The world’s premier wine region of Bordeaux is just a few hours from Paris.
The city has everything required to please even the most difficult and demanding visitors. A magnificent 17th century French palace, Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa, is becoming internationally renowned as a prestigious address for discovering the world’s premier wine region in grand style.
The majestic hall of the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa, designed by Jacques Garcia, is impressive. Marble, Bordeaux stone, warm-tone fabrics, 18th century-inspired furnishings, and original floral creations provide an invitation to peace and tranquility. The Royal Suite has a panoramic view of Bordeaux and the Place de la Comédie. This unique suite is magnificently decorated in an Empire style and includes a bedroom and a separate drawing room with a private entrance hallway and a spectacular terrace with Jacuzzi.
Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux offers its guests a concierge service like no other — the ultimate “grapeway” to Bordeaux. While wine tours of the Medoc, St-Emilion, Pomerol and Sauternes are on every visitor’s itinerary, privileged guests of this historic five-star hotel are welcomed to private tastings, exclusive tours and dinners with winemakers at legendary châteaux, and even VIP helicopter wine picnics.
Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux’ one-Michelin Star restaurant, Le Pressoir d’Argent, meanwhile ranks among the most famous gourmet fine dining experiences in the city. Here, celebrated chef Pascal Nibaudeau presents the finest of French cuisine, from the magnificent fresh produce of the region, to langoustines and caviar from Aquitaine, to Belon oysters from Normandy. A unique element of the restaurant, as its name suggests, is its famous lobster press, one of only five in the world, which compresses pasta and the lobster’s coral to create the sauce accompanying the infamous Breton blue lobster.
You can discover the city of Bordeaux on foot, by coach, by tram, on the tourist train or in an open-top sightseeing bus. Stop off to taste some wines, or some local cannelés or chocolate. Have lunch at an outdoor terrace, or by the river, or in one of the lively little streets of Vieux Bordeaux, or in a typical local brasserie.