Weekend in Burgundy: Abbaye de la Bussière

Written by admin on June 17th, 2011

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The grounds exude tranquility and are surrounded by a lake and a botanical garden. Here you will find this ancient Cistercian abbey dating back to the 12th century that welcomes its guests in style. Magnificently restored by the Cummings family, it stands out with its subtle external architecture and spectacular interior design (have you ever dined in a cathedral-like setting?). Antique furniture and silken fabrics create an ambiance of subtle sophistication and pure elegance. And the wine list offers the very best of Burgundy.

Set in 15 acres of beautiful parkland, the old buildings have been transformed into a luxurious country house hotel where you can relax and enjoy the unique, refreshing atmosphere of this ancient place. The monks have long gone but Abbaye de la Bussière still retains an air of tranquility, hard to find in the modern world.

The Abbey offers an individual and unique experience, not only historically with the buildings but professionally with the staff, cuisine and amenities.  It is the very epitome of the values of the 5Cs philosophy of Relais & Châteaux: Courtesy, Charm, Character, Calm and Cuisine.

Following the successful entry into the Relais & Châteaux association and achieving a Michelin star in 2007, they began 2008 with the prestigious award of Andrew Harper ‘Hideaway of the Year 2008’.

In June 2009, they finished the renovations of the Orangerie to create a superb facility for seminars and private functions. 2010 got off to a good start when they learned that the Abbey, with the head chef Emmanuel Hébrard, retained its Michelin star.

Activities:
Golf, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, sailing, water-skiing, canoeing

To know more: http://www.abbaye-dela-bussiere.com

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