Fri. Jun 2nd, 2023

Would you like to sleep in a bird’s nest? Well, now you can – at an incredible French property that is famous for its fine cuisine.

Le Relais Bernard Loiseau, the renowned 5-star countryside Relais & Châteaux hotel located in the heart of Burgundy, has completed the first stage of a major renovation project, overseen by architect Arnaud Behzadi. This multi-stage redesign of the historic institution will take place in phases through 2023, the year that marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of legendary Chef Bernard Loiseau. (Note: The word “l’oiseau” in French means “bird.”)

In June 2022, Le Relais Bernard Loiseau unveiled full redesigns of three rooms, two of which have been redesigned as “cocoon” suites, with a completely new look that blends innovation and tradition, incorporating the warm colors and traditional materials characteristic of the Burgundy region. As the concept behind the redesign is to offer the feeling of “luxury in nature,” the “cocoon” suites feature enclosed beds that evoke the feeling of a bird’s nest. Talk about sweet slumber!

Le Relais Bernard Loiseau is an incredible haven for luxury, extraordinary gastronomy, charm and wellness. The 5-star hotel, which dates back to 1875, is located in the small town of Saulieu, considered the gateway to the famous wine regions of Burgundy, situated right between Chablis and Beaune. Over the years, the legendary property has welcomed guests such as Prince Rainier, Orson Welles, Edith Piaf, Charlie Chaplin and Salvador Dali. Today, the Relais & Chateaux property is still well known for its gastronomy, thanks to its dedication to former owner, the late Bernard Loiseau, considered one of the best chefs in all of France and lauded for having revolutionized French cooking. The 2-Michelin-starred Côte d’Or still serves many of Bernard Loiseau’s classic dishes, while it also boasts one of the finest wine cellars in Burgundy with some 15,000 bottles. The hotel also features a 16,000-square-foot spa, located in a new structure built next to the hotel’s lush gardens, called La Villa Loiseau des Sens, housing a multi-sensorial experience through the multiple pools, hammams, experiential showers, and a top-floor VIP Spa Suite.

For nearly 20 years now, the Bernard Loiseau Group has kept alive the genius and one man who revolutionized gastronomy and whose values have become truly timeless. The Bernard Loiseau Experience is about living for a terroir, awakening all the senses through authenticity, conviviality and the highest possible standards at all times. Bernard Loiseau’s life’s work has grown into his very company, a major force in high-end gastronomy and French-style art de vivre. The group’s aim is to become a reference point in the world of gastronomy and hospitality by allowing its customers to experience moments of genuine joy and emotion. The Bernard Loiseau Group is a family business.

In the meantime, make sure to check out the wonderful grocery and gift products available for purchase on its website!

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