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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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Relais & Châteaux offers you a veritable world tour. Whatever the occasion, however long you stay, each of our hotels will offer you the very best of its culture and region.
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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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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.

Our Routes du Bonheur

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Some suggestions for Routes du Bonheur

With the founding of the Relais & Châteaux association, its member establishments became the place to stay for those seeking fine dining and exceptional surroundings. In the mid 1950s the so-called ‘Blue’ train from Paris’ Gare de Lyon lead passengers along the route from Paris to the Côte d’Azur. A road was built in parallel to the train, and along the corridor from Paris to Lyon and Marseille outposts began to emerge where fine French taste flourished.

As the owners of one of these establishments, Marcel and Nelly Tilloy saw an opportunity to band together with other locales sharing the same unflagging passion for hospitality and excellent cuisine. Together with seven other establishments, all referred to as “relais de campagne”, they could offer an enticing gastronomic itinerary, encouraging travellers to explore all eight spots. Soon this itinerary acquired the moniker “La Route du Bonheur” or “Road of Happiness”.

Today “La Route du Bonheur” stretches well beyond the borders of France and extends to all five continents of the globe.