Monday, July 09, 2007

Melodious Mirambeau

The Château de Mirambeau, one of the finest small hotels in world, is known as an elegant retreat of luxury and sophistication, located midway between Bordeaux and Cognac in the heart of the Charente Maritimes. The historic structure –whose foundations date back to the 11th century- features nineteen opulently appointed rooms and suites, stunning public spaces, indoor and outdoor pools, and a fine dining restaurant presided over by the enigmatic chef Frédéric Milan.

Not-so-widely known is the fact that during the high season the chateau transforms itself into a cultural destination where world-class music can be appreciated in an exclusive setting, what the hotel aptly calls “Soirées d’exception.” This month two fine orchestras can be experienced, on the Château’s terrace. The intimate venue permits a maximum of only 300 seats to be sold- while the orchestras may number as many as 100 pieces. The performances can be appreciated in one of two ways: either in a single dinner and music package priced at €90 per person (dine at 7pm, concert at 9pm), or a remarkable three nights package which includes a deluxe double room, breakfast, dinners, afternoon tea, an excursion to a St. Emilion cave and both concerts for €1885. The Symphony Orchestra of Prague performs on July 22nd; two nights later, on July 24th the Symphony Orchestra of Granada appears. This is an outstanding opportunity to get to know a top property, explore the riches of a legendary region, and hear intoxicating music in truly romantic setting. With the added bonus of Chef Milan’s always-adventurous cuisine, an escape to Mirambeau promises an unforgettable holiday in a mythical part of France.

Château de Mirambeau (a Relais & Chateaux property)

F-17150 Mirambeau, France

Tel 33 05 46 04 91 20