A total change of scene in a prestigious natural setting. The warm welcome of the team. The soul of the place. Welcome to Jérôme Cosson’s hotel.
“A unique experience in amongst the vineyards. Luxury, calmness and wine-growing.”
Sauternes. Prestigious vineyard. This is where, in the heart of the Château d’Arche Grand Cru vineyards, you will find the Relais du Château d'Arche, The Originals Relais. A 17th-century building that breathes rural peace and quiet and discreet luxury. “This is the estate’s former manor house,” explains Jérôme Cosson who manages the vineyard and hotel. In the early 2000s, the typically Bordeaux construction was fully renovated and 9 guest rooms have been installed. “More than just a hotel, it is a place with history, a place that lives with the world around it, with those who cultivate one of the world’s largest vineyards.” It is sure to intoxicate you. The hospitality is generous, the smiles sincere. The splendour is not in the decor but in the desire to share this passion for wine. You will be welcomed with an invitation to sample the property’s cru classé.
The 9 spacious and very comfortable rooms (including 3 suites) at the Relais du Château d'Arche, The Originals Relais all look out over the beautiful surrounding vineyards. Do not look for contemporary decor, the style here is more classic and traditional. An ‘old style’ feel that brings back memories. The family home, in a chic version where you can feel good.
Enjoy a generous breakfast in the dining room or on the terrace looking out over the vineyards. Although the Relais du Château d'Arche, The Originals Relais does not have its own restaurant, its teams will be happy to recommend the best restaurants in the region, for all tastes and all budgets. Traditional cuisine, from the region, shellfish specialties, at a Michelin star restaurant, in Langon (10km away).
While the village of Sauternes is world renowned, its South Gironde region is also well worth a visit: a land of culture, gastronomy and history... Relais du Château d'Arche, The Originals Relais will be the perfect place to relax after a great day of sightseeing.
You can’t stay at the chateau without exploring the estate. You have two options: an open-access tour around an educational route or a wine-tourism visit with discovery workshops where you can learn many secrets of Sauternes wine production.
History and heritage enthusiasts can follow in the footsteps of the Pope Clement V at Roquetaillade fortress, wander around the medieval town of Saint-Macaire or update their royal knowledge at Château de Cazeneuve; nature lovers and adventurers may prefer the regional nature park Landes de Gascogne, the Ciron river, or the Domaine des lacs d’Hostens.
We loved Chateau d’Arche. The setting is wonderful, great views of the vineyards from the garden and the bedroom. The bedrooms and bathrooms are huge. Breakfast is good, though a little scarce (due to covid measures the buffet is closed so they request that you fill up a form with breakfast choices so that it is served at the bedroom, we ordered coffee and juice for two and it was barely enough for one). Overall amazing experience.
Stayed here a number of times and now book direct with the hotel now. Lovely location, peaceful stopping over point as we travel to and from Spain from England.
We loved the house, the wine and the fabulous chatelaine . And the village of Sauterne is pretty and unspoilt. Definitely on the return list
Study days, residential or semi-residential seminars, the Relais du Château d'Arche, The Originals Relais welcomes you in its large 160m2 hall. This long hall which opens directly to the outside perfectly combines old stones and modern technology. With a capacity of 160 people seated, this hall is modular and can be reduced according to the number of people in order to optimise the space. The chateau also has a smaller event room to hold a dozen people.