Hostellerie de Plaisance has a picture-perfect setting in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage Site Saint-Émilion
Sit on the terrace and survey the town and its ancient vineyards
With just 21 rooms this boutique hotel is charming and peaceful
A haven for wine lovers - the cellar has wines from a large selection of Saint-Émilion châteaux
The restaurant serves classic gourmet cuisine with a contemporary twist in an elegant setting
With moderate winters and summers, this is a perfect place to visit in the Spring, Summer and Autumn. 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 Autumn months make travel and site seeing very doable - even with the occasional drizzle and chillier conditions in the evenings as the end of the Autumn draws in.
Set in the heart of Saint-Émilion and not far from Bordeaux, Hostellerie de Plaisance is a superb boutique hotel in this world-renowned wine region. Surrounded by the medieval town and ancient vineyards, a stay here makes for the perfect country retreat.
Saint-Émilion is an historic town full of character and beautiful architecture. At the centre of this UNESCO World Heritage Site lies Hostellerie de Plaisance, a peaceful haven in the most idyllic of settings. With a fantastic restaurant and 17 elegant rooms and 4 suites, this Relais & Chateaux member is the ideal place to relax away from city life, and is still only an hour from Bordeaux.
Hostellerie de Plaisance is comprised of two beautiful buildings connected by verdant rooftop gardens and a stylish terrace offering uninterrupted views across the rooftops of Saint-Émilion and its extensive vineyards. The rooms each share one of these views, and their large windows ensure a light and airy atmosphere. With a pop of colour added to the overall muted palette, the rooms are bright and welcoming, and supremely comfortable. Some rooms feature balconies overlooking the town, which are a fantastic option for those looking to watch the sunset in complete privacy.
Guests can also use the spacious terrace, and enjoy a drink or a meal with a view in the summer months. Sheltered by a canopy, both sun and shade are provided, or alternatively the inside bar space is a contemporary and comfortable option. For a larger evening meal the Hostellerie de Plaisance restaurant is housed in an expansive dining room with exposed wooden beams and rich, stylish furnishings. A Michelin-starred restaurant offering classic but creative cuisine with a fabulous service and extensive wine cellar, dinner here should not be missed!
Hostellerie de Plaisance has a total of 17 rooms and 4 suites. Each one offers views over the village or the vineyards, and all are elegantly decorated with a contemporary twist. Rooms are spacious, and large windows allow plenty of natural light to fill the space, ensuring rooms are bright and airy.
Hostellerie de Plaisance boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant in a spacious and elegant setting. Overlooking the town's main square, and with excellent service, the restaurant serves classic French dishes of the highest quality. Guests can also dine outside on the terrace, looking over the town, during the summer months. This is a great spot for a light lunch, or alternatively sit inside in the stylish and comfortable bar.
Hostellerie de Plaisance is located in the heart of Saint-Émilion, near Bordeaux in south-west France.
A one-hour 45-minute flight to Bordeaux from London, with British Airways, Easyjet or Ryanair. From Bordeaux airport, a road transfer takes 1-hour 15-minutes to reach Hostellerie de Plaisance.
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