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“Espérance” room at La Grande Maison - © Deepix

In the News: La Grande Maison, Bordeaux

February 2015 Hideaway Report | By Andrew Harper

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Occasionally, the arrival of a new hideaway fills me with a particular thrill of expectation. Wine magnate Bernard Magrez owns 22 estates in the Bordelais region. His latest project, however, is a six-bedroom hotel located in the city of Bordeaux itself. A venture with chef Joël Robuchon — 28 Michelin stars — La Grande Maison debuted in December. Located on a side street opposite L’Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, where its owner displays his extensive modern art collection, the hotel is housed within an 18th-century mansion. Although the rooms are lavish, the restaurant and extraordinary cellar will be the principal attractions. Robuchon makes little secret that his aim is to acquire another three Michelin stars at the earliest opportunity.

<i>Restaurant Gastronomique</i> by Joël Robuchon at La Grande Maison - © Deepix

Beautifully presented dishes at La Grande Maison’s <i>Restaurant Gastronomique </i>by Joël Robuchon - © Deepix
Caviar jelly on salmon tartare with cauliflower cream at La Grande Maison’s <i>Restaurant Gastronomique </i> by Joël Robuchon - © Deepix

Andrew Harper Photo Andrew Harper is the editor of the Hideaway Report, a luxury travel newsletter that first appeared in 1979. He travels anonymously and pays his own expenses in pursuit of unique properties that offer unusually high levels of personal service. Hotels have no idea who he is, so he is treated exactly as you might be.

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