This luxury boutique hotel is set among the vineyards of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, 20 minutes from the centre of Bordeaux, in south west France. Les Sources de Caudalie is a contemporary hotel built from recycled materials, in harmony with the natural surroundings. The concept behind this elegant and refined hotel is based on the “French Paradox”, a study proving the French diet and lifestyle is conducive to good health. Families are welcome but there are no specific facilities for children.
Offering unrivalled service combined with warm and friendly hospitality, this charming hotel will appeal to travellers seeking a serene and peaceful retreat in an enchanting setting. Facilities at Les Sources de Caudalie include four restaurants and bars, an indoor pool, an outdoor Jacuzzi, a tennis court and pitch and putt golf.
The hotel’s 49 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, located in five unique cottages, are filled with art and antiques. Most rooms have a terrace or balcony with impressive views of the vineyards or lake. For those wishing to indulge, the Vent du Large suite is stunning. The hotel’s nine-bedroom historic mansion, La Chartreuse du Thil, is perfect for special occasions and family gatherings.
Les Sources de Caudalie offers an array of unique gastronomic experiences at its two restaurants. Enjoy elegant fine dining and superb cuisine from a Michelin-starred chef at La Grande’Vigne, a restaurant set in a former orangery and modeled on an 18th-century glasshouse. La Table du Lavoir serves up mouthwatering Bistro-style cuisine.
There are an extensive range of activities on offer including wine tours on foot, by bicycle or by car; cooking classes; and tasting lessons at La Tour de la Dégustation. Being taken through the vineyards in a horse-drawn carriage is an experience not to be missed. Excursions further afield, into Bordeaux or to the coast can also be arranged.
Back at the hotel, take a dip in the pool, relax in the Jacuzzi or enjoy a pampering treatment in a serene setting at Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa, which is one of the highlights of the hotel.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Bordeaux into a greater French or European holiday. Take a look at Food & Wine Tour: Burgundy and Champagne as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Les Sources de Caudalie Information
- Location & Getting There
This luxury boutique hotel is set among the vineyards of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, a 20-minute drive from the centre of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Mérignac Airport. It is a 3-hour scenic train ride from Paris
Most of the 40 rooms have a terrace or a balcony with a beautiful view on the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte's vineyards or on the lake. Junior suites have an addtional living room; Suites feature their own private terrace overlooking the vineyards of the Château Smith Haut Lafitte or the hotel lake; Suites on stilts have a charming terrace on stilts that provides views of the pond of Les Sources de Caudalie and oyster-farms of the Arcachon Bay.
- Tennis court
- Pitch & putt golf
- 24-hour gym
- Indoor & outdoor pool
- Jogging course
- Meeting room
- Dining: 2 restaurants, 2 bars
There is an extensive range of activities on offer including wine tours on foot, by bicycle or by car; cooking classes; and tasting lessons at La Tour de la Dégustation. Bordeaux vineyards also extend as far as the Médoc, Sauternes, Pomerol, and Pauillac, with many well-known estates producing internationally-reputed wines.These prestigious estates are less than an hour's drive away from the hotel. Being taken through the vineyards in a horse-drawn carriage is also an experience not to be missed!
A children's pool is available, and any baby cot or crib can be provided upon request. Babysitting services are on offer as well.