Chateau des Vigiers
Dating back to the 16th and 12th centuries and set amidst the famous vineyards of this beautiful and unspoiled region, Château des Vigiers is an international luxury Hotel, Golf and Spa situated in the Dordogne Périgord region of south west France.
At a Glance
For golf lovers, play golf on their impressive 27-hole course
Chateau des Vigiers is the perfect base for exploring the medieval towns of Sarlat and the Périgord Noir to the East and the wine capital of Saint Emilion to the West
Take a day trip to explore the gracious city of Bordeaux
Stock up on foie gras at the Saint-Alvère market, walnuts and truffles, cheeses and fruits of the vine at the markets in Bergerac (25 minutes away) on Wednesdays and Saturdays, Lalinde on Thursdays, Libourne on Fridays and Sarlat on Saturdays
To start planning your vacation to Chateau des Vigiers
Set amidst the famous vineyards of this unspoiled region, Chateau des Vigiers offers two uniquely different hotel experiences, tailored to individual tastes and requirements.
You may want to indulge in the romance and decadence of the historic chateau or its Dépendances with their 36 individually-decorated rooms and suites.
With their mix of stone, oak beams and terracotta tiles a Dépendances suite is full of light and the airy sitting room has double-height ceilings and a ground floor terrace with a bedroom and bathroom on the mezzanine floor. Exposed brickwork, quaint trompe l’oeil etchings, inglenook fireplaces and soft drapes combine to create a rustic haven.
For something completely different and perfect for families. For families you might prefer the modern environment of Relais des Vigiers, offering 40 spacious and contemporary rooms, ideal for families again with the wonderful views of the surrounding grounds and golf at Vigiers. Each of the 40 rooms is bright, airy, and refreshingly spacious with a fragrance of crisp linen and modern, streamlined furnishings. Although modern, and solar powered, Chateau des Vigiers reflects the original architectural concept which was based on the traditional tobacco-drying barns, typical of the Dordogne. It is constructed from locally sourced sustainable materials and the local stone and has been run by the family for many years.
Classic rooms are situated on the first and ground floors of the Château. Elegantly fashioned in a contemporary, French country house style, furnished with period-style furniture complemented by crisp bed linen and softly patterned walls, you will feel comfortable, yet pampered. Classic rooms on the ground floor are located in the patio wing of the Château. They are attractively furnished and decorated in a more modern style with a terrace. Rooms located on the ground floor have a balcony. From your window, you will look out over views of our impressive golf course and parklands. Deluxe Chateau: Situated in the heart of the 16th century Château des Vigiers, all 18 of the spacious deluxe rooms each measure between 30m² and 40m² and are individually decorated in a distinctive French country house style, complemented by period furniture and adorned with objets d’art. Unique with a romantic feel and crisp, French linen on ornately draped beds, to marble fireplaces, burnished wooden furniture, to slipper bathtubs the deluxe rooms will be an experience to remember. From your window or private terrace, you’ll enjoy a magnificent view. Superior Relais: Located in the Relais des Vigiers, each room is bright, elegant, cosy, and refreshingly spacious with a fragrance of crisp linen and modern, streamlined furnishings. Clean, smooth lines and cool terracotta floors typify the essence of a Relais des Vigiers experience. Each window-shuttered room has access to the terrace with views.
Set in the old wine making building, the Brasserie “Le Chai” imparts the cordiality and conviviality of its origins. It serves famous regional specialties such as Magret de Canard, Confit and home-made Foie Gras as well as lighter lunches, all in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Their Executive Chief, Didier Casaguana manages their kitchens and all staff are trained at Ducasse Culinary Arts School. Inside the restaurant’s vast vaulted ceiling and warm open fire portray rural charm. Outside, the elevated terrace is perfect for dining in peace and tranquillity under an ancient walnut tree, surrounded by views of the lake, parkland and Château. Friendliness, generosity, authenticity – where fresh and seasonal mouthwatering local specialties will awaken your taste buds. Château des Vigiers’ gastronomic restaurant is situated in the East Wing of the Chateau. Their Executive Chef, Didier Casaguana and his team of chefs will prepare your dishes with passion, demonstrating the highest standards of french cuisine, fusing seasonal produce such as spring lamb, fresh fish, oysters and shellfish with regional specialties such as truffles, to great effect. His devotion to local culture and his privileged relationship with the local producers result in the quality of the menus. Our extensive wine cellar contains some of the finest wines in the Dordogne as well as many affordable specialty vintages.
At the Maria Galland Institute of Wellness and Beauty you will find a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. They offer cardio-fitness room with bikes, a stepper, weight bench, running machine and rower machine. Enjoy a range of Maria Galland beauty care "haute couture treatments, tailored to suit the individual". The outdoor heated swimming pool of the castle is opened from May to September. Château des Vigiers forms the centerpiece of a spectacular 27 hole golf course designed by Donald Steel. Arranged in three 9-hole loops, giving three 18-hole combinations, the golf course is set amongst plum orchards, oak woods, lakes and vineyards. Donald Steel, the architect of the course, commented that "the creation of the 9th hole of the Lac course was particularly difficult but the result makes this the most spectacular hole I have ever designed".
Location & Directions
Chateau des Vigiers is situated in the Dordogne Périgord region of south west France. Conveniently located just 25 minutes from Bergerac Airport and about an hour east of Bordeaux.
When to go
With moderate winters and summers, this is a perfect place to visit in the Spring, Summer and Fall. A spring in France provides the right climate for the picturesque green hills with pretty flowers and calm weather. April showers occur on occasion, but it is nothing an umbrella cannot handle. Spring and summer are especially lovely because of the beauty that these seasons bestow upon the French countryside, however, the Fall months make travel and site seeing very doable - even with the occasional drizzle and chillier conditions in the evenings as the end of the Fall draws in.