Château le Pape. Photo: Guy Hibbert

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

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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.

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

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.

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

Hôtel Majestic: Very central, very affordable alternative to the luxury establishments. Comfort, great location without the frills.

Château de Siaurac
courtesy of Château de Siaurac
La Cour Carrée
La Cour Carrée


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.

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.

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

Le Pressoir d’Argent: British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s most recent venture is in the heart of Bordeaux at the Intercontinental Hotel.

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.

La Tupina: A Bordeaux legend, famed for its rustic cuisine and open fire rotisserie.

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

La Tupina. Photo: Renos Champipis