Set off from Les Sources de Caudalie on foot, by bicycle, or by car to discover the neighbouring Great Growths in the Graves,
as well as those in the Médoc, Sauternes, Pomerol, and Saint-Emilion…
This tour offers a walk through the cellars of white and red wines, the vat room, the cooperage and finishes with a tasting of the first and second wines of the Château.
In couple or with friends, this intimate tour will open for you the «doors of Paradise» !
Take time to learn from your senses the art of wine tasting through pairing 4 vintages with dry fruits and chocolates
specially designed for the wines of the Château.
Art & Vine Tour
Discover the great collection of contemporary art of the Château, following a path through the most beautiful monumental
sculptures of the estate, listening to the stories they have to tell.
"In the Winemaker's path"
These 2 new interactive tours give you the opportunity to experiment the daily life of a Chef de Culture or a Maître de Chai from within and to understand through action the various aspects of the art of winemaking.
The Graves vineyards are some of the oldest in Bordeaux.
This superb vineyard region along the Garonne River between Sauternes and the Médoc continues to produce excellent red and white wines. Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Grand Cru Classé de Graves, is open for guided tours every day, by appointment. Invitations are available from reception and a guide will meet you at the Château (200 meters from the hotel).
In-depth theme tours are also available, like the "Art and Vines" tour, which introduces visitors to the secrets and background of the contemporary art collection displayed around the estate.
Free tours of Château Smith Haut Lafitte for hotel guests
Private visit of Château Smith Haut Lafitte: 25€ per person
Tasting lesson at Château Smith Haut Lafitte: 35€ per person
"Art and vines" theme tour : 25€ per person
Borrow a bicycle from reception and explore the surrounding vineyards...
Châteaux including Carbonnieux, Malartic-Lagravière, Larrivet Haut Brion, La Louvière, Bouscaut, and Haut-Bailly, the nearest neighbours of Les Sources de Caudalie, will welcome you and introduce you to the secrets of winemaking.
Take an elegant picnic, prepared by our chef, Nicolas Masse, and enjoy a cycle ride through the lovely vineyards.
Live a unique experience through our horse-drawn carriage rides across the vineyards.
Over gorgeous panoramas, this stroll will blend pleasure and discovery.
Bordeaux vineyards also extend as far as the Médoc, Sauternes, Pomerol, and Pauillac, with many well-known estates producing internationally-reputed wines.
The most prestigious estates, less than an hour's drive from Les Sources de Caudalie, will show you the many facets of great Bordeaux wines.
The reception of Les Sources de Caudalie is at your disposal to organize your wine tourism excursions in the region.
Meet Nicolas Masse’s team, Chef of our La Grand'Vigne restaurant, for a two-hour class in his cooking school, held on two Saturday mornings per month, starting at 10.00. The Sous Chef, Jérémie Muller, will teach you how to prepare a dish featuring a particular product or theme. Alexis Dahai, pastry chef at Grand'Vigne, will show you how to concoct delicious, unusual desserts.
During these classes, you will...
… Learn tips and tricks from the professionals:
how to make the various parts of a dish, plate food like a real Chef, respect fine produce, design a menu for a festive occasion, or save time in preparation
… Rediscover the pleasure of cooking:
learn simple techniques, cook with everyday products, and discover new recipes and flavours
… Appreciate "healthy" cuisine:
how to devise more varied, lighter menus and select the healthiest ingredients for perfect balance and full flavour
Every Saturday morning, head sommelier Aurélien Farrouil will be pleased to welcome you in «La Tour de la Dégustation» (Tasting Tower). During this 1h30 class, he will introduce you to wine in a relaxed atmosphere and answer all your questions about wine and tasting.
Test your knowledge
How well do you know the geography of the Bordeaux vineyards? Our tasting booklet offers you an opportunity to test your knowledge of Bordeaux terroirs, recognise the aromas of the various grape varieties, and learn more about the leading estates.
Advice from our Head Sommelier
Ask our specialist all your questions about serving wine: the best order for serving great growths, ideal temperatures, choosing between aeration and decanting, and tips on the best food-wine matches.
Finally, you will have an opportunity to use your senses: sight, smell, taste, and touch, and learn key wine-tasting vocabulary.
Les Sources de Caudalie are the ideal place to combine sportive activities and complete relaxation…
We are also at your disposal to book any other sportive activity in the region.
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The indoor swimming pool, housed in a superb greenhouse, is open every day. Thanks to the artist Mathilde de l'Ecotais, you will live a unique experience: swimming in a work of art. Indeed, the photographer has installed a photo enlarged x20 at the bottom of the swimming pool.
The 25-metre, heated, outdoor swimming pool is opened from May to October.
The outside jacuzzi, responding to the famous barrel bath, is opened the whole year. You will lounge in a water drawn from a natural hot spring, 540 meters beneath the earth.
Bicycles are at your disposal for a ride in the forest or to go off to discover neighbouring châteaux. Ask at Reception for a map of local roads and cycling trails.
Then enjoy meandering through our vines, around the estate, and beyond, filling your lungs with fresh Bordeaux air.
Enjoy a run around the jogging course laid out through the private woodlands in the grounds, which takes about 30 minutes to complete, or run along tracks through the vineyards and explore the neighbouring estates.
Meet our sports coach, Julien, at 9 o'clock on Saturday mornings in fine weather, for gentle warm-up exercises followed by a run, specially adapted to your level. Cyclists are welcome too! If you prefer indoor exercise, our gym equipment includes a treadmill.
For those who want to train in a fitness center, we provide you a variety of exercise machines and weights suiting all your cardio and training needs.
The fitness center is open 24 hours a day.
Sources de Caudalie guests have exclusive access to an outdoor tennis court, located in the grounds, a few hundred metres from the hotel. Simply ask the reception for rackets and balls.
Julien, a nationally-ranked player for the past 10 years, is available for coaching sessions or as a tennis partner. He is equally comfortable giving beginners' lessons to children and advising you on the finer points of your game.
If the weather is not suitable for playing outdoors, please contact Reception to book an indoor court at a nearby club, just 5 minutes away by bicycle.
You can play on the 3-hole on-site "pitch and putt" golf course, or access one of the 50 golf courses in the Aquitaine region.
Simply ask the reception for bag, clubs and balls.
From Les Sources de Caudalie, you can go for a walk, by bicycle or car to explore the Great Growth next to Graves but also the Médoc, Sauternes, Pomerol and Saint-Emilion ...
Bordeaux is barely 20 minutes away by car or you can travel by boat to the Port of the Moon, to explore the marvels of the city, classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
The city is a treasure-trove of historic heritage and architecture: explore one of the largest concentrations of unspoiled 18th and 19th-century architecture in France in the picturesque streets and squares between the Saint Pierre and Sainte Croix districts.
The large numbers of former religious buildings around Saint Michel, with its towering Gothic spire, and Sainte Eulalie church are reminders of the city's prosperity in the Middle Ages.
The magnificent carved-stone facades, stretching over a kilometre along the Garonne waterfront, offer a wonderful setting for a stroll.
Bordeaux is also known for its fine cuisine, with restaurants and delicatessens to delight the most demanding gourmets.
Located 45 minutes from Sources de Caudalie, the village of Saint Emilion features outstanding architecture (a hermitage, a monolithic church, a collegiate church, and an archbishop's palace, as well as lovely old stone houses and vestiges of medieval fortifications) on narrow cobblestone streets and shaded squares. This town is also famous around the world for its fine wines and regional specialities (macaroons, pâtés, foie gras, etc.).
The medieval village has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.
Although the architecture is quite outstanding, wine lovers are even more attracted by the famous local red wine. Amazingly diverse terroirs account for enormous variety. The appellation is comprised of Saint-Emilion and 7 neighbouring communes with a total of nearly 5,200 hectares of vines.
Three grape varieties predominate: Merlot (60-70%), Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. A blend of the three produces wines that are are among the finest in the world.
Please ask at reception, and Sources de Caudalie will be glad to suggest which cellars to visit and to open the doors to the most famous châteaux.
The Atlantic Ocean and its endless white-sand beaches beckon, less than an hour from Les Sources de Caudalie. La Dune du Pyla, the highest sand-dune in Europe, marks the entrance to Arcachon Bay.
A boat trip around Arcachon Bay on the Caudalie, a traditional pinnace seating up to 12 passengers, features "cabanes tchanquées" - wooden houses on stilts - on the Ile aux Oiseaux, and views of the Banc d'Arguin and the Cap Ferret peninsula.
A tasting of oysters at the grower's dock will make your outing truly unforgettable.