Château Olivier Pessac Leognan…

I visited this chateau during the open doors week-end. It’s located just outside the city, in a beautiful wooded park. The driveway is just outstanding, you’ll feel like royalty driving through. The chateau itself dates back to the 11th-12th century. It’s said that the ‘Black Prince’ would come here to hunt during the middle ages. Now renowned as a Grand Cru Classé de Graves, it’s … Continue reading Château Olivier Pessac Leognan…

Château Roquetaillade…

This fully furnished Château is a real gem! with 19th century decoration inside which is breathtaking. It is a family owned castle and has been in the family since 1306 which is rather rare! We had the privilege to be taken around the estate by one of the family members before the guide showed the group inside. Understandably you can not take photographs inside the … Continue reading Château Roquetaillade…

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion…

When you visit Bordeaux I would highly recommend you stop by at Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion which is easily accessible from the town centre by Bus,Tram or Taxi. I took the visit with Sylvie in French but she also speaks English and German. The visit was really interesting as Sylvie knows what she’s talking about and shares it in a way that even if you’re … Continue reading Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion…

Chateau de Montaigne…

Visit of the famous tower of the philosopher Michel de Montaigne and a visit of the main Chateau plus wine tasting. The tower dates to the 16th century however the main chateau dates to late 19th century rebuilt after a fire in 1885. Language: French however most probably avaiable in english during the season. Guided visit of 16th century tower: 45min really interesting Guided visit … Continue reading Chateau de Montaigne…

Château Pape Clement

Alexandra was a great guide, smiled the whole time and answered all questions. The visit starts outside with an explanation of the historic side. Then the visit takes you around the cellars and explains the wine making process. French guide: Alexandra. Visit in French. Possibility in other languages. Tram B stop (Pessac centre). Bus 4 stop Le Monteil. The chateau offers a range of rates … Continue reading Château Pape Clement