The 25-suite hotel is the centrepiece of the Château de La Redorte vineyard estate, set on the picturesque Canal du Midi in the Minervois region, a gloriously untouched part of France.
With prices starting at just €119 (£94) per night for a one-bedroom Classic Suite to €299 (£235) for a Pool Villa, the château is perfect for couples, families or groups who want to have an authentic Languedoc experience.
The château’s faded glamour has been restored and boasts an inimitable blend of authenticity and modern amenities, with the refinement and elegance of chic country-style decoration. Formal rooms have been transformed into an elegant restaurant, which offers the best in fresh, local cuisine – including a seasonal menu featuring the local delicacy – truffles.
There is also a hidden, private ‘wine tunnel’, which connects the château to a future olive grove and where guests at the château can experience an authentic tasting of the wines of the region.
A luxury ‘Vineyard Spa’ offers guests treatments using artisan products and outside, a 25- metre plunge pool is framed by the estate’s re-planted Mediterranean gardens.
Le Château de La Redorte was renovated by Propriétés & Co, the team behind the successful Couvent d’Hérépian boutique hotel, and is one of the grandest examples of a 19th century château built during Languedoc’s first ‘wine rush’.
The Château de La Redorte Estate also includes its own vineyard, which will be brought back to life by master wine-maker Frantz Vènes. The hotel offers guests a number of unique wine experiences to book, including wine tasting in the unique ‘wine tunnel’ beneath the château and a tour of local vineyards in a Citroën 2CV.
At the heart of the pretty village of La Redorte, the château is less than 30 minutes from the airport at Carcassonne and within two hours of six other international airports.
The estate offers state-of-the-art facilities for meetings and events for up to 60 people and is the perfect backdrop for a glamorous wedding for up to 90 guests.
For more information, go to www.chateau-redorte.com