Checking-in: La Course, a chic guesthouse in Bordeaux

We quickly fell in love with Bordeaux. A huge part of that was due to our home away from home, La Course, a beautiful luxury guesthouse located in a heritage home just outside the downtown centre of Bordeaux. The Parisian owner has very tastefully decorated the guesthouse, in particular the main level which has beautiful French molding adorning the stylishly-decorated rooms. The decor exudes effortless French sophistication and I loved every corner of it. Each guest room has its own personality, revealed through its decor. We spent 3 nights in La Pinada, located on the 2nd floor in the back of the guesthouse. With its green accents and nature inspired art, our room had a vintage French nature vibe.

Given its location on a relatively busy residential street, light sleepers should book one of the back rooms. In addition to being significantly quieter (I’m a light sleeper and enjoyed a full sleep), you overlook the terrace, colorful backyards and interesting buildings.

After eating pastry-filled breakfasts for a week, La Course offered a nice, more balanced approach: freshly-squeezed juice, fruit salad, yogurt and pastries, complemented by fresh flowers on the table (and coffee brewed whichever way you like it). Breakfast can be enjoyed on the backyard terrace or indoors, taking in the beautiful decor (I still can’t get enough of it). Interested in a wine tasting? The onsite wine dispenser offers a selection of red & white Bordeaux wines by the glass, for between €5 and €10 (…bliss).

La Course was a tough place to leave at the end of our stay in Bordeaux and given our memorable experience at the guesthouse and in Bordeaux, I’m sure we will be back. Highly recommend!

La Course Guesthouse, 69 rue de la Course, Bordeaux

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