Domaine de La Gracieuse

Domaine de La Gracieuse

The luxury hotel residence for seniors
Exclusive interview with the establishment’s director Thierry Barège.

Thierry Barège is both level-headed and cheerful, has a degree in the management of health and social institutions and is a quality engineer in medico-social structures. He has been in charge of the Domaine de La Gracieuse for more than nine years, working hand in hand with his professional and dedicated team. He is also the operational director of the Emera group establishments in Italy and Luxembourg.

How would you describe the Domaine de La Gracieuse for those who do not know it ?

Domaine de La Gracieuse is a luxury residence for seniors located on the edge of Morges, at Lonay. It is part of the network of high-class establishments belonging to the Emera group, founded by Claude Cheton 30 years ago, with the aim of offering retirement living in which comfort is synonymous with well-being at every level.
The establishment is situated in a a truly exceptional location, surrounded by vineyards and with a breathtaking view of Lake Geneva. In addition to its Swiss residents, the four-star establishment, which is not far from Lausanne and Geneva, attracts an international clientele in search of high-quality accommodation, where services can be adjusted and personalised to suit their needs. It’s also somewhere to spend a holiday in a secure and idyllic setting with medical help on hand in beautiful Switzerland, a country with a worldwide reputation for its high-quality medical care.

What makes your approach and level of support stand out ?

The staff in all departments and I form a tight-knit and caring team, whose mission is to ensure the well-being of our residents every single day and to provide them with high- quality hotel services, worthy of our excellent reputation in the sector and in line with the vision and expectations of the group’s founder.
We therefore support our residents to the utmost and do our best to meet each of their specific needs. Our department heads are at the disposal of our guests, as if they were living in a luxury hotel.
In addition to the hotel services, there is also a wide choice of cultural, sporting and recreational activities, in the delightful and extensive common areas. A swimming pool, auditorium, library, billiard room, pétanque court and putting green allow residents to socialise and forge new friendships, while continuing to respect the health measures in force.

What about the food ?

The establishment’s three restaurants serve an elegant cuisine full of delicious flavours which take into account the tastes, diet and health of each resident. Le Drakkar restaurant, in particular, offers an exceptional view of the lake and Mont Blanc, and allows guests to enjoy special occasions in the company of their relatives and visitors.

Is the healthcare section separate from the hotel residence ?

Domaine de La Gracieuse has two distinct sections which complement each other. Both offer residents the full-time services of health professionals in the fields of physiotherapy, chiropody, acupuncture and psychiatry. The healthcare team is led by a head nurse and a medical director specialising in geriatrics, who is also responsible for the strategy and medical policy of the Domaine de La Gracieuse.
The hotel residence has 150 apartments - ten of which are furnished for short stays - offering a permanent home help service (with nurses, nursing aides, etc.). Working in collaboration with OSAD, which provides help and care at home, makes it possible to bring in additional staff for residents according to their needs (night-time carers, household help, etc.). The Domaine, meanwhile, is a care home comprising 30 rooms and 11 apartments.

To obtain a brochure or for any further information, call 021 804 51 51 or visit our website

Domaine de La Gracieuse
Chemin des Vignes 14
1027 Lonay