Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • Sample delicious estate wines

  • Explore the surrounding vineyards

  • Dip into the natural pool

Chic Treats

Only when you book with Chic

Room upgrade (subject to availability)

Early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability)

Welcome drinks

  • Overview

    Le Relais de Franc Mayne is a 16th-century building near St. Emilion, which has been transformed into a stunning boutique hotel and winery. Nestled in the grounds of Chateau Franc Mayne, this small Chic Retreat has beautiful vineyards that are ideal for getting lost in.

    With exuberant decor, the rooms are are all themed so each guest has a unique experience. Whether you prefer the rustic charm of the Campagne Francaise room, or the extravagance of the British Landscape room, Le Relais de Mayne is rich in character and luxury.


    Included in the rate is a house wine-tasting and a tour of the Chateau's cellars. Here you will be shown barrels upon barrels of the Chateau's wine, as well as a huge vat in the reception area. 

    The hotel has two drawing rooms, where you can enjoy a game of billiards, or pop onto the hotel computer to access the Internet. Le Relais de Franc Mayne also has a beautifully landscaped natural swimming pool, which is perfect for dipping your feet into as you take in the stunning vineyard views. If you're fond of cycling, the hotel has six 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.


    Wine lovers will relish in the knowledge that Le Relais de Franc Mayne takes their favourite drink very seriously. The bar offers an Enomatic wine dispensing machine, which ensures that all wine is kept at the ideal temperature and preserves the flavour. 

    Breakfast is served in the dining room, and snacks and light meals can be ordered at any time. More elaborate lunches and dinners can be organised by prior arrangement, and are cooked using the freshest ingredients available.

  • Facilities

    air conditioning


    car parking

    child friendly



    swimming pool


    24-hour front-desk
  • Location

    Gironde , France

    How to get there?

    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 round about. Once you are on the road D243, drive 4 km, the Château is on your right. There are 3 flags at the entrance: French, European and Belgian.

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    The 12 rooms at Le Relais de Franc Mayne are exquisite - all en-suite and all decorated with flair and originality - gone are the pastel shades, instead the owners have used vibrant colours, silks and other luxurious materials. Each room has air-conditioning and is equipped with plasma TVs and DVD/CD players, iPod & iPhone docking stations. The French, Asian & Stella Di Mare rooms are the most spacious. The African Lodge and Out of Africa rooms are connected and suitable for families.  The newest two rooms Bordeaux Blend and Oxbridge also have complimentary Espresso Machines.

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    Standard Room

    Amenities: air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar, safety deposit box
    All of the standard rooms have individual themes to ensure you have a unique experience at Le Relais de Franc Mayne. Choose between the dark-wood furnishings of the Indian Fusion room, the brightly coloured Pop Art room, the spacious Out of Africa room and the sophisticated Black and White room.
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    Superior Room

    Amenities: connecting rooms, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar, safety deposit box
    Choose between the coffee coloured decor of the African Lodge, the bright colours and quirky furnishings of the British Landscape room, and the extravagant white and gold Stella di Mare room. For families, the African Lodge can be connected to the Out of Africa room.
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    Junior Suite

    Amenities: shower, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar, safety deposit box
    The Junior Suite rooms consist of the Asian Fusion room, styled with oriental furnishings and a beautiful fireplace, and the Campagne Francaise, which has an extravagant chandelier and antique furnishings.
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    Amenities: air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar
    The suites at Le Relais de Franc Mayne exude luxury and individuality. The Oxbridge suite offers stunning views of the surrounding vineyards from the private terrace, while the Bordeau Blend offers stylish and refined decor. The Chalet Suisse suite is accessed by a private staircase, and is furnished with cabin furnishings (note that in keeping with its cabin theme, this room has no television). Bordeaux Blend and Oxbridge also have complementary Espresso Machines.
  • Conditions
    Cancellation policy


    • 10 days before the arrival day: No cancellation fees
    • 9-5 days before arrival day: 50 % of the first night rate fees
    • 5-1 days before arrival day: First night rate fees
    • No show or arrival day: Full cancellation fees

    Check-in/check-out policy

    Rooms are available from 3pm and must be vacated before 12pm

    Pets policy

    Pets are not allowed

    Please note

    All rates are VAT inclusive.



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Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)



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