Spanning the United States and Canada, discover the shores of the Great Lakes of North America to the sound of Funk and Soul. The soundtrack stretches around the beautiful high-tech lines of Milwaukee, Chicago and Toronto’s architecture. Songs by Prince as well as Motown hits are strung together along tranquil lake shores and the most famous waterfalls in North America. A natural border between the two countries, Niagara Falls makes its own music; a watery roar you’ll never forget!
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Hotel and restaurant on a lake. Forget about cars – here your vehicle is the canoe. Canoe Bay offers a different rhythm, another way of looking at things, where you always have plenty of time and feel at one with nature. Set in a well-preserved, enchanting part of Wisconsin, the property features Prairie-style cottages designed by a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright. Simple pleasures like a stroll through the woods, a swim in the lake or tasting great vintages from the wine cellar will make your days memorable. The lakeside terraces invite you to gaze at the view, daydream or read. Light floods into the cedarwood interiors and soothes the senses. This is a refuge for the most romantic souls. ... Learn moreless
In the inner suburbs of Minneapolis, Prince's residence houses the old recording studios - as well as the costume-making workshops, film studio, rehearsal spaces, and concert halls - created by the artist. Built in 1987 with royalties from the Purple Rain album (nearly 20 million albums sold), Paisley...Read More less
On a fine day, some 200 farmers congregate at Dane County Farmers’ Market. There’s a real market gardening culture in Wisconsin. On Saturday mornings, the market becomes a hive of activity. Everything is fresh – morning-picked leeks, the day’s asparagus and farmhouse cheeses. It was also one of the first...Read More less
This is one of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava’s masterpieces. The Milwaukee Art Museum extension looks like a gigantic white bird preparing for flight! It features wings for sunshades that open and close according to the weather. An exceptional architectural accomplishment that almost makes one...Read More less
As the largest city in the State of Michigan, Detroit already seems to have lived several lives since being created by French colonists in 1701; the former "Motor City" went bankrupt, but many vestiges of its history can still be seen today. Displayed at the magnificent Detroit Institute of Arts, Diego Rivera’s frescoes of the Ford factories may be the most vibrant symbol... ... Learn moreless
The label that revolutionized the history of music! Between 1959 and 1972, Motown recorded the likes of the Supremes, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and the Jackson 5 in this little house. Transformed into a museum, the founder's apartment and the old studios display instruments, gold...Read More less
Opened in 1982 near the university campus, Zingerman's Deli very quickly spread beyond the borders of Michigan. The independent chain has become a point of reference for its cheeses, cured meats, fruits and vegetables produced in the United States and abroad. Depending on the time of day, the whole...Read More less
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Restaurant and hotel in the country. “Epicurean” and “romantic” are the words that best describe Langdon Hall: warm interiors with silky fabrics and wood paneling, tranquil grounds with century-old trees and a pond reflecting the elegant manor house… In the kitchen, every detail counts. Each meal is unforgettable, transforming the finest local ingredients into sophisticated dishes that are as elegant as the setting. For added relaxation, the spa offers sublime body and beauty treatments and there are guided visits to an extraordinary garden. Just a 90-minute drive from Toronto and the Niagara area, this is the place for those who love beauty. ... Learn moreless
Opened in 2001, this tropical garden provides an amazing and exotic journey. Make your way past thousands of butterflies, tropical flowers and plants, exotic birds, turtles, and insects. Colourful butterflies land on your shoulder and your back in a warm and humid atmosphere (the temperature fluctuates...Read More less
The only thing to impress visitors more than its height (160 feet) is the flow rate! From the Canadian shores, Niagara Falls offers a spectacle like no other; after first seeing the site from the observation deck at Table Rock, you have to experience the falls from the platforms below (Journey Behind...Read More less
Toronto's skyline stands proudly over the waters of Lake Ontario. With six million inhabitants, it is now the largest Canadian metropolis. As an economic capital, it is first and foremost a true example of cultural diversity. From one neighborhood to another (Yorkville, Kensington Market, Little Italy, Koreatown...), it’s not just the window displays that change, but the languages and flavors as well... in Toronto, nearly 50% of its inhabitants were born abroad! ... Learn moreless
On the third floor of a building in Chinatown, Patrick Kriss and Amanda Bradley have chosen the most unexpected of places for this sophisticated restaurant, guarding its air of mystery. Wide parquet floors, large windows that look over the street and allow in natural light, detailing all in copper......Read More less
The Toronto Maple Leafs team is one of the most prestigious in the NHL, the North American Hockey League (on ice).13-time winner of the famous Stanley Cup (the last dating back to 1967!), the Toronto team plays almost all its matches to a full house at the Air Canada Center. If you can’t get a place,...Read More less
Paris has its Eiffel Tower, Toronto has its CN Tower! Built at the heart of the town between 1973 and 1976, this concrete needle offers a spectacular view over Toronto and the surrounding areas (except on hazy days). A glass-sided elevator takes panorama lovers up to 342m above ground level (the summit...Read More less
Legend has it that the recipe for chicken wings – one of Americans’ favourite dishes – was invented at the Anchor Bar in 1964. Coated in a Cayenne pepper and butter sauce, the fried wings and drumsticks are generally served with a Blue cheese dressing. The original recipe is still kept top secret. Some...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. In a gorgeously green and unspoilt part of Pennsylvania, halfway between Pittsburgh and Buffalo, lies this charming lodge on a 1500-acre property. Built in the 1920s and handed down from one generation of the Dorn family to the next, Glendorn is now owned by J. Cliff Forrest who ensures it retains all its original charm and authenticity. The main lodge and individual cabins are built with sequoia wood and blend perfectly into the breathtaking natural surroundings. In the forest of hemlock spruces, it is not uncommon to spot foxes, deer, bears or beavers and there are 7.25km of privately owned banks along Fuller Brook for fly fishing, accompanied by experienced guides. With numerous options for adventure, plus top-calibre culinary experiences, and the Forest Spa, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy. ... Learn moreless
Adjacent to the Allegheny forest, this was once the district of mills, warehouses, and small stores. Here, butchers, market gardeners, cheese makers and bakers operate side by side, just as they did fifty years ago. Many of them came from Italy and never went back. There is a unique atmosphere, like...Read More less
Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh in 1928. Opened about twenty years ago, this museum gathers one of the largest collections of work created by the "Pope of Pop". There are many thousands of documents and some 900 paintings, films, and photos evoking the life of the artist known worldwide for his Campbell’s...Read More less
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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.
"I was born in France, but have spent a large part of my life travelling. After cooking in Italy and Switzerland, I landed in Chicago in 1984 to re-open Maxim’s restaurant. At the time, I was in charge of the prestigious Auberge de l’Ill, in Alsace. It was a real leap into the dark. I couldn’t speak a word of English, and knew nothing of the city; yet I have never left. For me, the “Windy City” is the loveliest city in the world. Its skyline and lake give it a unique atmosphere. Above all, this is one of the rare cities in the world where you really feel the change of seasons …"