Clean and remodeled, this palace-like structure is said to have date back to Napoleon’s building of the Citadel (now a major tourist attraction). Beyond its rich historical past, this Inn is centrally located in the heart of Cote de Blaye’s ancient neighborhood, a five minute walk from the picturesque Gironde river with its famed Citadel, restaurants, parks, and shops. Built on a small hill, the streets are circular and curved, the better, to dodge the arrows and bullets of invading forces of the past. Indeed, walk the empty curving streets at midnight and you will feel yourself to be on a movie set – or perhaps reliving a past life.
Rooms are clean and functional with private baths, white provincial furniture with gold trim, and a television. Luxury appears in the form of an extra deep, triangular bathtub with shiny brass fixtures that makes you wish you brought some perfumed bubble powder. A continental breakfast is included which is served in the sunny central interior with red walls overlooking the private, walled garden below.
To date, rooms start around ninety Euros. In addition to breakfast the rate also includes maid service and, I sense, advice on restaurants and directions if you happen to speak French. During our visit, we were the only guests on the first night, so I was rather surprised to see two other guests at breakfast the second morning. If we spoke French, it could have been a good opportunity to make friends or at the very least, compare notes on wineries and attractions.
With its pretty garden and statuary, one can envision that in summer, it is quite a nice place to open a book and pretend you are an aristocrat from the distant past.
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