The Chartron district serves as a vibrant testament to Bordeaux’s flourishing trade era, where the merchants once erected their private homes. Currently, the former Calvet wine cellars house the luxurious Mondrian Bordeaux Les Carmes Hotel, a creation of the renowned designer Philippe Starck. The design of the 97 rooms and the expansive modern bar-restaurant intriguingly intertwines French and… Japanese elements. Interestingly, the hotel is home to Europe’s first restaurant by chef Masaharu Morimoto. Therefore, Bordeaux wines here will be paired with Japanese cuisine.

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