Les Sources de Caudalie*****
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"Les Sources de Caudalie", located among the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte, a Graves great growth, was established in 1999. The concept behind "Les Sources de Caudaliez is inspired by the "French Paradox", discovered over 20 years ago. It refers to a study proving that the French diet and lifestyle, particularly in Southwest France, is conducive to good health.
Between vineyards and forests, at only 20 minutes from Bordeaux center, the architect Yves Collet created from scratch contemporary buildings from recycled local materials in tune with the surroundings.
Les Sources de Caudalie have managed for the past ten years in keeping with the values they hold dear: well-being, generosity, authenticity, high-quality service, and emotion. Welcome to a universe where everything is devoted to nature, taste and senses.
The 40 rooms and 9 suites are named and decorated in keeping with different facets of the Aquitaine region. The five cottages also revolve around the region's rich, varied culture as reflected in paintings, antiques, and warm-coloured fabrics.
Chef Nicolas Masse : 2 restaurants, "La Grand’ Vigne" and "La Table du Lavoir"
Inspired by 18th century ornamental greenhouses, the restaurant La Grand'Vigne invites you to discover a sincere and generous cuisine which evolves with the season. La Grand'Vigne is in a refined setting overlooking a small lake with swans, and it features a small terrace on which enjoy meals, weather permitting. The decor and the 18th century fireplace that dominates the dining room recall the various shades of red wine grapes as they ripen in order to create a warm, comfortable ambiance that enhances the pleasure during a romantic dinner, or a business meeting in a private room.
La Table du Lavoir serves delicious, unusual, bistro-style food with the finest seasonal products. In the 19th century, winegrower's wives would come here to use a wash house that has since been rebuilt stone by stone. The roof structure was built with 18th century beams recovered from cellars at "Château Lafite-Rothschild", and the glass door can be opened, weather permitting to enjoy meals on the covered terrace. Meat roasting in the huge period fireplace releases delicious smells while clients read menus written on antique laundry beaters. The unmatched cutlery, purchased by weight, sits atop traditional and antique tablecloths.
Discover La Tour de la dégustation, the bar Le French Paradox, and the 16 000-bottles cellar.
Vinotherapy : Caudalie spa
Located in "Les Sources de Caudalie", Caudalie’s Vinotherapie® Spa offers a Spa program of exclusive treatments in an environment of rare beauty.
The refined atmosphere of the treatment rooms, the blend of noble materials uniting wood and stone, and the size of the building, reminiscent of an old tobacco kiln; all were designed to harmonize perfectly with the great landscape of the vineyards and give the relaxation lounges a distinctive style.
Unique treatments combine the virtues of natural hot spring water drawn from 540 meters beneath the earth - rich in minerals and oligo-elements - with the most recent scientific discoveries of the benefits of the grape and the grapevine.
Châteaux visits, cooking and tasting classes, discovery of the region
The Aquitaine region offers many things to discover... Discover the surrounding vineyard and castles cycling or by car, and enjoy a bucolic break among the vines, savouring the delicious picnic prepared by our chef.
Our reception staff will be happy to open the doors of top castles so you can tour their cellars and taste their wines. We are proud to have excellent contacts with estates that make the best wines in their appellations and are ready to give you an appointment (sometimes even on short notice!). Find out how grapes are slowly and carefully transformed into a precious elixir.
Chief Nicolas Masse is pleased to share his passion for great food and he welcomes guests two Saturday mornings a month for a personalized cooking lesson.
Each Saturday, head sommelier Aurélien Farrouil welcomes you in "La Tour de la dégustation". He tutors introductory tasting courses and shares his knowledge of wine with guests who want to learn about the great growths of Bordeaux and find the good words to express their feelings.
At the heart of the Bordeaux vineyard, "Les Sources de Caudalie" are a haven of peace and relaxation.
Les Sources de Caudalie*****
Chemin de Smith Haut Laffite