There are many more things to do and see in the area besides getting “lost” in the wine region.
Bordeaux is the fifth largest city in France and won Best European City in 2015. Besides being the world’s wine industry capital, Bordeaux (after Paris) has the highest number of preserved historical buildings of any city in France and is often referred to as “Little Paris”. The cultural, artistic, and music scenes are very vibrant. Bordeaux is only 20 min away and definitely worth a visit.
The chateau has a long history for winemaking going all the way back to the late 17th century. So we’ll be more than willing to give you an introduction to the wine history of Bordeaux and good advise on where to visit and what to see.
The Bordeaux wine route in Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Fronsac has a worldwide reputation and is within a 30 minute drive from the villa. The Village Saint-Émilion is a world heritage site and great for lunch. Don’t forget to try there famous macarones.
Also Medoc can be reached within 40 minutes with all the world famous wines from Margaux, St. Julien, Pauillac, St. Estephe and the Haut Medoc appellations. It is a very beautiful tour and Pauillac is very charming choice for lunch.
There are many golf clubs in the area – including the famous Golf du Medoc Resort – close by if you fancy a round of golf or perhaps an excellent lunch, dinner or SPA at the club.
Down the road from the chateau you’ll also find Baurech skinautique, which offers water skiing and cavlewaterskiing for riders on all levels.
In the area you can also find horseback riding and furthermore the region of Bordeaux offers more than 400 km of specialized bicycle trails called “La Route du vin”.
10 min away you find the famous Caudalie Vinothérapie® Spa, which offers exclusive spa treatments in an incredible natural setting. Caudalie is located among the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte.
On the cost of the Atlantic sea 50 minutes drive away, the town of Arcachon offers supreme beaches nestled between the majestic sand dunes. And if you fancy eating oysters Arcachon is also the place to visit as they produce some of the worlds best.
West of Arcachon you´ll find Lacanau with its famous surf beaches “ A hidden gem with great scenery and surf”.
The area surrounding Chateau Champcenetz is furthermore filled with cosy villages and if you’re on the lookout for antiques there are numerous of the so-called “Brocantes” around.
2 minutes drive from the Chateau you’ll find grocery shopping, bakeries and cafes in the close by town of Longoiran.
In most of the adjacent villages you’ll find food markets on various days of the week for fresh produce of all kinds.