La La Villa Grand Voile, Relais & Châteaux, La Rochelle Luxury Hotel
A place with a special spirit
With its attractive white-stone facade and elaborate pediment typical of early 18th-century shipowners' mansions, the Relais & Châteaux la La Villa Grand Voile, luxury hotel in La Rochelle, instils epicurean art of living.
Located in a peaceful street, a few minutes' walk from the vibrant Vieux-Port and its historic side streets, from the 3 starred Restaurant Christopher Coutanceau and the marine-themed bistro La Yole de Chris, this exquisite villa invites you in to enjoy intimate breaks, in one of its 11 rooms and suites.
The lush, green inner courtyard, the heated outdoor pool and the refined haute-cuisine breakfast offer a foretaste of the hotel's bespoke collection of services. Prestige reigns supreme here in Christopher Coutanceau and Nicolas Brossard's elegant world.
Here, the two skippers open the doors of their home, invite to delight in an atmosphere that reflects their style: authentic and up-to-the-minute, elegant and naturally marine-themed.
The interior design of La Villa Grand Voile Hotel, entrusted to an architect from La Rochelle, working hand-in-hand with local craftspeople, brands creating in France and renowned design establishments, and featuring amazing Art Deco works, diffuses a refined, confidential spirit, where real luxury means just feeling ever-so good.
Relaxing break, immersive experience in La Rochelle: La Villa Grand Voile takes hospitality to the realms of major art.
Rooms and Suites
The entirely tailor-designed 11 rooms and suites of the Relais & Châteaux La Villa Grand Voile Hotel invite to discover an elegant, intimate atmosphere. The marine spirit is implicit, perceived through the hues of blue, the art objects, the paintings and the louvered doors.
In this authentic 1715-built shipowner's mansion boasting up-to-the-minute interior design, our "standard" rooms, our "superior" rooms, our "prestige" rooms, and our junior and "signature" suites are havens for confidential breaks in la Rochelle, embracing luxury and serenity. Each room and suite is named after a fish, a shellfish or crustacean: your iodized adventure begins right here, right now.
Facilities & services
The hotel's services, imagined like a collection, where bespokeness reigns supreme, provide a host of special little extras that complement the experience in La Villa Grand Voile, imagined by Christopher Coutanceau and Nicolas Brossard.
Christopher Coutanceau has imagined breakfast in La Villa Grand Voile as the very first gastronomic interlude of the day.
Through its gentle savoury and sweet partition, it invites you to step into the chef's iodized realm, and to delight in homemade bread and pure Charentes-Poitou butter pastries from the baker of La Villa Grand Voile.
The breakfast table also offers pride of place to local producers and their know-how, Le Clocher jams and honey from Île de Ré bees, "Petit Taugonnais" fresh, organic cheese and raw milk made in Taugon, deep in the heart of the Marais Poitevin Regional Park.
French-style service in the conservatory, on the terrace or in your room, daily from 7:30am to 10:30am.
Pool & terrace
The outdoor pool, nestling in the inner courtyard of the hotel, hidden from view and from the hustle and bustle of the town centre, is freely-accessible when the weather id fine and is strictly reserved for guests of La Villa Grand Voile.
It is perfect for relaxing and cooling down and is equipped with loungers and is heated during the season.
Enjoy a dip after a trip to La Rochelle, leaf through a magazine or savour a drink or an ice cream with your feet in the water.
Tables are kept available in our restaurants for our hotel guests. For more information, please contact us on +33 5 46 44 81 14
The all-embracing lush, green terrace is the place-to-be to enjoy epicurean moments. With its relaxing armchairs and low tables, this interior garden is ideal for reading breaks, endless discussions until the sun goes down and moments of pleasure from aperitif-time to after-dinner drinks.
If you'd like some refreshment, a fine selection of beverages, wines, champagnes, cocktails and spirits is available. And, when you fancy a snack, check out the menu of sweet and savoury specialities, specially-created by Michelin-starred chef Christopher Coutanceau.
A plate of fried smelt, a few oysters with a glass of white wine, a sorbet: on the terrace of La Villa Grand Voile, in the shade of the palm trees, time rolls by more slowly.
And for those who are still in the mood for more, we invite you to continue to the bar of La Villa Grand Voile, to relish in a 100% cognac menu selected by Nicolas Brossard, in honour of the maritime history of La Rochelle, the port where brandy set sail across Europe and to the Americas.
The conciergerie in the Relais & Châteaux La Villa Grand Voile Hotel is on hand to ensure your break in La Rochelle is a pleasurable interlude.
Our multi-language teams, experts in French-style hospitality are available to meet all your needs and desires: bouquets of flowers, birthdays, bottles of champagne, suggestions for activities and tourist tips, museums, shows and all the must-see attractions that make up the charm of seaside towns.
A visit to La Rochelle aquarium, a ready-to-go picnic basket for an adventure, a trip in a pinasse (traditional wooden boat) to discover the bay, your wishes are our command.