Self-drive Western France Hotels


For full accommodation details, please contact us. We have selected a range of smaller hotels and chateau for this tour. The properties are all located outside the large cities, either situated in their own parkland or vineyards, or in small French villages. The hotels proposed all meet our standards for ‘Elegance’ grade accommodation. These are characterful hotels and whilst usually 4* hotels, some of the hotels may lack the facilities to receive the official rating (for example they may not have a lift if it is a historic chateau). We work with a very wide range of hotels in all of our featured regions, therefore we are happy to look at alternatives, if there is a hotel that you would prefer, or if you would like to upgrade some / all of the package to 5* accommodation.

Château de Beaulieu – 3* – Loire Valley

A true haven of rest, the Chateau de Beaulieu has been welcoming guests in a stunning setting since 1976. This elegant family residence offers a wide range of high-standard services including a spa and a delicious gastronomic restaurant. The charming rooms are decorated according to the Chateau’s style and have all the modern comfort to ensure guests an unforgettable stay.

Hôtel l’Yeuse – 4* – Cognac

Nestled in the heart of the Cognac vineyards, Hotel de l’Yeuse is a charming 19th Century property offering a warm welcome and a pleasant stay in the Charente region. It is an ideal base from which to relax and enjoy the region’s Cognac houses and the beautiful town. The hotel boasts an on-site gastronomic restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a sumptuous spa and a stunning “Respectful Garden”, a verdant showcase, designed to preserve biodiversity. Cognac lovers will delight in the well-equipped Cognac library for post-dinner drinks.Credits-Hotel-de-l'Yeuse

Château Cordeillan-Bages – 5* – Bordeaux Médoc

Set in a unique vineyard location, you will instantly fall in love with the elegant architecture of this 17th Century mansion. Cordeillan‐Bages is a member of Relais & Châteaux and boasts an array of luxury facilities. Guests of the hotel enjoy pampering and relaxation in a sumptuous setting. Every detail of the hotel’s 28 spacious rooms, from the clean-lined decoration to the harmony of the colour schemes, have been designed to offer the height of comfort and elegance.

Château Grand Barrail – 5* – Bordeaux Saint-Emilion

A majestic 19th Century Château that stands out with fairy-tale turrets and spires, Grand Barrail Château Hotel & Spa is set in picturesque grounds in the midst of the vineyards of Saint-Emilion. The hotel boasts many superb facilities, to help guests enjoy a relaxing stay.  Guests have complimentary access to the on-site spa which features a Jacuzzi, sauna and Hammam and in the beautiful Bordeaux sunshine the outdoor pool is available for you to make a splash! The neutral colour palette and designer fabrics give the rooms a stylish and contemporary feel. Overlooking the vineyard or the parkland, guests will relax and enjoy the minibar, flat-screen television, safety deposit box, air conditioning and complimentary WIFI is available in all rooms.Credits-Chateau-Grand-Barrail