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The history of Relais & Châteaux is a wonderful human adventure, with men and women who poured their energy and enthusiasm into a charming hotel or an exceptional restaurant, before they joined others to better share their passions under the signature of Relais & Châteaux. Let’s blow out our 60 candles together and celebrate the unique art de vivre which inspires the 520 Relais & Châteaux properties and restaurants. Anniversary events, vintage menus, gourmet festivals and dinners on the waters...
Our Maîtres de Maison and our Chefs have put together a calendar of exceptional culinary events in order to turn 2014 into an unforgettable anniversary year.
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Dîner des Grands Chefs – London 2013
On April 22nd the brightest stars of the culinary world will once again unite to celebrate the best of British produce at a dinner around the theme “The World’s Kitchen by the Thames”. To take place at Old Billingsgate, guests will be privy to a quintessentially London view overlooking the Thames and London Bridge in what was formerly the world’s largest fishmarket, while enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime gastronomic experience.
45 Grands Chefs from all over the world will pool their virtuosity in dream teams composed of three different Grands Chefs, to be paired with the finest vintage Pommery Champagne. The result will be fifteen different customized and never seen before menus signed by three different Grands Chefs prepared as a live performance for the guests. Learn more
Relais & Châteaux, a whole world of shared emotions
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Six new properties have joined the Relais & Châteaux family. - January 2014
In January 2014, our extended, international Relais & Châteaux family has become even larger with the addition of 6 new properties from 5 different countries: France, Switzerland, Greece, India and China. As it approaches its 60th anniversary, Relais & Châteaux offers unprecedented opportunities to experience flavours from all around the world with six authentic new unique experiences.
Places of exceptional historic interest sit side by side with sleek, modern architecture, glorious countryside offers magnificent new vistas, the Maîtres de Maison, chefs and sommeliers breathe soul into these properties and kindle a passion for the Relais & Châteaux Art de Vivre.
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39th International Relais & Châteaux Congress - November 2013
The most important annual meeting of the Association has just concluded. More than 500 Owners, Maîtres de Maison, Grands Chefs from 60 countries participated in the International Congress in Berlin from 17 to 19 November. Following the presentation of the highlights of the past year, a key event was the election of the new International President of Relais & Châteaux and his Executive Committee: a topic fully aligned with this year’s convention theme: “The Transmission”.
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Wine – an art de vivre by Relais & Châteaux - October 2013
The grape harvest has finished. The time has come to taste the wines. No time like the present. Once again, this is a Relais & Châteaux family event. Our Innkeepers and Sommeliers are cultivating this quintessentially French art of living all around the world. With their in-depth knowledge of good food and wine, they are well placed to create wonderful experiences: visits to superb wine cellars, lively wine tastings and encounters with high-profile ambassadors… This is the kind of special experience that wine lovers can share, on all five continents. Alternatively, they might choose to wend their way along one of the more intoxicating of our Routes du Bonheur!
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Destination Paris, Relais & Châteaux-style art de vivre in the French capital - October 2013
In summer, Paris and the surrounding areas come to life. Now is the time to (re)discover them. Along their pavements, in all directions, museums, castles, parks, French-style gardens and woodland offer their attractions to travellers. As do their top restaurants, offering the best produce from French land and vineyards. Culture, history and French heritage everywhere you go. These are all values dear to Relais & Châteaux, which was born around 60 years ago… just a stone’s throw from the capital.
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New collection of Gift Boxes: CRÉATION - October 2013
Relais & Châteaux has reinvented the art of giving. Launched in October 2013, CRÉATION gifts is a new collection of art de vivre experiences, and a window into the hearts and souls of our dedicated Maîtres de Maison and talented Chefs. 14 CRÉATION Gift Boxes and Gift Certificates with an original design, to offer a special gift anywhere in the world.
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