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Nestled in the grounds of Château Franc Mayne near St. Emilion, in a lovingly converted 16th-century building - boutique hotel and winery Le Relais de Franc Mayne is a great pick for oenophiles and style-seekers alike.
With exuberant décor, the 11 rooms each take a different theme - from the rustic charm of the Campagne Française room to the extravagance of the Asian Mood suite, there’s an extravagant feel to this Chic Retreat.
Unsurprisingly, the team at Le Relais de Franc Mayne take their wine very seriously - with Enomatic wine dispensing machine in the bar, ensuring that all wine is kept at the ideal temperature and the full flavour is preserved.
Breakfast is served in the dining room, and snacks and light meals can be ordered throughout the day. More elaborate lunches and dinners can be organised by prior arrangement, and are prepared using fresh, local ingredients.
The 11 rooms at Le Relais de Franc Mayne are each individually decorated with flair and originality. Gone are the pastel shades, instead the owners have used vibrant colours, silks and other luxurious materials to opulent effect. It’s worth noting that a couple of the rooms are located in an annex nearby.
Embark on a house wine-tasting and a tour of the château's cellars where you will be shown barrels upon barrels of the wine from the estate. Select a bottle and retreat to the hotel’s inviting drawing rooms where you can enjoy a game of billiards.
The beautifully landscaped natural swimming pool, beckons for a cooling dip in the summer months with stunning vineyard views. If you're fond of cycling, the hotel has a handful of bikes for hire.
A 15-minute walk away is Saint-Emilion, a town filled with history and character. Venture around the medieval ruins, or else explore the beautiful churches that the town has to offer.