Hostellerie de Plaisance          

 Place du Clocher 33330 Saint Emilion − France

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Hostellerie de Plaisance

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The Experience

The Hostellerie de Plaisance offers an exceptional experience located on the right bank of the Garonne river in the center of the medieval city of Saint-Emilion, our historical village. This area is one of the best known and visited in France. When you travel to the top of the village you will find a stunning view. From here you can see the ancestral vines of Saint-Emilion, which is a magnificent vineyard landscape and is also the first of its kind to be listed on Unesco World Heritage List.

The Hostellerie de Plaisance contains 14 rooms and three modern suites designed by Alberto Pinto. Every window and terrace offer inspiring views of the area. Each room is designed to allow you a chance to experience a quieter pace of life and tranquil setting. It is almost as though you are going back in time, you will be able to wander the streets of Saint-Emilion on foot.

The Vineyard House can be found three kilometers from the village and deep in the heart of the Chateau Pavie vineyard. Here there are three bedrooms and one suite awaiting you. The vineyard has been classified as an establishment with wine rated Premier Grand Cru Classe A.

The Hostellerie de Plaisance features the gastronomic delights of a 2 Michelin-starred restaurant. Chef Ronan Kervarrec provides one of a kind creative cuisine with a first class French wines list including local Premier Grand selections.

It has been the personal pleasure of the Perse Family and team to create this refined and welcoming guest experience located in a place of such vast history. You will find design elements such as stone and wood which reflect the natural colors of the local area of Saint-Emilion. The panoramic terrace offers vineyard landscapes and French countryside.

Our Story

The Hostellerie de Plaisance was once a convent where nuns offered shelter and protection to pilgrims and travelers. After the revolution, the building became a post office. Its next life was as an inn, and then a hotel restaurant. In 1927 it was christened the Hostellerie de Plaisance. Post-World War Two, the place was used as an inn and dance hall.

Villagers would gather on the terrace to dance and socialize. It closed as a dance hall in the 1960s, and in 2007 the hotel was enlarged and renewed upon the acquisition of an old house with Roman tiles. It connects to the upper part of the hotel by the hanging terrace. The garden courtyard of the Hostellerie de Plaisance is located just meters from the steps where it is said that Ausone enjoyed meditating.

Activities & Facilities

The Hostellerie de Plaisance is pleased to accommodate your wishes. The Reception team can provide you with private tour suggestions and other unique experiences. You can experience a romantic and relaxing picnic, a retreat to the Arcachon basin to learn firsthand about the local oyster farmers, or an electric bike ride through the area.

The Location

The Hostellerie de Plaisance is located amidst the French vineyards and the countryside. We are in the heart of wine tourism in France, and you can find us when traveling to wine tours of Saint-Emilion and area. Other nearby attractions include the monolithic church, the catacombs, the Roy tower, the cloister, and the bell tower.

The Breakfast

Enjoy the ample French breakfast served in the breakfast room or your room of the hotel. Offerings include pressed fresh juice, natural and seasonal fruit, yogurt, your choice of hot drinks, cereals, croissants and other pastries, meat, ham, cheese, and eggs.

Concierge Service

Guests may check in from 3 PM and check out by noon the following day. The luxury services offered include dry cleaning, laundry, ironing, 24-hour front desk, room service, luggage storage, and fax and photocopying. Additional services may be available. If you can imagine it, the hotel will try to arrange it for you.

Rooms & Suites

Room amenities

  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock / Iphone Dock station
  • Coffee making facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Flat-screen television
  • Safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Free Wireless and ADSL Internet connection
  • En-suite shower bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Umbrella

Superior Room


  • 2 people
  • 1 large double bed or 2 single beds

The Superior room offers 31 to 33 m² of space for up to two guests. The bed is a large double bed and you may request two smaller beds in its place. This comfortable room is lovely and light with the hotel's contemporary, stylish decor theme incorporating walls with colored confetti and of course bright sunlight.

Deluxe Room


  • 2 people
  • 1 large double bed or 2 single beds

The Deluxe room is a spacious 33 to 49 m² and can accommodate two guests with one large bed or twin beds. There are three Deluxe rooms available, two have a large terrace to relax and enjoy a morning coffee. The third Deluxe Suite room features a sitting area. These rooms also have a refined contemporary decor theme which is both comfortable and whimsical, including clear wallpaper with a whimsical confetti made of colored velvet.

Deluxe Room with a balcony and a view


  • 2 people
  • 1 large double bed

The Deluxe room with balcony and view is a cozy and comfortable 31 m² with a double bed. It comes with a large terrace area and incredible views over the village of Saint Emilion. Stylish and contemporary mixes with refined and are expressed throughout the decor scheme of the room.

Deluxe Room with a view


  • 2 people
  • 1 large double bed

This room with 38 to 39 m² offers a double bed and a long terrace which allows for an almost panoramic view of the rooftops of Saint-Emilion along with the beautiful valley of the Dordogne. Suitable for two guests, this room is styled as the others in a contemporary yet refined and comfortable decor theme including clear wallpaper with a whimsical confetti made of colored velvet.

Junior suite


  • 3 people
  • 1 large double bed or 2 single beds

At an incredible 46 m², this room sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 child. Inside it is a large bed of 180 cm, or you may be able to choose two small beds. The room decor provides just the sort of refined comfort and contemporary setting you will want to rest and relax at the end of each day. The soothing wallpaper features colored velvet confetti for exactly the right touch of whimsy. With a large terrace and private garden. you will be able to unwind from a busy day of exploring our medieval village. Inside the garden are multicolored fiberglass cows waiting to be gazed upon or photographed.

Superior Room with shower at the Village House


  • 2 people
  • 1 large double bed

Made for up to two guests, the Superior Room with Shower contains 36 m² of space with English style decor and fabric encompassing the natural in the form of flowers and bold colors. The view from the Superior Room with Shower provides point of the streets of the medieval village or the entrance to the nearby Chapel of the Trinity. Refined comfort is yours in this modern and comfortable room.

Room with facilities for disabled persons.

Deluxe Room at the Village House


  • 2 people
  • 1 large double bed or 2 single beds

At 34 m² up to two guests will enjoy one double bed or two smaller beds and enough room to feel at home and comfortable. Deluxe rooms are modern and elegant. Two of them contain mansard ceilings and exposed beams for a classical look.

Junior Suite at the Village House


  • 3 people
  • 1 large double bed or 2 single beds

The luxuriant Junior Suite is 61 m² of space and style. Up to three guests will enjoy features such as the English style mansard ceiling and rustic exposed beams. There is a double bed which can be exchanged for two smaller beds in addition to an expansive bathroom with a Starck bath and shower tucked into the turret of the building. English style graces the fabrics and furniture with a theme of flowers and natural beauty to awaken the imagination.

Suite at the Village House


  • 3 people
  • 1 large double bed and 1 single bed

Up to three guests will enjoy the Suite which has 58 m² of relaxing and elegantly designed space. The suite welcomes you with English and Ivy floral wallpaper to accent the bedding and other fabrics throughout the room. The suite also contains a large and satisfying bathroom with Starck bathtub and luxuriant Italian shower.

Deluxe Room at the Vineyard House


  • 2 people
  • 1 large double bed

35 m² of space provides up to two guests with a luxurious place to rest and relax. These rooms are named after the plots of the local vineyard Chateau Pavie, an estate classified as 1st Grand "A" for its award winning wines. As such, there are exceptional views of the vines and valley of the Dordogne from the windows of the room. Decor in this room is inspired by the warmth and delicate colors of the 19th-century manor homes. Breakfast is served in the room or out in the heart of the village in the Main House.

Suite at the Vineyard House

  • 4 people
  • 1 large double bed and 1 double bed

A large, Queen sized (200 cm) bed and a large 140 cm bed awaits up to four people (2 adults and 2 children) inside the suite. There is a spacious living room, dressing room, balcony, and bathroom. The decor is 19th century warm yet restful. Breakfasts are served in the room or in the heart of the village. The view from every window shows the exceptional vines of the vineyard and valley of the Dordogne.

Meetings & Events

At the Hostellerie de Plaisance hotel and restaurant every meeting or event is treated with care. The 5-star hotel is pleased to offer a variety of luxury services gourmet food and more. We offer two locations to suit your needs.

The Hostellerie de Plaisance features a comfortable lounge with elegantly decorated rooms suited for 10 guests. Each is customized to perfection, and your guests can enjoy receptions, breaks, lunch and dinner at the restaurant or in a private dining room.

Chateau Pavie Decesse wine hotel has the ability to host up to 60 guests. It is located three kilometers from the main Hostellerie de Plaisance and accessible by car or minibus. This space is excellent for team building or private receptions.

Meeting Room Amenities

  • Private dining room
  • Coffee breaks
  • Meal services
  • Organizers
  • Projector screen
  • Paperboard
  • Audio equipment

La Table de Plaisance

A 2 Starred-Michelin Restaurant

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.

Our restaurant belongs now to the new high-end brand dedicated to wine tourism all over the world Wine Paths

L'Envers du Décor

L'Envers du Décor, the first Historic Wine Bar in Saint - Emilion in Gironde, was opened in February 1987 by François des Ligneris and passed on to the Perse family, owner of Château Pavie, in February 2017.

Thanks to the restaurant, this establishment has become, over the years, the rendez-vous of amateurs and professionals of the wine of the region and elsewhere ...

The whole team of L'Envers du Décor invites you to discover our menu of the market made exclusively in our kitchens from fresh products (and nothing else).

The service of wine by the glass allows alliances food and wine for each dish.

We will welcome you in one of the 2 rooms of the restaurant which each have a special atmosphere:

  • the fireplace room (with wood fire in winter).
  • the counter room, lively.

Please fill this form for individuals or for groups and you shall receive an answer written by a live person at Hostellerie de Plaisance. This is the only way you can know exactly what room types are available for the dates you want, and the best possible rate, because you are dealing directly with the hotel.
Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true, because they never allocate ALL the rooms to third parties.

Hotel: Hostellerie de Plaisance

Address: Place du Clocher 33330 Saint Emilion

Region: The Greater South West

Country: France

Official website:

Telephone: +33 (0)5 57 55 07 55

Fax: +33 (0)5 57 74 41 11

Hotel email:

How to reach us

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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