Tourism in Bordeaux


The Saint James in Bouliac

Do you want to immerse yourself in a relaxing bubble for a meal or a few days in the middle of the vineyards near Bordeaux? Direction Saint-James in Bouliac.

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The concept of Saint James

Less than 20 minutes by car from Bordeaux, in Bouliac, you will find an extraordinary restaurant that will surprise you in more ways than one: Saint-James. Some call this luxury hotel "the balcony of Bordeaux", because of the panoramic views of the Bordeaux city and the Garonne from the dining room and the terrace of this gourmet restaurant. But be patient, savor the setting and the building before settling down and grabbing the map. The Saint-James was built in a magnificent 18th century farmhouse converted into an architect's hotel well integrated into the environment. Chic and intimate, bringing together the best of tradition and modernity, the Saint-James is an invitation to get away from it all and reconnect with nature at the gates of Bordeaux, while living a unique culinary immersion. As you approach the establishment, you will be fascinated by the four pavilions erected in the heart of a green setting, between the vines. For the design, the architect was inspired by the old tobacco dryers. A wise idea taken to the extreme, because he wanted to keep the rusty appearance which attests to the inexorable passage of time. An idea so innovative and so well implemented, that the Ministry of Culture rewarded Saint James by granting it the label "Heritage of the 20th century". An essential address if you book a rental in Bordeaux or the surrounding area! 

A Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant

Have you been around the pavilions and lost your gaze amidst the vines? The time has come to blunt your taste buds and better understand why the Michelin guide has awarded it a star for several years. Creativity, accuracy, proximity and simplicity are the watchwords of the chef, values that he transmits in each of his dishes. From the truffle to the caviar, from the foie gras to the turbot, from the sea bass to the sweetbread, the menu is diverse and suitable for all gastronomes.

The Saint-James offers several menus:

  • Menu A Table between 52 € and 67 €
  • Huge menu at 85 €
  • Passionately Menu at 125 €
  • Menu A La Folie at 165 €
  • Vegetal Menu at 80 €
  • Children's menu (several formulas for children under 12), between 20 € and 65 

The Saint-James restaurant is open from Tuesday evening to Saturday evening. For an aperitif with friends or a cocktail for two, meet at the Saint-James bar with its different spaces: the terrace facing Bordeaux and the hotel park during sunny days, the room with its furniture designed by Jean Nouvel with its large fireplace in winter.

A luxury hotel

The Saint-James has three types of spacious, bright and contemporary rooms accessible to people with reduced mobility:

  • Standard (20 to 25 m2): they are located on the first floor of the 1st building designed by Jean Nouvel. Views of Bordeaux and the hotel park.
  • Luxury (25 to 30 m2): they are spread over 3 buildings. Views of the hotel grounds while lying down.
  • Suites (45 m2): The 3 suites are equipped with a private jacuzzi, a terrace and a Harley Davidson. Views of Bordeaux and the hotel park.

In addition to the bar and restaurant, you will find on site free parking reserved for guests, free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, sauna, tea room, laundry, workspace with fax and photocopying machine.

Do you want to live another unforgettable experience in Bordeaux? Watch a symphony concert in the auditorium.