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Chateau des Vigiers - Luxury holidays to Dordogne

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  • About this holiday

    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.

    The journey and how you get there


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

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled British Airways flights London to Bordeaux, hire-car, and 7 nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are based on two people sharing a double room.
    From about £1,450 per person.
    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

    A stunning chateau amidst the glorious scenery of the Dordogne, offering a choice of accommodation and leisure facilities

    Hotel description

    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 Chateau de Vigiers combines a range of accommodation with excellent facilites.



    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Relais: 30 March to 31 October Chateau: 16 March to 1 December

    Distance from airport

    14 miles to Bergerac, Roumanières Airport. 60 miles from Bordeaux, Marignac International Airport

    Closest airport


    Room types

    The 65 rooms at Chateau des Vigiers are divided between the Chateau, eco-friendly Relais, and Dependances. All rooms contain a bathroom with shower or bath, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms are divided into the following categories:
    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 Chateau - ground floor rooms in the Patio wing
    Deluxe Room at the Chateau - in the 16th Century area of the Chateau
    Prestige Room at the Chateau - in the 16th Century area of the Chateau with bath and shower
    Dependance Suites - with 2 bedrooms, set in the grounds of the property

    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.

    Water sports

    Outdoor heated swimming pool.

    Land sports

    27-hole Golf Course, Tennis.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    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.


    Children under the age of 11 stay free of charge when sharing a room with parent/s 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.

    Minimum stays

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