Griet and Hervé Laviale-Van Malderen have become
owners of Château Franc Mayne since 2004. The charming
18th-century “Girondine” house has been restored. New wood and
stainless steel fermentation vats are placed as well as the
state-of-the-art wine cellar used for malolactic fermentation.
Along with Michel Rolland, Oenologist, Griet and Hervé adapt
wine-making technique and facilities to correspond the most to
specific characteristics of the terroir. Château Franc Mayne’s
soils are mainly composed of 3 sub-soil plots: clay-limestone,
clay-sand and limestone plateau. This third plot, part of the
famous limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion, is planted 10%
Carbernet franc whereas the other 2 intensify the 90% fruity
In addition, underneath the limestone plateau are 2 hectares of
old stone quarries. Saint-Emilion counts over 80 km of
underground tunnels and galleries. Nowadays, the 2-hectare
tunnel has been practically arranged to accommodate wines during
the barrel ageing process. It is also romantically lightened to
Le Relais de Franc Mayne is where you can stay to appreciate
this marvellous wine environment. Its 12 rooms are tastefully
refurbished to ensure guests’ exclusive privacy and relaxing
moment. The exquisite lounge, elegant dining room and
beautifully landscaped garden with an eco-friendly natural
swimming pool will be part of your most memorable experience in
the region. This small charming hotel welcomes guests all year
round in a luxurious yet friendly atmosphere.
Le Relais de Franc Mayne
Swimming Pool: Yes
Wine Tours: Yes
Rates include breakfast and taxes.
The hotel works with main credit cards (Visa, American Express,
Check-In and Check Out Time:
Check-In: 15 hs.
Check-Out: 12 hs.
The hotel requires a valid credit card has guaranteed. No charges
Any cancellation of reservation made 72 hours prior to arrival
has no penalty. (Except high season and long weekends on
Cancellations made after this time will be charged one night has
No Shows: 100% of the total cost of the reservation will be
charged to the credit card.