Everything started in 1990, when Florence and
Daniel Cathiard fell in love with Château Smith Haut Lafitte and
its charming, 18th-century house, during a flight over the
Daniel Cathiard, founder of the Go Sport chain, and Florence
President of McCann Europe, decided to give up their stressful
careers and start a new life by buying Château Smith Haut
Florence and Daniel Cathiard observed that a low-lying area in
produced lower-quality grapes than the rest. A water diviner was
called in and discovered a natural spring in that spot. Analyses
revealed that, 540 metres underground, there was a naturally hot
spring with a high concentration of minerals and trace elements.
This discovery facilitated the development of the first
Vinothérapie® Spa in the world Internationally-renowned Caudalie
products are used together with water from the hot spring in a
series of treatments devised by Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas.
The sub-standard vineyard was pulled up to make room for a
luxury "hotel de charme" alongside the Spa, opened in June 1999:
Les Sources de Caudalie.
"Caudalie", a term borrowed from wine-tasting, describes the
persistence of a wine on the palate: the longer a wine's
aftertaste, the higher its "caudalie" rating.
Les Sources de Caudalie
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.