Hostellerie de Plaisance          

 Place du Clocher 33330 Saint Emilion − France

+33 (0)5 57 55 07 55 
Fax: +33 (0)5 57 74 41 11

A warm and friendly welcome, an ambiance both chic and relaxed, low-key elegant décor by Alberto Pinto: the whole hotel exudes the art of living, elegance and discreet luxury. It also boasts unsurpassed views of the time-honoured vineyards of the legendary village of Saint-Emilion, first class service, constant attention to detail, peace, quiet and supreme comfort in exceptional surroundings: the two buildings brimming with character are linked by a series of hanging gardens. Add to that a panoramic terrace, car park, car service and helipad. Absolutely everything you need for a professional reception. The restaurant, with capacity of 60 place settings, is a skillfull mix of nobility of materials and contemporary composition.

The experience

L'Hostellerie de Plaisance offers an exceptional experience located on the right bank of the river, in the center of the medieval town of Saint-Emilion, our historic village. This area is one of the best known and visited in France. When you reach the upper part of the village you will find an impressive view, from which you can contemplate the ancestral vineyards of Saint-Emilion, which is a magnificent vineyard landscape and also the first of its kind inscribed on the World Heritage List Of Unesco. 

L'Hostellerie de Plaisance counts with 14 rooms and three modern suites designed by Alberto Pinto. From the windows and the terrace you can admire the beautiful and inspiring views of the area. The rooms are designed to allow you to enjoy a more peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, as if you had stepped back in time, away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities, strolling the historic streets of Saint-Emilion.

The Vineyard House is located three kilometers from the village and in the heart of the lands of Chateau Pavie. It proposes three rooms and a suite. The vineyard has been classified with the prestigious category Premier  Grand Cru Classé A.

L'Hostellerie de Plaisance offers the gastronomic delights of a Michelin-starred restaurant. Chef Ronan Kervarrec offers creative cuisine accompanied by the most prestigious French wines, including local Premier Grand Cru selections.

It is a real pleasure for the Perse Family and for the whole team to offer this exclusive experience in an environment of unparalleled beauty. You will find rich design elements such as stone and wood that reflect the natural colors of the Saint-Emilion area. The panoramic terrace offers a view over the vineyards and the characteristic French landscape.

L'Hostellerie de Plaisance is pleased to fulfill all your wishes. The reception team can offer suggestions of private excursions and other unique experiences. You can experience a romantic and relaxing picnic, a retreat to the Arcachon basin to learn firsthand about local oyster farmers, or an electric bicycle ride around the area.

Our history

L'Hostellerie de Plaisance was formerly a convent where the nuns offered refuge and protection to pilgrims and travelers. After the revolution, the building became a post office. Then it was a hostel and a hotel restaurant. In 1927 it was baptized l'Hostellerie de Plaisance. After World War II, the place was used as a tavern.

The villagers used to meet on the terrace to dance and meet people. It was closed as a tavern in the 1960s, and in 2007 the hotel was expanded and renovated with the acquisition of an old house with Roman tiles. It connects to the top of the hotel by the hanging terrace. The garden of the l'Hostellerie de Plaisance is located a few meters from the steps where it is said that Ausone (famous statesman and poet of Bordeaux) liked to meditate.


The Main House Rooms are close to reception and restaurant, they have a contemporary but refined and comfortable decoration, including a characteristic wallpaper with velvety texture of bright colors.
Superior Room
The Superior Room offers 31 to 33 m² of space for two people. It has a large double bed or you can request two smaller beds instead. This comfortable room is charming and bright.
Deluxe Room
The Deluxe rooms have a large area of 33 to 49 m² to accommodate two people, with a large bed or two single beds. There are three Deluxe rooms available, two of them have a large terrace to relax and enjoy a coffee in the morning. The third Deluxe Suite room features a lounge.
Deluxe Room with Balcony
The Deluxe room with private balcony is a cozy and comfortable room of 31 m², has a large double bed for 2 people. You will enjoy its large terrace and the incredible views of the village of Saint Emilion.
Deluxe Room with View
This room, measuring 38 to 39 m², offers a double bed and a long terrace that allows an almost panoramic view over the roofs of Saint-Emilion along with the beautiful Dordogne Valley. Suitable for two people.
Junior suite
The amazing room of 46 m² can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child. It has a double bed of 180 cm or you can choose two small beds. It has a magnificent large terrace and private garden, where are the curious multicolored cows made of fiberglass that wait to be contemplated or photographed.


The Village House Rooms have access to the garden and a refined English style in its furniture and fabrics, inspired by nature and eye-catching colors.
Superior Room
The 36m² Superior Room is ideal for two guests, with 1 large double bed. It has a luxurious bathroom with shower. The view from each room is unique, offering you its own private viewpoint, from which to contemplate the streets of the medieval village or the entrance to the nearby Chapel of the Trinity. You will enjoy the highest comfort of luxury in this modern and impressive room.
Deluxe Room
It has 34 m² of surface for two people, a double bed or two smaller beds, enough space to enjoy the maximum comfort and feel at home. Deluxe rooms are modern and elegant. Two of them have beautiful sloping ceilings and classic looking beams.
Junior Suite
The luxurious junior suite, 61 m² in size, is ideal for three people. It has a double bed that can be replaced by two small ones, if you prefer. With beautiful sloping ceilings and rustic exposed beams. Its spacious and luxurious bathroom is housed in the tower of the building and incorporates bathtub and shower.
Up to three people can enjoy the suite which has 58 m². This room has 1 large double bed and 1 single bed. It has a large bathroom, with bathtub and independent showers of the best quality.


Vineyard House Rooms are in Chateau Pavie vineyard - 3km from the hotel. These rooms are named after the vineyards of the local vineyard Chateau Pavie, an estate classified as "Premier Grand Cru Classé A" for its award winning wines. The decoration of these rooms is inspired by the warmth and delicate colors of the stately houses of the 19th century. Breakfast is served in the room or in the Main House. From its windows you can admire the magnificent views of the vineyard and the beautiful Dordogne valley.
Deluxe Room
They have 35 m² of space for two guests and 1 large double bed, a luxurious space to rest and relax.
The Suite has a large Queen size bed 200 cm and a large 140 cm bed, for four people (2 adults and 2 children). In addition, there is a large living room, dressing room, balcony and bathroom.

WIFI internet access is available throughout the hotel, you can obtain a free access code from Reception. The deluxe amenities offered include dry cleaning, laundry, ironing, 24-hour front desk, room service, luggage storage, fax and photocopying. Additional services available. Everything you could need, the hotel will be happy to provide.

Event Rooms

In the hotel and restaurant l'Hostellerie de Plaisance, all meetings and events are treated with special care and maximum effort. The 5-star hotel is pleased to offer a wide variety of luxury services, such as gourmet food, among others. We have two different locations to meet your needs.

For seminars and receptions, the hotel offers two rooms fully equipped with the latest technology (Wifi internet access, overhead projector, video player, screen...) 

L'Hostellerie de Plaisance has a comfortable and tastefully decorated lounge for up to 12 people. Each event is personalized to detail, so your guests can enjoy receptions, meetings and moments of rest. Food and dinner can be served in the restaurant or in a private dining room.

The Chateau Pavie Decesse hotel can accommodate up to 60 people. It is located three kilometers from the main house of l'Hostellerie de Plaisance and can be reached by car or minibus. This space is excellent for large gatherings or private receptions.

La Table de Plaisance

La Table de Plaisance
While you are staying at the Hostellerie de Plaisance you will doubtless wish to experience the gourmet food of Chef Ronan Kervarrec. As a 2 starred Michelin guide gastronomic restaurant, La Table de Plaisance is renowned for its unique and creative cuisine along with unparalleled French wines. Menu items have included Foie gras de canard des Landes, White Truffles, Bar de Ligne, and a dessert menu to indulge the senses and delight the palette. During this period of winter 2016/2017, la Table de Plaisance is performing innovative renovations. We wish to offer a new experience for our guests

La Table de Plaisance

L'Envers du Décor
L'Envers du Décor, is the first winery of Saint-Emilion in Gironde. It was inaugurated in February 1987 by François des Ligneris and given to the Perse family, owner of the Château Pavie, in February 2017. Thanks to the restaurant, this establishment became, over the years, an inescapable meeting of wine enthusiasts and professionals from the region and many other places. The whole team of L'Envers du Décor invites you to discover our exquisite menu elaborated exclusively in our kitchens from fresh products (and nothing more). The service of wine by glass allows to select the most suitable for each dish. In his restaurant there are two different rooms with a very special atmosphere: The living room of the fireplace (with wood fire in the winter). The counter room, cheerful. As soon as the weather allows it, meals are served in the private garden, framed by the wall, at the foot of the collegiate church and the chapel (100 seats available). All our wines are preserved in an old stone quarry from the 19th century under the restaurant. L'Envers du Décor received the "Grand Prix de la Presse du Vin" for the best wine list of wineries in France.

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By car:

From Bordeaux, take the Rocade:

Take exit #26, in the direction of Libourne/Périgueux

Afterwards take exit #9 in direction of eastern Libourne / St Emilion

Go on N89, (do not take the first exit St Emilion/ Bergerac)

At the roundabout take the first exit, in direction of St Emilion

Following the D246

Enter in St Emilion

At the roundabout take the first exit in direction of The Office de Tourisme

Turn left just before the church

The Hostellerie is just in front of you


Coming from Paris on the A10 motorway, take exit 39A to Saint André de Cubzac:

• Take the direction of Libourne (20 km away)

• Cross Libourne

• Take the N89 in direction of Bordeaux

• At the roundabout take the fourth exit in direction of St Emilion

• After 5 km, at the roundabout, take the first exit on the right

• After 300 m, turn left in front of the church. The Hostellerie de Plaisance is just located at the end of the street.

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