Welcome to La Grande Maison de Bernard Magrez
Bernard Bernard Magrez & Pierre Gagnaire, the ambassadors of excellence.
To make the heart of a traditional Bordeaux house beat, passion is imperious. One must know how to listen to the aspirations of travellers, to discover the part of madness that overthrows a hotel concept, to understand what each host comes to look for to offer it to him.
Bernard Magrez, owner of four Grands Crus Classés in the Bordeaux region, Chateau Pape Clément (Graves), Chateau La Tour Carnet (Haut Médoc), Chateau Fombrauge (Saint-Emilion) and Clos Haut Peyraguey (Sauternes) Excellence through wine, arts, gastronomy and prestigious hotels.
It is in 2014 that Bernard Magrez creates La Grande Maison, 5-star hotel with 6 prestigious rooms, exceptional table and residence of all the arts :
The Art of Great Wines with, à la carte, the unique offer in the world of all Crus Classés of Bordeaux: 259 references including 172 Grands Crus Classés.
The Art of Receiving and sharing with the guests the passion of a place and its culture, through the refinement of a luxurious building of the late nineteenth century and its interior decoration inspired by Napoleon III.
The Art of Haute Cuisine, under the command of Chef Pierre Gagnaire, voted best World Starry Chef in 2015 by his peers and man of the year 2016 by the international magazine GQ.
The Contemporary Art that one discovers with the works of the Bernard Magrez collection, with more than 400 unique pieces of which the most beautiful are displayed in the rooms, the lounges of the restaurant, the garden, or at the Institute Cultural Bernard Magrez, immediate neighbour of La Grande Maison.
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Refinement and Elegance were the key words for Frédérique Fournier, the decorator of the rooms. Decorated in a revisited Napoleon III style, they are adorned in pink, green, flowery violet and striking raspberry-red. They place the emphasis on French crafts, with embroidered Braquenié silk taffeta fabrics from Pierre Frey, Houlès trimmings, Moissonnier furniture and products by Guerlain in the bathrooms.
“I was looking for very floral decoration, quite bold for Bordeaux, creating a new, very French approach, where the clear presence of luxury is offset by charm and elegance”, explains Frédérique Fournier, who chose all the decorative elements from the work of French artisans, in line with the hotel’s respect for tradition.
Although each room has its own character, they all offer a snug sense of comfort: thick bath towels, bathrobes and soft slippers make the Carrara marble and grey travertine bathrooms a veritable ode to relaxation. Discover Espérance (Hope), Lumière (Light), Contemplation (Contemplation), Sagesse (Wisdom), Harmonie (Harmony) and Passion d’Une Vie (Passion of a Lifetime).
Pierre Gagnaire Restaurant, 2 Michelin stars in 2017
Pierre Gagnaire, voted best world-class chef by his peers in 2015, and then voted Man of the Year 2016 in the gastronomy category by the international magazine GQ, led the gastronomic restaurant La Grande Maison Bernard Magrez.
To support him in Bordeaux, he called out for the Breton Jean-Denis Lebras, one of his most faithful lieutenant who had been with him since 11 years, particularly to lead the cuisines of the “Le Pierre” restaurant in Hong- Kong and the Sketch restaurant in London.
Chef of the Gastronomic Restaurant, 3 stars in the prestigious Michelin Guide, located rue Balzac in Paris and also of 13 Gastronomic Restaurants in the World, Pierre Gagnaire proposes a cuisine of author animated by the principle of emotion that he cherishes and shares with the owner of La Grande Maison.
The entire team of La Grande Maison is delighted to welcoming you to the Pierre Gagnaire Gastronomic Restaurant on behalf of Bernard Magrez and Pierre Gagnaire.
The Pierre Gagnaire Restaurant is closed every Monday and Tuesday.