Calling all food lovers! We've found the perfect getaway for you. Say hello to Le Saint-James Hotel. Located just 10 minutes from Bordeaux, it's nestled within vineyards and boasts incredible views over the French countryside (very handy when the rooms are equipped with ginormous windows). But, most brilliantly, you'll have the gastronomic experience of a lifetime.
With a dinner cooked up by Michelin starred chef Nicolas Magie and specially selected wines (the hotel’s sommelier, Richard Bernard, is one of the most highly respected Sommeliers in France), you really are in expert hands. The traditional French bistro offers inventive, creative cuisine from blue lobster to a surprisingly delicious cucumber cheesecake. What's more, the hotel has just launched a new Wine Discovery package, which includes wine tasting and a visit to the finest Châteaus in the region. Umm, yes please.
If you want to give the fancy food a go, the hotel has an excellent cookery school, Côté Cours. But don't fret if you don't know your urchin from your aubergine - the classes are enjoyable and very laid-back. Plus, they can be tailored to your culinary skills (or lack there of). The trip to the local market is not to be missed!
As well as culinary wonders, the hotel is super stylish too. It was designed by iconic French architect Jean Nouvel and hosts 15 bedrooms and 3 suites each with a unique theme. Enjoy a bottle of the hotel's very own Merlot on the candlelit terrace or take a moment to relax in the outdoor heated pool - Le Saint-James is ideal for savouring some peace. Oh, and did we mention one of the suites comes with a rooftop Jacuzzi? Bliss!
The Wine Discovery package costs €1010 until the 24th August. To book telephone (+33) (0)5 57 97 06 00 or email email@example.com. Bordeaux Airport is just twenty minutes away by car and easyJet flies to Bordeaux from Belfast, Bristol, Liverpool, Gatwick and Luton airports, with prices starting from £23.74 per person (one-way, including taxes and based on two people on the same booking). All flights can be booked at www.easyjet.com.