Some say a sense of place can shape you. But could a place cross generations and speak to the heart of each, becoming all things to all people? An escape for the weary. An adventure for the playful. An indulgence for the discerning. Could it simultaneously hark back to a more carefree time of days gone by, and embody the epitome of contemporary finesse? The answer is a resounding yes. 

Welcome to Les Bordes. We are selectively setting the stage amid 1,400 acres. Creating the backdrop with the potential to design your life in the most exquisite way.




Few would imagine that a 1,400-acre estate could take you back in time. With a developed footprint covering only five percent of the property, it means even fewer will get to experience the carefree seclusion, the security and utter peace that come with being at founder Baron Marcel Bich’s Les Bordes. Wind back the clocks to a time when children adventured freely in the woods. Populate their imaginations with red deer and pheasants. Discover a community where the joy of new friends becomes the comfort of familiar faces, lifelong friendships and family legacies. 

Les Bordes is a gift to be savoured and passed down through generations. It is a chance to create your legacy — in the heart of the Loire Valley.





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Many things are shared at the clubhouse. Fine cigars, rare whiskies, superb meals. Card games, drinks on terraces, or a bite in the outdoor kitchen. The truth is, these aren’t what make the Club du Baron so distinctive. 

It’s the feeling of homecoming as you sink into an armchair beside grand, leaping fires. The way the outside world fades away — and all that matters are the people around your table. The imposing tranquillity of the surrounding woodland. And the resulting peace that settles upon you. 

It’s not just the roaring fires, the private dining rooms, or the lounges. There’s no particular element to point to and say, ‘this is it.’ Yet, over time, you will uncover more distinguishing facets to the Club du Baron — as it becomes ever more rooted in your memory.




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Les Bordes Golf Courses



In a game as exacting as golf, that is defined by paradox – relaxing yet frustrating, social yet solitary – everything hinges on the course’s design. In fact, it is said that a golf course is like wine. This makes Les Bordes Old Course a rare vintage. 

Painstakingly designed by the late legendary golf course architect, Robert von Hagge, it has been crafted, tended and meticulously matured to perfection. His creation, a homage to the visionary Baron Marcel Bich, has consistently ranked as continental Europe’s top course for six years running — and elevates the game to dizzy heights.

Alongside Les Bordes Old Course is Les Bordes New Course, another Robert Von Hagge design. When he was tasked with its creation he wagered that the new course would become the top ranked course — meaning Les Bordes courses would occupy the top two rankings in continental Europe. 

To enjoy the challenge and complexity of this sport in its finest, most pristine form, on courses that capture the imaginations of the world’s finest golfers… This is a privilege that only those at Les Bordes will get to savour.

“It should unquestionably, undeniably, be in anyone’s top five courses in the world.”

— Golf World Magazine




Standing in a clearing, surrounded by dense clusters of silver birch and oak you spot the enchanting Château Bel Air. You tread the path through its formal garden entrance and, soon, you realise this is no ordinary hotel. Its solitary standing belies the wealth of everything beyond. 

The striking early 20th century building is home to 8 suites, a restaurant housed in a two-storey glass orangery to the rear, a screening room, a cigar, whisky and wine bar. 72 further exquisite suites are nestled in the surrounding 100-acre arboretum. Then, just a short stroll under the canopy of trees, the spa.






When the hovering mist, the dappled light through ancient woods, or the flutter of passing birds in flight are no longer enough to soothe you, our spa will do just that. 

Located a short stroll from Château Bel Air through the forest, you’ll find an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, medi-spa and wellness centre, tennis courts and gym — where you can also enjoy yoga and pilates. And because sometimes feeling at peace is as simple as turning your gaze skyward, the spa also boasts its own observatory.




A child’s imagination doesn’t need much to come alive — but it does need plenty of space. This is why at Les Bordes, we have dedicated 200 acres of forest to firing that imagination in the most exciting ways. 

With bows and arrows, rifles and fishing rods. With zip lines and bridges suspended in the canopy. With walls to climb, and pools to swim, and even teepees to camp in. So that when, one day, your children have children of their own, they’ll want to pass on this gift of lifelong friendship and carefree adventure.




Some say the sheer size and power of a horse can be a metaphor for dealing with life’s challenges. How does it define you when you can regularly engage these majestic animals in the most exquisite surroundings? 

At Les Bordes, the equestrian in you will want for nothing. Paddocks, stables and an indoor arena are all at your disposal.




It’s true, when you come to Les Bordes you leave the outside world behind. But some things, you’ll want to bring with you. Like browsing the shops, catching up with friends. Or just enjoying the pulse of French country life — the steady beat of the market square. So we’ve done just that. 

At Le Village, a 300-year old priory forms the centrepiece of our public market space. Cobblestone alleys curve underfoot and ancient trees cast a shade over a well. The scent of fresh coffee and excitable voices mingle in the warm air. Visiting markets will tempt you with their produce. While many a top-end boutique will catch your eye.

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The Loire Valley, the Garden of France, is a grand old storybook waiting to be opened. The pages of years gone by are populated by larger-than-life characters — from artisans and peasants to barons and ladies. Their adventures centred around fine estates, such as Château Villandry, medieval villages and ancient vineyards. 

Today, the captivating stretch occupied by our Bich estate, and the bordering Vuitton and Guerlain family estates, is known as the golden triangle. Strike out from Les Bordes and author the new pages of this historical narrative. Develop the story through your culinary explorations, across famous vineyards and in bustling regional markets. Because the tale is far from over.




Les Bordes will keep your love of life burning strong. With something for everyone to do, you can easily pursue your passions together or apart, within the estate, or beyond its borders, during long lazy summers, or in the deep of winter. 

What’s more, on a storied and idyllic stretch of the Loire, neighbouring some of the estate’s exceptional homes, we’re designing The River Club. Here, you can enjoy the Loire River in a canoe, a kayak, a windsurf or, for the more adventurous, a jet ski. Come along on a summer afternoon when we’re barbecuing, or just savour the season’s best in the Club’s bar and restaurant.


Pursuits in or Near The Estate

4×4 off road driving

Cookery school

Organic gardening

Châteaux tours

Archaeological sites

Wine tours

River sports

Rock climbing

Helicopter tours

Glider flights


Jet Skiing

Boat trips on the Loire River

Paintball and laser games


Nature activities

Shooting and hunting

Fishing and falconry

Indoor/outdoor soft play area

Teen social club

Tennis academy

Football academy

Loire Valley cycle paths

Go karting

Children’s driving school




Flight times to Paris

London — 1 hr   |   New York — 8.5 hrs   |   Los Angeles — 11.5 hrs   |   Dubai — 7 hrs   |   Beijing — 10 hrs   |   Mumbai — 9.5 hrs

Flight times FROM London

Private Jet — Less than 1 hr    |     Helicopter — 1 hr 30 mins


Paris to Les Bordes — 1.25 hrs