The attentions of a Palace, the warmth of a family home - It is in the heart of Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Grand Cru Classé, born in 1999 Les Sources de Caudalie. The concept's origin is inspired by the "French Paradox" discovered more than 20 years ago, which values wine consumption benefits against cardiovascular diseases. Between vineyards and forests, at the gates of Bordeaux, the architect Yves Collet imagined a whole in total harmony with the surrounding environment. This contemporary design enriched with materials and recovery structures makes this house a place dedicated to the art of living in the heart of the vineyards.
Les Sources de Caudalie, located among the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte, a Graves remarkable growth, was established in 1999. The concept behind Les Sources de Caudalie is inspired by the "French Paradox," discovered over 20 years ago. It refers to a study proving that the French diet and lifestyle, particularly in Southwest France, is conducive to good health. Between vineyards and forests, at only 20 minutes from Bordeaux center, the architect Yves Collet created from scratch contemporary buildings from local recycled materials in tune with the surroundings.
Alice and Jérôme Tourbier have managed Les Sources de Caudalie for the past ten years in keeping with the values they hold dear: well-being, generosity, authenticity, high-quality service, and emotion. Welcome to a universe where everything is devoted to nature, taste, and senses.
Discover the sport activities offered indoors or in the middle of nature - a warmed outdoor swimming pool, an exceptional indoor pool, an outdoor Jacuzzi, the gym overlooks the vineyards, an outdoor tennis court, bikes to go for a stroll in the forest or to visit the nearby wineries, jogging trail in the private woods.
Gastronomy - Here, time stands still - In the heart of the Graves vineyard, around the "Restaurant La Grand'Vigne," was born an entire ecosystem of happiness. The vine, naturally and the horses, the vegetable garden, or the cooper, are the actors of a live show evolving with the seasons. Land of Vines - Without wine, the favorite fruit of this land, the experience would not be complete. The plates thus sublimate the sumptuous palette of Pessac-Léognan wines and elsewhere staged by Chef Sommelier Aurélien Farrouil. Immerse yourself in this environment and take the time to enter a parenthesis, that of a simple, authentic, peaceful life. That of an original emotion: "The Art of Vine."
Chef Nicolas Masse likes to feel close to this land and those who cultivate its fruits. Like a winemaker, he seeks to express the very essence of this exceptional terroir and its products: he assembles and composes, ultimately retaining only the essentials.
"Restaurant - La Table Du Lavoir" - Terroir & Traditions - The purpose of La Table du Lavoir is to serve an elaborate and original "bistro" cuisine, varying with the seasons. In the extended period fireplace, the meats roast and give off their delicious smells while the gourmands read the menus written on old beaters. Mismatched pieces of silverware, bought by weight, are used alongside traditional and old fabrics to dress the tables in the Lavoir. The Old Washhouse - In the center of the room, the washhouse, reconstructed stone by stone, pays tribute to the women of the winegrowers who, in the 19th century, came to wash their clothes in this space. The frame was built from 18th-century wood salvaged from the cellars of Lafite-Rothschild and the glass doors with small wood open on warm days to access the sheltered terrace.
"Red Wine Bar "- Gourmet Grocery & Wine Bar - Discover the gourmet grocery store and RED wine bar, a place of life and sharing where we drink, savor and enjoy good times with family or friends! A wide selection of wines from Bordeaux and elsewhere is to be savored on the spot (or to take away) and accompany delicious products from the South West. The pleasant terrace makes the place a friendly and relaxed place to enjoy the long summer nights. "Poolside Gourmet Break" - Bathed in light, the indoor pool at Les Sources de Caudalie lights up, and the veins of the leaves appear as if by magic. Take advantage of the indoor pool for a few lengths and fill up with an assortment of RED tapas, gourmet groceries, and a wine bar.
French Paradox Bar - "For the pleasure to begin, you just have to talk about it," said the oenologist Emile Peynaud. The French Paradox bar opens onto the cellar with 1,200 precious bottles. The cozy atmosphere of its leather club armchairs and its waxed parquet floor invites you to taste a collection of old Armagnacs, Cognacs, Whiskeys, and other aged spirits. At the Sources de Caudalie, the bottles are tasted according to the rules of the art. The cellar of 16,000 bottles invites you on a journey through the wine regions of the world. The Sommelier Chef, Aurélien Farrouil, knows every corner of it and kindly follows the magnificent nectars' evolution. The Grands Crus Classés de Graves can also be tested by the glass thanks to the Enomatic, which preserves them without altering their nuances. You will be able to choose from 16 wines to discover the jewels of the prestigious Pessac-Leognan appellation, in white as in red.
The Vinotherapy Spa - At the Sources de Caudalie, the Vinothérapie Spa offers a program of exclusive treatments in an environment of rare beauty. These unique treatments combine the virtues of a natural warm spring water, rich in minerals and trace elements are drawn from more than 540 meters, to the most recent scientific discoveries on vines and grapes' benefits. Let yourself be pampered by the expert hands of wine therapists who will provide you with exceptional treatments based on Caudalie products, with anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties. Two rituals and a cure have been specially created for the Les Sources de Caudalie hotel clients to let them discover the best Vinothérapie over half a day or several days. Iconic treatments with grape, red vine, and essential oil extracts help unclog the tissues by draining and activating circulation for a moment of exceptional relaxation.