L’Esprit des Chartrons

Bordeaux, Gironde
Bed & Breakfast

Glamour, style, history in a central townhouse in wine-soaked Bordeaux. Breakfast on the sun terrace; follow chic streets to UNESCO sites


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A delicious vintage townhouse in chic Chartrons, metres from the Garonne quays where Bordeaux’s bourgeoisie once traded: 21st-century design blends with wine-soaked history. Playful bedrooms are named after famous local writers: glamorous Montaigne with bubble tub; red-brick, industrial-style Montesquieu; light-filled Mauriac. There are private terraces for tête-à-têtes, swish Italian bathrooms for pampering, a leafy sun terrace and a stylish stove-warmed salon for breakfast (crisp pastries, real hot chocolate). On a quiet lane, with covered parking, yet a stroll from restaurant-lined streets and World Heritage sites.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants nearby.


Nightly price
from €125
Singles €110-€140.
2 Doubles
From €125
1 Twin/double
From €135


Lovely place with good-sized quiet and comfortable rooms decorated in lightly funky style. Our room (Mauriac) gave on to a little terrace on an inner courtyard. Excellent location with a tram stop at the end of the street. Secure parking is a real boon (although getting the car in and out takes careful manouvering). Brigitte gave us good advice on places to eat nearby. We would definitely return. Takes credit cards.

John, London

Beautiful place, ensuite room with all modern & new facilities: separate w.c, walk in shower, room around basin for toiletries. Our room had an industrial theme but had the most comfortable bed & pillows (not always the case in France!). Fresh clean linens and fluffy white towels. Kettle, tea & coffee too. Room even had a private terrace and a communal lounge area with great gas log burner! All really tasteful and classy, with innovative & interesting design. Brigitte provided a super breakfast and the best coffee of our trip! Plus parking on site and in central Bordeaux...a fabulous find!

Karen, East yorkshire

Beautifully converted building with separate en-suite rooms and situated in a quaint part of town about 10 mins on the excellent & frequent tram service into the centre. The owner is a lovely lady who was very attentive and spent time telling us places to visit and to see. Breakfast was lovely, typically French and with several black and green teas to choose from (which were amazing) as well as the norm. Would definitely recommend it as a good place to explore


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Brigitte Gourlat

  • 'L'Esprit des Chartrons' is situated right in the heart of the Chartrons region, famous for its antiques shops and wine producers.
  • The historic town centre of Bordeaux is just 10 minutes walk away - perfect for a stroll along the picturesque 'Quais de Garonne' or an afternoon discovering the city's impressive 18th century architecture (listed as a UNESCO heritage site).