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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.
*Total price provided for information only, based on accommodation for two people in a double room for the number of nights per property as indicated on this page, exclusive of recommended activities, properties that cannot be reserved online and restaurants.
Hotel and restaurant in town. Perfectly positioned in Beijing’s financial and trade centre, JE Mansion offers the very best of Chinese hospitality. Chinese culture permeates every detail, starting with the traditional architecture and precious artwork that adorns the building. Guest rooms are decorated in classical style, featuring carvings in wood, brick and stone, elements of calligraphy and a warm colour palette, while all modern comforts have been thought of. The restaurant serves delicacies inspired by China’s four main culinary traditions. An absolute rarity for central Beijing is the hotel’s sprawling 50,000 sq m lawn, ideal for grand events. ... Learn moreless
Opened in Qianmen in 1864, the Quanjude restaurant is a real institution. For a century and a half, roasted duck has been made here according to the technique known as "hanging" inside an open oven. The ducks are inflated before being coated in oil, honey and soy sauce. American presidents, Chancellors and world stars have all paid a visit to try the famous poultry. The enjoyment of biting into the crispy grilled skin is like no other... 30 Qianmen St, Dongcheng, Beijing
Hotel and restaurant on a lake. Pagodas, pavilions and gardens cluster at the foot of the hills surrounding West Lake blend into the countryside itself. This special place has provided a source of inspiration to poets and artists since the Tang dynasty and is now listed as a Unesco World Heritage site. Chaptel Hotel is an oasis just off the West Lake, where you can experience the classic Hangzhou. This authentic Shikumen brick-built mansion has now recovered all its former glory: the decor of the main suites combines traditional Chinese furniture (including traditional wooden shutters) with Art Deco ornaments, such as rugs and lamps, from the period from which the building dates. ... Learn moreless
Hotel and restaurant in town. Close to West Lake and the city’s main attractions, the hotel and villas are nestled amidst splendid gardens of trees and bamboo in Hangzhou. The atmosphere is peaceful with the elegant lines of the buildings reflecting in the ponds of water and the traditional decor of the spacious and bright rooms serving to please the eye. Your first delights are offered at the highly-rated restaurant Jie Xang Lou, which serves exquisite Chinese cuisine. But the best is yet to come. Building on the principles of Chinese medicine and aromatherapy, the spa offers exceptional treatments using flowers and plants. ... Learn moreless
The Bund is Shanghai’s answer to the Champs-Elysées or 5th Avenue. This part of the city shows the mix of old and modern influences best. It comprises historic buildings in Romanesque, Gothic and many other styles which nowadays have been converted into banks, hotels and financial institutions. The entire city seems to gather along this artery that runs the length of the riverbanks. Depending on the time of day, you run into old ladies performing their very slow T’ai Chi moves, businessmen, groups of dancers or tourists. Come here for a stroll or to sit facing the city skyline. At night, the lights in the glass buildings are a show all of their own...
Known as antiques alley, the market on Dongtai Lu Road is where bargain hunters and lovers of Chinese furniture come to. It is opposite the pet market. You advance through the rows of plane trees that recall the former French presence in the neighbourhood. One stall after another sells vintage pieces and items. Amidst the cries of the Mahjong players, genuine antiques and copies of varying quality sit side by side. We sourced some of the furniture for our hotel from these amazing shops. It’s up to you to choose...
Hotel and restaurant in town. Simply cross the threshold of the Yihe Mansions and you will enter the Republic of China again, a time when the country’s leading people built their residences in the shade of the maple trees on Yihe Road in Nanjing, the capital of 10 dynasties. These private yellow-walled villas have been magnificently restored and now offer sophisticated, deeply historical accommodation with a spa, restaurants, clubs and suites. They are extremely spacious with soft light and greenery throughout; the décor is an elegant blend of traditional artefacts and contemporary objects, with fine woods and precious fabrics – a serene environment where you can truly appreciate the beauty of this culture. ... Learn moreless
Founder of the Ming dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang (1328-1398) is the only emperor not to be buried in Peking. Six centuries after his death, his mausoleum lies on the Zijin hill (Purple Mountain) and remains one of the most beautiful in China: a path lined with statues of lions, elephants, camels, horses and fantasy animals lead you to the tomb. The stone bestiary of this “Sacred Way” is supposed to fend off bad spirits.
Located near to Qinhuai River, the Memorial was created in 1985 to commemorate the atrocities committed by the Japanese soldiers against the Nanjing population at the time of its fall in December 1937. For several weeks, the inhabitants of the town were beaten, raped and killed. According to historians, there were several tens of thousands of victims. Photos, assorted items and human remains recall this very somber period for the city. Nevertheless, the Memorial offers a heartrending testimony deemed necessary to better understand the history of Nanjing. Every document has been translated into English.
Featuring approximately 400 000 items, this museum is one of China’s richest! A tiny fraction of this museum’s vast collection is exhibited on two levels: rare objects dating back from the Neolithic period to the first years of communism. People from all parts of China come to admire the colored porcelains of the 12th century alongside the the fabrics and bronzeware from the Shang and Zhou dynasties. Don’t miss the Treasure Hall or the section dedicated to jade where you can view a burial suit that comprises 2600 pieces of jade sewn together with silver thread…