An extraordinary collection of contemporary buildings, created from recycled local materials specifically designed to blend in with the estate of Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Les Sources de Caudalie is surrounded by its own vineyards and lake-filled gardens. Expect a wide choice of accommodation, a panoramic cigar bar, a choice of restaurants and a spa offering grape-based therapies.
There is a phenomenal feeling of peace and tranquillity the minute you arrive at Les Sources de Caudalie. The rooms and suites are styled to reflect the Aquitaine region in color, paintings and antiques. For nature lovers, the L’ile aux Oiseaux Suite is nestled in the heart of the vineyards and has an unexpected avant-garde interior design.
Try the signature spa treatment in the Sources de Caudalie vinotherapy spa. Then, savour the haute cuisine in 2 Michelin-starred La Grand Vigne restaurant and sit out on the summer terrace, or dine at the more rustic, La Table du Lavoir. Round off the evening with a digestif and listen to the night chorus from the toads around the lakes.
They offer space, elegance and comfort. All different, each is an invitation into the history of the Aquitaine Region: back to the colonial past with Thomas Jefferson, discovering the Pays Basque in Espelette. Each has a cosy and warm living room. Total size: 35 square meters each.
The “Fishermen's village”, which gathers 12 suites on stilts around a small lake, and evokes the oyster-farms of the Arcachon Bay. Jane de Boy, Mimbeau, Le Canon… the rooms are named after the villages of Cap Ferret, and offer 65 square meters of pure rapture. Inside, we find the "buco-chic" atmosphere that permeates Les Sources de Caudalie. The luxuriant wallpapers are enhanced by whitewashed panels, creating a lovely intimate atmosphere. The walls are decorated with a delightful jumble of photos, witch's mirrors, and butterfly collections that give each suite its own particular feel and a family ambiance. Accessible by the disabled and people with reduced mobility.
The “Bird Island”, reminiscent of the cabanes tchanquées (cabins on stilts) in the Arcachon Bay. This room overlooking the Les Sources de Caudalie lake is a true haven of peace, both outside, thanks to its charming raised deck, and inside, where an utterly soft and feminine décor awaits. After two collaborations with highly contemporary designers, bridal wear designer Delphine Manivet has revived the bucolic charm of this luxury cabin. L’Ile aux Oiseaux is now a 50-square meter cocoon where time seems to stand still – a refuge for lovers everywhere. Accessible by the disabled and people with reduced mobility.
The "Sea Breeze" Suite is the most enchanting of them all. The colors of the room, purple and parma, and its chimney, more than welcome during the cold winter nights, make you enter a world of charm and refinement.
If you travel with your family, the "Heart of the Sources" is an ideal place to recreate the intimacy of your home. You will find a master bedroom and a guest room overlooking the gardens and the vineyard, a living room, a dining room, two bathrooms and even a small kitchen.
Each of the 40 rooms (2 accessible to wheelchairs), named after aspects of regional heritage, boasts a unique decor, featuring antiques, collectible furniture, and fine draperies. Most of them have a terrace or a balcony with a beautiful view on the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte's vineyards or on the lake. Enjoy a surprising voyage of discover through the heart of Aquitaine (from La Part des Anges to Lac des Cygnes).
The 40 square meter Suites offer pure delight. They all have their own private terrace looking over the vineyards of the Château Smith Haut Lafitte or the hotel lake. The living room is a great place to relax while the bedroom offers the outmost cocoon to rest. Each has a specific and unique ambiance filled with treasures and details to uncover.
Every room and suite is equipped with a bathroom with tub and shower, individual climate control, cable TV, wireless Internet access, mini bar, safe and hairdryer.
Check in: 03:30 pm
Check out: 12:00 pm
Bar, Beauty salon or hairdresser, Business centre, Coffee shop, Disabled facilities, Fitness centre, Games room, Garage parking, Golf course, Jacuzzi, Meeting room, Non-smoking rooms available, Restaurant, Spa, Tennis court, Indoor pool, Outdoor pool, Snooker or billiards.
Free parking, 24 hour room service, Business services, Childcare service, Concierge, Currency exchange, Doctor on call, Multilingual staff, Pet friendly, Porter, Room service, Safety deposit box.
Set off from Les Sources de Caudalie on foot, by bicycle, or by car to discover the neighboring Great Growths in the Graves, as well as those in the Médoc, Sauternes, Pomerol, and Saint-Emilion…
In-depth theme tours: Discover the Château Smith Haut Lafitte.
Walking tour: The Graves vineyards are some of the oldest in Bordeaux.
Cycling tours: Borrow a bicycle from reception and explore the surrounding vineyards. Châteaux including Carbonnieux, Malartic-Lagravière, Larrivet Haut Brion, La Louvière, Bouscaut, and Haut-Bailly, the nearest neighbors of Les Sources de Caudalie, will welcome you and introduce you to the secrets of winemaking. Take an elegant picnic, prepared by the hotel’s Chef, Nicolas Masse, and enjoy a cycle ride through the lovely vineyards.
Horse-drawn carriage ride: Live a unique experience through the horse-drawn carriage rides across the vineyards. Over gorgeous panoramas, this stroll will blend pleasure and discovery.
A little further afield: Bordeaux vineyards also extend as far as the Médoc, Sauternes, Pomerol, and Pauillac, with many well-known estates producing internationally-reputed wines.
Meet Nicolas Masse’s team, Chef of the La Grand'Vigne restaurant, for a two-hour class in his cooking school, held on two Saturday mornings per month, starting at 10.00. The Sous Chef, will teach you how to prepare a dish featuring a particular product or theme. The pastry chef at Grand'Vigne, will show you how to concoct delicious, unusual desserts.
During these classes, you will...
Learn tips and tricks from the professionals: how to make the various parts of a dish, plate food like a real Chef, respect fine produce, design a menu for a festive occasion, or save time in preparation.
Rediscover the pleasure of cooking: learn simple techniques, cook with everyday products, and discover new recipes and flavors.
Appreciate "healthy" cuisine: how to devise more varied, lighter menus and select the healthiest ingredients for perfect balance and full flavor.
Every Saturday morning, head sommelier Aurélien Farrouil will be pleased to welcome you in «La Tour de la Dégustation» (Tasting Tower). During this 1h30 class, he will introduce you to wine in a relaxed atmosphere and answer all your questions about wine and tasting.
How well do you know the geography of the Bordeaux vineyards? The tasting booklet offers you an opportunity to test your knowledge of Bordeaux terroirs, recognize the aromas of the various grape varieties, and learn more about the leading estates.
Ask the hotel specialist all your questions about serving wine: the best order for serving great growths, ideal temperatures, choosing between aeration and decanting, and tips on the best food-wine matches.
Finally, you will have an opportunity to use your senses: sight, smell, taste, and touch, and learn key wine-tasting vocabulary.
Les Sources de Caudalie is the ideal place to combine sportive activities and complete relaxation. The hotel is also at your disposal to book any other sportive activity in the region.
Personal trainer: Take advantage of a personal trainer attentive to your needs to help you reach your goals. A coach is available for warm-up exercises in keeping with your level: jogging, cycling, workouts, muscle strengthening... A one-hour lesson is reserved for children aged four and up.
Swimming pool: The indoor swimming pool, housed in a superb greenhouse, is open every day. Thanks to the artist Mathilde de l'Ecotais, you will live a unique experience: swimming in a work of art. Indeed, the photographer has installed a photo enlarged x20 at the bottom of the swimming pool. The 25-meter, heated, outdoor swimming pool is opened from May to October. The outside jacuzzi, responding to the famous barrel bath, is opened the whole year. You will lounge in a water drawn from a natural hot spring, 540 meters beneath the earth.
Bicycles: Bicycles are at your disposal for a ride in the forest or to go off to discover neighboring châteaux. Ask at Reception for a map of local roads and cycling trails. Then enjoy meandering through the vines, around the estate, and beyond, filling your lungs with fresh Bordeaux air.
Jogging: Enjoy a run around the jogging course laid out through the private woodlands in the grounds, which takes about 30 minutes to complete, or run along tracks through the vineyards and explore the neighboring estates.
Tennis: Sources de Caudalie guests have exclusive access to an outdoor tennis court, located in the grounds, a few hundred meters from the hotel. Simply ask the reception for rackets and balls. Julien, a nationally-ranked player for the past 10 years, is available for coaching sessions or as a tennis partner. He is equally comfortable giving beginners' lessons to children and advising you on the finer points of your game. If the weather is not suitable for playing outdoors, please contact Reception to book an indoor court at a nearby club, just 5 minutes away by bicycle.
Enjoy with your co-workers or clients a day in an amazing environment with the day delegate packages for 10 people minimum.
The one-day study includes: Fully equipped meeting room; Coffee breaks in the morning, coffee breaks in the afternoon, mineral water; Lunch at one of the three restaurants (drinks included).
Wine tasting lessons, visit of the castles surrounding, rally among the vines, nature getaway in Arcachon Bay… Activities and excursions are numerous to please the largest number.
Bordeaux is barely 20 minutes away by car or you can travel by boat to the Port of the Moon, to explore the marvels of the city, classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
The city is a treasure-trove of historic heritage and architecture: explore one of the largest concentrations of unspoiled 18th and 19th-century architecture in France in the picturesque streets and squares between the Saint Pierre and Sainte Croix districts.
The large numbers of former religious buildings around Saint Michel, with its towering Gothic spire, and Sainte Eulalie church are reminders of the city's prosperity in the Middle Ages.
The magnificent carved-stone facades, stretching over a kilometre along the Garonne waterfront, offer a wonderful setting for a stroll.
Bordeaux is also known for its fine cuisine, with restaurants and delicatessens to delight the most demanding gourmets.
Located 45 minutes from Sources de Caudalie, the village of Saint Emilion features outstanding architecture (a hermitage, a monolithic church, a collegiate church, and an archbishop's palace, as well as lovely old stone houses and vestiges of medieval fortifications) on narrow cobblestone streets and shaded squares. This town is also famous around the world for its fine wines and regional specialities (macaroons, pâtés, foie gras, etc.).
The medieval village has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.
Although the architecture is quite outstanding, wine lovers are even more attracted by the famous local red wine. Amazingly diverse terroirs account for enormous variety. The appellation is comprised of Saint-Emilion and 7 neighboring communes with a total of nearly 5,200 hectares of vines.
Three grape varieties predominate: Merlot (60-70%), Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. A blend of the three produces wines that are are among the finest in the world.
The Atlantic Ocean and its endless white-sand beaches beckon, less than an hour from Les Sources de Caudalie. La Dune du Pyla, the highest sand-dune in Europe, marks the entrance to Arcachon Bay.
A boat trip around Arcachon Bay on the Caudalie, a traditional pinnace seating up to 12 passengers, features "cabanes tchanquées" - wooden houses on stilts - on the Ile aux Oiseaux, and views of the Banc d'Arguin and the Cap Ferret peninsula.
A tasting of oysters at the grower's dock will make your outing truly unforgettable.
Set in a former orangery, modeled on an ornamental, 18th-century glasshouse, La Grand'Vigne Michelin two-star restaurant invites you to savor the chef's brilliant, well-grounded cuisine.
Chef Nicolas Masse has developed close relationships with local fishermen, livestock breeders, and market gardeners on the Atlantic coast and in the Graves countryside, who supply him with seasonal produce.
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Wednesday to Friday from 19.00 to 22.00
Saturday and Sunday from 12.00 to 00 and from 19.00 to 22.00
Chemin de Smith Haut Lafitte - 33650 Bordeaux-Martillac, France
Phone: +33 (0)5 57 83 83 83 - Fax: +33 (0)5 57 83 83 84
Official Website: http://www.sources-caudalie.com/en/restaurants-sources-de-caudalie.html
From Bordeaux: From either Bordeaux or Mérignac Airport, take the "rocade" (ring road motorway) towards Toulouse (A62 motorway). Take the first exit (N°1) "Martillac" and turn right. After the fourth roundabout, take the first road on the right. After 1,5 km, turn right to Château Smith Haut Lafitte.
From Toulouse: Take the A62 motorway from Toulouse toward Bordeaux, and take the second exit after the tollbooth: exit N°1 "Martillac Site Montesquieu" and turn left. After the fourth round about, take the first road on the right. After 1,5 km, turn right to Château Smith Haut Lafitte.
Bordeaux Saint-Jean - 17 km.
Bordeaux-Merignac International Airport - 23 km.
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