Relais & Châteaux is a world in and of itself, unlike any other. A warm, welcoming, gourmet affair awaits where outstanding quality is coupled with each individual property's passion for their own region and its terroir.
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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.
Discover the excellent cuisine served in our properties: traditional or contemporary, it never fails to be wonderfully creative. This creativity is recognised throughout the world, as our Grands Chefs are considered to be the pinnacle of fine dining.
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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-hotel in Paris nestles in a green setting, a 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. The former Thiers Foundation, which once received the most brilliant students in France, has become a select venue where you can recharge your batteries. The library bar is a place to exchange confidences. The boudoir-style spa offers treatments based on the prestigious Maison Guerlain. The chef offers fine cuisine in the dining room inherited from the Foundation. In the summer the terrace and its hot air balloon décor evoke the past of the place: it had been the first aerodrome in Paris! ...Read more France, Paris
Le Grand Véfour Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in town After more than thirty years of passion, sharing and inventiveness, Chef Guy Martin has created a cuisine which is like him, modern, sensuous and daring. A cuisine which associates pleasure and wellbeing, awakens the senses and creates emotions. Each dish is a masterpiece at this historic restaurant overlooking the gardens of the Palais Royal, 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 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 The art of Jean-Pierre Vigato, 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. 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. This superb 19th century private mansion on the ground floor of the former Hôtel de Talhouët-Roy boasts a welcoming atmosphere and 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, fine dining is the opportunity to give pleasure. Her cuisine is lively, strongly linked to emotions and reflects her state of mind. In the cosy atmosphere of the “Salle à Manger”, with its soft and warm colours, a choice of menus based around what’s in season and the best produce the market has to offer is served. Hélène Darroze has stories to tell: even the slightest detail of a dish reveals who she is, evokes a sensation, memories, scents. 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 Chef Michel Rostang celebrates 30 years of inspiration, taste and passion for fine dining. 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 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 eat with your fingers. Rostang’s cellar, with more than 1,500 outstanding wines, is certainly one of the most prestigious in the 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 the Hotel Daniel designed like a private home 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. An ideal place for discerning travellers, art lovers, gourmets and couples. 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 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 or pears Belle-Hélène. 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
Lucas Carton Restaurant in town This historic restaurant in Place de la Madeleine has seen leading Chefs since the 18th-century. In succeeding Alain Senderens, Julien Dumas has carried on the tradition of accessible and democratised fine fining, constantly changing and striving for the ideal food-wine pairing. He serves a modern, inventive menu, open to exotic influences – his carpaccio of bream is inspired by Thai "Weeping Tiger" recipes and his Apicius duck (the signature dish created by Alain Senderens in 1970) now comes served with figs and liquorice. The restaurant boasts a unique Majorelle-designed décor, where the interplay of light and mirrors catches the reflections of the Église de la Madeleine. ...Read more France, Paris
Pierre Gagnaire Restaurant in town This restaurant has been given a makeover by Carolyn Quatermaine – collages, pages of books with printed lobsters, crayfish, artichokes and even recipes handwritten by Pierre Gagnaire’s father who was a cook. Fitting tribute to the important words of an extraordinary chef. Here is a Chef who lets his instincts take him directly to dizzying heights, who uses his emotions to make cuisine his means of expression, and allow him to speak in frank, yet subtle terms. A ‘Georges Teissier’ table for two (name of the street in Saint-Etienne where his first restaurant was located) has been set up in the kitchens, so that he can share some of his secrets with his guests. ...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 Chef Shinichi Sato’s latest creations elegantly served in the dining room by Guillaume Guedj. There is a 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