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    Charming guest house   near
Saint Emilion
Pool~Table d'hôtes~Treatments

The enchanted parenthesis

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A former wine estate located 18 kilometers from Saint Emilion and its prestigious vineyards, Domaine de Rateau is only 40 km from Bordeaux, easily accessible by road or train.

Charming house with two hectares of park with hundred-year-old trees,   swimming pool of 7 meters by 15, and four comfortable rooms renovated with taste, Rateau is a peaceful and restful place, where you will be received in the rules of the art of French hospitality.

Guests benefit from a refined and cozy double living room, which overlooks the park, with a beautiful terrace, library, television and  board games. Winter weekends by the fire are very popular here!

In summer, the Ping Pong table is set up in the park.


Upon reservation, Emmanuelle Hardouin Duparc will welcome you to her table d'hôtes where you can enjoy seasonal products, accompanied by Bordeaux wines ... We offer a limited but representative menu of the vineyards of the region.

For safety reasons (small pond, electric fences, proximity to horses),  Domaine de Rateau is not suitable for children under 10 years old.

Our animal friends are not accepted.

Check-in from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., check-out until 11 a.m.



DOMAINE de RATEAU offers five guest rooms: A Deluxe room, spacious, with large bathroom and dressing room; two Superior rooms equipped with their own bathroom with shower, sink and toilet; and two Junior rooms sharing a large bathroom on the landing, ideal for children (from 10 years old) or teenagers accompanying their parents. Tastefully renovated, these rooms maintain the charm of the old and offer uncompromising comfort: new quality bedding, fully equipped bathrooms, wifi, personalized and neat decoration, environmentally friendly toiletries.

Reservation two nights minimum.




The gourmet breakfast is served in the dining room or on the terrace. Homemade bread and cakes,  fresh fruit juice, homemade jams, fresh fruit salads or seasonal compote... to start your day gently!

The aperitif
The gourmet aperitif
Assortment of local products: charcuterie, cheese, crunchy vegetables, olives... Served with a bottle of red or white Bordeaux. By reservation.

For two people
50 euros
Park and nature
The park
The two hectares of the Domaine de Rateau park are a haven of peace. You can rest there, in the shade of its hundred-year-old trees,  lulled by the songs of birds.
Table d'hôtes
The host table

Family and seasonal cuisine, served for dinner, on the terrace or inside depending on the season. Moment of shared conviviality, wine list  from the region. By reservation.
29 euro

The swimming pool
The swimming pool

The large swimming pool, 7x15 m, welcomes you in summer. In the shade of the pergola or parasols, you can be served cold drinks or gourmet aperitifs.

Massage and treatments
Well-being treatments
Ayurvedic or Californian massages, plantar and facial reflexology, Japanese facial treatment... Let yourself be tempted by one of our treatments, provided by qualified practitioners. For a perfect stay!

Price according to treatment




Vineyards visit
Visit of the vineyards

Saint Emilion and its prestigious vineyard is a few kilometers away, Fronsac barely further; and many are the châteaux, small or large, which welcome visitors for tastings and visits. Emmanuelle can advise you.

sporting activities

The Dahu Wake Park nautical base for learning to slide on the lake is 10 minutes away. You can also rent paddles there, and eat at the guinguette by the lake.

Horse lovers will find numerous stud farms and riding clubs in the surrounding area.

Saint Emilion
Cultural sites
The medieval village of Saint Emilion, perched on its hill, is rich in historical and cultural heritage, all year round. Churches (and in particular the extraordinary monolithic church dug into the rock over the centuries), cloisters, charming alleys... The abbey of Guitres offers organ concerts and musical events in season.

Music festivals
Musik Festival in Pile, from June 7 to 8, in the park of the Chartreuse de Bomale, in St Denis de Pile. 
On July 4, 5, 6, Confluent Arts Festival as part of the delightful Chateau La Rivière, in Fronsac.
September 7, Musical lyrical art festival at the Chateau de Carles, with tasting and painting exhibition.
Canoe and paddle
Canoe and paddle
Five minutes below Domaine de Rateau, flows the river L'Isle, where you can rent canoes and paddles, activities appreciated by young and old.
A charming guinguette next door allows you to take your meals at the water's edge.
Bordeaux  is 50 minutes away from Domaine de Rateau; in addition to the beauty of its center and its quays, you will find restaurants, shops, museums... and of course the Cité Mondiale du Vin.


“Magnificent location, magnificent house and a top hostess!” Petia.Be, Nederlands, August 2023

(Booking review,)

“Everything is amazing. Gorgeous location, the loveliest couple running it, spotlessly clean, delicious breakfast, tasteful decor and so peaceful...”

Phil.Vn, England, July 2023

(Booking review,)



"Superb relaxing stay between vineyards and old stones. Excellent welcome by Emmanuelle and Vincent, good meal and sharing of experience, excellent massage!
Everything to go green for a weekend (too short).”

Benoit P. July 2023

(Domaine de Rateau Google Page)


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