Dinners at La Foulerie du château de Courances

by | Apr 12, 2019 |

From field to fork

Back in the 18th century hemp was processed in the Foulerie, but today it is a haven for food culture, featuring the organic vegetables grown in the chateau’s walled garden and the nearby plain.

Since 2013, chefs from all over the world have set up their kitchen at Courances for a memorable one-night stand, taking their inspiration from the chateau’s vegetables –not just organic but delicious and amazingly varied – and sharing a personal vision of gastronomy with their guests.

Among them are three-star chef Yannick Alleno, Eric Trochon (holder of France’s top award for artisans) and Mikkel Maarbjerg, a Danish chef with two stars in the Guide Michelin. Remarkably talented young chefs have also been invited: Yamamoto Masaaki and Svante Forstorp from Vivant (Paris 10e), Mauricio Zillo from the restaurant A Mère (Paris 10e), and more recently, Tomy Gousset who has opened his own restaurant Tomy & co (Paris 7e).

These dinners aim to reflect the new approach to food and eating that is now emerging in the Paris region. To demonstrate that, 50 km from Paris, it is possible to take up the organic challenge, while treating the earth with respect thanks to new growing methods, and keeping prices reasonable.


Your dinner’s places before everyone else

The first dinner will take place on May 11th.
Le château de Courances will put places on sale on April 20.

Starting today, Pierres d’Histoire offer you to book your stay and have your dinner place before everyone else.
Book you house and enjoy your French gourmet week-end !

Price : 85 € per person (vines and soft drinks included).

Who’s the first guest ? 

Who’s the woman who will start the season on May 11th ? Amandine Chaignot was not predestined for food. After graduation, she joined the Faculty of Pharmacy, she stopped in 1998 and join a culinary training. She opens a tea room before enter at Ecole Ferrandi. She gets her starts at La Maison de l’Aubrac, then at Prunier, where she was chosen to participate in the Bocuse d’Or. She will work in the kitchens of the greatest chefs (The London ritz, the Plaza Athénée with Jean-François Piège, the Meurice alongside Yannick Alléno and the Crillon with Christopher Hache).

Newly returned from London where she was in charge of the Hotel Rosewood’s kitchen, she will be glad to introduce you to her cuisine of pleasure and sharing.

Where to stay just near the dinner ? 


Le Moulin du Hameau de Courances

For 2 à 3 people

From 200 € per night


L'Ecurie du Château de Fleury

Pour 2 personnes

A partir de 140 € par nuit


L'Atelier du Hameau de Courances

For 2 to 4 people

From 268 € per night


La Tour du Château de Fleury

For 2 people

From 135 € per night


La Pompe du Hameau de Courances

For 2 people

From 165 € per night


La Vigie du Château de Fleury

Pour 2 people

A partir de 125 € par nuit


La Marcotte

For 2 to 9 people

From 500 € per night


La Poterne du Château de Fleury

For 2 to 4 people

From 170 € per night