Think of chef Jean Imbert, and images of him cooking for the social elite in the French capital will likely follow. The culinary master, currently the head chef at the iconic Plaza Athénée Palace, is known for his influence over Paris' dining scene – but his favorite place sits four hours from the city.
'It's the place where I feel most inspired and at home. It's my hideaway from Paris, where I spend precious time with family and friends.' Jean comments.
Despite his affection for this intimate property, the chef has listed the home on Airbnb – offering two guests the chance to spend a night in the most personal of his spaces. And it will cost $0.
Located amid Brittany's hills on the Emerald Coast in Côte d'Armor, Jean's eco-home is a modern sanctuary surrounded by abundant greenery. It also happens to be the place where he grew up, making him an inevitably expert tour guide, which guests will discover.
Naturally, the stay involves a night with full access to the home and all its appliances, but it also comes with bonuses to make it hard to forget exactly where you're staying. Firstly, Jean will be there to greet guests upon arrival, ensuring they have 'all the necessities for a comfortable and culinary stay,' and they will also enjoy an 'intimate dinner' custom-planned by the chef.
The stay also includes a nightcap at Jean's secret speakeasy, in case we need any more convincing.
'Steps from one of the most beautiful beaches of Brittany, you’ll have the opportunity to recharge in my secret paradise surrounded by breathtaking views before we embark on a journey of local flavors and stories.' Jean adds.
In sync with its surroundings, the cabin is 'entirely ecological,' meaning it is heated by solar panels and flooded with natural light – much of which flows through the large window panes in the bedroom, dining room, and, of course, the kitchen. These windows overlook its verdant surroundings and a glimpse of the English Channel.
As we might expect from a luxury 'treehouse,' the home comes with designer quirks, including a freestanding fireplace, a library wall of books, and an abundance of art throughout the property.
Beyond the inevitable beach and bar trips, Jean recommends saving time for a trip to the nearby food markets and harvesting some vegetables from the cabin's organic kitchen garden.
Booking opens on Monday, October 30th at 7 pm Central European Time at Airbnb for a one-night stay on Saturday, November 4th.
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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