Relais & Châteaux has been striving to share traditions for almost 60 years. Throughout this period, the experienced chefs and maîtres de maison have helped the association create a veritable pool of talent, a jewel that must be preserved and developed.
In the name of our peers, the art of living and long-standing expertise, our core value focuses on the passing on of skills and knowledge. It is natural therefore that Blancpain, the world’s oldest watch-making brand, should be joining our Heritage Trophy. For this prestigious watch-maker, innovation is always synonymous with tradition. The past is an endless source of inspiration.
With this in mind, every year we reward a property for keeping its technical mastery alive and resolutely focusing its bold creativity on the future. Together we want to preserve the past and celebrate the future.
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Hotel and restaurant in a village. Tatami mat floors, sliding paper window doors, wooden terraces... Welcome to an authentic ryokan whose traditions have carried on for seven generations. Many of the rooms look out to a lush Japanese garden and its surroundings where Japanese pines and a variety of plants and trees, shade the moss covered statues and ponds. The experience would not be complete without enjoying the hot spring baths set in a grove of bamboo and the traditional kaiseki meals, whose small dishes rival in delicacy and offer the opportunity to taste Matsuba crab (seasonal) and Tajima beef. ... Learn moreless