France provides the perfect setting on your journey to becoming a wine connoisseur. For today, we have picked boutique hotels which boast private wineries and private wine cellars for the ultimate French experience.
Paired with experiences across some of the world’s most loved wine travel destinations our hotels in Bordeaux, Burgundy and Languedoc-Rousillon will give you the chance to dig deep into wine!
While visiting the Loire Valley, its vineyards and magnificent chateaux, indulge yourself to a stay at a château. Therefore, the perfect getaway to travel the region is the 4-star hotel Château des Briottières, located north of Angers. The family atmosphere helps the guests to feel at home from the minute they drop their bags. A wide range of activities is available at the hotel and the charming owner will also be pleased to give recommendations on wineries to visit.
Overlooking the Charente river, the Domaine du Breuil lies in a lush garden. The 19th century castle offers modern facilities with a touch of luxury in the famous brandy region. Its gastronomic restaurant is always a good option to savour the southwestern french cuisine. Ideally located in the area, guests can visit Cognac houses, stroll around the historic town of Cognac and drive further afield to the ocean.
Château du Tertre – Bordeaux
Set in the Haut-Médoc, Château du Tertre is a truly unique place to stay at while visiting the famous wine producing region of Bordeaux. Classified Grand Cru in 1855, the vineyard blends its wines with luxury and history. The magical aspect of the property is, without any doubt, the surrounding landscape. Unwind in one of their 5 luxurious suites and spend some time around the beautifully designed swimming pool, with a glass of wine in hand.
Dordogne is famous amongst the French as the cradle of cuisine and, therefore, one of the best places to go for a gourmet getaway. Vineyards and chateaux are also part of the reputation of the region. La Chartreuse de Bignac settles in a charming environment, just down the road from Monbazillac and Bergerac. Family-friendly and dedicated to their guests, the owners offer several types of accommodations from a double room to a full cottage. They also offer a table d’hôte where, every night, guests can taste French gastronomy at its best.
Ideally located in the heart of the most prestigious appellations in Burgundy, the charming boutique hotel Chateau du Petit Musigny is one of our favourite in France. Meticulous attention to detail is evident everywhere, which makes your stay very pleasant. For the most interesting wine tastings, the towns and vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin, Vosne-Romanée or Nuits-Saint-Georges are only a few miles away. The hotel also offers a cosy wine bar and will take you on a tour to their very own wine cellar.
Wine lovers rush to the Rhone Valley to discover and taste the world-famous wines. If you are one of them, a stay at the Chateau Les Oliviers de Salette is a must. Located between Valence and Avignon, this luxury boutique hotel offers modern-designed rooms, an interesting wine cellar and a lovely restaurant to dine with a view. Moreover, to make your trip a little more memorable, guests can enjoy the hotel spa or ride around the region on electrical bikes.
Château de Berne – Provence
Château de Berne is a luxury 5-star hotel nestled in the heart of Provence. The 500-hectare property gathers a “vignoble d’exception”, a Cinq Mondes spa, a Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant, a wine cellar and many more activities and facilities. Stroll around the vineyard and enjoy the majestic landscape. In the afternoon, join a wine tasting session or a cooking lesson. Explore the surrounding markets, villages and natural beauties .
As the name suggests, the lovely Couvent d’Herepian used to be a convent, back in the 17th century. The beautifully decorated suites are ideal to relax in the summer months while exploring the Languedoc. Located in a natural regional park, the area offers a lot to do in terms of activities: markets, vineyards, mountains etc. The boutique hotel itself also provides a charming spa as well as a table d’hôte for traditional french dinners.
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