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"What better way to enjoy a view of Bordeaux than from among 950 grapevines and four buildings designed by Jean Nouvel and inspired by tobacco-drying sheds? The hotel's 25-metre black swimming pool is a true haven of peace where you may luxuriate and relax. Make this hiatus exceptional by ordering a glass of Lillet, an aperitif typical of the Bordeaux region, and a snack prepared by our star-rated Chef, Nicolas Magie. The Saint-James is known to locals as Le Balcon de Bordeaux ('The Balcony of Bordeaux'). Come discover why the name is so very fitting!"
"You will be warmly welcomed upon arriving at our authentic 'village bistro', Café de l’Espérance, located at the heart of Bouliac. Discover our special starter and dessert buffets, all highly recommended by our regulars! Savour your choice of meat, grilled on the barbecue and served with homemade chips and green salad. Exquisite! You'll enjoy dining in this convivial atmosphere."
The Marché des Producteurs, launched by our Michelin-starred chef Nicolas Magie, offers an opportunity to select ingredients from among the very best in each category, deal directly with producers, and receive tips from Michelin-starred chefs. Just as an enlightened cook works according to seasonality, the chef offers to repeat this event on four Sundays a year. With the changing of the seasons, and under the watchful eye of a guest chef partner for the event, regional products will take pride of place. It’s an opportunity to discover new foods, small producers and to access direct sales of local products.
Be surprised. Everything you think you know about hotels vanishes into thin air as soon as you step through the door.
Starting with the bar, which is home to some great design classics: chairs and sofas by Verner Panton and Charles Eames....Not forgetting the stunning Bergère Louise Crusoé chair, designed by Bleu-Nature, like a nest perched in the trees.
When it comes to the rooms, the famous architect Jean Nouvel chose to highlight white, a symbol of purity and simplicity. The windows are stripped down, adorned only by the views they offer of nature. The bed treats you to a breathtaking spectacle. And for good reason: they change height from one room to the next, offering you uninterrupted views out over the vines once you lie down. Sleeping at the Saint-James is quite an experience!
As soon as it opened, the Saint-James began to focus on culture, arts, architecture and design. With the choice of Jean Nouvel as its architect, of course. But also by commissioning the sculptor César to inaugurate the first sixteen 100-square-metre plots of vines planted on the hotel’s grounds in 1989. Then, over the years, the gallery that links the 18th-century farmhouse to the pavilions has been transformed and converted into a space dedicated to the arts. Four exhibitions of paintings, sculptures and photographs are held here every year.