Inauguration of Castle « Les Crayères » by Louise Pommery, Marquise de Polignac.
Until 1978, the castle is inhabited by its descendants.
Xavier Gardinier and his sons buy the Domaine Les Crayères
Beginning of the renovation work in order to transform the castle in a Hotel / Restaurant, supervised by Pierre-Yves Rochon.
Opening to the public.
Gérard and Elyane BOYER take in charge the destiny of the Domaine Les Crayères until 2003. Gérard Boyer will raise 3 Michelin stars.
Award for “Best Hotel of the World” by Travel and Leisure and Condé Nast Travel
Best Hotel in France - Travel + Leisure - World’s Best Awards
Best Hotel’s Restaurant in Europe - Prix Villégiature
Opening of the Brasserie “Le Jardin”
The Hôtel "Le Château" has been awarded a fifth star.
Philippe Mille obtains the 1st Michelin star.
He also obtains the tittle of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) and Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux.
Philippe Mille obtains a second Michelin star.