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Relais & Châteaux proposes its Routes du Bonheur for your inspiration: they are suggestions of itineraries that you can adapt to your preferences and desired experiences.

 

A bit of history
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 outposts of fine French taste started to flourish along this route. 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. They offered an enticing culinary itinerary, encouraging travellers to explore all the spots. Soon this itinerary acquired the moniker “La Route du Bonheur” or “Road of Happiness” .

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Languedoc / Provence
Languedoc / Provence
Jean-André Charial
The beauty of Provence along the Baux de Provence route to Marseille
Jean-André Charial
L’Oustau de Baumanière was founded by my grandfather Raymond Thuilier in 1945. At the time, the best restaurants were located along a main road, the National 7, while the top hotels were...
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French Riviera / Corsica
French Riviera / Corsica
Jacques Chibois
Best picks itinerary between Provence & Côte d’Azur
Jacques Chibois
These are my “best picks”, which take us on a journey through charming lanes and stunning countryside to the heart of Provence, to discover the region just as you’d always imagined...
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Italy
Italy
Tuscany land of grace beetween vinyards and old stones
Tuscany land of grace beetween vinyards and old stones
Above all, Tuscany embodies elegance. With exquisite palaces, gastronomy and scenery, it belongs in these lands where the absolute Art of living is represented through history, generosity and the talent...
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Languedoc / Provence
Languedoc / Provence
The ’bike’ tour in Provence
The ’bike’ tour in Provence
Provence… hills, lavender fields and vineyards. It can be hard sometimes to resist buying the postcard when the scenery on offer looks this much like pages in a glossy magazine. This tour of...
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Languedoc / Provence
Languedoc / Provence
Gilles Ozello
Wine and vineyards tour through Provence
Gilles Ozello
Welcome to Provence, that land of wellbeing and AOC wines! I designed this Wine Route to give the best possible introduction to these terroirs, which stretch from the rolling hills of Rochegude, in...
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Languedoc / Provence
Languedoc / Provence
Jean-Paul Passédat
The ‘major sites’ of Provence from Avignon to Marseille
Jean-Paul Passédat
Why did the greatest artists come to Provence? For the light, of course! So it gives me the greatest pleasure to invite you to come with me on a route of ‘major sites’, where, under clear...
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French Riviera / Corsica
French Riviera / Corsica
Stéphane Raimbault
Prestige tour of the Côte d’Azur
Stéphane Raimbault
I am from the Vendée and the Atlantic coast of France and have been running L’Oasis with my brothers Antoine and François for twenty years, yet I can assure you that I do not know...
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United States (West)
United States (West)
Thomas Keller
Wine country, the Napa Valley
Thomas Keller
For me a visit to California’s famous wine country is much more than just an opportunity to explore premium wines. The lifestyle and rolling, vine-clad hills of Sonoma and Napa Valley - home to...
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French Riviera / Corsica
French Riviera / Corsica
Culture itinerary from Cap d'Antibes to Monaco
The Côte d’Azur, art by the seaside
Has any other region in the world attracted so many artists? Have any other skies or seas so inspired painters and sculptors? From Cannes to Menton, the Côte d’Azur has attracted Chagall,...
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United States (East)
United States (East)
Patrick O'Connell
From Washington DC to the plantations of South Carolina
Patrick O'Connell
More than 50 years ago Relais & Châteaux was first conceived as a travel itinerary from Paris to the South of France with stops at charming and unique properties along the way. This travel...
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