3, place Camille Hostein 33270 Bouliac − France
Nicknamed the "balcony of Bordeaux" because of its panoramic view, Bouliac has long attracted gourmets, gourmands and art lovers. Already after the war, people came to this village nestled above Bordeaux to have lunch, dance, go green and enjoy themselves. Since 1989, one of the most beautiful eighteenth century farmhouse in Bouliac has been transformed into a hotel and restaurant. A chic and confidential address called the Saint-James, named after the famous street of the historic center of Bordeaux.
Former restaurant, the 18th century farmhouse which now houses the Saint-James was transformed and enlarged in 1989 by Jean Nouvel. The architect then imagined four pavilions, connected to the original building, to create the rooms of the hotel. Pavilions that this native of Lot-et-Garonne wished inspired by tobacco drying of formerly. The architect even made sure to preserve their rusty appearance, weathered, flaking, not to distort anything. His other choice: open the farmhouse and the pavilions on the surrounding nature. To invite you to have lunch, dinner, sleep, lie down, relax among the vineyards. A realization as atypical as aesthetic, now classified in the twentieth century heritage by the Ministry of Culture.
Her name is Côté Cours. It's the cooking school of Saint-James. Under the guidance of Célia Girard, the sous chef of Nicolas Magie, she speaks to all audiences: beginners, amateurs, confirmed talents, children, teenagers, parents, grandparents. On the program: sweet or savory themes, a introduction to snacking, the classics of gastronomy, oenology or a discovery of local producers. All in a spacious and bright kitchen, designed by Poggen Pohl and equipped with ovens and hobs Miele brand. An ideal setting to become, in turn, the chef at home.
A multiple territory, varied hobbies ... The Aquitaine Océane is unforgettable fishing parties, thalasso iodized and relaxing centers, bike paths and golf courses in the shade of pine trees. Land Aquitaine is still hilly greens, hiking, horseback riding or cycling and canoeing over streams. Aquitaine Pyrenees is also fishing, canoeing on white water, wellness spa towns and hiking unique views. Aquitaine leisure, it's a bit of all this, not to mention the theme parks, A as attraction to Z like zoo. And it is of course according to your choice, the season and your place of stay.
At the same time refined, pure, and ultra contemporary, these rooms created by Jean Nouvel in 1989 have retained their spirit and their proximity to nature. A concept and an experience that gives the impression of living among the vineyards. Standard Rooms are located on the 1st floor, in the first of four buildings designed by Jean Nouvel. Each room offers a breathtaking view of the park and the city from its high bed.
At the same time refined, pure, and ultra contemporary, these rooms created by Jean Nouvel in 1989 have retained their spirit and their proximity to nature. A concept and an experience that gives the impression of living among the vineyards. The Deluxe Rooms are spread over three of the four buildings designed by Jean Nouvel. In these rooms, the height of the beds is variable depending on the floors of each pavilion and offers, once laid, a breathtaking view of the park. Sleeping at St. James is an experience.
A unique atmosphere for each of these suites: a private terrace with a Jacuzzi, a real Harley Davidson furniture decoration, a panoramic view ... Each of these 3 suites has a decoration completed with furniture signed by famous designers, as well as a unique atmosphere. Created by Jean Nouvel in 1989, they have kept their spirit and their closeness to nature. A concept and an experience that gives the impression of living among the vineyards.
Ideally located in the heart of a four-hectare park, the Saint-James has an atypical swimming pool. Because imagined and designed by Jean Nouvel. It is an elegant swimming corridor, recognizable by its black liner: surprising. And for a moment of relaxation and more, let yourself be tempted by the sauna, next to this amazing large bath.
The Saint James has three meeting rooms: the Salon Bordelais (50m² / air-conditioned) - the César room (35m²) and the Petit Salon (25m²). Our rooms are all on the ground floor with - for two of them - direct access to our beautiful terrace. Our last room - as for it - is located in the space of our cooking school 'Côté Cours'.
Lunch or dinner at the Saint-James is taking place in the middle of nature, surrounded by greenery and vines. The architect Jean Nouvel designed the room as a terraced garden, which marries the slope of the hill with accuracy and perfection. In the kitchen, Nicolas Magie is doing wonders too. Originating from Cenon, the Aquitaine soil is one of its sources of inspiration, as well as the market of the day. Passed in such prestigious houses as the Miramar in Biarritz or the Crillon in Paris - alongside the chef Christian Constant - he proposes an inventive and creative cuisine, never far from the great classics, while knowing how to stand out to better mark them. taste buds and spirits. Restaurant open from Tuesday evening to Saturday evening included. Our restaurant is a member of Wine Paths, the first digital platform dedicated to the best wine, spirits and gourmet experiences in vineyards around the world.
THE OTHER TABLE OF NICOLAS MAGIC RESERVATIONS
Every evening at 19:30, from Tuesday to Saturday, the starred chef of the Saint-James comes out of his kitchen to taste his new creations, in preview. This test dinner takes place in a salon next to the kitchen of Nicolas Magie. The table reserves for one person up to eight guests. On the menu: 6 to 7 dishes inspired by the products of the market, prepared in mini portions and awarded with a selection of wines, all served by the Chef and his brigade.
"It's a bit like having dinner in the kitchen, close to the kitchen," explains Nicolas Magie. With this unique table and the experience that accompanies it, he wants to forge a privileged bond, create a complicity and establish a dialogue with the individual clientele of Saint-James. In such a context, the experience is not advised to people allergic to certain products or types of food.
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- Arriving from Paris: On the A10 motorway, take exit N1 and head for Toulouse/Bayonne. Leave the by-pass at exit N23 Bouliac. At the roundabout take the first right. At the first set of traffic lights, continue straight on and at the second traffic lights, turn left. At the top of the hill, turn right and head for the church. We are located opposite the post office, on the village square.
- Arriving from Toulouse/Bayonne: On the A63 motorway, head for Bordeaux centre then Paris. Drive across the Garonne on the François Mitterand bridge and take exit N23 Bouliac. At the first set of traffic lights, turn right and at the second turn left. At the top of the hill turn right and head for the church. We are located after the post office, on the village square.
- Arriving from the Bordeaux Mérignac Airport: Take the by-pass and head for Toulouse/Bayonne and then Paris. Drive across the Garonne on the François Mitterand bridge and take exit N23 Bouliac. At the first set of traffic lights, continue straight on and at the second turn left. At the top of the hill, turn right and head for the church. We are located opposite the post office on the village square.