Médoc should definitely be included."
Originally coming from south of Germany we lived for 17 happy years in Alsace,France. We fell in love with the Atlantic ocean and the lovely peninsula Médoc. So in 2012 we decided to realize a long-cherished dream of having a pretty little guest house.
With great attention to detail we have developed the Domaine du Papillon into a sophisticated holiday destination and we have created a pleasant atmosphere in an attractive setting. Not far from the Atlantic ocean, surrounded by delightful natural scenery and far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The Domaine du Papillon was built around 1870 as an "annex" of a small castle. From the very beginning, it was a very hospitable house. The building served not only horses and livestock as a shelter, but also as simple accommodation for travellers. Over the years, it has been upgrated, extended and renovated and finally was used as a residence.
In 2012 we had the chance to acquire the spacious property with its park of 6.300m². After renovating carefully and passionately, we have created four brightly decorated guest rooms. Each of them enjoys a view of the lovely park and its mighty sycamore tree and dignified mature trees. And the jaunty feathered inhabitants of the park enjoy giving a concert.
And thanks to the attractive swimming pool with its wonderful turquoise, salty water you can enjoy a wonderful "sea view" directly from your bed as it were.