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 traveling all day, our guests do not usually want a heavy dinner, but of course this can be changed).
After a hearty breakfast we then warm up with a pheasant shoot with gun dogs, shooting our own pheasant. We have three dog handlers to help you.
A hunter’s lunch will then be served at the chateau and then we’ll go out again. The day ends with a foie gras tasting in the kitchen. (Option: We can also have a duck shoot by our 3rd pond).
An excellent three-course dinner with accompanying wines prepared by our French chef will be served in the chateau’s dining room.
The dinner ends in the library with coffee and liqueurs.
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 really good lunch at the chateau. The day ends with a procession and a glass of champagne.
We’ll spend the evening at a favourite nearby restaurant. After 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 hunt wild boar. This hunt takes place with shotguns from some of the 150 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 with all forms of seafood imaginable. The hunt’s King or Queen is usually anointed ceremonially with drawn swords.
After the usual breakfast, it’s time to leave for Sweden 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. Ammunition must be stored in some form of gun case during the boar and partridge shoots. If you have space, pack a soft case.)
The quote below is based on 7 hunters
The price includes the following: