Robuchon at the Grande Maison
Here is yet another excellent reason to take a trip to the coast of Bordeaux: the newly opened Grande Maison. In a former 19th century hotel, facing the Bernard Magret Culturel Institute, the kitchens of this newbie were entrusted to Joël Robuchon, the most star-studded chef in the world. The gourmet restaurant is set in the old library, oozing the atmosphere of a family home. A rather original menu offers 4 courses of 3 very contemporary hors-d’oeuvres, followed by a traditional main-course and desert. For a simpler taste, why not try the Olivier brasserie? In the six luxurious bedrooms, Bordeaux interior designer Frédérique Fournier plays with a very floral Napoléon III look, with warming results. Bathrooms are decked out all in white, equipped with ‘regular size’ Hermès home products that you can take away with you: the perfect present!