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Last updated: 26 January, 2023
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

This hotel is an oenophile’s dream – the perfect place to unwind in Bordeaux’s wine country.

Just 20 minutes from the city, it consists of wooden buildings in an enchanting garden setting. Rustic French barn meets zen minimalism here.

You sleep in rustic chic rooms, suites and cottages, and laze between the hydrotherapy pools, steam room, loungers and an outdoor hot tub, created – naturally – from a giant barrel.

Two gastronomic restaurants, including the two Michelin-starred La Grand’Vigne, add yet another layer of lacquer.

The superb concierge service can arrange anything you want to do or visit around Bordeaux, though you will need a car to get around the wine region.

Don’t miss

Caudalie’s spa is world famous as the cradle of vinotherapie – treatments using the by-products of wine production – invented here in 1999.

Treatments feature homegrown grapes and natural spring water; opt for the crushed cabernet body scrub, and a bath enriched with red wine extracts to improve circulation.

While you're there

For possibly the most sophisticated and imaginative mindful walk, head through the vines to the magical Forest of the Five Senses, the estate’s open-air art gallery. Here, contemporary artists have created thought-provoking sculptures that explore sight, touch, smell, scent and taste, dotted along a winding path.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Wine City

Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France[14.6 miles]

A museum dedicated to the history of wine and its relationship with Bordeaux, housed in a spectacular modern architectural jewel.

Best for ages: 18+ | £18

Bordeaux Wine Region

Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France[19.3 miles]

France’s premier wine-growing region is home to over 8,500 wineries (or chateaux) producing some 800 million bottles a year, 89 percent of which are red wines, including the legendary Grands Crus or ‘First Growths’ of the Medoc.

Best for ages: 18+ | £40

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Close up of a table of bric-a-brac, with market faded behind

Saint-Michel Flea Market

Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France[11.5 miles]

Bordeaux’s hip multicultural district, in the shadow of the great Gothic spire of St-Michel, is the place to be on a Saturday morning, when this lively, atmospheric flea market takes over Place Meynard and Place Canteloup.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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A statue of a figure reclining

Aquitaine Museum

Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France[11.7 miles]

This compelling history museum is home to over 1.3 million artefacts that document the history of Bordeaux and the entire Aquitaine region, from prehistory (including Paleolithic Art and the Lascaux Cave) to the modern day.

Best for ages: 18+ | £4

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The exterior of the museum on a sunny day

Bordeaux Museum of Fine Arts

Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France[12 miles]

Inside the elegant Palais Rohan, the museum displays works by some of Europe’s finest painters, including Titian, Perugino, Rubens and Van Dyck, as well as famous local artists from various periods. The south wing is devoted to art from the 16th to 18th centuries, and the north wing focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries.

Best for ages: 18+ | £4

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The exterior of the cathedral and its two spires

Bordeaux Cathedral

Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France[12 miles]

Bordeaux’s enormous Gothic Cathedrale Saint-Andre is the city’s most majestic medieval landmark; the church dates back to 814 AD, but it was predominantly constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries. Don’t miss the sculptures of the Porte Royale and a climb up the Tour Pey-Berland belltower for a bird’s-eye view over the city centre.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

A vintage wine and culture destination with delicious tastings, grand architecture, gourmet restaurants and a glorious coastline. 

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