Luxury hotel holiday Chateau des Vigiers Monestier, Dordogne

The Chateau de Vigiers is both an ideal base for exploring the Dordogne and a place for rest and relaxation in its own right with its 27-hole golf course, driving range, swimming pool and spa. Unusual choice of 4-star chateau rooms or more simple accommodation in the logis, both sharing the same facilities. The Chateau de Vigiers is also an ideal place for stopping off as part of a grander touring holiday of France.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Eurotunnel or ferry crossing if self-drive
  • Flights and hire of a group A car if fly-drive
  • Rail and hire of a group A car if rail-drive
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  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Chateau des Vigiers, Monestier

Château des Vigiers is a 4-star boutique château-hotel set amidst the glorious scenery of the Dordogne. Michelin-starred cuisine, excellent golf and spa facilities and understated opulence of the hotel offer guests a truly luxurious retreat in this famous wine region.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location In the heart of the Dordogne countryside, a short drive from several wineries

Annual opening The Relais is open from 30 March to 31 October. The Chateau is open from 16 March to 1 December

Closest airport Bergerac

Distance from airport 14 miles to Bergerac, Roumanière Airport. 60 miles from Bordeaux, Marignac International Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Les Fresques gourmet one Michelin star restaurant (open from 11 April- mid November excluding Wednesday, Monday lunchtime and Sunday evenings), Brasserie Le Chai restaurant with terrace (open daily), Bar Le Club, Library, Billiards room, Tea room, 27-hole Golf course, Driving range, Pro shop, Six-hole Academy, Golf packages, Golf equipment hire, Maria Galland Wellness and Beauty Spa (open 8 March to 1 December) including Sauna, Jacuzzi, Hammam, Fitness centre, Outdoor heated pool (open May to September), Two Tennis Courts, Vineyards, Wine experience, Cultural visits and Wine tasting can be arranged, Complimentary WiFi, Reception.

Complimentary

Welcome gift on arrival, this is usually a bottle of house wine.

Complimentary watersports

Outdoor heated swimming pool.

Land sports

27-hole Golf Course, Tennis.

Out and about nearby

Attractions local to Chateau des Vigiers include: wine excursions to St Emilion, Bergerac, Truffle Farm experiences, The Chateau of Monbazillac, Beynac, Monpazier and the 'Bastide' towns of the Dordogne and the Lot, The caves of Lascaux, Les Eyzies, Abbaye de Cadouin, Bordeaux, The AOC vineyards along the Route des Vins, Medieval Sarlat, Bergerac antiques market, Valley of a thousand Châteaux, Gardens of Marqueyssac.  Saint-Foy-La-Grande is a local Saturday market worth visiting.

Sports nearby

Lake fishing, Canoeing, Horse riding.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,450

Holiday Code FE573

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Chateau des Vigiers, Monestier

Set amidst its own vineyards on the prestigious Route des Vins between Bordeaux and Bergerac, the Château des Vigiers offers an idyllic pastoral getaway in the delightful and unspoilt Périgord countryside. Built in 1597, on the site of an ancient fortified castle - some parts of the château are said to date back to the 12th-century - Vigiers was nicknamed 'Petit Versailles' for its architectural similarities to the prestigious Château de Versailles, particularly its fountains and use of natural springs. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, this grand property has been faithfully restored to its original 16th-century glory and today offers 65 rooms and suites situated over three buildings on the estate. The main house, Le Château, boasts an elegant French country-house style and a warm and romantic atmosphere. Here, you'll find the hotel's reception rooms, including a billiards room, Le Club bar and the gourmet Les Fresques restaurant, where an elaborate seasonal menu is served, using the freshest local produce and created in kitchens designed by Michel Roux. Dinner is served al fresco on the terrace in fine weather and the extensive wine cellar offers a wide selection of vintages for every taste and budget. In addition to the gastronomic restaurant, the hotel also has Brasserie Le Chai, situated in the old wine-making building and boasting a vast vaulted ceiling and open fire, with dining under the ancient walnut tree amidst glorious lake, parkland and château views in summer. The 25 rooms located at the main château are warmly and comfortably appointed, boasting period furniture and views over the golf course or park. Classic rooms have a more modern style whilst deluxe rooms feature a private terrace and decoration more in-keeping with the character of the hotel. The Dépendences meanwhile are situated just a short distance from the main building and were built in traditional, typical Périgordian style, using locally-sourced limestone, oak beams and terracotta tiles. The Dépendence suites have a cottage feel to them and can be joined to additional rooms, which feature a large living area and kitchen facilities to create the perfect family accommodation. The Relais offers a further 40 bedrooms and is much more modern in architectural style, its inspiration being the local tobacco barns. Located next to the first tee and just a few yards from the pro shop and brasserie, these rooms are perfect for golf aficionados. Designed by Donald Steel, the 27-hole golf course is a challenging yet delightful course to play and there are additional practise greens, bunkers, a driving range and six-hole academy course. The hotel also boasts the Maria Galland Wellness and Beauty Spa, where the extensive leisure facilities include a sauna, Hammam, fitness centre and outdoor heated pool. Set in a beautiful location Château de Vigiers combines a range of accommodation with excellent facilites.

Room descriptions

The Château des Vigiers has 65 rooms, divided between the Château, eco-friendly Relais, and Dépendances. All rooms contain a bathroom with shower or bath, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities.

Superior Garden Room at the Relais either with garden view or on the first floor
First Floor Superior Room with access to Terrace, overlooking golf course and vineyards
Family Room at the Relais ground floor and first floor rooms with golf course and parkland views. Can Interconnect.
Classic Room at the Château ground floor rooms in the Patio wing
Deluxe Room at the Château in the 16th Century area of the Château
Prestige Room at the Château in the 16th Century area of the Château with bath and shower.
Dépendance Suites with 2 bedrooms, set in the grounds of the property

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,450

Holiday Code FE573

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Chateau des Vigiers, Monestier

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Chateau de Vigiers, our clients fly to Toulouse or Bordeaux and then usually have the use of a hire-car for the duration of the holiday, or they arrive in their own car on a self-drive holiday, often as part of a multi-centre touring holiday (we would include a Eurotunnel crossing or a ferry crossing, depending on the itinerary), or they arrive by train, having taken the Eurostar London to Paris or Lille, and then the TGV to Bordeaux, Toulouse or Brive. From the railway station, if you are visiting more than one hotel or want to explore the region, we recommend having a hire-car. We will arrange this for you.

Additional information

Children: Children under the age of 11 stay free of charge when sharing a room with parents, on a bed and breakfast basis in selected rooms. Eight connecting rooms available. Children under 16 are not permitted to use the spa and fitness facilities. Cots can be provided upon request and are free of charge in selected room categories.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,450

Holiday Code FE573

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Chateau des Vigiers, Monestier

About Dordogne

The Dordogne region at the heart of Perigord abounds in clear, flowing rivers, craggy hillsides of golden rock, hill top villages and castles built of the local stone, and attractive houses with grey slate roofs and mini turrets, with vines trained along their walls. A holiday in the Dordogne is ideal for those seeking a combination of activity, sightseeing and relaxation. There are pre-historic grottoes to explore, market towns of mediaeval houses and cobbled streets such as Sarlat, numerous sporting activities such as riding and cycling and castles to visit. Plus, the gastronomy of the Dordogne is renowned for its truffles, foie gras, `magret de canard` and walnuts. The Dordogne region possesses much of the essential delights for a visitor to France. A self-drive touring holiday is an excellent way to travel to the Dordogne, perhaps discovering the chateaux and manor houses of northern France along the way. A quicker alternative is to travel to the region by train, collecting a hire-car on arrival which allows you to explore at your own pace.

Highlights of Dordogne

Cultural highlights include ceramics, wine festivals, foie gras and truffles, wild mushrooms, castles, valleys, water-sports, and local walks.

Climate of Dordogne

Average air temperatures in Centigrade: Jan: 10.0, Feb: 9.4, Mar: 12.2, Apr: 19.5, May: 18.0, Jun: 23.7, Jul: 27.2, Aug: 25.7, Sep: 24.2, Oct: 19.7, Nov: 15.4, Dec: 11.0. Source: Direction de la Meteorologique de France.

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