Frédéric Carrion Cuisine Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- A foodie's dream hideaway in picturesque French wine country, with breakfast and moreDiscovering all the delights of France’s Burgundy region
- The unique, playful color scheme in each of the statement-making rooms
- Exquisite gourmet cuisine for lunch and dinner in the signature restaurant
What To Know
- Eat at least one meal on-site; chef Frédéric Carrion is Michelin-starred
- The hotel is in the middle of Vire, but it's still exceptionally quiet
- There's a small on-site spa, jacuzzi and steam room
Set in the heart of one of the world’s most renowned wine regions, Frédéric Carrion Cuisine Hotel & Spa manages to pair chic, design-oriented interiors with gourmet, next-level dining. The brainchild of expert chef Frédéric Carrion, the hotel’s eclectic style is showcased in the eye-catching rooms, each individually decorated with colorful hues, quirky aesthetics, soothing lighting and all the hi-tech conveniences you could need.
The real pièce de résistance here, though, is the mouth-watering gourmet cuisine in the signature restaurant; expect beautifully presented, modern French cuisine, served in the dining room or out on the lovely terrace and complemented by the finest local reds and whites. For post-meal relaxation, the Zen-like spa is on hand with a hot tub, Turkish bath, and sublime treatment rooms.
Good to know
Please note that a city tax of €1 per person, per night is payable directly to the hotel upon check-out.
There’s a playful twist to each of the 10 uniquely styled rooms, all of which assure bright, saturated hues and plenty of trendy design elements. The Contemporary rooms and the larger Deluxe Glamorous rooms both have comfortable king-sized beds, dressed with luxurious feather-filled duvets. They also feature ultra-sleek bathrooms, complete with free-standing tubs or showers.
Classic French gourmet cuisine is given a contemporary kick, courtesy of expert chef and owner Frédéric Carrion; expect locally sourced and creative dishes, paired with wines from Mâconnais and Chalonnais. Specialties include slate-blue-legged chicken from Bresse, marbled beef from Charolais and palate-pleasing lobsters, oysters and line-caught sea bass cooked to perfection.The restaurant is open for lunch between 12-2pm (except on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays) and for dinner between 7-9pm (except on Mondays). There’s also a pretty terrace for al-fresco dining, when it’s nice and sunny, as well as a lovely bar for pre- and post-dinner drinks. Room service is available during select hours.
It’s all fluffy robes and candlelight at the fabulous Zen-like spa – a sleek space that’s equipped with a hot tub, a Turkish bath and sublime treatment rooms. Signature treatments, using products by high-end Parisian brand Cinq Mondes, include customized facials, massages, body rubs, wraps and scrubs. Manicures, pedicures, waxing and reflexology are also available.
You’ll be staying in the village of Viré, in the heart of France’s Burgundy region. Must-dos include visiting the iconic abbey of Tournus, the city of Macon, the rock of Solutré, the Morvan and, of course, an obligatory session tasting local wines from one of France’s most renowned wine-producing areas. Nature walks and hikes are also perfect for appreciating the stunning surrounding scenery – from rolling vineyards and verdant forests to peaceful lakes and streams.
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The room was very pleasant with good wifi reception. The view from the window was unexciting, but covered by a blind. Due to an apparent mistake on the website when I booked we were given a rate which included breakfast. The hotel stood by this without demur. The breakfast was good and served in the area where we had enjoyed a very welcome free glass of mulled wine on arrival. The decoration in this area was a mixture of textures and colours including patterned wallpaper..
This is our second visit, and again we knew we had picked well. We were extremely well cared for, which is always welcome after a long tiresome journey. I suspect the hotel was not very full on a January week-night, but we shared the elegant dining room with another couple, so at least it was not noisy! Our room was very comfortable with quirky decor - though an integrated bath and shower within the room is a modern twist which takes a bit of getting used to. Dinner in the elegant dining room was very good indeed - the chef obviously has a sweet tooth which was reflected in all the courses - so we appreciated taking the final petits fours up to our room for later! The wine was a little pricey, considering the vineyard was almost next door, but it was indeed good! I hope that this may regain it's Michelin star, as everyone did their best to make it a very enjoyable visit for us which we hope to repeat.
GreAt place for stop over on way down to Provence.
Warm welcome , comfortable rooms with nice individual style .
Lovely food and great wines.
Bikes available for rides around the vineyards and make sure you go to local growers to buy wine .
Well decorated and lovely hotel in burgundy country side with good restaurant attached.
Personal is exceptionally friendly even when you have kids.
Rooms are clean and modern. Breakfast is excellent with home made pastry
There is as well a spa
This is difficult My wife and I stayed here several years ago and I well remember going down to dinner in the not best of moods for reasons no longer important but being instantly won over by the excellent food and the charming hostess.
Since then we have had lunch there - still excellent - but because I face the drink/drive limitations I told my wife that despite our previous experience I was sure the hotel had improved. It was, after all, an official 'hotel' and not just a restaurant with rooms.
Well it hadn't. It was probably worse. Fancying a drink after the long drive we looked into the minibar (and let us remember we are in an establishment of a renowned chef). In it was a half bottle each of cold tea, Coco Cola, tonic water, and champaigne. That was it. So we went downstairs and asked if there was anywhere we could sit to have a drink. There wasn't but there were two chairs in the corner of the extremely dreary breakfast room. My next trip downstairs was to remind the management that they had forgotten to switch any heating on in our room, which was instantly rectified.
But the restaurant was something else even though not without its possible problems. There is only a selection of three different courses, which might not meet all tastes. For example the starters were a choice between asparagus, frogs legs, or sea urchins. The three main courses were, as I recall, milk fed veal (we Brits have a thing about this), partridge or red mullet. But what you order is only part of the story. You will also get a succession of superb additional dishes. Furthermore the cost of a meal of this quality is very reasonable. The only sad thing about it was there were only two couples in the restaurant on a Thursday night in April, which rather destroys any atmosphere.
So to conclude my rating has to be a total downer on the place as a hotel but an honest and appreciative report of the restaurant.
My advice is certainly eat there but stay elsewhere.