In and around Eugénie-les-Bains with Michelin-starred chef, Michel Guérard

If he isn’t in his cookery school in Eugénie-les-Bains busy delivering masterclasses in dishes for detox, chef Michel Guérard, with his three Michelin stars, can be found at the stove, rustling up his legendary “salade folle (crazy salad)”, which earned him the reputation as the father of nouvelle cuisine. If he had three days free to do his favourite things in the local area, the chef who now calls Les Landes home would spend them like this...
In and around Eugénie-les-Bains with Michelin-starred chef, Michel Guérard
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I like to take my morning coffee at Ferme Lacère in Bahus-Soubiran with my friends, the Lacère family. For dinner, we’ll go to Relais de la Poste in Magescq.

… Explore

I’d go for a trip on along the Courant d’Huchet in a galupe, a flat-bottomed boat that was commonly used by Gascon merchants. Then I’d go to Villa Arnaga, Edmond Rostang’s home in Cambo-les-Bains, and enjoy its gardens.
I’d play the tourist and wander the streets of Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

In and around Eugénie-les-Bains with Michelin-starred chef, Michel Guérard
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In and around Eugénie-les-Bains with Michelin-starred chef, Michel Guérard
… Work hard at being lazy

I’d go for a siesta in the shade of the Landes forest’s pines, and nod off to the song of the cicadas. I’d have a session of my favourite sport: dreaming.

... Savour

I’d go and tuck into some mouchous, our Basque Country macarons, from Maison Pariès.
I’d take my friends to savour the gourmet cuisine of L’Atelier de Gaztelur in Arcangues, and recommend they take the time to soak in their surroundings, an old manor house with views of La Rhune.

In and around Eugénie-les-Bains with Michelin-starred chef, Michel Guérard
... Savour

I’d go and tuck into some mouchous, our Basque Country macarons, from Maison Pariès.
I’d take my friends to savour the gourmet cuisine of L’Atelier de Gaztelur in Arcangues, and recommend they take the time to soak in their surroundings, an old manor house with views of La Rhune.

… Admire

I’d watch the sunset from the Maisons marines d’Huchet. Luxury right in the middle of the sea of dunes that make up the Landes’ coastline.

In and around Eugénie-les-Bains with Michelin-starred chef, Michel Guérard
… Admire

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