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What We Love

  • Michelin-starred cuisine by celeb chef Maxime Deschamps, formerly of Le Toiny on St. Bart’s
  • After dinner, retire to the “Cognathèque” for a tasting of the area’s incomparable spirits
  • The romantic rooms are decorated with antiques (some are genuine Louis XVI)
  • Fab indoor and outdoor pools, plus a hammam and a whirlpool bath

What To Know

  • A city tax of approximately $1 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at check out
  • You will need a car to get to the chateau and to explore the area
  • Families are welcome, but the vibe is couple-friendly
  • Although the restaurant is wheelchair-accessible, the guestrooms are not
  • Free parking and WiFi
  • The restaurant is open every evening and for lunch on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Light bites are available for lunch on weekdays

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Fairy-tale castle between Bordeaux and Cognac with a Michelin-starred restaurant and Louis XVI-style furnishings

The Look

Behind gargoyle-adorned stone walls, this dreamy Renaissance-style castle fulfills every fantasy of a French countryside escape, from its Louis XVI furnishings to its vaulted Roman bath and lush grounds. A complete 21st-century overhaul, however, means there’s no sacrificing comfort in the name of historical authenticity. Close to the beaches of the Atlantic and the beautiful vineyards of Gironde, it’s a fairy-tale destination for exploring the Grands Crus of Bordeaux.

Bed & Bath

Each of the 22 rooms and suites is individually decorated with antiques and the world’s finest fabrics. The walls are upholstered in embroidered silks, and the sophisticated curtains and furnishings inspire expensive home decorating fantasies. The art and antiques are all Louis XVI, and, yes, they are the real thing.

Beyond

Roam the grounds admiring gargoyles, turrets and ramparts, and take a moment to express your gratitude in the tiny private chapel before relaxing on a poolside chaise. Meals in the conservatory dining room are a delight — the tables set with starched linens, Limoges porcelain and polished silver. At lunch choose between two menus, one light and modern, one classic and gastronomic, and for dinner opt for the amazing tasting menu of the Michelin-starred chef’s specialties.

In the Area

The location is ideal for exploring the incomparably beautiful Gironde, visiting the historic city of Bordeaux and the vineyards and cellars of St. Emilion, Médoc, Sauternes, Cognac and Charentes. Be sure to try the regional specialty, the Pineau de Charentes, an apéritif made from grape must and cognac at Château de Beaulon. Visit the charming town of Jonzac on Tuesday, Friday or Saturday for the exceptional market, which is housed in a restored 19th-century building designed by Gustav Eiffel. For youngsters, a trip to one of Europe’s largest water parks, Les Antilles de Jonzac, is in order. Afterward enjoy classic French bistro favorites at Le Coq d’Or, which overlooks the 15th-century chateau.

How to Get There

Château de Mirambeau
1 avenue des Comtes Duchâtel
Mirambeau, 17150 France

Reviews

Relais et Chateaux
canuck22SanFrancisco

Excellent service and star rated restaurant. Large grounds. Spa facilities and pools. Real chateau where you are greeted with a drink and a biscuit. Character rooms and suites. Ample parking. The doorman parked the car. I recommend.

This home away from home was like a castle
Johnamcc

This beautiful hotel is delightful in every way. The physical nature, location, views, service and amenities make this stop one of our all time favorites. We don't typically do 5-star hotels but this occasion was a month long trip to Europe and some of our previous visits and the Chateau gave us a very reasonable price. Five days and we used the location as our base as we explored the region. The hotel lived up to its reputation and we will always cherish this visit. Words will not describe what must be experienced. Simply put, we loved it and highly recommend the Chateau de Mirambeau. Service seems to be their credo: :"Ask anything and you shall receive." What a life!

Superb dinner
JamesE534

Visited for dinner with parents as a special treat - we have been lucky enough to visit each year for the last 15 years.

Food was outstanding with excellent service to match. Exceptional tastes complemented with brilliant wine.

All in all another excellent visit.