My husband and I spent the first few days of our honeymoon in Blaye for some wine education and tasting. We had such a wonderful time staying here. Our first night we attended Les's wine debunking class and it was great. Les is very knowledgeable about wine and Bordeaux, so we learned a good deal from him, but it is his laid back, friendly personality that made the class so much fun. The second day we booked a tour through the Villa to the Medoc region with Thomas (our guide). We got to visit a few chateaux, learned a lot, and got to taste some nice bordeaux wine. It was really well done. The Villa itself is completely charming and cozy. The rooms are beautiful (we stayed in Rouselle). The breakfast is simple but delicious and really hits the spot. The location is good, close to some really nice restaurants, and the ferry that takes you across the Gironde is a quick walk away. Also very close to the Citadel, which is a nice place to visit to learn some Blaye history or have a picnic. If we ever get a chance to go back to Blaye, I would definitely stay here again. The owners and staff are so warm and welcoming. By the time we left they felt more like friends. I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Bordeaux.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Villa St Simon - Your home from home in Bordeaux. Villa St Simon in Bordeaux offers charming period furnished rooms and modern equipped self-catering apartments. The 1860 villa is an ideal base for your guided or self-explored wine tours in the Bordeaux region and a great place for a relaxing holiday. Blaye is in the heart of the Côtes de Blaye and Côtes de Bourg winelands and only a 20min ferry trip away from the Medoc with its famous first growths and a 40min drive away from the City of Bordeaux and St Emilion. The Citadel, UNESCO World Heritage site, traditional French cuisine, and great wines of the region will make your stay with us a unique and memorable experience - that should not be missed! ... more less
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