A night at the château:  

The term “château” is somewhat disconcerting to tourists visiting the Bordeaux region for the first time because they expect to see veritable fortresses, where feudal lords once lived. 


However, châteaux in Bordeaux are far more often luxurious houses surrounded by vines. These are frequently very elegant, but do not have keeps or loopholes. To have a precise idea of what a château is like in Bordeaux, the best way is to visit one, or even spend the night there.

Thanks to the development of wine tourism over the past few years, increasing numbers of wine estates provide accommodation, especially in Saint-Émilion, Margaux, and Sauternes. After visiting the vines, the cellar, the grounds and, of course, tasted the wine, you can enjoy fine local cuisine in the château or another building on the grounds. The sound of birds singing when you wake up is included in the price...