Here is a charming region in the southwest of France, both for its beautiful landscapes and for the production of excellent wines: Saint-Emilion. To complete the experience of living incredible moments add to this a stay at the Grand Barrail castle-hotel and the star cuisine of the region. The perfect combination for those who want to experience days of isolation, far from the crowds of big cities, and who are dying of nostalgia for Europe.
The Château Hôtel Grand Barrail is a 19th century castle with the structure of a five-star resort surrounded by a three-hectare natural park near the Dordogne River, where you can hike in the gardens, go cycling, and picnic in the vineyards. It has 46 apartments divided into four buildings of varying styles. In the upper rooms, the decor is classic, typical of a castle, with canopy beds in some suites. The other wings have a more contemporary design, and some apartments even have a balcony.
To get to the medieval village of Saint-Emilion, just cycle 3 kilometers along scenic little roads, or take a five minute drive. Be sure to visit the 200-kilometer underground complex, which is one of the main attractions of the historic center, since the village is located on limestone soil that was quarried by the inhabitants for many centuries to build the houses and walls.
On the way back from the tours it’s time to taste the wines produced in the region, some recognized as the best in the world, opt for the pool bar for lunch, and after 5 pm the hotel bar is a good choice. The castle’s program is very refined and includes live music performances in the evening.
Château Grand Barrail is part of the select Small Luxury Hotels of the World group and also houses a great spa, gym and heated pool. A little corner of France that has everything to please.
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