- Set within a patchwork of vines in Sauternes is this honey-coloured château, whose gatehouse and wall towers date back to the 13th century. The château’s wines were bought by Thomas Jefferson on his travels in Bordeaux in 1788, and now Lafaurie-Peyraguey has opened as a luxury hotel and gastronomic restaurant.
- The hotel is a few minutes from the little village of Sauternes, in the southwestern corner of Bordeaux, where there is the greatest concentration of Premiers Grands Crus Classés.
- Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey dates back to the 13th century when it was originally built as a fortress from the old stones of the nearby village of Bommes.
- The first known and recorded wine making activities began in 1618 when Sieur Raymond Peyraguey purchased the property and moved to Sauternes. Sauternes is so special because there is no where else on earth where conditions come together to create a such a wine.
- A meal at Restaurant Lalique is more than a meal; it’s a gastronomic experience. And one you’ll savor the memory of for a long time to come.
- There is a shop across the courtyard with a wide selection of Lalique glass, exquisite Lalique candles and products from Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, such as Sauternes wine jelly, homemade honey with hibiscus and of course their red, white, rosé and Sauternes wines.
- There are bikes to borrow to ride through the countryside and wine tastings are held. Transfers to and from the airport are done in a Porsche Panamera.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
In the heart of Sauternes, visit the Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, property of 36 hectares, its enclosure, historical terroir of the great wine, Premier Grand Cru Classé, its cellars and its chapel, entirely decorated by Lalique.
The first walls of the château were built in the 13th century and the first vines were planted 400 years ago. Established as a Premier Grand Cru Classé in 1855, this prestigious estate has been renovated by Maison Lalique, who has breathed refinement and modernity into the space, creating a haven of peace where the worlds of crystal and wine intertwine. The rooms and suites reflect this elegant universe and offer a striking view over the property’s vineyards. Macerations, infusions, crystallisations — wine is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the subtle and chiseled cuisine of chef Jérôme Schilling.
This prestigious Relais & Chateaux property boasts a 1 Michelin star restaurant Lalique and in the restaurant’s four wine cellars, 350,000 bottles are housed, including the Grands Crus Classés of Bordeaux. Activities include canoeing, kayaking, biking, hiking, boating, visits to famous wineries and wine tasting.
The 10 rooms and three suites are somewhat corporate in feel. They have varnished, unpolished, oak furniture encrusted with crystal, large and extremely comfortable beds and views out across the vineyards. The colours of the bedspreads and cushion-trims are pale with either a rather depressing brown or a more cheerful red. Bathrooms are marble, with beautifully tactile Lalique ribbed taps on the basins and tubs. Most rooms though come with showers only. Amenities are Lalique’s own brand.
From 30 m² Shower room equipped with a rain shower Mini bar included Safe Coffee machine available Flat screen TV Queen size bed View on the vineyard.
From 24 m² Shower room equipped with a rain shower Mini Bar included Safe Coffee machine available Flat screen TV Queen size bed View of the square courtyard.
The suites are structured by wooden alcoves and punctuated by some colorful touches recalling the polychromy of the wine. Each has its own typicality: the first, with a splendid chandelier Champs-Elysées, enjoys a high ceiling; the second, located in the medieval tower, houses a reading room; the third, crossing duplex, offers a view of the ancient porch and the parcel of Enclos, historic heart of the great terroir of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey.
We love good food, so much so that food can make or break a holiday, and the hotel offers great dining. Eden Roc’s Asian-Peruvian Restaurant rivalled any high-end London experience in terms of flavour and flair, and the ocean-front Palapa made for relaxed family dining from grilled lobster to pasta dishes. All the restaurants had good, and reasonably priced, children’s menus as well. A meal at Restaurant Lalique is more than a meal; it’s a gastronomic experience. And one you’ll savor the memory of for a long time to come. At the helm is chef Jérôme Schilling. He hails from France’s Alsace and his resume is impressive, working under top chefs such as Joël Robuchon and Roger Vergé. He uses fresh, seasonal ingredients. And he works alongside producers to only use France’s best ingredients, many of which come right here from the region like caviar from Aquitaine, Bazas beef and Marmande tomatoes. He also integrates the very essence of the vineyard in to his cooking, using grape must to tenderize meats and vine cuttings for the fire.
The Table Setting
Benefiting greatly from the refinement and know-how of Maison Lalique, the table setting is adorned with a thousand delicacies: symphony of crystal and porcelain, pendants and selected flowers. Beautifully set by Patrice Blondit, Restaurant Manager, and his team, the table first delighted the eyes: tablecloths in fine fabrics, glasses, carafes, corkscrews of the 100 Points range. Customers discover other creations of the famous glassware made for the hotel-restaurant with large partner houses: porcelain plates Fürstenberg, Christofle napkin rings inlaid with crystal pieces ” Raisins “, pepper shakers and salt shaker Peugeot Flavors, perfect replicas of those co-signed by René Lalique and Peugeot in 1924.
From this large 60 m² cozy lounge, punctuated with elegant floral compositions, emanates elegant luxury. With its vast fireplace, sofas, armchairs and crystal lamps, the place offers a cozy hideaway. In the summer, the living room invites itself outside, in the moving square courtyard of stones. In the window, the carafes that Lalique has made in partnership with major liquor houses, such as The Macallan (whiskey), Hardy (cognac), Beluga (vodka) or Boss (tequila).
There are bikes to borrow to ride through the countryside and wine tastings are held. Transfers to and from the airport are done in a Porsche Panamera. Planned for 2020 is a spa courtesy of architect Mario Botta, and some further rooms.