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