L’Esprit des Chartrons

Bordeaux, Gironde
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)5 56 51 65 87

Glamour, warmth and style in a renovated wine warehouse in a cool quarter of Bordeaux - France’s most popular city after Paris


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Wake to a simple but splendid breakfast in the inviting salon: fresh breads and pastries; stewed fruits; coffee, hot chocolate and teas. Brigitte’s attention to detail runs throughout this excellent city-centre haven.

Bedrooms are named after historic writers. Montesquieu is the largest, Mauriac the lightest, and Montaigne the cosiest. Each has its own small patio and there’s a decked terrace too, bright with hydrangeas and camellias.

This stylish oasis in wine-soaked Bordeaux stands 150m from the river where the merchants once traded; the Quai de Bacalan is lined with their houses. A 20-minute stroll brings you to the most interactive wine museum in the world, the Cité du Vin, while CAPC, the Museum of Contemporary Art, is ten minutes away. Cafes, bars and boutiques abound.

L’Esprit des Chartrons - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Finding calm and serenity in the heart of World Heritage Bordeaux
  • Enjoying the privacy of your own terrace
  • The guest salon with its sofas, books, music and log-burner
L’Esprit des Chartrons - Gallery

You should know

  • The B&B is on the first floor with no lift
  • The private covered parking carries a modest daily charge (€15)
  • A high stone wall surrounds the property - there are no views


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • 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-€135. On-site parking: €15 per day.
3 Doubles
From €125



We had a lovely stay at L´Esprit des Chatrons. The room was very cosy and every room has an own beautiful terrace. It´s an excellent location, absolutely quiet, but within easy walking distance of Bordeaux´s attractions.

Sabine, Stuttgart

L'Esprit des Chartrons is a real haven of calm, right in the heart of Bordeaux. Each room has its own unique décor, and I personally loved personal touches such as paintings made by Brigitte. I could see myself sipping a glass of rosé on my own terrace after a day of exploring the city, or lounging with a book in the cosy living room by the wood burner on a winter's day! Very special.

Agnes, Sawday's inspector

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

The Quartier des Chartrons, a village in the heart of the city, bursts with restaurants, galleries, antique shops, and boutiques. Its renewal is no more evident than in the fabulous warehouse conversions that line the Garonne, one of which houses the Museum of Contemporary Art. You can walk into the city centre, catch the tram, and stroll the quays. Don’t miss the Sunday farmers' market on the Quai des Chartrons, or the flea market on the square of the Basilica St Michel.

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).


Brigitte Gourlat

Brigitte, smiley and welcoming, lives in the apartment above. She opened her B&B in 2010, leaving a career in Customer Relations to create a haven of peace in her hometown Bordeaux. Passionate about the city’s heritage and history, she enjoys describing to guests all the best places to go.