Bordeaux region: our 5 favourite places to stay
Dernière mise à jour : 15 sept. 2021
Bordeaux and its region are the ideal place to enjoy good wines, but it is also one of the most beautiful cities in France! The architecture, the local products, the pleasant climate all year round, the Miroir d'eau, the banks of the Garonne... There are many reasons to visit. But where to stay in the Bordeaux region?
In order to find the best accommodation to stay in this beautiful part of France, we have selected for you the most beautiful properties in and around Bordeaux, for an authentic and immersive experience in the heart of the South West.
1. Les Sources de Caudalie - Bordeaux-Martillac
In the middle of the Bordeaux vineyards, in the grounds of Château Smith Lafitte, you will find Les Sources de Caudalie. It is an entirely contemporary boutique hotel, made of recycled materials and structures that give an authentic and natural feel to the place.
This beautiful hotel embodies the French art of living, luxurious and refined, and where everything has been designed to make your experience unforgettable. A vinotherapy spa, a gym and yoga room, a tennis court, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and even a jacuzzi are available to make the most of your relaxing stay!
For dinner, you can take advantage of the hotel's two-starred restaurant to enjoy a variety of culinary delights before returning to your room located in one of the hotel's 6 typical houses.
For more information on the hotel Les Sources de Caudalie, visit sources-caudalie.com
2. Yndo Hotel - Bordeaux
In the heart of Bordeaux, out of sight, is the Yndo Hotel, a unique design hotel furnished with exceptional creations, which make it one of a kind. It is located in the heart of the historic district of the city, ideal for discovering Bordeaux on foot or by bike!
You will stay in one of the spacious rooms with a refined style and equipped with all the necessary comforts, some of which have custom-made furniture. A 24-hour service is also available to ensure that your every need is catered for.
And for those who would like to stay in this hotel but prefer the sea air, we have good news to announce... The Yndo hotel has opened its doors in Cap Ferret, in an old oyster house transformed into a small haven of peace. So you can enjoy a relaxing stay while discovering the most beautiful corners of the South West!
For more information on the Yndo Hotel, please visit yndohotelbordeaux.fr.
3. Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey - Bommes
Are you looking for a quiet and peaceful place to enjoy your nature retreat? We've found the hotel for you: Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey. Situated on the heights of the village of Bommes, this magnificent building sits in the middle of dozens of hectares of vines destined to make Sauternes wine.
The estate, built more than 400 years ago, reflects the French art of living and its refinement, notably thanks to its exceptional service. The decoration and colour of the rooms blend with the shades of the vines, constantly honouring the traditions of this emblematic place.
At dinner time, the Lalique starred restaurant welcomes you with its unobstructed view of the estate's vineyards. You can take the time to taste the seven-course menu, prepared by chef Jérôme Schilling with carefully selected local produce. This is the perfect way to savour the delights of Bordeaux gastronomy.
To know more about Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, it's right here : lafauriepeyragueylalique.com.
4. The Domaine des Etangs - Massignac
The Domaine des Etangs, located in the heart of the Charente, is an estate with more than 1,000 hectares of preserved nature, divided between forests, pastures and water. As you can see, it is a quiet and intimate place, in the heart of a harmonious nature.
The estate has 3 different types of accommodation: one is a castle, with each of the 7 suites and rooms named after a star. The decoration and style of the room depends on the star you choose.... You will also have the possibility to stay in the long house, a typical long building with rural architecture. It is composed of 4 suites dedicated to the 4 seasons, for a different spirit according to your favourite time of the year. And finally, the last atypical accommodation proposed is a métairie. These are several buildings spread between the two ponds of the domain, where the rooms are named after fantastic creatures!
On the 1,000 hectares of green nature, you can also enjoy a few activities such as a boat trip, a sports or meditation trail, a picnic in the forest and even a visit to the vegetable garden, rich in regional flavours... A spa with personalised treatments is also at your disposal, to allow you to relax and reconnect with nature.
As you will have understood, the Domaine des Etangs is a refined, atypical and natural place, as much for its tailor-made decoration as for its attentive services.
For more information on the Domaine des Étangs and its accommodation, go to domainedesetangs.com.
5. Château de Ferrand - Saint-Emilion
One of the oldest properties in Saint-Emilion is Château de Ferrand, an estate with ten hectares of vines overlooking the Dordogne valley and offering a 360° view of its vineyard landscape. In its 300-year history, the Château de Ferrand has only known 2 owner families, which has allowed it to preserve its soul and authentic charm.
Decorated only with stone, wood and leather, the castle offers a soft and refined atmosphere. The spacious rooms are tastefully decorated, but with simplicity to keep the contemporary chic style and spirit of the castle.
The originality of Château de Ferrand lies in the tasting room, which you will also have the opportunity to discover. Indeed, the château once belonged to the Bich family, a family that may not tell you anything at first, but that we all know for the famous felt-tip pens and pencils that we use every day... It is Alexandre Doucin, an outstanding draughtsman, who has created a fresco on all the walls of the room using a black monochrome Bic Cristal pen! A unique decoration, which he has to redo every 3 years because of the time which erases his masterpiece, but which gives this room a crazy charm. During your tasting, you will be able to discover this incredible fresco and another amusing originality: a cloud ceiling!
As you can see, the Château de Ferrand is a place that is as atypical as it is chic.
For more information on Château de Ferrand and its wines, please visit: chateaudeferrand.com.
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