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Harvest time at the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa, France


Situated at the heart of the world’s largest area of fine wine vineyards, Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa is an ideal place for wine lovers to discover the great wine estates of Bordeaux during the harvest season and experience one of the most crucial steps in the process of winemaking.

With its impressive knowledge and strong connections with the various châteaux of the region, the wine concierge service at Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa can provide a rare level of access to the world of fine wine. The hotel can devise bespoke itineraries for you if you are interested in discovering the secrets of great wines and exploring the winemaking process, allowing you to experience the behind the-scenes of the harvest including the hand picking of the grapes.

Other privileges for guests at the luxury Bordeaux hotel include the unique opportunity to embark on three different wine journeys available all year round, with the ‘classic car wine journey’, the ‘jefferson’ and the ‘Ernest Hemingway’.


Located in France’s South-West region, Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa, overseen by Yan Vacher, is situated in the centre of the city, in La Place de La Comédie square overlooking Le Grand Théâtre.

If you are in need of some pampering after all that wine, the Les Bains de Léa spa, offers treatments by acclaimed French beauty brand Nuxe. Bathed with natural light throughout, the spa leads out onto a terrace, offering exceptional views across the rooftops of Bordeaux.  Originally designed by Victor Louis in the 18th-century after a full redesign overseen by internationally acclaimed interior designer Jacques Garcia. Bordeaux’s Palace hotel, Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa, boasts an unparalleled level of luxury and elegance in the city, steeped in cultural heritage.

Grand Hôtel Bordeaux & Spa, 2-5 Place de la Comédie, 33000 Bordeaux, France,

Images courtesy of Alain Caboche


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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September 13, 2013 | Bordeaux Europe France Travel | View comments

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