Château le Pape. Photo: Guy Hibbert

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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