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About Gironde

Named for the enormous Gironde Estuary, Gironde sits on France’s south-western coast, and is famed for its lush landscape, studded with world-class vineyards and gorgeous châteaux. Dominated by beautiful Bordeaux, this is a superb destination for wine lovers, foodies and history buffs alike. Accommodation options range from tranquil B&Bs to hip boutique hotels and indulgent châteaux. Those on our list of the best places to stay in Gironde have been carefully selected for their exceptional style, location and amenities — ideal for you next French escape!

Most visitors will inevitably flock to Bordeaux. Perched on the banks of the Garonne River, this striking city promises fantastic museums, impressive architecture — it’s a UNESCO Heritage Site — and a wonderfully buzzy evening scene with great restaurants and bars to sample. Surrounded by wineries, the city is also well-placed for tours and tastings, cycling excursions, horse riding and hikes. If you’re eager to base yourself somewhere smaller, yet still wine-focused, look to Saint-Émilion, Pauillac or Sauternes.

For a relaxing coastal escape, we’d recommend the golden sands of Arcachon Bay, close to Europe’s largest sand dune. You’ll find hip seaside hotels with excellent eateries as well as laid-back guesthouses in the area. This part of France is especially popular during the summer months, so book your room at one of the best places to stay in Gironde well in advance!

The Best Places to Stay in Gironde


  • Maison La Course is a chic five bedroom B&B in the Jardins Public district of Bordeaux. Pick this place for the gorgeous interiors, the intimate feel and the friendly hosts, who will point you in the right direction to explore Bordeaux. The Orienso suite is ideal for families; the other rooms are great for couples.
  • La Sauternaise is a charming guesthouse with just four characterful rooms in Sauternes. Interiors fuse traditional and contemporary elements, there's a shady garden for sipping a glass or two of local produce, and big breakfasts set you up for days of exploring. A tranquil, intimate choice.
  • La Chartreuse des Eyres is a lovely B&B with five bedrooms in an imposing countryside château. A restful choice with a soothing colour palette, lush gardens and wonderful spaces for intimate weddings. 30 minutes south of Bordeaux.
  • Villa Victor Louis, named after the architect who designed the renowned Grand Théâtre of Bordeaux, is an 18th-century townhouse-turned-hotel with eight rooms. Ornate decoration will speak to history buffs. Breakfasts are served in a sunny morning room, and there are great nearby restaurants.


  • 5 Lasserre promises a hip, adults-only stay in the Saint-Emilion region. The four suites and one duplex apartment have exposed brick walls, contemporary design pieces and expansive rural views. Kick back by the pool, savour farm-to-table fare and explore the wine country. A trendy bolthole for stylish couples.
  • La Co(o)rniche is a beautiful coastal hotel just outside Arcachon, with fresh, white-on-white rooms and a stunning infinity pool overlooking the sea. Savour delicious seafood dishes in the terrace restaurant, unwind at the nearby spa and explore this very special corner of France. A sophisticated romantic idyll.
  • Château Grand Barrail sits in a seven-acre park in the heart of Bordeaux's wine-producing region. This opulent, 46-room hotel has a gourmet restaurant, indulgent spa and lavish guestrooms with four-poster beds. A romantic choice for a classic French escape.
  • Une Chambre Chez Dupont is a romantic boutique spot in Bordeaux's Chartrons district. Open since 1988, this is a classic couples' choice, with ten inviting, individually designed guestrooms and a buzzy bistro. Outside tables are perfect for watching the world go by together!
  • Le St James, designed by architect Jean Nouvel, is a modern masterpiece. Brilliant for well-heeled travellers, foodies or wellness enthusiasts, this spectacular collection of 15 rooms and suites sits within glorious gardens on the east bank of the Garonne, close to picturesque Bouillac. Very cool.
  • Domaine de Raba offers sophisticated rooms and suites in a sandstone manor house just south of central Bordeaux. Boutique rooms and suites offer luxurious four poster beds, cream-coloured furnishings and works of art. Throw in a swimming pool, spa and fine dining restaurant, and you have the perfect romantic escape.


  • Château de Courtebotte is an imposing 17th-century castle on the banks of the Dordogne River. Pick this place for the comfortable, family-friendly rooms and multi-bedroom cottages, the proximity to popular wineries and activities, and the laid-back feel.
  • Villa Reale offers three apartments, each of which can sleep up to six guests. Fusing contemporary design and French 18th-century style in a historic building, these are ideal for fun family or group trips to Bordeaux. Flats have well-equipped kitchens but breakfast is available on request. There's also a sauna in the building.
  • Villa La Tosca boasts fabulous sea views and stylish, grown-up rooms — many with ocean views and crackling fireplaces. With an outdoor pool and meals cooked by a private chef, it's an indulgent choice for a family or group holiday to Arcachon.
  • Château Julie is a peaceful choice for relaxed family holidays. The five rooms are simple and spacious, table d'hôte dinners delicious, and the private fishing lake a fun place to unwind. Big gardens are great for little ones to play.


  • Hostellerie de la Plaisance is an elegant luxury hotel with 17 rooms and four suites overlooking picturesque vineyards. Award-winning French chef Philippe Etchebest crafts Michelin-starred cuisine, paired with some of the cellar's 700+ bottles, half of which are from local vineyards. A gastronomic gem in St Emilion.
  • Logis de la Cadène boasts one of the oldest restaurants in Saint-Emilion. Chef Alexandre Baumard now specialises in inventive takes on classical French dishes. The four welcoming rooms are a brilliant place to lay your head after dinner. A foodie favourite.
  • Château Cordeillan Bages is a gorgeous 17th century manor house offering chic contemporary rooms set amidst vineyards and rolling green fields. The Michelin-starred restaurant serves delectable local cuisine, and there is a swimming pool and wine cellar. A romantic rural escape for foodies.
  • La Maison du Bassin sits across the bay from Arcachon in Cap Ferret, offering 11 traditional rooms and a superb seafood restaurant. Le Bistrot du Bassin is a destination in itself, and this boutique spot is a long-term favourite in the area.
  • Château Lafaurie Peyraguey is a gorgeous château-turned-chic hotel, with sleek rooms and suites inviting foodies to kick back in absolute luxury. Dine in style at two Michelin-starred restaurant Lalique, where Chef Jérôme Schilling serves traditional French cuisine with a twist, or enjoy private wine tastings at the acclaimed onsite winery. Superb.


  • Les Clefs de Troplong Mondot is tucked within its own St Emilion vineyards, known for producing particularly highly-regarded wines. Book a private two-bedroom house or one of two romantic suites to hide away in utter bliss. For wine lovers, foodies and romantics looking to stay at a classic winery.
  • Château Meyre offers nine stunning rooms and suites, decorated with sumptuous textiles and artwork in Castelnau de Medoc. Highlights include manicured gardens and a 17-hectare estate, which has been producing wine since 1876. Tours and tastings are fantastic, and the atmosphere appealingly romantic. Very sophisticated.
  • Les Sources de Caudalie an indulgent vineyard stay in a superb château just south of Bordeaux, with sumptuous rooms and suites, a spa, tennis court and two restaurants. The two Michelin-starred La Grand'Vigne specialises in crafting gourmet fare using organic ingredients — many grown onsite — paired with the hotel's own wines. A gem for foodies, wine lovers and romantics.
  • Le Relais de Franc Mayne, a working vineyard and upmarket B&B, is an oenophile's dream. Set amid the vines just outside St Emilion, the hotel has individually themed rooms — think 'Out of Africa' or 'Pop Art' — a natural, chlorine-free pool and acres of vineyards. Indulge in free wine tastings from the extenive cellars; also perfect for a nightcap after dinner in town.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel information

  • Fly to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport and travel to your destination by bus, car or train. Alternatively, take the TGV from Paris to Bordeaux and other local hubs in 3-4 hours.
  • Gironde is wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Travel between May and September for warm weather (with temperatures peaking around 27°C). Spring or autumn visitors can expect cooler temperatures. The harvest season is inevitably busy, but very appealing.



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Best Hotels in Gironde

  • Chateau de Courtebotte St Émilion 5 rooms from £91

    Sights nearby  -  The Château Rauzan and the Tower of Montaigne are close by.
    Kayaking  -  On the Dordogne River.
    Full of character
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    With panoramic views of the Dordogne River, this 17th century castle is perfect for exploring the vineyards. All rooms are decorated in a country style with exposed wood floors and modern bathrooms. There is a hot tub, pool and large grounds. A continental breakfast and dinner are served. See More

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  • Chateau de Castelneau Saint-Léon, Gironde 3 rooms from £82

    Sights nearby  -  St Emilion and a miriad of medieval villages are close by
    Local markets  -  Visit a different local market every day!
    Great walks  -  Walk through the hectares of vineyards
    Full of character  -  Surrounded by vineyards
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    A traditional countryside Chateau surrounded by scenic vineyards, with a peaceful garden and swimming pool. Rooms are filled with homely touches - rugs, paintings and fine furniture. A comfortable and serene spot for total relaxation, local exploring or wine tasting just 10 mins from St Emilion. See More

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  • Petit Garros Gironde 5 rooms from £96

    Country Escape  -  A tranquil retreat surrounded by a flower-filled garden and acres of vineyards.
    Great walks  -  Take long walks in the picturesque Dordogne countryside.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Full of character
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    A charming B&B set on the Dordogne river and surrounded by miles of scenic vineyards. Spacious rooms are traditionally dressed with pretty patterned fabrics and have high ceilings and large sash windows. Indulgent breakfasts are served and there's a seasonal outdoor pool too. See More

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  • L'Arbre Rouge Gironde 5 rooms from £85

    Sights nearby  -  Just 15 minutes from the village of Saint Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor heated swimming pool with counter-current swimming
    Tennis  -  5 minutes away
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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    A gorgeous 18th century farmhouse with a stylish contemporary interior. The hotel's location on the banks of the Dordogne river affords wonderful views & the lapping of the water adds to the supreme peace and tranquility. Take a dip in the heated indoor pool and dry off on the leafy roof terrace. See More

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  • Mama Shelter, Bordeaux Bordeaux 97 rooms from £86

    Learning  -  Five minutes down the road you will find Triangle d’Or, filled with spectacular buildings of Bordeaux’s Age of Enlightenment.
    Local exploring  -  A fantastic spot for exploring Bordeaux, hotel staff can point you towards the best restaurants and sights of the town.
    Value chic  -  Well suited to those on a budget, who don't want to compromise on style — small doubles from just €100 per night.
    Designer Shopping  -  Head just down the road to Cours de l’Intendance, for luxury shopping and fabulous cafes.
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Bordeaux's outpost of Mama Shelter is a hip, boutique hotel designed to be simple and comfortable. The bar and restaurant areas are trendy hang outs with a buzzing atmosphere. Enjoy a relaxed lunch or sun downer drinks on the rooftop terrace. A fantastic base for business or weekend trips. See More

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  • Clos 1906 St Émilion 5 rooms from £86

    Local exploring  -  Discover the historic sites, wineries and boutiques in the area surrounding the hotel, with plenty to explore locally
    Foodies  -  The region where this hotel is located is great for foodies, with a number of Michelin-starred eateries in the area
    Country Escape  -  Set amidst the beautiful vineyards of Saint-Émilion, this hotel makes a stylish escape to the country
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Monolithic Church of Saint-Émilion, an underground church carved from limestone starting in the 12th century
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    This hotel is set in an 18th-century manor house nestled between some of the best vineyards in Saint-Émilion. Having undergone a full renovation, the bright guestrooms contrast contemporary concept headboards with selected antiques. A cosy sitting room and outdoor pool complete this chic bolt-hole. See More

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  • Hotel Ville d'Hiver Arcachon 12 rooms from £99

    Historic  -  Main building constructed in 1883 by the Compagnie Général des Eaux to treat and transport the water of the local Cazaux Lake
    Great walks  -  The Dune du Pilat a short drive away
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    Refurbished 17th century boutique hotel on the West coast of France. 12 chic and quiet rooms, with all the mod-cons and balconies. Spa and outdoor pool and a charming in-house restaurant. Perfect for couples who appreciate style. See More

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  • La Chartreuse des Eyres Podensac, Gironde 3 rooms from £86

    Local exploring  -  This is the perfect base for exploring some of Bordeaux's top vineyards in the Graves and Sauternes area.
    Sights nearby  -  30 mins from Bordeaux
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    A beautifully renovated 19th century petit chateau once owned by the Lillet family, just 30 mins south of Bordeaux. Stylish rooms are a charming blend of old and new and the hosts offer a very warm welcome. An intimate stay for exploring the Graves or Sauternes wine regions and the wider area. See More

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  • Maison des Quatre Saisons Les Esseintes, Gironde 5 rooms from £91

    Local exploring  -  Close to the 12th century town La Réole, visit the town hall, and the ruins of the chateau, including its redeveloped garden
    Country Escape  -  Located less than an hour from Boredaux, discover this beautful setting and its many churches, chateaus, and vineyards
    Full of character  -  Pretty interiors with attractive stone walls, exposed wooden beams, high ceilings and parquet flooring
    Total relaxation  -  For a rural getaway in south west France it's perfect. Pretty rooms, lovely pool and tranquil setting
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    A pretty B&B not far from La Réole. Five individually designed rustic-chic bedrooms with pretty decor, exposed wooden beams, stone walls and stunning garden views. Relax by the pool, explore the beautiful countryside setting, or head into town to discover the historic architecture. A peaceful haven. See More

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  • Clos Marcamps PRIGNAC-ET-MARCAMPS, Gironde 4 rooms from £95

    Sights nearby  -  Just 15 minutes from the property is the UNESCO World Heritage site the Citadel of Blaye.
    Great walks  -  Walk through the picturesque countryside of Moron.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    A gorgeous 19th century property set in stunning parkland. Two suites complete with private hot tubs and two double rooms with elegant modern design set against exposed brick walls. A lovely outdoor pool. A charming property that feels completely exclusive. Ideal for families and lovers alike. See More

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  • Une Chambre Chez Dupont Bordeaux 10 rooms from £114

    Local exploring  -  Well situated in the leafy Chartrons, a lively area renowned for buzzing bistros, waterside dining and late-night bars
    Wine tasting  -  You are in Bordeaux after all, so take a tour of the local winemakers and sample the famed produce.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll along the waterfront and soak up the sights of the city, or head across the river to the Botanical gardens.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the stunning Basilique Saint-Michel, just a few minutes in a taxi or a refreshing 30 minute walk.
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    A chic guesthouse in the heart of Bordeaux. Individually styled rooms are spacious and bright with whitewashed walls, large sash windows, a choice selection of artefacts and luxurious bathrooms. Dine in the elegant restaurant sampling a daily changing menu and fantastic wine list. See More

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  • Chateau Julie Bordeaux, Gironde 5 rooms from £100

    Full of character  -  A restored chateau with plenty of original features still on display
    Tennis  -  Tennis court on site
    Fishing  -  A large fishing lake
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.

    A relaxed family friendly hotel set in a grand 18th century Chateau, in the middle of peaceful vineyards with stunning views and a private fishing lake. Five simple yet spacious bedrooms with seating areas, and a charming communal dining room where table d'hote meals are served. Great value too! See More

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  • Chateau de la Grave Bourg, Gironde 3 rooms from £104

    Total relaxation  -  Relax by the pool, unwind with a game of tennis, or simply chill in your luxurious room with a glass of regional wine.
    Local exploring  -  A great base for a wine tasting tour of this famous region's vineyards.
    Great walks  -  Explore the region on foot, book a guided tour with the hotel.
    Swimming Pool  -  An outdoor pool for guests
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    A charming 14th century chateux, surrounded by age-old vineyards, in the heart of Bordeaux . The large, light filled colonial style rooms, boast splendid views of the gardens and plantations. An excellent breakfast is served in the communal dining area. The perfect base for a wine tour. See More

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  • Relais du Chateau d'Arche Sauternes 9 rooms from £104

    Weddings  -  Not only is this an idyllic location for a wedding, they have reception rooms available too.
    Foodies  -  The chateau produces its own wine and organises tours and tastings on the property.
    Great walks  -  Take the scenic stroll down to the village of Sauternes.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby medieval village of Saint-Macaire.
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    A charming chateau and guesthouse with its own winery, offering traditional, understated accommodation. Nestled amongst vineyards, the hotel offers tastings and tours around the property. A tranquil base to explore this wine region from. See More

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  • La Sauternaise Sauternes (place de l'Eglise) 4 rooms from £105

    Local exploring  -  Located next to Gascogne Natural Regional Park and surrounded by vineyards and historic towns and villages.
    Sights nearby  -  Discover the historic castles of the South Gironde.
    Full of character
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    A charming guesthouse located on the wine route of Bordeaux in Graves and Sauternes. The four rooms are a cool mix of traditional and contemporary styles. Featuring a shady garden, ideal for sipping on a chilled glass of local produce. A perfect base to explore the region from. See More

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  • Chateau Meyre Castelnau de Medoc 9 rooms from £108

    Foodies  -  With its own vineyard and enchanting village restaurants around, the chateau is a haven for foodies and wine lovers.
    Wine tasting  -  Iin the heart of Medoc, the chateau has been planted with vines for more than three centuries.
    Good wine list  -  Fantastic collection from its 300 year old vineyard.
    Views  -  Splendid views over the vineyards.
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    A glorious chateau with a working vineyard in the heart of Bordeaux. Traditional and elegant rooms and suites have floral fabrics, lots of natural light, and antique furnishings. Beautiful grounds, pool, and wine tastings. A wonderfully typical way to discover Bordeaux. See More

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  • La Maison du Bassin Arcachon 11 rooms from £113

    Great walks  -  Sandy ocean island nature reserve of Banc d'Arguin is located at the entrance to Arcachon
    Restaurant  -  Traditional Gascony cuisine - fresh local seafood and specialities
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
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    Charming home from home overlooking the Arcachon Basin. Tasteful rooms in neutral hues with period furntiure. Enjoy local produce and seafood specialities in the restaurant or a drink on the colonial-style terrace with black and white tiles and cane furniture. A relaxing seaside escape. See More

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  • Chateau Giscours Bordeaux, Gironde 3 rooms from £113

    Country Escape  -  Forget about all your worries at this tranquil rural spot; wander through vineyards, explore the gardens and sample the wine!
    Wine tasting  -  Château Giscours is the perfect holiday destination for those who are interested in the wine industry
    Learning  -  The hotel puts on splendid tours of their winemaking facilities, an absolute must!
    Restaurant  -  Gourmet dinners are served in the chateau's grand dining room
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    Château Giscours is a 19th-century castle with glorious gardens, in the Margaux appellation outside Bordeaux. The property's stone and wooden interiors give it a classically rustic feel. With three large, elegantly decorated rooms this is the perfect option for a quiet country retreat! See More

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  • 5 Lasserre St Émilion 3 rooms from £117

    Country Escape  -  With only three bedrooms, miles of vineyards, gothic castles nearby and jazz concerts, enjoy getting away from it all here
    Sights nearby  -  12km from Saint Emilion, listed as World Heritage by the Unesco
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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    Contemporary B&B in St Emilion wine region. Spacious rooms have exposed brick walls, countryside views and large bathrooms; apartment has full kitchen and living spaces. Outdoor pool, gardens and terrace. Massages available. Chic, peaceful and grown up. See More

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  • Seeko'o Hotel Bordeaux 45 rooms from £134

    Great walks  -  Rather than hop on the tram, one can take a very pleasant stroll along the Garone River to the neoclassical heart of town.
    Local markets  -  The fantastic Les Halles Bacalan is right nextdoor, a covered market offering up the cream of Bordeaux's produce.
    Wine tasting  -  Just around the corner from the Cité de Vin musuem, where you can absorb and partake in all things wine.
    City Style  -  A boutique design hotel, minimilistic in and out. Choose the Panoramic suite for spectacular views.
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Boutique and quirky come together under one roof in this white ice-cube shaped design hotel. The rooms are more like sky-lit cocoons with their white-washed walls and surround-windows. It also has a trendy bar and slick meeting facilities, though there is no restaurant, the area teams with them. See More

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  • Coup 2 Foudres Saint Jean de Blaignac, Gironde 2 rooms from £138

    Local exploring  -  Explore underground galleries in the Medieval village of Saint-Émilion, a 20 minute drive away, or Bordeaux is an hour away
    Wine tasting  -  Tour of the vineyard (don't miss the undergroud gallery) and wine tasting are included in the price for your stay
    Quirky  -  The barrels are made entirely from wood, built in cooperage tradition meaning there are no nails or screws
    Charming  -  Simple, rustic decor with wooden floor and walls, comfortable beds and authentic furniture
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    Quirky wooden wine barrels reinvented into a B+B, on a vineyard south of Saint-Émillion. The interiors are simple, with wooden decor and rustic furniture. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, wine tasting experience and tour of the vineyard. Ideal base for exploring the famous wineries of the region. See More

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  • Villa Victor Louis Bordeaux 5 rooms from £170

    Local exploring  -  Villa Victor Louis is centrally located in Bordeaux, making it an ideal destination for those wanting to get to know the city
    Romantic Break  -  A fairytale B&B decorated in opulent style, loose yourselves in Pre-revolutionary pomp and pampering service.
    Sights nearby  -  You've got to go see the Miroir de l'Eau which has been officially listed as a contemporary World Heritage Site by UNESCO
    Great walks  -  Make the most of the city on your doorstep and meander aimlessly through the city's cobbled streets taking it all in.
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    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    The stunning Villa Victor Louis enjoys a central location in Bordeaux. Feel like utter royalty in this luxurious accommodation, decorated with elegant and antique furnishings mirroring typically 18th-century décor. An incredibly classy and upmarket city stay like none other! See More

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  • Casa Blanca, Bordeaux Bordeaux 5 rooms from £175

    Local exploring  -  In a charming neighbourhood just 10 minutes from the centre of Bordeaux, ideal for exploring the sights, bars and restaurants
    Wine tasting  -  The hosts can arrange a visit to their family vineyard nearby, and there are several other wineries in the area to discover
    Local markets  -  There are several great markets to explore, and a wonderful weekly flea market at the other side of town
    Lively area  -  Chartrons is a buzzing neighbourhood full of bars, restaurants, antique shops and galleries
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    A charming townhouse B&B right next to a gorgeous park with lovely welcoming hosts. Interiors are bright and spacious, and the chic rooms feature attractive modern furnishings and unfussy statement pieces. The best of the rooms have balconies or terraces. Ideal for both groups and couples. See More

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  • Chateau Grand Barrail St Émilion 46 rooms from £175

    Foodies  -  Fantastic fine dining restaurant and excellent wine lists.
    Views  -  Stunning views over the vines and landscaped gardens.
    Romantic Break  -  Opulent rooms have silk drapes and four poster beds.
    Spa breaks  -  Top of the range spa facilities.
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    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    An opulent chateau just outside Saint-Emilion. Four star luxury, though it feels more, includes lavish bedrooms with four poster beds, a top of the range spa with all the facilities, and a fantastic fine dining restaurant. Bikes, golf, tennis on site. Utterly gourmet, luxurious, and sophisticated. See More

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  • Château de Pitray St Émilion (Gardegan) 4 rooms from £156

    Country Escape  -  A whimsical chateau in stunning parklands and vinyards will take you miles away from it all.
    Great walks  -  The estate has 200 acres of woodlands, fields and vineyards to be explored.
    Tennis  -  Court in nearby Castillon.
    Swimming Pool  -  Garden Pool.
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    Picture-book château with a highly-regarded vineyard and friendly hosts. A fairytale chateau with turrets and vineyards. An element of grandeur with high ceilings, stonework, and chandeliers. A glorious B&B with wonderful wines. See More

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  • Domaine de Raba Bordeaux 9 rooms from £156

    Wine tasting  -  Visit the surrounding châteaux, such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Haut Brion and many more
    Foodies  -  There are three restaurants to choose from all by Provençal chef Flora Mikula and each more fabulous than the last
    Romantic Break  -  A picturesque honey-stone mansion, set amid leafy oak filled grounds boasting a pool, three restaurants and spa
    Great walks  -  Can't tear yourself away from this heavenly hideaway? Wander the grounds and make it back in time for dinner!
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Sawdays

    A glorious sandstone chateau in the heart of south Bordeaux. Boutique rooms and suites offer the height of luxury with four poster beds, creamy furnishings, and works of art. Fabulous fine dining restaurant and an excellent wine list, spa treatments, and pool. Totally pampering, very sophisticated. See More

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  • Chateau Grattequina Bordeaux (Blanquefort) 10 rooms from £156

    Romantic Break  -  A fairytale Château with sumptuous interiors, an abundance of velvet & satin furnishings and balconies overlooking the Garonne.
    Hotel boats for hire  -  The hotel operates a taxi boat (complete with wine service) between the property and the centre of Bordeaux.
    Wine tasting  -  The Margaux wine commune, probably one of the most famous in France, is just 15 minutes from the hotel.
    Weddings  -  The hotel holds many weddings on site and you could hardly find a more perfect spot to tie the knot.
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    A stunning 19th century Chateau overlooking the Garonne River. Bedrooms are huge with wooden floors, pretty fabrics and large modern bathrooms. Some have private balconies. Local wine and regional cuisine, with a number of large function rooms and a stunning terrace - it is perfect for any event. See More

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  • Logis de la Cadene St Émilion (33330 Saint-Émilion) 8 rooms from £161

    Foodies  -  Houses one of the oldest restaurants in Saint-Emilion which is now a true institution, with young inventive chefs at the helm
    Sights nearby  -  Climb the King’s Keep or the bell tower of the monolithic church for views of the town
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    A charming hotel, in a medieval square, housing a celebrated restaurant. Elegant rooms are the epitome of french rustic-chic, with distressed wood, muted cream-grey palettes and sash windows. Its wisteria bedecked terrace, floaty pale fabrics and classical furniture create a soft romantic feel. See More

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  • La Course Bordeaux 7 rooms from £199

    Families  -  Families should book the fun and whimsical Orensio Suite; it is submarine themed with a shell-shaped shower and bunk beds
    Romantic Break  -  Book Seiros, the pentohuse suite, complete with luxurious rooftop plunge pool, for a spoiling romantic getaway
    Full of character  -  This beautifully renovated property is chock full of original features seamlessly combined with modern touches
    Local markets  -  If you are here on a Sunday, head to the farmers' market on Quai des Chartrons, filled with local produce.
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    A beautifully renovated home offering a handful of immaculate rooms. The style is traditional yet unfussy with well-placed antiques boldly coloured walls and wonderfully luxurious bathrooms. The rooftop terrace offers both spectacular city views and a space to sample the region's famed produce. See More

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  • Hotel De Tourny Bordeaux 15 rooms from £202

    Local exploring  -  A stylish crash pad in the heart of the city, elegant interiors, expert city knowledge and a super central location.
    Museums  -  No trip to Bordeaux is complete without a trip to La Cité du Vin, a celebration of all things wine.
    Walking distance restaurants  -  Being in the centre of the city there are plenty of restaurants to choose from close by
    Boutique  -  With its elegant 18th century exterior and chic design led interiors this a smart boutique option
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    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    Two mansions standing 20 metres apart in the heart of Bordeaux. One comprised entirely of luxury suites and the twin has a collection of spacious doubles. Both as chic as the other offering minimalist contemporary design with a hint of a retro feel. A delightful base from which to explore the city. See More

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  • Hostellerie de la Plaisance St Émilion (Saint Emilion) 17 rooms from £205

    Foodies  -  Foodies will enjoy the exquisite food, which has been awarded 2 Michelin stars, and wine inspired by the surrounding produce.
    Great walks  -  This old stone monastery boasts lovely gardens for an after dinner stroll.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Monolith church about the Catacombs.
    Restaurant  -  Award-winning cuisine
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    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, Fodors

    Gastronomic treats are in store at this luxury five-star country retreat. The interiors exude understated elegance with beautiful furniture, paintings, and neutral tones. The surrounding vineyards produce wonderful wines to go with award-winning cuisine. A spoiling retreat. See More

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  • Hotel de Seze Bordeaux 55 rooms from £182

    Romantic Break  -  Elegant accommodation in the heart of Bordeaux, complete with luxurious spa offering beauty and massage treatments
    Local exploring  -  Ideally located for exploring Bordeaux's highlights and getting out and about in the surrounding vineyards
    Sights nearby  -  Just around the corner is the famed Opera National de Bordeaux, designed in 1780 by the architect Victor Louis
    Restaurant  -  Serves a wonderful blend of contemporary and traditional French cuisine
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    This grand hotel in a fine 18th Century building offers guests comfortable accommodation in large rooms with elegant furniture and traditional interiors. There's a smart restaurant and bar with cigar lounge, plus a small spa with treatment rooms, a hot tub and sauna. Ideal base for wine lovers. See More

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  • Chateau Cordeillan Bages Pauillac 24 rooms from £190

    Foodies  -  Fabulous local cuisine paints a picture of the region. The restaurant has been awarded one Michelin Star
    Wine tasting  -  This is prime Medoc country, so wine tasting is a must. There is a wine cellar and tasting room on site.
    Views  -  Stunning views over the gardens and vineyards.
    Restaurant  -  Serves fabulous cuisine using the best local ingredients.
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    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

    A beautiful 17th century manor house surrounded by its own vineyards and not far from the coast. Contemporary chic bedrooms and suites, an excellent French restaurant serving cuisine typical of the region, swimming pool, and an extensive wine cellar. Romantic, gourmet, and luxurious. See More

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  • Le Relais de Franc Mayne St Émilion (Saint Emilion) 12 rooms from £191

    Country Escape  -  A gorgeous country house and working winery turned boutique hotel, set on a seven acre vineyard.
    Sights nearby  -  Enjoy the Romanesque churches and mediaeval ruins in St-Emilion, walking distance from the hotel.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Fodors

    A sun-soaked sandstone house, set on seven acres of idyllic vineyards. Elegant rooms with individual themes, from Out of Africa to Pop Art. A truly stunning country B&B with lovely natural pool. A wine lovers’ paradise! See More

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  • Chateau Prieure Marquet Gironde 5 rooms from £200

    Romantic Break  -  Beautiful accommodation, peaceful surroundings and long walks together through the vineyards-what could be better?
    Country Escape  -  Forget about all your worries at this tranquil rural spot
    Fishing  -  The domain has many of ponds dotted around, perfect for a spot of fishing!
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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    Chateau Prieure Marquet estate is located in Saint-Martin-du-Bois, 20 miles from Bordeaux. The building's historic exterior belies the more modern renovated interiors. Spacious chic accommodation and a restaurant specialising in regional dishes. A truly fantastic country retreat! See More

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  • Maison Fredon Bordeaux 5 rooms from £241

    City Style  -  A cool contemporary hotel, with sharp art-filled interiors and many of the cities attractions within a short distance.
    Other Activities  -  There are 3 restaurants run by the Xiradakis Family on this street - the iconic La Tupina, Kuzina, and Le Comestible.
    Local exploring  -  Explore St. Michel’s labyrinthine streets, filled with cafés, organic eateries and antique shops.
    Local markets  -  The hotel is just a 10 minute walk from the Capucins Market, the centre of Bordeaux's foodie scene.
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    A luxury B&B in the heart of Bordeaux. The six individually styled rooms are wonderfully chic with classic french style; think white washed walls, exposed beams, contemporary art and glass boxed, in-room, bathrooms. Opposite the famous La Turbina restaurant; a great B&B for foodies. See More

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  • Le Pavillon, St Émilion St Émilion 5 rooms from £217

    City Style  -  Set in a charming heritage townhouse with stylish rooms and a sit-out terrace, this hotel has lots of local Saint-Émilion style
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the relaxed atmosphere at this sophisticated wine hotel; book a couples' wine tasting at a local vineyard
    Local exploring  -  Saint-Émilion is a great base for local exploring in the Bordeaux region, offering easy access to the best wineries
    Sights nearby  -  Stroll into town and visit the Church of Saint-Émilion, an underground limestone church dating back to the 12th century
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    This luxury B&B is nestled in Saint-Émilion, a wine rich region in southwest France. The lobby of the heritage property features a pretty spiral staircase, leading to well-appointed rooms with comfortable beds and cast-iron baths. Book a vineyard tour and wine tasting for an authentic experience. See More

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  • Hotel Ha(a)Itza Arcachon (Pyla-sur-Mer) 38 rooms from £233

    Short break  -  Located just 29 miles from Bordeaux's Mérignac Airport, ideal for a weekend trip away
    Sights nearby  -  Be sure to visit the Great Dune of Pyla or head to the Arcachon Bay Zoo
    Great walks  -  Meander along the coast at sunset and marvel at the gorgeous views
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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    Hotel Haaïtza is located on the coast of Pyla-sur-Mer. This lovely spot exquisitely merges crisp, light interiors with wooden features to offer incredibly chic accommodation. Sunbathe by the pool and be sure to enjoy delicacies each morning from the bakery. Refined and unpretentious, a top spot! See More

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  • Château du Palanquey St Émilion (Gironde) 5 rooms from £234

    Spa breaks  -  With an extensive and luxurious spa onsite and a tranquil countryside setting, book this hotel to unwind on your next holiday
    Country Escape  -  Set within beautiful vineyards in the south of France, this hotel makes an idyllic escape to the country
    Romantic Break  -  Couples rate this heritage hotel highly; book a couples' massage for a romantic evening in
    Cooking classes  -  Take a cooking class at the hotel and learn how to prepare a range of gourmet dishes; enquire with your room reservation
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This beautiful château hotel is nestled in the heart of the Saint Emilion vineyards. Boutique interiors have a blend of modern and vintage design pieces set against preserved heritage details. Indulge in a treatment at the spa after lunch by the pool for total relaxation in a spectacular setting. See More

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  • Le Boutique Hotel Bordeaux 20 rooms from £273

    Romantic Break  -  Romance is guaranteed in this luxury property. Book one of the Jacuzzi Terrace Suites for your private outdoor hot tub
    Groups  -  There are 2 chic 2-bedroom apartments, with fully functioning kitchens, generous living areas and fabulous terraces.
    City Style  -  Period property on the outside, but luxury design hotel on the inside with chic up-to-the-minute interiors
    Sights nearby  -  You are just minutes away from triangle d'or, an area of architecture assosciated with Bordeaux's Age of Enlightenment.
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Great Small Hotels , I Escape

    An elegant hotel in a grand 18th century townhouse, flanked by two multi-story modern structures. Chic contemporary rooms filled with sunlight, parquet floors, modern art and giant stand-alone bath tubs. A romantic city break geared up for wine lovers and culture vultures. See More

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  • Villas Foch Bordeaux 20 rooms from £247

    Bar  -  Le Ferdinand is an exceedingly elegant space, serving inventive cocktails, aperitifs, regional wines, and Bordeaux-style tapas
    5* Luxury  -  With its spoiling spa, chic design, and butler service — you are bound to feel pampered at this five star stay
    City Style  -  Set in the centre of Bordeaux, this is a supremely elegant stay with a glamorous bar for evening entertainment
    Historic  -  The historic building was designed by famous Bordeaux architect Joseph-Adolphe Thiac
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A supremely elegant 5* hotel set in the heart of historic Bordeaux. Built by one of the city's famed architects, the interiors have now been carefully updated. The building keeps its original grandeur but has a polished modern feel. With a very hip cocktail bar & a spa, this is a stylish city base. See More

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  • Villa Reale Bordeaux 3 rooms from £252

    Self catering  -  This aparthotel has all the style and services you'd expect in a luxury hotel with the flexibility of a self catering flat
    Groups  -  All three apartments can accomodate up to six guests making it the perfect property for a small group holiday to Bordeaux
    Families  -  These large and spacious apartments are great for families and babysitting services can be arranged at additional charge
    Local exploring  -  These 18th century apartments overlook the quaint Place du Parlement in the centre of Bordeaux
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    This 5* residence built in 1754 is a boutique hotel cum guest house with apartments that combine contemporary design and French 18th-century style. All three apartments come with a fully-equipped kitchen and guests can request breakfast. There is a sauna in the building for guest use. See More

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  • Le St James Bordeaux 15 rooms from £259

    Architectural  -  Designed by famed architect Jean Nouvel, and inspired by the traditional tobacco-drying sheds of his native region.
    Total relaxation  -  Perfectly designed to indulge the senses, with bed height adjusted per room for optimal views and fragrant gardens.
    Foodies  -  A celebration of local produce and wine, the resturants are both to die for and the cookery school is top notch.
    Romantic Break  -  For a romantic break enjoy fabulous food, and treat yourself to a suite with private terrace and hot tub
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    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

    Unusual, very contemporary design hotel with gourmet food. Spectacularly modern rooms and suites set in separate pavilion conversions. Lots of natural light, terraces onto gardens, glorious swimming pool, and fabulous food. Somewhere for restoring wellbeing. See More

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  • Villa la Tosca Arcachon 9 rooms from £259

    Groups  -  Large groups can rent the whole villa for exclusive use, as well as a cook to cater to your every need!
    Romantic Break  -  An enchanting villa right on the seafront, it's perfect for a relaxing romantic holiday.
    Great walks  -  There are numerous beautiful walking routes in the nearby Landes de Gascogne Regional Nature Park.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Sitting right on the picturesque Arcachon Bay, Villa la Tosca is a superb place to unwind. From the stunning views, to the super stylish rooms, the outdoor pool and the excellent restaurant, it has ticked all the boxes. Available for exclusive rental, it's perfect for large group holidays by the sea See More

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  • Yndo Hotel Bordeaux 12 rooms from £308

    City Style  -  Hidden inside this 19th-century mansion hotel resides a beating heart of vibrant contemporary art and bold interior design.
    Groups  -  The hotel will organise city tours and wine tastings for groups of 10 or more.
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the heart of Bordeaux's Triangle d’Or, the property is ideally placed to see all of the city's attractions.
    Designer  -  There are designer pieces and artworks spread throughout the property
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A contemporary hotel with a modern town house feel inside a stunning 19th-century private mansion. Designer furniture in elegant rooms alongside original period features. Evening and lunchtime meals can be ordered on request at 'The Table.' A luxurious, trendy spot in this exciting city. See More

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  • La Maison D'Estournel Saint-Estèphe, Gironde 14 rooms from £286

    Wine tasting  -  Set in one of Bordeaux's most prestigious wine-growing regions, this is the perfect option for a wine tasting holiday
    Country Escape  -  Picture-perfect surrounds, fine dining, and superb wines to discover — this is rural France at its best
    Romantic Break  -  Pick the Junior Suite with its in-room bathtub and fabulous views for a romantic stay
    Restaurant  -  The restaurant serves a contemporary take on dishes from the Gascony region
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    An elegant chateau set within Bordeaux's most famous wine region. Rooms are beautifully styled and while the building's original features remain, the feeling is luxe & fresh. The best has an in-room tub. Likewise, regional cuisine has a contemporary polish (to great effect). Ideal for a wine break. See More

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  • Les Clefs de Troplong Mondot St Émilion 2 rooms from £321

    Romantic Break  -  Sumptuous rooms, pool, views of the vineyards, and their spoils.
    Wine tasting  -  Famous St. Emilion vineyard to taste from.
    Great walks  -  Walks through the vineyards.

    An utterly dreamy chateau in Saint-Emilion with acres of vineyards and a glorious wine collection offering a charming 2 bed house set amid the vines with views to St Emilion. Stylish rooms are traditional and luxurious. Spectacular scenery. Very romantic. See More

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  • InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel Bordeaux 130 rooms from £351

    Local exploring  -  This 5* star luxury hotel is beautifully positioned opposite the Grand Théâtre in the UNESCO-listed city centre of Bordeaux
    Families  -  With babysitting servcies and Junior Suites designed for families, The Grand Hotel is the perfect place to take your children
    Foodies  -  The hotel restaurant Le Pressoir d’Argent serves fine innovative dishes curated by Gordon Ramsay
    Spa breaks  -  Les Bains de Lea is a fully-equipped spa offering a range of innovative spa treatments
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    This 5* hotel in historic Bordeaux features rooms decorated for the discerning guest in 19th-century style with elegant marble bathtubs. The hotel's restaurant serves exclusive gastronomic dishes created by Gordon Ramsay and guests can use a fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, hammam and sauna. See More

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  • La Coorniche Arcachon 11 rooms from £493

    Beach Life  -  A tranquil spot located right on a beautiful stretch of beach.
    Great walks  -  Take long walks across the sand dunes and through beautiful pine forests.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    A chic coastal property offering a slice of luxury just outside the quaint seaside town of Arcachon. Rooms are light and airy with white on white style and the best have large terraces with fabulous views. A charming restaurant specialises in seafood and there's a glorious pool to unwind by too. See More

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  • Les Sources de Caudalie Martillac, Gironde 49 rooms from £573

    Spa breaks  -  The chateau is positioned over a natural hot spring and he Caudalie spa is renowned for its trademark vinotherapy treatments.
    Foodies  -  Fantastic French cooking. The two Michelin Starred La Grand'Vigne restaurant should not be missed.
    Good wine list  -  You'll find some of the world's finest wines in the 1200 strong cellar
    Garden  -  Fabulous gardens and vineyards to explore and taste from.
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels, Mr & Mrs Smith

    A beautiful chateau, vineyard, spa hotel, and Five Star setting. Classical, elegant, and luxurious rooms and suites with a secluded feel. Fantastic French cuisine in two restaurants, a world class wine list, and a unique natural spa set on a hot spring. Wonderfully indulgent. See More

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