Le Saint James Bouliac
At a Glance
After World War II, this village tucked away above Bordeaux became a popular destination for lunches and dancing - it is still a gourmet destination in the Bordeaux region
Surrounded by vines the views from the bedrooms make you feel like you are in the middle of a secret vineyard
One of the best gourmet experiences of the Bordeaux region
A myriad of tasting menus are on offer at the Michelin restaurant - the truffle one is exceptional!Scott Dunn team
The pool and terrace boast panoramic views of Bordeaux, the perfect backdrop to enjoying an aperitifScott Dunn team
The Saint James is so well placed, just 25 minutes from Bordeaux airport making it the perfect first stop on a French adventure.Scott Dunn team
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Situated in the most beautiful location set in the midst of vineyards and graced with a Romanesque church lies the charming village of Bouliac, home to Le Saint-James. In 1989, one of Bouliac’s most beautiful eighteenth-century farmhouses, an elongated longère characteristic of the region, became this hotel and restaurant. Le Saint-James promises a gourmet experience well off the beaten path. The hotel is renowned for its unique contemporary architecture designed by Jean Nouvel as well as the exquisite, gourmet cuisine. With panoramic view of Bordeaux and, in the distance, the treetops of the great Landes forest, the views are glorious and the setting second to none.
Formerly a restaurant, the 18th-century farmhouse now housing Le Saint-James was transformed and enlarged in 1989 by Jean Nouvel. The architect designed four pavilions, each connected to the original building, to create the hotel’s guest rooms. Pavilions that echo the style of the Lot-et-Garonne tobacco barns of yesteryear. The architect even sought to preserve their rusty, chipped, patinated appearance, leaving everything as authentic as possible.
There are 18 rooms and suites, all are sleek and supremely contemporary, these rooms designed by Jean Nouvel in 1989 have retained their original spirit and closeness to the surrounding landscape. A concept and experience that make you feel you are living in the very midst of the vineyards.
The rooms and suites at Le Saint James Bouliac all ooze a contemporary airy feel with their crisp linens and furnishings to add splashes of color. The large windows offer lovely views of the grounds and the city making you feel very much at the heart of the vineyard. They are sleek and contemporary in design and their focus is on the views of the surrounding vineyards.
Location & Directions
Le Saint James Bouliac is nestle in the delightful little village of Bouliac, near Bordeaux in the south of France.
When to go
Bordeaux enjoys a temperate maritime climate with hot summers and cool winters but no real extremes of temperature. Summer is the most popular season to visit with sunny weather and long days lasting from May through to October and an average temperature of 24 degrees with little rainfall. Fall is cooler with more rainfall and winter can see temperatures averaging at 2 degrees and considerable rainfall. Spring is a pleasant time to visit as the landscape comes to life the days become longer, warmer, sunnier and drier.
The end of summer and early autumn is when the grape harvest takes place and wineries do not often allows visitors at their busy time. However, this does not mean that you won’t be able to partake in wine tasting, just not at the site of production. The Harvest Festival takes place at the end of October.