Where to Stay and Eat in Bordeaux Wine Country

 
Where to Stay and Eat in Bordeaux Wine Country

Our choice of the best hotels and restaurants in Bordeaux and amidst the vineyards.

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TOP HOTEL SELECTION

Les Sources de Caudalie: A luxury hotel and spa within the estate of Château Smith Haut Lafitte with a wide choice of rooms in a lakeside setting. www.sources-caudalie.com

Château le Pape: A recently-restored 18th-century château sitting in its own vineyards and offering super stylish B&B accommodation. www.chateaulepape.com

Les Sources de Caudalie,

courtesy of Les Sources de Caudalie

Château de Siaurac: Beautiful gardens, dreamy French interiors and a gourmet restaurant in the Lalande de Pomerol appellation. www.siaurac.com/en

La Cour Carrée: A boutique hotel in a restored townhouse in the centre of Bordeaux. Simple Scandinavian design matched with reasonable rates. lacourcarree.com/en

Hôtel Majestic: Very central, very affordable alternative to the luxury establishments. Comfort, great location without the frills. www.hotel-majestic.com

Château de Siaurac

courtesy of Château de Siaurac

La Cour Carrée

La Cour Carrée

TOP RESTAURANTS

Le 7 at Cité du Vin: Restaurant le 7 at the Cité du Vin is in demand – no wonder: it has some spectacular views across the river and towards the old city.

Les Belles Perdrix: Michelin-star chef David Charrier serves up the freshest and most local specialities in this charming countryside venue near Saint-Émilion. www.chateau-troplong-mondot.com/eng/bellesperdrix.asp

Restaurant le 7

Restaurant le 7. Photo: Nicolas Lascombes

La Table d’Agassac: In the heart of the Haut Médoc, a true ‘wine restaurant’ with unique food and wine pairings, all next to a château. www.tabledagassac.com

Le Manège: Tucked away in the pretty forests of Léognan, this eatery serves high-quality, unpretentious food in a peaceful, rural location. www.lemanege-leognan.fr

Le Pressoir d’Argent: British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s most recent venture is in the heart of Bordeaux at the Intercontinental Hotel. www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com/le-pressoir-dargent

Le Pressoir d’Argent. Photo: Gordon Ramsay Restaurants

Miles: Locals are raving about this trendy modern bistro where talented young international chefs are serving a fixed menu of creative, affordable fare. en.restaurantmiles.com

La Tupina: A Bordeaux legend, famed for its rustic cuisine and open fire rotisserie. www.latupina.com/en

Le Saint James, Bouliac: Talented chef Nicolas Magie creates memorable meals in vineyards overlooking Bordeaux from the hills. www.saintjames-bouliac.com

La Tupina. Photo: Renos Champipis

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Guy Hibbert is Editor-in-Chief of France Today and an author of short stories and novels set in France.