A small country palace, on the borders of the Landes and Béarn regions, a romantic haven, a feast for the senses, for pampering your body and letting your mind wander. This family home is an invitation to happiness. Fairytale gardens, aristocratic abode and symphonic cuisine. In this small village, once placed under the patronage of Empress Eugénie, herb gardens, majestic trees and ancient roses line the pathway to a stunning spa, La Ferme Thermale®. In the kitchen, Michel Guérard, who "cooks the way a bird sings", creates celestial marvels. Everywhere else, Christine casts her poetic touch.
There are 45 spacious and elegant rooms in all – 33 in the main house dating from 1863 and another 12 split across two historic outbuildings (an 18th-century auberge and a 17th-century convent) in the grounds. Many rooms have a functioning fireplace and a balcony or terrace with huge green garden views. Décor is French Country elegance, with an exquisite attention to detail that pampers and cocoons: a bedside vase of freshly cut roses, romantic whitewashed beams, period desk with leather blotter and thick embossed writing paper, beautiful art books to browse, a 17th-century oil painting hand-picked from the Guéraud’s personal art collection. Inconspicuous Tivoli Bluetooth radio-speaker and courtesy tray with kettle is as hi-tech as it gets. Cream marble bathrooms enjoy room-sized walk-in showers and Sisley courtesy products.