Travel Inspo for 2024

GREAT ESCAPES IN THE “UNEXPECTED” SOUTH OF FRANCE … on the two sides of the spanish border

Exquisite Nature, Profound History, and Supreme Gastronomy from Coast to Coast with the Atlantic on one side, the Mediterranean on the other, and anchoring Spain to mainland Europe, the long stretch of Southwestern France holds plenty to discover.

Enjoy an unexpected journey combining Les Prés d’Eugénie with spanish Bask Country, French Pyrénées, Barcelona & Costa Brava !

#STOP1 : Paris

Dive into the cultural and hip tornado of the French Capital with Eléonore Guérard’s favorites

Palais Galliera (the Paris Fashion Museum) with its sharp exhibition program

Musée des Arts Décoratifs MAD, with its sumptuous permanent exhibitions (check out the Jeanne Lanvin’s apartment) and its programming (“Hair & Hairs” in 23, “Fashion & Sports” until April 24)

Ecole des Arts Joailliers, et in the Hôtel de Ségur, 18th century hôtel particulier on Place Vendôme, where the spirit of jewelry is in the air. The school offers an extensive programme of high end conférences and workshops (english speaking). 


Saint James Paris, Relais & Châteaux. the only hotel particulier in Paris blessed with a gracious a large garden. Their library/bar is fantastic. So is their summer lounge outside

Le Meurice. Ask for their lately revamped rooms with their chic bathrooms and enjoy your morning walk or run in the Tuileries Park. So parisian !


Le Taillevent. Classic, Amazing. $$$$

Golden Poppy, by Dominique Crenn. $$$

Joia, by Cheffe Hélène Darroze. A good mix between comfort & gastronomy. $$$

Mar’Co, that once kept the famous Colette Restaurant. eclectic human fauna ; basic but tasty food. Ideal for lunch. $$

#Stop2 : Bordeaux

Jump into the high speed train (TGV) like all the Parisians … wait 2 hours … and here you are in Bordeaux.

Wine & Dine

Bernard Magrez is the lucky owner of four Grands Crus Classés wine estates (Saint-Emilion, Sauternes, Médoc, Graves). A couple years ago he designed a Wine Experience Board called Luxury Wine Experience where he offers various high end activities in its wineries : tasting classes, wine making …

Le Saint James – Bouliac. In the late 1980’s, the famous architect Jean Nouvel concieved a stylish hotel overlooking the stunning Bordeaux skyline. You may enjoy here a memorable dinner and a peaceful night.

… or sleep in Saint Emilion in the vines at Les Belles Perdrix of Château Troplong Mondot

#Stop3 : Les Prés d’Eugénie’s Beach House

Right at the end of a forest sandy track, where the dunes and sky melt, enjoy an exotic retreat on the Atlantic shore in our Beach House.
3 nights is a minimum but we bet you’ll wish not to leave !

#Stop4 : Basque Country

Dine, Sleep, Dream in this beautiful design Hotel Akelarre, featuring stunning views on the Ocean. Taste one of the iconic spanish 3-Michelin-Star Restaurant

#Stop5 : Les Prés d’Eugénie

Fooding, sleeping, sunbathing, hot springing, biking … and many more activities to enjoy onsite.
We let you run a curious eye on our website.
If you want to explore the region, we will arrange all this : Armagnac cellar visit, hot-air balloon, antique hunt, producers markets …

#Stop6 : Château de Riell in French Catalonia

In a secret valley of the French Pyrénées nestles this hidden gem : Château de Riell … a paradise for neverending summer and nature lovers.
In this unspoilt setting, you will enjoy breathtaking views on the mountains, hiking across the maquis, jumping into fresh torrents, unwinding in hot spring baths.
Just doing nothing is also an option …

#Stop7 : Costa Brava & Barcelona

Discover the beautiful village of Cadaquès, and enjoy a lunch at Compartir. Walk one of the many wild tracks to the windy Cap Creus.
Then, head to Barcelona and explore the hilltop district of Montjuïc. Whether you are a museum worm or fa an of the great outdoors you will love Montjuïc with the Poble Espanol (Architecture Museum & Recreation for all the family), Fundacio Joan Miro and the Botanical Garden of Barcelona.

Sleep & Dine

Hotel Neri in the legendary Bario Gotic

Disfrutar, in the Eixample. Hip and delicious cuisine