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
Parking on site
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Fairy-tale castle between Bordeaux and Cognac with a Michelin-starred restaurant and Louis XVI-style furnishings
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.
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.
Château de Mirambeau
1 avenue des Comtes Duchâtel
How to Get There
Flights are available to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Private limo transfers to/from BOD, about 43 miles away, are approximately $442, each way, and can be arranged through the property directly. Alternatively, taxis are available to/from BOD for approximately $174 to $254, each way. The property does not offer private transfers to/from or to/from Angoulême-Cognac Airport (ANG), about 64 miles away. The property recommends that guests rent a vehicle for the airport transfer; parking is available on-site for no additional cost.