Un parcours généreux
Marc Meurin was born in 1953 in Lens. He obtained his CAP certificate (vocational training qualification in France) in cooking at the age of 17 at a hotel school in Lille. While many of his fellow chefs kickstarted their career under the wing of top chefs, Marc Meurin began his journey as a self-taught chef. In 1992, he earned his first Michelin star for the restaurant he had back then, Le Meurin, located in Béthune. Six years later, in 1998, he was already awarded a second Michelin star, proving that the Lens native had made the right career choice.
Le plus difficile est de faire simple...Deeply attached to his region, Marc Meurin has never given in to the temptation of continuing his career in Paris and has developed his business within the borders of northern France. In 2005, he opened the Château de Beaulieu in Busnes, a property consisting of a 4-star Relais & Châteaux hotel and a gourmet restaurant. In 2006, he opened a second restaurant within the Château de Beaulieu called Le Jardin d’Alice (a brasserie). In 2010, the city of Lille got to experience the flavors of Marc Meurin’s cuisine with the opening of his bar called Monsieur Jean, located on the Rue de Paris. Two years later, in 2012, he opened the Rose Events room, which serves as a reception room in the Château de Beaulieu. When the Louvre opened its museum branch in Lens in 2013, Marc Meurin decided to take part in the project and opened a restaurant called L’Atelier de Marc Meurin within the Louvre-Lens.