I’ve been to a lot of places but I can’t believe I had never been to Bordeaux. I recently went on a press trip with Jimmy Fairly and they put us up in the most beautiful hotel — Les Sources De Caudalie. There are not many places that blow my mind, but this was one of those WOW properties that I kept thinking “I need to bring my husband, my mom, my sister,” — everyone needs to experience this for a really special treat.
It has the most peaceful, relaxing atmosphere, the service was incredible, and there’s a Michelin star restaurant if you’re into that sort of thing— although I was happy to just keep eating bread and French fries.
It’s only an hour-ish flight from London, right into Bordeaux. And from the airport, the drive is only 30 minutes. The town of Bordeaux is adorable for walking around — we did a bit of shopping, sight-seeing, ate traditional canelé and stopped into the new Jimmy Fairly store — but let’s be honest, Bordeaux is all about the wine. You can get on a bike and go wine tasting, there’s wine at the hotel you can taste, or just walk across the street for your own stunning vineyard, Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte. The entire stay reminded me so much of Carneros Inn in Napa where Gregor and I got married and now I want Gigi to get married here!
Smith Haut-Lafitte, 33650 Martillac, France