The village of Sauternes and its exceptional wines
In the south of the Gironde, you will stay in the charming little village of Sauternes. We will meet you at the Maison du Sauternes or at the Maison du Vigneron, on the Place de la Mairie. You will find many Sauternes wines and artisanal products there. Advice, discussions and tastings will be on the program.
The appellation of Controlled Origin "Sauternes" is a French sweet wine, produced in one of the subdivisions of the Bordeaux vineyard. Five towns produce this wine: Barsac, Bommes, Fargues, Preignac and Sauternes. During your stay in our guest rooms with swimming pool in Sauternes, organize a tasting of these exceptional wines. Take advantage of your stopover to pass by the most famous châteaux in the region: Château Guiraud, Château Gravas, Château d´Arche, Château Filhot and the famous Château d'Uquem, premier cru superior of Sauternes.
The city of Saint-Macaire
The medieval city of Saint-Macaire is located in the south of the Gironde. Let yourself be transported to the Middle Ages, strolling through the alleys of the city center between the ramparts, the remains and the cloisters. Do not miss the remarkable arcaded square "Mercadiou" and the church of Saint-Sauveur-et-Saint-Martin.
The fossil oyster caves
In Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, visit an incredible geological site made up of oyster fossils dating back 22 million years. From this bench of fossilized oysters, you will get a superb view of the Sauternes region. In the small hilltop village of Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, you will appreciate the view over the Bordeaux vineyards and its castle dating from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Canoe trips on the Ciron
Close to our charming guest rooms in Sauternes, discover the river: the Ciron, a tributary of the Garonne. Canoe down the Ciron and stop on one of the shaded and green banks to picnic and contemplate nature. You will pass as close as possible to the forest and ancient monuments.
Les Ormeaux is a 25-minute drive from Bordeaux. Visit this exceptional city and its unmissable monuments such as La Cité du Vin, Place de la Bourse and the reflecting pool, the Darwin ecosystem, Porte Cailhau, Saint-André Cathedral and the Aquitaine Museum. Take the opportunity to stroll on the banks of the Garonne!
Château Lafaurie- Peyraguey
We invite you to come to Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, premier Grand Cru Classé of Sauternes, where you can participate in a wine tasting or dine in the starred restaurant. During the visit of the cellar, discover a unique piece: the crystal barrel, signed by Lalique workshops and weighing nearly 400 kilos.