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.
The art of giving Relais & Châteaux with our CRÉATION Gift vouchers and Gift boxes. If you want to spend a magical evening in stunning surroundings in absolute tranquility or enjoy a gourmet dinner at a restaurant of one of our Grands Chefs, there are more than 300 Relais & Châteaux properties awaiting the lucky receipients of this gift, to offer them a truly memorable experience.
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.
9 Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux at the ephemeral gourmet restaurant
at the Grand Palais from 11 to 21 September 2008
The Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux will be in charge, together with the caterer Potel et Chabot, of the culinary events at the 24th Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris.
This year the ephemeral gourmet restaurant at the antiquarian festival, produced by Potel et Chabot, will offer an exclusive menu of an exceptional chef, including 9 Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux, for every lunch and dinner.
Thursday 11 September: Pierre Maillet Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, Hameau Albert 1er in Chamonix (Haute Savoie)
Friday 12 September: Patrick Bertron Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, Relais Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu (Côte d’Or)
Saturday 13 September: Stéphane Raimbault Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, Restaurant l’Oasis in La Napoule (Alpes Maritimes)
Sunday 14 September: Christophe Bacquié Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, La Villa in Calvi (Corsica)
Monday 15 September: Patrick Henriroux Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, La Pyramide in Vienne (Isère)
Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 475 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 55 countries.
Established in France in 1954, the Association’s mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character.
Furthermore, Relais & Châteaux is also a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony, an unforgettable celebration of the senses.
From the vineyards in Napa valley to the beaches in Bali, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Châteaux offers all the stops on the finest route for discovering each special place and country.
The Relais & Châteaux signature reflects this ambition:
“ALL AROUND THE WORLD, UNIQUE IN THE WORLD.“
About Potel et Chabot
For more than a century, generations of pastry chefs, chefs and maitres d’ have associated the name of two men, Mr Potel and Mr Chabot, with the French art of receiving well.
Whatever the event, the venue or the country, you never come across the same culinary creations twice … regardless of whether this concerns original recipes by Potel et Chabot or recipes elaborated by starred chefs, the tailor-made Potel et Chabot style remains an essential feature of every reception.
The ability to enthral between 10 and 10,000 guests with the same attention to detail and elegance … that’s part of the exceptional skills of Potel et Chabot.
When Potel et Chabot’s executive chef, Jean-Pierre Biffi, and his teams work with the Grands Chefs, they are united by the same claims to perfection, refinement, exceptional flavours … A perfect mastering of cooking, a faithful reproduction of recipes, a unique welcome … turn the Potel et Chabot chefs into privileged partners of starred chefs.
Hameau Albert Ier - France, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Restaurant and hotel in the mountains At the foot of Mont Blanc, Pierre Carrier, Perrine and Pierre Maillet have taken over this hotel, devoted to fine dining, founded in 1903 by “great grandfather Carrier”. The rooms in the main hotel or the chalets in the garden offer both modern and warm comfort. On the one hand, there is the superb menu at the Albert Ier with its recipes influenced by the Piedmont and Liguria and, on the other, the Maison Carrier with its specialities to be enjoyed in the atmosphere of an old farmhouse or with a view of the majestic beauty of Mont Blanc. The indoor/outdoor swimming pool also boasts vistas of the eternal snows. An equally stunning and delicious address. ...Read more
Restaurant Hélène Darroze - France, Paris
Restaurant 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
La Villa Spa - France, Calvi
Restaurant and hotel on the seafront A stay at La Villa is a statement. This hotel stands for good taste. It offers a particular art of living. La Villa, much like a private club, is a haven for lovers of beauty, tranquillity and culture. Art permeates the entire hotel, from the painter’s canvas to the violinist’s bow, not to mention the keys of the piano. Culinary art too has some well-tempered chords to play. The views over the Bay of Calvi, the scents of the sea and the pine forests, the sounds of music mingling with the song of the cicadas, the flavours of the local ingredients, beautiful plasterwork cool to the touch... Just enter La Villa, across from the Citadel, and all your senses will come alive. ...Read more
Le Relais Bernard Loiseau - France, Saulieu
Restaurant and hotel in a village The name Bernard Loiseau evokes a unique sensory voyage and an authentic culinary experience. Chef Patrick Bertron, MOF (Best Craftsman of France), has added his talent to the legacy left by his master, with cuisine based on simplicity, powerful tastes and new flavours. But the food isn’t the only attraction at this stunning Burgundy location: owner Dominique Loiseau has made this hotel exceptional in every way. The breakfast room is a listed historical monument. The dining rooms offer a panorama view of the gardens, the rooms are elegantly decorated and at the spa, the welcome is warm and attentive. This is a magical and timeless place where the idea of well-being takes on its full meaning. ...Read more
La Côte Saint Jacques & Spa - France, Joigny
Restaurant and hotel on a river The Côte Saint Jacques, in the heart of Burgundy, is a captivating destination. Most of the pleasant rooms have nice terraces, and there are panoramic views from the jacuzzi on the banks of the river Yonne. With an array of activities available, from cooking lessons, to strolling along the canal, an indoor swimming pool, a spa and special programmes for children, you will not be at a loss for things to do. Chef Jean-Michel Lorain, the hotel’s talented and exuberant owner, will welcome you like a friend, and if you’re lucky, he will let slip the secrets of his recipes. It’s worth a trip here just to enjoy his Genesis of a Dish on the theme of the oyster. ...Read more
L’Oasis - France, La Napoule
Restaurant in a village In the shade of the patio, surrounded by palm trees and exotic flowers or on the verandas of the conservatory, this lush green oasis is the setting for the renowned fusion cuisine of the Raimbault brothers. Depending on what catches their eye at the Forville market in Cannes, Chefs Stéphane and Antoine put together a menu that combines contemporary and Provencal flavours with infinite Asian flourishes, featuring “Lime-Infused Soufflé of Locally Caught Sea Urchins” and “Soleil Levant of Raw Fish”. But it is their brother François, the patissier, who adds the finishing touches to this magical and exotic symphony with his renowned “Caravan of Desserts”. ...Read more
Baumanière & Spa - La Cabro d’Or - France, Les Baux-de-Provence
Restaurant and hotel in the country As a result of the merger of La Cabro d’Or and L’Oustau de Baumanière, Baumanière has become the epitome of Mediterranean art of living in a magical place. Appreciated by personalities from the political and the media world, this domain was founded by Raymond Thuillier, the "historical monument" of French gastronomy according to Gault et Millau. In 1969, Jean-André Charial took over from his grandfather as the head Chef, a position he held with maestria until today. This respected Chef is now no longer in the kitchens but managing the domaine. Beaumanière remains a unique place, nestled in the Baux-de-Provence rocky outcrops. It encompasses five buildings: L’Oustau, the historical centre, La Guigou, a Provencal mas, the Manor of the 18th century and finally Carita and Flora, in a rural setting. It also includes two gourmet restaurants, L’Oustau de Baumanière – an institution to enjoy the refined, subtle, simple cuisine of the chef – and La Cabro d’Or. A table d’hôte for lunch, a bar and numerous terraces supplement them. Moreover, the estate boasts a spa, three outdoor pools and a tennis court. ...Read more
La Pyramide - France, Vienne
Restaurant and hotel in town Located south of Lyon in the once Roman town of Vienne, La Pyramide has a long legacy in hospitality. Previously held by the mythical Fernand Point, it is now in the hands of the very talented and friendly Chef Patrick Henriroux and his family. Never resting on their laurels, they constantly innovate and update, making La Pyramide an exciting and dynamic destination. Patrick Henriroux's cuisine respects its traditional roots and adds a modern touch. The gourmet restaurant Patrick Henriroux boasts contemporary interiors in vivid colours by Régis Dho. Guests will be delighted by the impressive collection of Chartreuse liqueurs. The rule of three applies to the good things at L'espace PH3, the hotel’s second restaurant: three starters, three main courses, three desserts, three white wines, three rosé wines and so on. ...Read more
La Bastide Saint-Antoine - France, Grasse
Restaurant and hotel in the country In the heart of a five hectare olive grove, an 18th century residence, La Bastide Saint-Antoine, awaits. The rooms are either Provencal or contemporary style and the gourmet restaurant has a wide terrace overlooking the Cannes bay. Chef Jacques Chibois creates an alchemy of authentic mediterranean flavours under 1,000 year-old olive trees. On the programme: wandering in the grounds, discovery of the botanical garden, reading, petanque and relaxation in the jacuzzi by the swimming pool. Between oenology, an initiation to perfume creation, or the culinary and aromatic tasting school, you will fall in love with Provence at this property imbued with the personal passion of Jacques Chibois. ...Read more