Suz
&
John

Château Lagorce, Bordeaux, France.

Welcome

Welcome to our wedding website! We hope you find all of the information you need to plan travelling over to beautiful Bordeaux for our wedding. If not, please don't hesitate to contact us using the contact form.

  1. Marriage Ceremony

    Château Lagorce
    Saturday 2nd July 2022 at 16:00

  2. Reception

    Château Lagorce
    Saturday 2nd July 2022 at 17:00

  3. BBQ

    Château Lagorce
    Sunday 3rd July 2022 at 16:30

Meet the Wedding Party

  • Suz

    Bride
  • Eva

    Maid of Honour
  • Martina

    Bridesmaid
  • Alex

    Bridesmaid
  • John

    Groom
  • David

    Best Man
  • Teddy

    Groomsman
  • Owen

    Groomsman

Accommodation

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Name Type Class
Domaine de l'Espelette B&B Luxury
Les Batarelles B&B Mid-Range
Les Logis de Lestiac B&B Mid-Range
Château Sentout Self-Catering Mid-Range
Hotel Atena Hotel Budget
Gite L’ancien Presse Self-Catering Mid-Range
Chateaux Sauvage Self-Catering Mid-Range

Travel

Flights

Chateau Lagorce is a 30 minute drive from Bordeaux city airport on good roads and it is a lovely drive through vineyards once you leave the motorway.

Dublin

Aer Lingus fly from Dublin to Bordeaux once a day 6 days a week, with Tuesday being the only day that they do not fly. 

Cork

Ryanair fly from Cork to Bordeaux twice a week on Tuesday and Saturday.

Cityjet have recently announced new flights for Cork to La Rochelle which is a very popular seaside town that is 2 hrs drive from the Chateaux.

Ferries

Getting the ferry over from Ireland is very easy with sailings from Cork, Dublin and Rosslare. It might seem expensive but when you work out the cost of flights together with car hire, and then the savings you will make by stocking up on wine on the way back it actually works out ok in terms of price. If you do decide to go by ferry then be sure to book early as they fill up very quickly.

Cherbourg

Irish Ferries sale from both Dublin and Rosslare to Cherbourg. Stena Line also sail from Rosslare. From there it is a 720km drive / 6hrs 40 minutes drive.

Roscoff

Britanny Ferries sail from Cork to Roscoff and Irish Ferries sail from Rosslare to Roscoff. From there it is 690km / 6 hrs 30 minutes drive.

Driving in France

Driving in France is ok and actually not too stressful because there's an excellent motorway and rest stop network. The motorway tolls can add up however. The Via Michelin website is an excellent resource and definitely worth consulting when planning your trip.

Things to Do

Bordeaux City Centre

This beatiful city was classified as a World Heritage Site in 2007 and also won the title of Europe's Best Destination in 2015. It's only 20 minutes from Chateaux Lagorce so it's definitely worth a visit! The Guardian website is an excellent resource when planning a trip and so is the Bordeaux Tourism website.

Saint Emilion

This medieval village is only 20km from Chateaux Lagorce and is in the heart of the world-famous Bordeaux vineyards. It has a cachet all of its own thanks to ubiquitous vineyards, superb wines, impressive monuments, and beautiful architecture. See the Saint Emilion tourism website for more details.

Dune of Pilat

Located at the entrance to the famous Arcachon Bay, this is the highest sand dune in Europe. It is an hours drive from Chateaux Lagorce. See here for more details.

Arcachon

This popular seaside tourist town is famous for its beautiful bay and oysters and is an hours drive from Chateaux Lagorce. See what Lonely Plant has to say about it here.

Dordogne

Few regions sum up the attractions of France better than the Dordogne. With its rich food, heady history, château-studded countryside and picturesque villages, the Dordogne has long been a favourite getaway for French families on les grandes vacances. It's onlya 1 hr 20 minutes drive from Château Lagorce to Périgueux (the capital of the region) and we definitely recommend that you give the region a visit should you have a few days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there anything I should know about visiting France?

France is quite traditional and does not have the same convenience culture which we are accustomed to in Ireland. You will not find any convenience stores like Spar that sell everything from alcohol and cigarettes to bread and tea.

If you smoke then you should know that you can only buy cigarettes in shops with a "tabac" sign outside them and there are no vending machines in bars like we would be used to in Ireland. To make it even more inconvenient  these tabac shops generally close early in the evening around 7pm. You would be advised to stock up when you have the chance! 

Bank machines are harder to find in France and are not located in shops and supermarkets. They are usually located around town squares which are prevalent in all towns and villages in France.

Is there anything planned for Friday night before the wedding?

There is nothing formal planned for the Friday night but weather permitting we will be having some drinks in the outside area of La Table restaurant in Creon from about 8.30pm and we would love for you to join us! It should be a good way for guests to get to know each other before the big day. 

Is there a dress code?

The dress code for the wedding is smart-casual (jackets and ties for the men are optional). The BBQ on Sunday is informal.

Are taxis readily available?

In the larger towns and cities within the region, it is relatively easy to pick up a taxi at short notice. However, in more rural locations and certainly with regards to booking taxis for the wedding day, it is essential that this be arranged in advance.

You can do so with Bordeaux Taxis who can be called on +33556316107.

There will be a shuttle bus (6 people) running on Saturday night between 00:30 to 04:30 and on Sunday night between 23:00 and 02:00 to ferry people to and from accommodation within 15 kms of the venue.

If you think you might want to leave earlier than this, please arrange transport back to your accommodation in the evenings with your hotel in advance.

Should we hire a car?

Hiring a car will be the cheapest and most convenient way to get around.  The Chateau is a 35 minute drive from Bordeaux airport.

We would strongly advise renting a car. The location of the Chateau is rural. Although it is close to some small towns, walking is not an option. 

If you don't particularly want a car whilst at the Chateau (or in the local area), there should be lots of opportunities to share.

What about parking?

There is plenty of space to park at the Chateau if you need to leave your car there overnight.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Hopefully you will not need these! Just in case you do:

Police (Gendarmerie Nationale) in Langoiran: +33556677980 / 53 Avenue Michel Picon, 33550 Langoiran

Hospital Robert Boulin in Libourne: +33557553434 / 112, Rue de la MARNE 33505 Libourne

Hospital Pellegrin in Bordeaux: +33556795679 / Place Amélie Raba Léon, 33076 Bordeaux

What shops/facilities are nearby?

This depends on where you stay, however, locally to Chateau Lagorce there are a few options:

Haux (2 minute drive)
Small village, with an Intermache supermarket, pharmacy, wine store, patisserie etc.

Creon (10 minute drive)
Town, with a larger Carrefour supermarket and a wider range of shops/restaurants.

Further afield, there is the city of Bordeaux where you will be spoilt for choices when it comes to restaurants, bars, cafes and shops.

What can we expect the weather to be like in July?

Hopefully warm, sunny and dry! The average temperature for this time of the year is around 25 degrees Celcuis though some days the temperature can reach as high as 30 degrees or more. Bordeaux has an Atlantic climate but any rain showers usually come and go quite quickly.

Are there any hair salons closeby?

There's a hairdressers in the shopping centre across the road from Hotel Atena in Creon. Contact details are as follows:

http://salons.kerastase.fr/55278-salon-ever-coiffure

There are a number of small hair salons in Creon town.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions then please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll respond as soon as we can.

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