In the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards, the suberb 19th Century Château Carbonneau Bordeaux is ideally situated 20 kilometres from Saint Emilion and 35 kilometres from Bergerac. Winner of the 2009 international ‘Best Of’ prize for accommodation in the Great Wine Capitals network. Your Château Carbonneau hosts will be delighted to take you on a tour of their winery and to offer a tasting of their Sainte Foy Bordeaux appellation wines.
Jacquie and Wilfrid Franc de Ferrière
+33 (0)5 57 47 46 46; fax +33 (0) 5 57 47 42 26
How to get there:
Bergerac airport is well serviced and Bordeaux International Airport is approximately one hour’s drive (69Km west). The TGV from Paris stops in Libourne which is about thirty minutes drive from the Chateau, and your hosts can also orgnise for taxis to meet you at the station in Sainte Foy la Grande which is about 12 kilometres from Carbonneau.
March to November
From 115 per double for B&B depending on season.
The guest rooms have breathtaking views of the estate and surrounding vineyard. The décor is elegant but comfortable with a blend of French family antiques and fresh country charm. Down stairs are lounge rooms, a PC with internet, dining room and Napoleon III conservatory.
5 large light-filled rooms with ensuites/bathrooms
Cash, bank transfer
Liaise with owner
Things to do:
Ideally situated 20 kilometres from Saint Emilion and 35 kilometres from Bergerac, an hour from Bordeaux.
Highly recommended are La Poudette in Pujols-sur-Dordogne and Chateau de Sanse. Hosts do offer Table D’Hôte.