The Lionel Guilbaud Chef Experience:

Manoir du Moulin is thrilled to be able to offer our clients ‘chef experience’ packages where we have Master Chef Lionel Guilbaud cook for small groups in our kitchen (see the partners section for more on Lionel). The format can be either instructional or simply an evening with your own private chef explaining his dishes and techniques as he cooks up a mouth watering meal.

The chef experience needs to booked as far in advance as possible due to Lionel’s busy schedule.

The Surf Experience:

For non-surfing guests wishing to literally take the plunge, we offer the ‘Surf Experience’ package.

With over 20 years surfing experience and having run numerous surf experience camps for disabled and able bodied people alike, Warren Coulson will guide you every step of the way.

From planning which beach to visit based on the conditions, to helping you understand your equipment and the ocean long before entering the water, Warren will prepare you so you can get the most out of the experience and want to keep coming back for more.

We offer half-day or full day packages, all equipment is provided. Transportation to the beach can also be provided.

For larger groups we can organise equipment and lessons through the local surf school, Manu.



Wine Tours:

Wind your way through the local wine region at a relaxed pace, accompanied by a bilingual wine expert. Discover the Vendée wines, some of which are internationally acclaimed and all of which have their own subtleties and nuances depending on where in the region they are from.

Tours are for the full day and include lunch and transportation (if required). Self guided tours are also possible using the wine route maps we have available.

As with the Chef Experience, Wine Tours need to be booked as far in advance as possible and depend on the avilability of the guide.