Around the Palanquey   ...  Treasures to discover  

In the middle of an exceptional setting with 360° vineyards, you can visit many castles nearby, beautiful discoveries and tastings in perspective from Le Palanquey on foot or by bike! With the mountain bikes that we put at your disposal, explore the paths that over several hundred kilometres in the heart of the vineyards take you to meet the talented winegrowers of Castile and Saint Emilion, and on the way lose yourself in the city of Saint-emilion and discover this jewel of architecture, history and mystery...
We provide you with free mountain bikes;
And for the less sporty, but just as curious to discover our region, electric mountain bikes, available for rent on reservation. 

SAINT-EMILION  ... essential   

"Renowned vineyards, a pilgrimage centre, a monastic city, these are all facets of the fascinating history of St. Emilion."

The visits of the tourist office are in groups but we can book you a private guide, to give you an overview of the city's history, from its origins to the present day. A magical visit to the mounds and ramparts, where you can  relive the monks' lives through the ancient monasteries while plunging into the secret of the quarries.

   châteaux & Wine tastings

Just a stone's throw from the medieval city of St Emilion, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most famous wine castles in the region, we can help you organize your wine tour by reserving for you visits and tastings. These will allow you to stroll through the vineyards, discover or expand your knowledge of the different wine growing techniques,visit wine vats and cellars, some with breathtaking architecture. Finally, a commented tasting will be an opportunity for a beautiful exchange with the men and women who each day elaborate the great wines of our region.

   BORDEAUX ... excursions

At 30 minutes from Palanquey, the visit of Bordeaux, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an essential part of your stay. We will be able to organize a tailor-made itinerary to help you discover the jewels of this colourful city.  N°1 of the Top 10 "of the most beautiful cities in the world to visit" in the Lonely Planet guide's 2007 listings, Bordeaux, known as "the sleeping beauty", has awakened and will charm you with its many historical, artistic and cultural facets, its fine restaurants and its unusual neighbourhoods. 
"Bordeaux, a city drawn with love, a city made for walking, strolling and wasting time." François Mauriac

   Arcachon- La dune du pyla - Le cap Ferret

At 1h15 by car from Le Palanquey, an escapade to the Arcachon Basin is a must!  At 110m altitude La Dune du Pyla (or Pilat) is the highest dune in Europe. At the top, you will have a panoramic view of the wonders of the Arcachon basin: the entrance passes to the Basin, the Arguin Bank, Cap Ferret and the Landes forest. We can advise you to organize this excursion by sharing our good addresses with you...  At a distance from Le Palanquey, you can also go to the magnificent Cap Ferret, taste some oysters on the way to one of the oyster villages with its colourful alleys and panoramic views of the Basin and the Dune du Pyla. 

   Grand Saint Emilion Golf Club 

At 4 km from the Chateau du Palanquey, "Le Grand Saint Emilionnais Golf Club is a 5-star golf course signed by one of the best architects in the world, the American Tom Doak. An exceptional course that takes place in a valley bordered by century-old oaks, surrounded by vineyards. A golfing experience unique in France that combines the French art of living with the English way of playing golf"  Remember to book your course at the same time as your room or suite at the Palanquey !