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  • Sample delicious estate wines

  • Dip into the natural pool

  • 11-bedroom boutique hotel

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  • Overview

    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. 


    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.


    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.

  • Facilities
    • WiFi/Internet

    • car parking

    • gardens

    • swimming pool

    Facility details:

    Accessible bathroom, Billiards or pool table, Coffee/tea in common areas, Free WiFi, Free breakfast, Free self parking, Garden, In-room accessibility, Laundry facilities, Luggage storage, Outdoor seasonal pool, Safe-deposit box at front desk, Terrace, Total number of rooms - 11, Winery attached.
  • Location

    14 La Gomerie, D243, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France

    How to get there?

    We would definitely recommend having a car to get here and around. Château Franc Mayne is situated on the road D243 which links Libourne to Saint-Emilion.From Saint-Emilion: When you are at the roundabout on the higher part of the village, turn left toward Libourne. Drive 1 km and the château will be on your left. There are 3 flags at the entrance: French, European and Belgian.From Bordeaux: Direction Libourne/Périgueux. When you are on the N 89, drive toward Libourne and then take the Exit 9 (Libourne-Est). When you cross the Dordogne river, take the second exit ‘Saint Emilion’ at the roundabout. Once you are on the road D243, drive 4km, the Château is on your right.

    Nearest airport

    Bordeaux Airport is a 50-minute drive from the hotel (55km)Toulouse Airport is a 2 hours 25-minutes drive from the hotel (230km)

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    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.

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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)