This ocher mansion, once the home of an industrialist who hosted the Kennedys and the Rolling Stones, is now the domain of celebrated chef Jacques Chibois, who welcomes you with old stone walls, shaded walkways, an enormous pool, and guest rooms that glossily mix Louis Seize, Provençal, and high-tech delights. Imaginative packages are offered online, including "Family Breakaway" for two adults and two children, which includes entrance to Marineland (worth €132 alone).
The restaurant here is excellent (try the extraordinary symphony of foie gras terrine with truffles sweetened by celery in Port jelly, or the lobster with a black-olive fondue and beet juice), but expensive. Lunch is a relative bargain at €63. Reserve well in advance.