Les Source de Caudalie in Bordeaux France

Enjoy Food, Wine and Luxury at Bordeaux Family Run Hotel

If you’re a wine connoisseur, the wineries of Napa Valley are a popular destination for a weekend getaway, since it’s only few hours’ drive north from Fresno. You’ll have to travel farther to visit the most famed wine region in the world: Bordeaux, France.

Elite Global Journeys can help you book a luxury vacation to one of Europe’s most exciting cities. One of the best ways to experience a trip to Bordeaux is to stay at one of the city’s family-run hotels, Les Sources de Caudalie.

Les Sources de Caudalie restaurantAlice Tourbier and her husband, Jérôme, opened this 61-room spa- and wine-centric hotel in 1999. Using reclaimed local materials, they created an intimate, village-like complex of contemporary buildings that blend seamlessly with the surrounding lush vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte.

Family Tree

Tourbier’s parents have operated the Château Smith Haut Lafitte winery and estate for almost a quarter century, and her sister Mathilde founded global natural beauty line Caudalie Paris using grapes, seeds, and vines from the family vineyards. The family’s passions intersect on this acclaimed grand cru estate, where hotel guests can explore the winery and the spa features Caudalie Paris products, also offered as guestroom amenities. (Tourbier personally chose all the furnishings and antiques and decorated each room.) Guests are greeted with a glass of Haut Lafitte or a cup of herbal tea from the Caudalie collection.

Don’t Miss

It’s all about food and wine, from a merlot wrap at the spa to cooking classes at the hotel’s Michelin-starred La Grand’Vigne to sommelier-led wine tastings and private vineyard tours. “My parents are happy to meet our guests,” declares Tourbier. “They open the door to their home, share a glass of wine, and do a personal tour.”

Franch Paradox Bar at Les Sources De Caudalie

Personal Touch

The hotel’s cellar houses bottles from the estate dating to 1878. Get the inside stomp on winemaking on Caudalie’s interactive tour, In the Winemaker’s Path, which lets guests play chef de culture (vineyard manager) or maître de chai (cellar master).

When you reserve a stay at Les Sources des Caudalie with Elite Global Journeys, you get these exclusive amenities:

For 2016:

    • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (valid through Junior Suite)
    • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
    • Guest’s choice of wine tasting class for two organized independently in Tower of Degustation (or while having dinner in the restaurant) OR a VIP visit for two to Smith Haut Lafitte Castle, its winery, a wine tasting of two Great Growths and visit the owners cellar called Heaven (either option lasts 1 hr)
    • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

    For 2017:

      • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (valid through Junior Suite)
      • Complimentary Buffet breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
      • A complimentary wine degustation organized in our grocery wine bar with a sommelier for 2
      • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

    Contact Elite Global Journeys today at 559-431-7440 to book your Bordeaux, France vacation.

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