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Hotel Le Saint James

Last updated: 04 January, 2024

This Relais & Chateaux hotel is just made for lovers of contemporary architecture, superb food and fine wine.

Located on the right bank of the Garonne River – on a peaceful, vine-clad hill with views over Bordeaux – it owes its industrial-chic design to architect Jean Nouvel.

Covered in rusted metal latticework, the building evokes the region’s tobacco barns, and is trimmed with verdant gardens and a minimalist swimming pool.

Each luxurious room has its own personality, with contemporary art and design quirks – one has a Harley Davidson parked in the middle of it.

Le Saint James is a delicious rural idyll in France’s biggest wine region – topped off by a Michelin-starred restaurant, with a chef who runs a cooking school here.

But you will need a car – the city itself is 9km away, and world-class wineries are all around the region.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed