Villa Magnan

Villa Magnan (Biarritz)

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CLOSED ANNUALLY: Open all year round

THE STORY: At the heart of this three-hectare estate, there’s a Grande Dame with arched doors, who once belonged to the Spanish royal family.The sleeping beauty was resting for almost twenty-four years, before Anne and her husband Jérôme, two art and architecture lovers, decided to gently wake her up. In the outbuildings, the couple set up six simple, beautiful and comfortable bedrooms, decorated with modern objects and incredible vintage pieces. “There are some pretty things, and other less pretty things, just like in any other family home,” explains Anne about this brilliant work of alchemy that combines old hardwood floors with Barragán pink tones, a wooden church statute, Art Deco tiling and designer armchairs (Pierre Paulin, Gaetano Pesce, Claude Lalanne) in the big spaces with timeworn walls… A magical experience! Double rooms starting at €200.

TOILETRIES: Organic artisanal soap.
INTERNET: Wifi (free).
BREAKFAST: Included, with bread, homemade jams, animal and plant-based milks, fruits and fruit juices, granola, eggs, fromage blanc, and even pan con tomate if you request it… All served on a pretty embroidered tablecloth.
LITTLE LUXURY: Following the house’s donkey Hector as he ambles along anywhere he likes – including your bedroom!

Le Fooding’s 2022 Guide is fresh out of the oven!

What’s on the menu this year? A brand-new selection of 200 restaurants, bars and bedrooms across France, articles sprinkled throughout the magazine, the taste of the times distilled down to its purest form in our highly anticipated award’s list and, for the very first time, two new guides to the country’s best stand-out shops and spirited cellars!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover


Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

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