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Where to stay Medoc & St Emilion

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Where to stay Medoc & St Emilion

I am planning a week in the Medoc at the end of August. Has anyone got advice on a special place to stay? Ideally this would be a vineyard or very close to one and with a good restaurant within walking distance, somewhere with lots of character and friendly people!

I'm also looking for something similar in St Emilion. I had heard Ch La Clotte had a restaurant but I couldn't see it on the website. Any advice would be very welcome (also if you know of "must see" Chateau that is not one of the obvious).

Thanks

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1. Re: Where to stay Medoc & St Emilion

The Medoc will be pretty full at the end of August. I am in the region now, although outside the vineyards area and it's pretty busy here despite the weather. Sounds like you should be searching around the Pauillac, Margaux area. St Emilion I cannot help with.

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2. Re: Where to stay Medoc & St Emilion

Thank you. Ch de la Rivière in Fronsac seems to be popular and quite close. I am also waiting to hear from Ch Canon where I think the cellars are good as is the restaurant. One other question- are there taxis to be had in the evening in the area? Seems a terrible shame for one of us to have to drive after dinner! Enjoy your time.

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3. Re: Where to stay Medoc & St Emilion

In the Médoc, you can try Château Réal just outside of Saint-Estèphe, Château Meyre near Margaux, Château Mayne-Lalande in Listrac. These are just a few which come to mind off the top of my head. (I've had clients stay at Meyre, and I've had the opportunity of spending a night at Réal and Mayne-Lalande—happy experiences all around.)

<http://real-en-medoc.pagesperso-orange.fr/uk_index.html>

<http://www.chateaumeyre.com/en/main.php>

<http://www.lescinqsens-bordeaux.com/chambres-dhotes-les-5-sens/>

The restaurant belonging to the owners at Château La Clotte is the Logis de la Cadène. I'll often bring clients there for lunch when scheduling a day in Saint-Emilion:

<http://www.logisdelacadene.com/en/index.html>

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4. Re: Where to stay Medoc & St Emilion

We loved our stay at the Chateau Grand Barrail, just outside St. Emilion. The hotel had an excellent restaurant. A bit pricey, but very nice. It's a very short (less than 5 minute), easy drive from St. Emilion. It's surrounded by vineyards.

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5. Re: Where to stay Medoc & St Emilion

We stayed at Chateau Cordeillan Bages at Pauillac and ate at their two star restaurant. A fabulous experience.

The hotel rooms were quite modern, not "chateauxy" and perhaps even getting a little faded but the food was extraordinary and of course it is in the middle of the Medoc.

…blogspot.com/2008/08/cordeillan-bages-eatin…

By contrast, we stayed at the small hotel in St Emillon, La Commanderie, which was not at all glamorous but was cheap and fun. However nearby was the very glamorous Relaix and Chateau Hostellerie de Plaisance which had a gorgeous menu.

relaischateaux.com/en/…

The hotel is quite central in the town, just over the wall from the terrace around the bell tower from memory. The vineyards across the road from the town are mostly first growths. There are large numbers of negotiants in town and a very good wine co-op where you can purchase from some of the lesser known vineyards.

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