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France Deal Alert: Save 42% on a Stay in a Bordeaux Chateau

Plus, you'll get a three-course dinner with wine pairings.

It’s no secret that wine holidays have become very expensive. Napa Valley, the goldmine of vineyards in California, has outpriced modest travelers—the tastings that were $20 in 2016 cost $40.62 in 2021; and the average room price has soared 20% compared to pre-pandemic.

This is why we were so excited to find a 42% discount at a winery in the dreamiest wine region of them all: Bordeaux.

A region like Bordeaux, which is spectacularly known for its quality of wines, premium experiences, and delightful architecture, is considered a dream destination for wine lovers. It’s as prestigious as it sounds—some of the world’s most expensive wines come from here. 

Château Pape Clément wine estate and vineyards is a 20-minute drive from the city. With a beautiful garden, a timeless lounge, and tasteful rooms, this estate is a fairy-tale come to life.

Right now, you can get a 42% discount on a two-night stay for two guests by booking through Travelzoo. You can either stay in the Prestige Room for $590 for two nights or book the exclusive Suite for $750. A three-course dinner with wine pairings, a tour of the wine estate and tasting, a bottle of wine, and a daily breakfast are all included. Extra nights can be added for $240 upwards.

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Traveling with lots of friends? You can book the whole chateau for two nights for $4,900 for up to 12 people. All six rooms and suites will be yours, and a three-course dinner with wine on both nights will be included. 

You can book this deal now and travel between November 1, 2022, and May 30, 2023 (confirm black-out dates before booking). It’s a flexible deal, so if you change your mind, you can refund it within 14 days.

The history of Château Pape Clément dates back to 1252, when the first harvest occured. In the past 750 years, it has made a name for itself in the Bordeaux region as one of the finest wine producers in France. It has changed hands many times and had to reinvent itself several times over; more recently, in 1985, when Bernard Magrez took over and pushed the envelope to gain glory.

Now is also a great time to book a trip to France, as the dollar has strengthened against the euro–the currencies are now at parity. So, on top of a great deal at a hotel, the rest of your trip will be at a discounted rate. 

Related: Here’s Why You Need to Book That European Vacation ASAP!

As a heads up, although Fodor’s fully endorses this deal, we receive a small commission on this transaction.