At the heart of the famous medieval city of Saint Emilion, rises the Hostellerie de Plaisance, a unique place in this village which is on the Unesco World Heritage List. Its architecture reveals two buildings, overhung with the monolith church’s bell tower, and connected by beautiful suspended gardens. The terrace bar offers an unobstructed view on the pink tile rooftops and the ancient vineyard.
Gorgeous contrast, the buildings are carved in rock and the architecture is dominated by an elegant and ascetic classicism. Stone is omnipresent, a pale and luminous beige reflecting the blazing village from dawn to sunset. Painter worthy composition, the inclined roofs are answered by the village hills, illuminated or thrown back in the shadow, offering an aesthetic vision of the village, always renewed.
The Hostellerie de Plaisance is an unusual and unique place, offering surprising perspectives on the village’s architecture and the edges of the vineyard landscapes. You can rest there, but most of all you get the chance to meditate in front of a beauty acquired through time.
Walking through the hotel is going from a terrace to a suspended garden, crossing paths with colourful cow sculptures, brushing with your fingers the immemorial stone, lazing around in a gloriette, contemplating the infinite vineyard landscapes, crossed by a flimsy mist in the pale early hours.
And this place is a halt for all the wine castles amateurs who will find there a gorgeous, comfortable and elegant sanctuary after long hours spent in the vineyards and historical tasting.