Every year we arrange three exclusive shootings. They’re not snobby – just pleasant, fun and memorable.
Each shooting team consists of six to eight companions who know each other. We shoot together for three days and mainly partridge and pheasant with pointer dogs. For those groups that want, we can also offer a very special wild boar hunt.
We will stay in the chateau, eat delicious meals, and drink fine wines. Lots of tall tales and fantastic stories and the occasional good cigar for those who want one, in the library.
Arrive at Grand Val sometime in the afternoon depending on flights etc. On arrival you’ll be shown your rooms and then we’ll meet in the library to go over what has been planned with a drop of champagne of course.
After this, Marie has arranged a welcome buffet with accompanying drinks in the chateau’s dining room
After a hearty breakfast we then warm up with a shoot with pointing dogs, shooting our own pheasant. We have three dog handlers to help us.
Lunch will then be served at the chateau and then we’ll go out again. The day ends with an excellent three-course dinner with accompanying wines prepared by our French chef, served in the chateau’s dining room. The dinner ends in the library with coffee and avec.
After breakfast it’s off to the Château des Courans for our partridge hunt.
A simple breakfast will be served there and then we’ll break for a good lunch at the chateau. The day ends with a procession and a glass of champagne. We’ll spend the evening at a favorite nearby restaurant. After the dinner, coffee, and liqueurs or why not a cigar in the chateau’s library for those who want to and a few stories about the day’s events, of course.
After breakfast we gather and go to a forest near us to shoot wild boar. This takes place with shotguns from some of the 100 hunting towers on the ground. The hunt begins with a glass of champagne in the hunting lodge and then we will be driven out to our location by horse and carriage or in another of our host’s fantastic vehicles.
At the half-way stage, a superb lunch will be served in the hunting lodge and then we will be driven out for part 2 of the adventure. It all ends with some refreshments and a showing off our spoils. The closing dinner traditionally takes place in the yellow dining room at Grand Val with all forms of seafood imaginable. The hunt’s King or Queen is usually anointed ceremonially with sabering the champagne.
After the usual breakfast, it’s time to leave and say goodbye for this time. We hope to see each other again.
(Note! Silencers are banned in France and must be left at home. Weapons must be stored in some form of gun slip during the boar and partridge shoots. If you have space, pack a soft slip also.)
The quote below is based on 7 guests
The price includes the following:
- 4 nights at the chateau in a single room incl. breakfast
- Welcome champagne with snacks
- 3 lunches
- 3 dinners (Dinner at a restaurant day 3 will be paid individually)
- 4 Coffee and avec
- Partridge shoot at Le Domaine des Courans
- Hunting with gun dogs (Pointers) for our own pheasant. (Three dogs with dog handlers are included during the day)
- Wild boar hunt
- 7 shooting cards (Valid for three days of hunting in two different departments).
Price: 2.975€ per shooter
The price includes wine and other suitable drinks for dinners, avec etc.
Option: Duck shoot on Sunday €120 per hunter