Practical, functional and welcoming. Comfortable and warm. Efficient and understated. Welcome to Christian Pichon’s hotel.
“This is a hotel on a human scale, warm and friendly.”
For his two-star Gradignan hotel, Christian wanted simplicity and friendliness above all else. The Originals City, Hotel Le Cottage d'Amphitryon, Bordeaux South, in its quiet location by the Bordeaux south exit on the Bordeaux-Arcachon-Spain route, makes for a pleasant, restful stopover. “We want to meet the needs of both business and leisure guests”, explains Christian. With its 40 spacious rooms, southwestern-style restaurant, and dedicated seminar area, Christian’s hotel is ideally suited to both tourists and business travellers.
The hotel’s 40 rooms can accommodate 1 to 4 people. Some are specially equipped for mobility-impaired guests. High quality bed linen and a range of facilities guarantee you maximum comfort throughout your stay at this accommodation near Bordeaux. These functional rooms with their contemporary style are ideally suited to couples, friends, families and work colleagues.
- Non smoking room
- Air-conditioned room
- Room service
The hotel has its own restaurant. You’ll be served traditional, gourmet cuisine in the warm and friendly dining room, or out on the terrace when the weather allows. And to make sure your day gets off to the right start, Christian offers a buffet breakfast, served in our Gradignan restaurant or on the terrace.
Located in Gradignan, among hotels near Bordeaux, the hotel is the ideal base for exploring the Gironde during your stay.
PLACE DE LA BOURSE IN BORDEAUXThis superb horse-shoe-shaped square beside the Garonne is a must-see. It was built from plans drawn up by the Gabriel architects, father and son (1730-1755). It is flanked by two buildings: the old stock exchange hall, the Bourse, to the north, and the former Hôtel des Fermes to the south. The Trois-Grâces fountain (1860) stands in its centre. On the river side, the water reflects the elegant 18th-century façade like a mirror.
A WALK AROUND OLD BORDEAUXOld Bordeaux constitutes an outstanding collection of architecture, including some 5,000 buildings built in the 17th century. Restoration work has rejuvenated the beautiful ochre-coloured stone, quarried in the surrounding area. You can admire the bourgeois façades decorated with mascarons. These decorative keystones on the windows often represent grotesque heads and introduce elements principally related to wine (vine branches, barrels, etc.).
SAINT-ÉMILIONPerched on a rocky promontory, this is one of the most beautiful cities in Aquitaine, a medieval town of golden stone, little squares, and alleyways. Surrounded by superbly preserved vineyards, Saint-Émilion is a Unesco World Heritage site in the cultural landscapes category. Don’t miss the catacombs and Europe's most extensive subterranean church, built into the rocky promontory in the late 11th century.
PILAT DUNE AT TESTE-DE-BUCHClimb Europe's highest dune and admire the view of the Banc d'Arguin nature reserve. Pilat dune is nearly 3 km long, over 600 m wide and almost 110 m high. The western slope falls away gently towards the ocean, while the eastern slope drops steeply towards the vast pine forest. A lovely walk awaits you there.
Located in Gradignan, a stone’s throw from Bordeaux, the hotel has a fully-equipped seminar room which benefits from natural light.