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In search of rest and relaxation

The setting at l’Ombre Bleue naturally invites you to ‘let go’, thanks to…

The calm of your room, the living room and the garden

Catherine’s cuisine

The library, open for your perusal

The many cycling or walking trails in and around the fields and woods of Mittainville

To vary your repose with moments of pure relaxation, we recommend the services (supplementary fee applies) of our two partners:

Naturopath Frédérique Quessada, who founded the wellness centre ‘Bien-Être Équilibre’ in Rambouillet a decade ago, who offers a variety of massages in the privacy of your own room at l’Ombre Bleue:

  • Back, shoulder, arm, leg or foot massage
  • Complete ‘Californian Massage’ with essential oils, to bring relaxation to every part of the body

For history and culture buffs

The surrounding region brims with the patrimonial riches of French history. Rare are those guests who don’t use their stay here to discover the beautiful city of Chartres, internationally renowned for its Notre Dame Cathedral, which is one of the finest architectural examples of gothic art in France, and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. The Maintenon Château, the Rambouillet Château and, a little further afield, the Palace of Versailles, are also worth a visit.

Lovers of history and culture will doubtless want to explore some of the sites in this list, all less than 45 minutes by car from l’Ombre Bleue:

Nature and sport

L’Ombre Bleue ® also offers an ideal environment for improving your fitness or pursing your regular regimen, based on your favourite sports. The Rambouillet forest and its regional nature reserve are veritable outdoor playgrounds, perfect for a hike, a cycle or a pleasant ride on a horse.

Here are a few recommendations for getting out into nature and taking part in activities that most of our guests enjoy during their stay with Catherine at l’Ombre Bleue®:

Jogging, hiking or mountain biking in the surrounding forests

Fishing in the pond in front of l’Ombre Bleue, daily from March to the end of November

Horse-riding at nearby equestrian centres, one of which, Cheval Nature is only 5km (3 miles) away, and offers solo or guided rides in Rambouillet Forest

Golf of Maintenon Château - 11km (6 miles)