You Can Stay in a Castle in French Wine Country for As Little As $184 a Night

Château de Leognan
Photo: Courtesy of Château de Léognan

There are no shortage of options for travelers looking to take a wine vacation. Napa Valley, Tuscany, Mendoza — the diversity of these far-flung wine-making locales is staggering. But when it comes to planning your dream wine getaway, you’d be hard-pressed to beat Bordeaux.

Despite its reputation as one of the world’s finest wine regions, Bordeaux is oft-overlooked by travelers in favor of Paris or Nice. But Bordeaux is becoming a must-visit destination in its own right. Between its creative fine dining scene, immersive museums and wide expanse of vineyards, the city has something to offer every type of traveler. And for the most diehard of wine tourists, Bordeaux offers a little something extra — the opportunity to stay in 17th to 19th-century French chateaux and vineyards.

When we say “chateau,” you may be picturing a quaint little countryside estate. Allow us to disabuse you of that notion, for these sumptuous chateaux are castles, former monasteries and/or estates of nobility. And for as little as $212 dollars a night, you could call one home.

Take a look at the beautiful Bordeaux lodgings below. But if you book, just don't forget to have a glass for us.

Château de Leognan
Courtesy of Château de Léognan

Château de Léognan

Available from $212 per night.

Château Fombrauge
Courtesy of Château Fombrauge

Château Fombrauge

Available from $232 per night.

Château Grattequina
Courtesy of Château Grattequina

Château Grattequina

Available from $184 per night.

Château Prieuré Marquet
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Chateau Prieuré Marquet

Available from $435 per night.

Château Le Pape
Courtesy of Château Le Pape

Château Le Pape

Available from $312 per night.

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