52 rue du Moulineau
52 rue du Moulineau
Bed and breakfast and 2 bedroom gite near Bordeaux, 45mn from Arcachon, 10mn from the Graves vinyeards. B&B offers 2 bedrooms ensuite. Homemade jams and bread for breakfast. Our gite is very well equipped including washing machine and aircon. Private garden and BBQ. Ideal for touring around the region and also for business.
Description of Chambres D'Hotes:B & B and Gîte in the middle of the Graves wine region, near Bordeaux
Nick and Myriam welcome you to their lovingly renovated Bed and Breakfast and Gîte only 15 minutes away from the centre of the historical city of Bordeaux, yet moments away from the countryside: a Bed and Breakfast nearly in town, and nearly in the country! Sol y Sombra is situated in the middle of the famous Pessac Leognan Bordeaux wine region, opposite a magnificent animal park with a play area and an aquarium.
Come and spend a few days with us. At Sol y Sombra, you have the choice of either a twin room or a double room, both with en-suite shower room and WC. You can sit and relax in our very sunny front room, watch TV (satellite) or leaf through our information on the region at your ease. Myriam will serve you a typical French breakfast of fresh bread, home made jams and home made orange juice.
A warm welcome awaits you. Free access to our front garden and terrace. Ample parking.
Alternatively Nick and Myriam offer excellent self catering accommodation in their small but but very well designed two bedroom West Country Gîte.
Sol y Sombra is ideally situated for those wanting to tour the region: Bordeaux and its historical monuments, the coast with its sandy beaches, the famous wine routes all within easy reach.
We are also well located for people on business or training courses at the local University (Talence and Pessac).
Call now or use our e-mail for more information.
Attractions:Near to Sol y Sombra Sol y Sombra is situated opposite a our local park and Woodland. You can walk around at no charge and admire the very varied European fauna (more than 50 different species of birds and mammals). Within the grounds, your children can enjoy the fabulous playground with its magic roundabout and visit the Aquarium. The River Bourde runs through the Park and animals and visitors alike can enjoy the riverside walk. Sol y Sombra was built on what used to be the vineyards of the Chateau de Laurenzanne which is now the Town Hall. It is still possible to walk through the Park and see the Chateau, its grounds, magnificient fountain and old glass greenhouse. South of Gradignan town centre, you can visit a unique historical and architectural building. The Cayac Old Priory, which boasts a history closely linked to the pilgrimages of St Jacques de Compostelle. You can walk around the grounds, along the River Bourde and even stop for a drink at the local restaurant. Last, but not least of the very local attractions, is our local Wine Museum: L’Ecomusee de la Vigne et du Vin, which houses a collection of around 500 tools dating back from 18th and 19th Centuries. Other things to do nearby: numerous cycle paths, municipal swimming pool, horse & pony riding, canoeing and fishing A few minutes away……our local vineyards!!! Everybody knows about Bordeaux wine! Sol y Sombra sits in the middle of the famous Pessac Leognan appellation in the Graves Area. Your host will arrange visits to chateaux and wine tasting upon request! Still only 15mn away: Bordeaux! From our house, you can also visit the famous historical city of Bordeaux with its tram, so easy to use to get around. So much for everyone to see! A vast choice of historical monuments, museums, and famous architecture. Walks on various themes. You can choose to stroll along the renovated riverside, or down the longest shopping street in Europe. We can help you book guided tours, or, if you prefer, suggest some walks you can do on your own: we have a selection of brochures and books you can borrow. A little further: Arcachon and the Atlantic coast Only 40mn away by car, you can visit the lovely old town of Arcachon with its harbour, winter town, summer town, oyster beds, numerous restaurants (sea food, oysters and others) and magnificent views of the bay of the Bassin d’Arcachon. From Arcachon, you can drive to the highest sand dune in Europe: la dune du Pyla, climb it and admire the breathtaking view over the Bassin and the Ocean.
DirectionsBy plane: Bordeaux Merignac Airport.
15mn from Bordeaux Merignac airport. If you arrive by plane, just ask and we will pick you up and take you back for 20 Euros only. If you hire a car, we are just off the ring road (Rocade exit 17 Gradignan Malartic) by car.
Motorway direction Toulouse,
Ring road (rocade) direction Airport Merignac, take exit 17 towards Gradignan Malartic. You will pass a Shell petrol station, then a ATAC shopping centre and we are a little further on the right hand side, opposite the entrance to the Parc du Moulineau and Maison de la Nature. Look out for our sign.