France: Bordeaux

Entre-Deux-Mers, Bourg and Blaye

Between the rivers and the Côtes
By Jane Anson

This Guide was last updated on 03 March 2010
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Château Bellevue Gazin

Address: Bellevue, 33390 Plassac
Tel: 05 57 42 02 00  Fax: 05 57 42 04 60
Email: bellevuegazin@aol.com
Web: www.chateau-bellevue-gazin.fr

Owners Alain and Anne-Sophie Lancereau were childhood sweethearts, and bought this place as a fulfillment of a dream back in 2003. Alain worked previously as a management consultant, Anne-Sophie as an artist, and they have applied both skills in renovating and running this lovely estate, set on an outcrop overlooking the Garonne estuary in Blaye. They offer chambres d’hôtes at the château with five individually furnished bedrooms, and also offer interesting single grape variety tastings.

Useful information: Free for individuals, Monday to Friday 09.30-18.00 (closed for lunch), weekends by appointment. During summer they try to be open all weekend also. People may picnic under the trees, but please call ahead. Groups are welcome, maximum 30 people at €2.50 per person. English spoken. Aperitif dégustation on reservation €5 per person for five wines. Chambres d'hôtes: from €55 per room including the breakfast + €15 for extra bed for one person. Table d'hôtes evening meal on reservation: €15 per person. Seminars for groups can be arranged.

 

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