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When you experience Relais & Châteaux, you experience a whole array of sensations. Each of our properties offers the opportunity to enjoy an unparalleled range of sensory experiences, where the beauty of a particular place, the warmth of the hospitality and the quality of the cuisine are in perfect harmony. Scents and tastes, landscapes and colours make every stay a rare and intense experience.
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Relais & Châteaux counts more than 400 gourmet restaurants or luxury hotels in 50 countries all over the world.
Saint James Paris Hotel and restaurant in town The only château-hôtel in Paris nestles in a lush green setting, a mere stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe and Avenue Victor Hugo: a splendid Napoleon III residence, refurbished with a touch of fantasy by Bambi Sloan, and home to the very select Saint James Club. What was formerly the Thiers Foundation, which once received the most brilliant students in France, has now become a select venue where you can recharge your batteries, right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Paris. The library bar, with its thousands of volumes, provides a private and welcoming setting, just the place to exchange confidences. The spa offers exclusive Guerlain treatments in the muted atmosphere of its boudoir-style treatment booths. You may dine on fine cuisine in the beautiful dining room inherited from the Foundation. In the summer, what better place than the magnificent terrace. Here the hot air balloon décor evokes the past of this particular spot: it had been the first aerodrome in Paris! ...Read more France, Paris
Le Grand Véfour Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in town “Paintings are my main source of inspiration. I cook like others paint”, states celebrated Grand Chef Guy Martin, who has made the marriage of opposites his religion. He carries a pencil in his pocket and has a sketchpad ready at all times, “I draw the recipes which are born in my head”, explains Martin. For him cuisine is an aesthetic pleasure. Each dish is a masterpiece at this historic restaurant overlooking the gardens of the Palais Royal. It is the oldest restaurant in Paris, frequented in the past not just by Napoleon and Josephine but also by Victor Hugo and Colette. The flavours of the world come together in airy creations like Breton lobster with green apple jus, grilled turbot and artichokes with pineapple-sage infused oil, or green pea ice-cream. ...Read more France, Paris
Restaurant Apicius Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in town Inventive, sincere, generous... The art of Jean-Pierre Vigato, Grand Chef of Restaurant Apicius, draws its inspiration from traditional “bourgeois” cuisine, dishes left to simmer on the stove and the very best of market produce so that he can coax out every nuance of flavour. This means that blue Brittany lobster, white truffle, John Dory and game will be accompanied by the simplest of vegetables, in dishes that showcase the creativity and love of cuisine that this self-taught chef has inherited from his mother and grandmother. As soon as you cross the threshold, the magic works its spell. This superb 19th century private mansion on the ground floor of the former Hôtel de Talhouët-Roy boasts a ravishing décor where top-quality materials in sophisticated hues create a welcoming atmosphere and where bric-a-brac sits cheek by jowl with works of art. In the summer, it opens onto a delightful garden, right in the heart of Paris. ...Read more France, Paris
Restaurant Hélène Darroze Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in town Being the fourth generation of a family of chefs, for Hélène Darroze, gastronomy is the opportunity to give pleasure. Her cuisine is lively and strongly linked to the emotions. The unique tasting menu is based around what’s in season and the best produce the market has to offer. The Darroze family collection of vintage Bas Armagnacs provides the perfect end to a perfect meal. ...Read more France, Paris
Michel Rostang Restaurant Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in town In an utterly charming atmosphere, Grand Chef Michel Rostang celebrates 30 years of inspiration, taste and passion for fine dining. Constantly in pursuit of perfection, his cuisine is a reflection of his personality: simple and generous. Anyone who has visited his restaurant knows that his pairings of classical and modern flavours are indeed the epitome of perfection. His wonderful sole meunière with its shellfish marinière or the mythical pike quenelle à la Jo Rostang are just some delicious examples, not forgetting the exquisite hot tart with bitter chocolate. There is even a truffle sandwich, that you simply have to eat with your fingers. Rostang’s cellar, with more than 1,300 outstanding wines, is certainly one of the most prestigious in the French capital. ...Read more France, Paris
Hôtel Daniel Hotel and restaurant in town Right next to the Champs-Élysées and the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, feast your eyes upon the unique interiors of this hotel with its 18th century French bespoke hand-painted Chinoiserie wallpaper, furniture sculpted out of precious woods, fabulously comfortable sofas, silks from the Orient and shimmering satins. The Hotel Daniel is an elegant address and the perfect base for discovering Paris at its most romantic and cosmopolitan, and savouring an equally original and sophisticated cuisine. A simply exceptional residence. ...Read more France, Paris
Le Pré Catelan Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in town In the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, in the magnificent setting of a pavilion dating back to Napoleon III with ceiling friezes by Caran d'Ache, Frédéric Anton serves a cuisine which is both subtle and generous. He reveals the best of his ingredients, teasing out flavours and aromas: poached egg with a truffled tartlet, cuttlefish and squid dressed with black ink and pig’s cheek melting in its spices. Chrystelle Brua creates the desserts, and breathes a touch of magic into great classic dishes such as Paris-Brest, pears Belle-Hélène and bitter chocolate tart. Your host will be Jean-Jacques Chauveau, awarded Best Maître d'Hôtel in the World 2013, for whom hospitality goes hand in hand with warmth and friendliness. ...Read more France, Paris
Passage 53 Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in town This is a very discreet address tucked away under the arcades in one of the oldest avenues in the centre of Paris. A tiny room with minimalist décor hidden away behind white curtains: what matters here is the food. No menu, you just wait and see what arrives on your plate. Veal tartare and oyster, foie gras poached with strawberry, white asparagus served with jamón serrano and Parmesan foam – the menu presents Grand Chef Shinichi Sato’s latest creations elegantly served in the dining room by Guillaume Guedj. There is a very fine wine list mainly featuring Burgundy which is the perfect accompaniment for the delicate, inventive cuisine which plays with colour and texture as much as with flavour, providing the ideal showcase for top-class seasonal ingredients. ...Read more France, Paris