Château des Vigiers, in the Dordogne region of France, is the perfect place for those seeking intimacy and a feeling of total relaxation. From the moment you sweep down the grand driveway and first set eyes on the magnificent 16th century château and its lake, you enjoy the feeling of time slowing down and nature awakening your senses. The tranquillity and contentment begins now, and is continued in gastronomy, wines, golf and well-being – all enjoyed in authentic surroundings. A visit to Chateau des Vigiers is a wonderful feast for the senses.
At the heart of authentic France, this is a region full of history and tradition. Situated at the gateway of the Dordogne Valley, in the heart of ‘Purple Périgord’, it is perfectly located for visiting the region’s châteaux, grottoes and gardens. Discover the fantastic markets full of colour, sounds and seasonal smells. Stroll along the streets of medieval, fortified towns and cobbled back streets of Bergerac, Sarlat or Périgueux. Taste the local delicacies, like truffles, caviar, foie gras.
Simple luxury and French charm is exuded in 25 personalised rooms containing antique furniture that reflects the history of the château. Relax in the library while flicking through an old book, savour one of the delicacies in the tea room or enjoy an old Armagnac during a game of billiards. A minute’s walk from the château are exquisite suites made from traditional stone and wood, each with their own terrace overlooking the magnificent lake.
Clad entirely in wood, this is a tranquil haven in the heart of the grounds. With its 40 rooms, The ‘Relais’ has been built to the highest quality eco-friendly standards in sympathy with the local, traditional architecture of tobacco-drying barns. Each room is decorated in a contemporary style, with all modern comforts, including large Italian showers and exceptional views over the grounds. Perfect for families.
This gastronomic restaurant has one Michelin star and passionate about products. Les Fresques restaurant symbolises French gastronomy. Didier Casaguana, ‘master of all seasons’, cooks the best local and regional products with dexterity and delicacy. Didier, an ambassador of French gastronomy, prefers to use local, small producers so as to offer you authentic dishes, passionately prepared. Even breakfast is an occasion here, offering anything from local fresh meats, cheeses and fruits to the simple pleasure of a piece of fresh bread toasted to perfection.
Vineyards and wine experience
Château des Vigiers is the ideal starting point for a complete sensory immersion at the heart of the finest vineyards in France. Bergerac, Bordeaux, Duras, Monbazillac and Saint-Emilion stretch along the banks of the Dordogne river. Stroll among the vines and meet the men and women who epitomise a unique and ancient savoir-faire. Then savour the pleasure of tasting their produce, guided by Chateau des Vigiers’ insightful sommelier.
The golf course
In a unique setting, this is a feast for the eyes as you play. The 27-hole course is considered a benchmark in Aquitaine’s golf offering. The three loops have been perfectly routed round the lake and the Valley of Vines by highly-respected British architect Donald Steel, who has worked on many of the Open Championship venues. Orchards, plum trees, oak forests and vineyards provide magnificent backdrops, with a spectacular, unforgettable view over the Château at the lake-dominated finish of two of the loops.
To help you relax is CdV’s greatest pleasure. At The Relais or at the Château’s Beauty Centre, relaxing around the swimming pool or enjoying your chosen treatment, you will find somewhere to unwind. Allow yourself to be pampered by our beauticians at the Maria Galland beauty centre. Indulge yourself with face and body treatments, where everything is done to ensure your serenity. Their dedicated relaxation areas include everything you need to relax, including sauna, hammam and jacuzzi.
How to contact Chateau des Vigiers:
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Telephone 00 33 553 61 50 00