Pessac Vacation Packages
Visitors to Pessac usually come for its world-famous winemaking castles and distinctive wines produced from the region's gravelly soil. However, this Bordeaux suburb offers much more than just wine, with interesting churches and quirky architecture. Stay here for the flavor of life in one of France's prime grape-growing regions.
Taste the wines for which Bordeaux is famous at one of Pessac’s vineyards. The unique composition of the soil in the Graves region gives the end product a distinctive taste, with a worldwide reputation for excellence. Château Pape Clément, named after the 13th-century pope who owned it, features stunning architecture and expansive grounds with parks and art exhibits.
Become a Bordeaux connoisseur by touring other vineyards in the region. Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion both grow grapes on the grounds of elegant mansions. Make reservations in advance to explore these castles and take part in expert-led tasting sessions.
Wander the streets of the modern Cité Frugès quarter, named for its stylish collection of houses, which were commissioned by Henry Frugès in 1926 and designed by the famous architect Le Corbusier. The colorful modernist style of the estate stands out from the rest of the suburb’s building stock.
Marvel at the contrasting architecture of St. Martin's Church. The building, which is located next to a war monument, has an austere interior facing an ornate Baroque altarpiece.
Escape to nature at Ecosite du Bourgailh on the outskirts of Pessac. Follow paths through the forest, pausing at wooden viewing platforms to look out over Bordeaux and the surrounding area.
Watch undiscovered classics at the Pessac Historical Film Festival, which takes place in November. The annual celebration of cinema invites academics and filmmakers to participate in a program tracing the history of the medium.
Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport is 15 minutes away from Pessac by car and has regular flights to major European and French cities. For the best chance for warm and dry weather, arrange your visit to Pessac between April and October.
Accommodation in Pessac
You can find 5 different Pessac hotel listings on Expedia's up-to-date Pessac hotels guide.
Highly recommended Pessac hotels include the Château Pape Clément - Bernard Magrez Luxury Wine Experience, at 216, avenue du Docteur Nancel, and the Holiday Inn Bordeaux Sud - Pessac, at 10 Avenue Antoine Becquerel. Cheaper options that previous visitors often recommend include the Hotel Campanile Bordeaux Sud - Pessac, at P.A Tec. Europarc Avenue du Haut, and the Hotel Première Classe Bordeaux Sud - Pessac Bersol, at 7 Rue Thomas Edison.