Chateau des Vigiers        

  24240 Monestier − France

  JP Moser Stayed Here!

Welcome to Château des Vigiers, a Luxury Hotel in Dordogne, Golf and Spa.

“Had the pleaseure of an overnight stay here. Beautiful setting with excellent rooms. The highlight was the restaurant though. The chef, Didier really produces stunningly clever dishes with excuisite tastes. Each course was excellent. The partridge was cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend.”

We’re located in the Dordogne, between Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion and Bergerac, in South West France.

"Can’t fault – enjoyed every minute of our stay"

Chateau des Vigiers

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Dating back to the 16th century and set amidst the famous vineyards of this beautiful and unspoiled region, Château des Vigiers is an internationally renowned Luxury Hotel, Golf and Spa situated in the Dordogne Périgord region of South West France.

Conveniently located just 25 minutes from Bergerac Airport and about an hour east of Bordeaux.


From the moment you arrive at Chateau des Vigiers, affectionately known as “Petit Versailles”, the very essence of its 12th and 16th century history will enchant you. From intricately carved marble fireplaces and imposing staircases to authentic period furniture and hand-woven tapestries, Chateau des Vigiers invites you to relax in its Salons, Drawing Room, Billiard Room and Library…

Each of the 25 individually decorated rooms in the Chateau reflects the taste of French finery of centuries past, while the nearby Dépendances, evoke a more rural ambience. Above all, the Michelin star gourmet restaurant “Les Fresques” with its extensive selection of fine wines from this Region is just waiting to welcome you.


Whether you want to tour the world-famous vineyards of Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion, play golf on our impressive 27-hole course, enjoy our region’s finest food and wine, or be pampered in our Maria Galland Beauty Spa, you will be able to escape the fast-pace of everyday life in this secluded and tranquil setting.

Your Chateau des Vigiers experience awaits. Step inside…





Set in the patio wing, and situated on the first and ground floors of Château des Vigiers, our 7 Classic Château rooms each measure around 30 m². Relax in classic comfort. Relish the freshness. Step inside… Elegantly fashioned in a contemporary, French country house style, furnished with period-style furniture complemented by crisp bed linen and softly patterned walls, you will feel comfortable, yet pampered.From your window, you’ll look out over views of our impressive golf course and parklands.


Situated in the heart of the 16th century Château des Vigiers, all 14 of our spacious Deluxe rooms each measure between 30 m² and 40 m² and are individually decorated in a distinctive French country house style, complemented by period furniture and adorned with objets d’art.
Relax in splendour. Relish the style. Step inside… From crisp, French linen on ornately draped beds, to marble fireplaces, burnished wooden furniture, to slipper bathtubs just waiting to welcome you, staying in one of our deluxe rooms will be an experience to remember.
From your window or private terrace, you’ll enjoy a magnificent view including the impressive golf course or the picturesque grounds.


Situated in the historic, 16th century Château, each Prestige room has been individually decorated in a distinctive Château style. “Yoile de Jouy”, antique furniture, “objets d’art”… experience the elegance of centuries gone by while enjoying all the modern comforts.The Prestige rooms are the best and most spacious rooms in the 16th Century Château and afford exceptional views over the parkland golf course and vineyards beyond. We offer 3 bedrooms and one suite in this room category and each room has recently been renovated in the style of Louis XIII, Louis XV or Louis XVI.
The decor is warm and refined, creating an atmosphere of absolute fulfillment. Staying in one of these rooms you can expect: Terrace or views overlooking the golf course and vineyards.


The best room in the Château, (about 70m²), you will appreciate the magnificent four poster bed, the sumptuous decoration, the authentic charm of the stone walls and ancient beams, the beautiful bathroom with seperate bath tub and shower and, not least, the lovely terrace with fantastic views over the parkland golf course and vineyards beyond. Staying in our only Prestige Suite will be an experience to remember.


Set in the grounds of the Chateau, each of our 11 Dépendances Suites measure 60m² and evoke a taste of medieval, French rural living and can be combined with our Standard rooms to form an apartment with 2 double rooms. Relax in rural style. Relish the country feel. Step inside… With their mix of stone, oak beams and terracotta tiles a Dépendances suite will give you a sense of peace, space and tranquility reminiscent of times gone by. Each light and airy sitting room has double-height ceilings and a ground floor terrace with a bedroom and bathroom on the mezzanine floor. Exposed brickwork, quaint trompe l’oeil etchings, inglenook fireplaces and soft drapes combine to create a rustic haven.

Wellness & Relaxation



Whether with your partner or friends, spend time relaxing in our hydrotherapy pool (4x6m) for 12 people.


Enjoy the comforting heat of the sauna and do your body good. Ideal after a game of golf.


Relax in our bubble bath !


Open from May to September, recharge your batteries under the sun.


Our Philosophy is to treat every guest as an individual and endeavour to meet the needs of all. If you are looking for a venue with a difference for your board meetings, top management seminars in the Dordogne or want a conducive environment to invite important clients, entertain and do business, then we believe we offer the ideal place.


Three magnificent, extendable, reception rooms, located in the Relais des Vigiers, with seating for 20 to 150 delegates. Ideally situated on the ground floor, these rooms are well-lit and comfortable.
The rooms are equipped with telephone lines, fitted sound system and Wireless Internet. The Relais has a 2 metre entrance providing access for large equipment such as cars.


The Château Room is located in the courtyard area of the Château with a lovely view over the golf course and the lake. The exposed stones give this room style and character.
Telephone and Wifi are provided. This room is ideal for meetings and small conferences from 24 to 60 people.


The Champagne Salon with its stone-vaulted ceiling dates from 12th century and is situated in the Chateau. The magnificent ‘Royale’ table will enable you to work in Board Room style.
Alternatively, you and your guests can sample our specialties over a lunch or dinner. Ideal for 15 to 27 people.


The Salon Chai is situated in our old wine-making building or ‘Chai’. This spacious room is typically Périgourdine with a warm mix of exposed stone and beams.

It is the perfect location for you to host 46 to 160 people in plenary meetings, in classroom or theatre style or for a lunch or dinner seated at round tables for 8 to 10 people. Telephone, sound system, air-conditionning and wireless broadband internet access connections are provided.




Ideal for Golf Holidays and Golf Breaks in Dordogne, France

Château des Vigiers forms the centre-piece of a spectacular 27-hole golf course. The course opened in 1992 and was designed by Donald Steel, who is considered one of the very best “natural” golf course architects. Arranged in three 9-hole loops, giving three 18-hole combinations, our golf course was rated in the top ten courses in South West France. Other golf facilities include a 6-hole academy course, a covered driving range, practice greens and bunkers as well as resident golf Professionals, making Vigiers an ideal place to begin or improve your game.


When asked by Golf World to name his favourite hole from his long career, Donald Steel chose the eighteenth at Château des Vigiers, with its dog-leg over a ridge for the second shot over the lake on to the green; finishing in front of the Château. It was subsequently described in Golf World under the heading “Vintage Finale”.

With the addition of the new 9-hole course, Vigier golfers now experience a much wider variety of playing conditions. The new course opened in early 2008, and integrates into the existing 18 hole course to form 3 new 9-hole courses: “La Vallée”, “Le Lac”, “Les Vignes”. Golfers can now play three different configurations of 18-holes, each with different challenges and gradients.

The Range of Practice Facilities at Château des Vigiers include:

6 covered driving range bays
24 open driving range bays
2 pitching greens
2 training bunkers (green and fairway)
1 chipping / putting green
1 putting green

In Addition to The Practice Facilities we also Offer a 6 Hole Academy Course (1035 M):

4 holes at par 3 (100m to 180m)
2 holes at par 4 (230m to 244m)


These training courses are aimed at players who hold a green card or an official handicap. You can subscribe to our group lessons or opt for individual lessons.

Vincent Trojani – PGA – Individual lessons:
Vincent has been teaching golf at Chateau des Vigiers since 1993 and he focusses on private lessons for individuals and couples as well as groups. He is an authorised dealer and fitter of Callaway, Titleist and Odyssey

Michelin Star Restaurant “Les Fresques”

Our Executive Chef, Didier Casaguana and his team of chefs will prepare your dishes with passion, demonstrating the highest standards of French cuisine. Our extensive wine cellar contains some of the finest wines in the Dordogne as well as many affordable vintages.

Situated in the East Wing of the Chateau – Restaurant “Les Fresques” is distinguishable by its elaborate cuisine made using only the freshest local and seasonal produce. The menu is redesigned each week and new dishes – as well traditional favourites – can’t fail to impress even the most discerning palate.

Inside the Restaurant “Les Fresques”, the enchanting and elegant decor has a frescos wall, warm shades and picture windows which evoke an inviting and intimate atmosphere. On balmy summer evenings, dine “Al fresco” on the terrace and experience wonderful views across the lake and vineyards.

Brasserie Le Chai

Inside, the restaurant’s vast vaulted ceiling and warm open fire portray rural charm.

Outside, the elevated terrace is perfect for dining in peace and tranquillity under an ancient walnut tree,surrounded by views of the lake, parkland and Château.

Our Executive Chief, Didier Casaguana manages our kitchens and all staff are trained at Ducasse Culinary Arts School.

Au menu : omelette ou croque-monsieur pour combler les petits creux, mais aussi foie gras ou autres spécialités locales.

It serves famous regional specialities such as Magret de Canard, Confit and home-made Foie Gras as well as lighter lunches, all in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Daily 3 course menus are available at €25 to €39, “A la carte” menus from €30 to €55.


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Hotel: Chateau des Vigiers

Address:  24240 Monestier

Region: The Greater South West

Country: France

Official website:

Telephone: +33 (0)5 53 61 50 00

Fax: +33 (0)5 53 61 50 20

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We are located just 25 minutes West of Bergerac airport and an hour and 15 minutes East of Bordeaux airport. Bergerac airport has a vast array of flights coming in from the UK with “low cost” carriers such as FlyBE and Ryanair. Have a look at our “Flight Routes“ page for more information. There are many direct flights to Bordeaux from various European cities including London (Stansted and Gatwick), Amsterdam, Munich, Dublin, Waterford, Stockholm and Basel. We can arrange airport transfers and hire cars for you – just let reception know at the time of booking. All major Hire Car agencies operate from the airports (Avis, Hertz, Europcar). Toulouse, 2 hours’ drive away, connects with many more destinations. By Car: Many guests drive to Château des Vigiers. If you are driving from the UK, we recommend taking the overnight ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo. We’re about 6 hours drive south from St Malo – an easy drive mostly on motorway. If you’re coming from the Channel Tunnel or Calais, we’re 8.5 hours drive away and we’d advise driving via Rouen and Le Mans rather than get stuck in the Paris péripherique! GPS: N44.79184°, E0.28585° (Destination: Le Vigier) By Train Some guests choose to take the super fast TGV train from Paris. It takes 3 hours to Libourne station, on the Bordeaux line, which is only a 50 minute drive from Chateau des Vigiers and we can organise a taxi transfer, though some guests prefer to take the local shuttle train to Ste-Foy-la-Grande (10 minutes from us).
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