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Les Sources de Caudalie - Luxury holidays to Bordeaux

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions Holidays highly recommends a stay at Les Sources de Caudalie to relax and reinvigorate amongst the celebrated vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte. A personalised treatment programme can be designed to suit your individual needs using a range of Caudalie products. You may find yourself in a Wine Barrel Bath or having a Premier Cru Facial. After your days spent being pampered in the Vinotherapy Spa, spoil yourself with fine vintage wines (from the 15,000 bottle cellar) and gourmet cuisine. Or if you are looking to detox, there are low calorie options available too. If you wish to venture out, the surrounding countryside is ideal for walking, Bordeaux is only 10 miles away or hire a car for a day and visit Dune de Pyla, Europe’s biggest sand dune, just outside Arcachon. 

    The journey and how you get there

    Expressions Holidays bases a spa holiday to Les Sources de Caudalie on the British Airways direct flights from London to Bordeaux but we are happy to work with other airlines if there is one that suits your UK departure airport better. Once at Bordeaux you are met by a private transfer that we book for you. 


    Included in your holiday

    Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Comfort double/twin room and include scheduled return flights with British Airways London to Bordeaux, Euro Traveller, private return taxi transfers from airport to hotel, bed and breakfast, a 50-minute facial, barrel bath and Caudalie massage.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Comfort Room.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    At Les Sources de Caudalie, truly unique spa treatments are combined with high standards of service and gastronomic cuisine.

    Hotel description

    The charming Les Sources de Caudalie occupies a privileged and tranquil setting next to a lake, amongst the celebrated vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte. The vineyard’s owners established the hotel in 1999 as a venue to enjoy the finer things in life: vintage wines, gourmet food and the world’s first Vinotherapy Spa.The spa offers a unique selection of treatment programmes, all harnessing the power of wine and grape extracts. Clients are offered the opportunity to luxuriate in a bath of red wine mixed with naturally warm spring waters drawn from deep underground.There is also plenty of opportunity to taste the vintage wines on offer in Les Sources de Caudalie’s stylish and comfortable French Paradox Bar, where a variety of regional specialities are served by the glass. As you might expect, the hotel’s cellars are filled with over 15,000 bottles of wine and if you find the choice too much, the sommelier is always on hand to offer his advice. Les Sources de Caudalie’s two restaurants offer gourmet cuisine; one of them, the delightfully refined ‘La Grande Vigne’, serves classic French dishes in a formal environment and has earned a Michelin star. From the restaurant’s terrace you can enjoy views over the lake and up over the vine-covered hillside. The rustic chic of the ‘Table de Lavoir’ proposes a more relaxed and cosy atmosphere with the use of natural unpolished wood for the furniture and floors. Both restaurants also serve delicious low calorie options for those looking to slim.The bedrooms have all been individually styled with great attention to detail. The fine furniture and carefully chosen antiques depict classic French style. Ideal for a short-break or a longer holiday, Les Sources de Caudalie combines elegance and charm with the high standards of service and modern facilities of a quality hotel.   



    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Closed between 6th and 31st January

    Distance from airport

    15 minutes drive

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Les Sources de Caudalie offers 61 rooms and suites.
    Comfort double or twin.
    Prestige double or twin.
    Junior Suite double or twin.
    Grand Suite 

    Hotel facilities and services

    Three Restaurants, Le Grand Vigne with 2 Michelin Stars - closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, La Table du Lavoir (country inn), and Rouge, Breakfast buffet, Lift, Outdoor heated swimming pool open  April to October, Small Indoor heated swimming pool, Parking, Garage at a charge, Gym, Tennis, Heliport, Cycle Hire, Outdoor jacuzzi, Boat rental, Bicycles, Jogging trail, Cooking and Wine tasting classes are available at a charge. Vinotherapy Spa (closed Sunday afternoons) with heated spring water swimming pool. Spa treatments include body care treatments such as Crushed Cabernet body scrub and foot massages, Anti-ageing and rejuvenating facial treatments and luxurious red vine baths and merlot body wraps. There is also a personal trainer. Guests can also enjoy massaging jet showers, the hydrotherapy pool and Turkish Bath, or simply enjoy detoxifying herbal drinks in the spa’s relaxation area.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Gym, Jogging Track, Tennis, Cycle hire, Personal trainer.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Les Sources de Caudalie is located 10 miles from Bordeaux, 140 miles from Toulouse, 378 miles from Paris.

    The countryside surrounding the hotel is ideal for walking. The owners of the nearby Château Smith Haut Lafitte welcome visitors for wine tasting tours. The city of Bordeaux is only 10 miles away from Les Sources de Caudalie and offers a selection of excellent museums, neoclassical architecture and well-tended parks. This section of the coastline offers stunning sandy beaches and the warm Atlantic winds mean the climate is mild all year round.  We recommend hiring a car for the day and visiting the Dune de Pyla, Europe’s biggest sand dune, just outside Arcachon. 

    Sports nearby

    Local Golf courses can be booked through the hotel. Boat excursions to the Arachon Bay by boat are available at a charge.


    Children are welcome and extra beds and cots can be provided. Babysitting is also available at 48hrs notice for a supplement charge.

    Minimum stays

    From May 1 to July 13, and from August 13 to October 28, minimum stay is two nights. From April 28 to 30, from May 5 to 7, and from May 25 to 27, minimum stay is three nights. A minimum stay of two nights is required over weekends.

    Other information

    Les Sources de Caudalie’s Vinotherapy Spa was voted runner up Favourite Overseas Spa by the 2012 Condé Nast Readers’ Spa Awards. The treatments combine the soothing nature of hydrotherapy with the anti-oxidant properties of grapes. Naturally heated spring water, rich in minerals and oligo-elements, is pumped from 540m below the ground. Grapes contain a high concentration of polyphenals which can be used to fight against ageing free radicals and to detoxify the body. The result is a selection of unique treatment programmes designed to relax, slim and rejuvenate.The resident medical team will design your personalised treatment programme around your individual needs. Each of the treatments uses the Caudalie range of products and are administered in individual stone and wood cabins, with views overlooking the vineyards. The spa treatment facilities are made up of a thermal bath with jet-stream, Turkish bath and comfortable rest areas where you can enjoy an organic herbal tea flavoured with the ubiquitous red wine.   

    Signature Treatments
    Wine Barrel Bath: Bubbly and enriched with gently exfoliating grape marc, this bath is a moment of relaxation in the 'cult' treatment room.
    Honey and Wine Wrap: Warmed wine yeast, Gironde honey and organic essential oils moisturise the skin whilst strengthening its immune defences.

    Crushed Cabernet Scrub: Grape seeds, honey and organic essential oils are applied in an exfoliating action to rid the body of dead skin cells prior to other Vinotherapy treatments or exposure to the sun.

    Exhilarating Massage Under a Vichy Shower: A two or four-handed massage under jets of naturally hot water from Les Sources de Caudalie.  Either grape-seed oil or organic essential oils can be used as desired, so your massage can have either a relaxing or tonic action.

    Other Treatments:

    Red Vine Bath
    Grape Marc Bath
    Merlot Wrap
    Fleur de Vigne Wrap
    Merlot Friction Scrub
    Wine Maker's Massage
    Caudalie Massage
    Pulp Friction Massage
    Slimming Concentrate Treatment
    Vrilles de Vigne Drainage
    Expectant Mother Massage
    Stone Therapy
    Sports Massage
    Cranial Massage
    Plantar Reflexology
    Premier Cru Facial
    Vinoperfect Facial
    Vinosource Facial
    Vinopure Facial
    Caudalie Grand Facial
    Vinexpert Facial
    Pulpe Vitaminee Facial
    Hand or Foot Treatment


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