Enjoy an afternoon filled with French gastronomic delights at the Relais Château Saint-James, located in the tiny French village of Bouliac.
Built from a 17th-century wine-growing charterhouse, the Michelin-awarded restaurant and the 18-room château, inspired by traditional tobacco dryers, were designed by French architect Jean Nouvel in the 1980s. In addition to the Relais Château Saint-James, Nouvel designed the Arab World Institute in Paris, the Cartier Foundation in Paris and the Opera House in Lyon.
Prior to passing the kitchen glass panel to observe chefs at work, you will have the chance to gaze at the property's interesting art exhibits.
A pre-lunch cocktail is offered on the terrace overlooking the vineyard, with the Garonne River, Bordeaux and the Landes Forest stretched out before you. Next, it is time to indulge your appetite with a sampling of local specialties prepared by your chefs. Following this culinary highlight, you will drive back to the ship.
Important Notes: It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Although participation is limited, a minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. The order of sights visited may vary. If cancellation of this tour is made within 30 days of arrival in the excursion port, there will be a 100% cancellation fee charged to the guest's shipboard account.