Fran­cofile

In­dulge your­self the healthy way at Les Prés d’eu­génie

France - - Michel Guérard -

GET­TING THERE

By air: Fly to Pau, Biar­ritz or Bordeaux, see map on page 29 for de­tails.

By train: The near­est TGV sta­tions are Pau (60km away) or Dax (70km away).

By ferry/road: Eu­génie-les-Bains is a 6-8hr drive from the north­ern ports. Al­ter­na­tively, sail on the Brit­tany Fer­ries route to San­tander in north­ern

Spain, a 4hr drive from Eu­génie-les-bains (tel: 0330 159 7000, brit­tany­fer­ries.co.uk).

STAY­ING THERE

Les Prés d’eu­génie is of­fer­ing a pack­age to celebrate the 40th an­niver­sary of be­ing awarded three Michelin stars. It in­cludes a VIP wel­come with home-made garden madeleines and a bot­tle of the Guérards’ wine; two nights with gourmet break­fast at Les Prés d’eu­génie; one cel­e­bra­tion three-michelin-star din­ner ( Palais En­chanté menu, drinks not in­cluded); one Landais ter­roir din­ner in the his­toric inn La Ferme aux Grives (drinks not in­cluded); and the book Best of Michel Guérard, au­to­graphed by the chef. The pack­age costs from €1,395 for two guests. Oth­er­wise, overnight stays from €250. For other rates and pack­ages, visit the web­site (tel: (Fr) 5 58 05 06 07, michelguer­ard.com).

TOURIST IN­FOR­MA­TION: Nou­velle Aquitaine tourist board, tel: (Fr) 5 56 01 70 00, tourism-aquitaine.com; Lan­des tourist board, tel: (Fr) 5 58 06 89 89, touris­me­landes.com

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