Venue

Accommodation

Accommodation for guests at the Orpheus & Bacchus Festivals is in one of the three houses at Chateau du Faure, situated around our courtyard.

Le Faure, the original maison de mâitre, is an elegant 18th century house on three floors, restored with 8 characterful bedrooms on the first & second floors, 8 bath or shower rooms ensuite. There is a 9th bedroom on the ground floor with a shower-room for mobility impaired guests. La Musique has 8 en-suite bedrooms, as does L’Orangerie, but the latter’s bedrooms all open out onto a large terrace. These two houses have their bedrooms on the ground floor.

Single occupancy: We do not charge for single occupancy although all rooms are doubles or twins. However for fully booked events we may restrict the number of rooms for single occupancy.

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The Area

Music and wine remain two of the greatest pleasures and when complemented with convivial company and good food in a magical setting you have the recipe for a great experience.

Where better than Bordeaux, where the quality and history of its wines are unsurpassed in the world?

Guests can choose between “doing their own thing” during the day, (golf at Château Vigiers, canoeing, fishing, tennis (our own court), swimming in the pools at each house) or joining in the group visits to the special attractions of the region, especially the famous wine châteaux.

Each evening we will gather in la Musique to commence the evening’s entertainment.

Travel

Prices are exclusive of travel costs. We are not a tour operator but will be happy to assist you make the best travel arrangements.

Guests living in Europe can avail themselves of the many flights coming into Bergerac (40 mins away) or Bordeaux (60 mins away) Airports. International guests usually fly into London or  Paris, with onward travel by air or TGV.  Clients travelling by air can be met at Bordeaux Merignac or Bergerac, those by TGV at Libourne. Car hire is available. Note that Bergerac & Libourne are recommended to avoid Bordeaux rush hour!

By Air

From the Uk there are many flights by BA, Ryanair, Easyjet, FlyBE, Jet2 from airports throughout the UK, flying int Bordeaux or Bergerac Airports.

By Car 

The best access to France  from the UK is by Eurotunnel, which has regular (15-30 min. intervals typically) drive-on departures from Folkestone. It takes 35 minutes to Calais. Then the route is via Rouen, Chartres, Tours, Poitiers and Angouleme. Driving distance from Calais is 525 miles, of which more than half is dual carriageway. Typical driving time 8-9 hours from Calais, motorway tolls about £20. The advantage of driving is that you can return home with good wines at very cheap prices, due to our contacts.

We can provide recommendations for overnight hotel stops.

By Train

The simplest route is via Lille. from St.Pancras, arriving in Libourne around 5pm.

Alternative is via Paris, it’s quicker, but involves a 30 minute underground trip. Opportunity to stay in Paris on either leg.

Car Hire

Inexpensive cars can be hired from Libourne or Bordeaux.

We have a small fleet of classic cars for rent from Chateau du Faure

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