The Novalis hotel is ideally situated in the heart of the vineyards and close to the sea, forest and the mountains. Indeed, the hotel is only 15 minutes away from Bordeaux where there are several must see attractions. The city is set on the banks of the Garonne River and visitor attractions within the city include the cathedral St Andre and its Pey Berland clock tower, the Place de la Bourse, the Girondins monument and the place des Quinconces. Take a walk down the longest shopping street in Europe, the rue Ste Catherine, which leads to the Grand Theatre in Place de la Victoire. There are alsomany more monuments, palaces and garden to be explored right in the heart of Bordeaux. The Novalis hotel is situated at the heart of the Pessac Léognan Graves vineyard. After visiting Bordeaux itself, do not forget to go and tastes the wines of the region. Following the Medoc wine route also gives you the chance to visit some of the many fine castles in the area around the Gironde estuary. Indeed, vine dominate the landscape of the region. Bordeaux is surrounded by the vineyards of the Medoc but also by the Côte de Bourg and Blaye vineyards to the north, by the St Emilion (a town which is a UNESCO world heritage site) vineyards, as well as by the Pomerol and Entre deux mers vineyards to the east, and finally by the Graves, wher the Novalis hotel is situated, and Sauternais vineyards to the south. The Atlantic Ocean is less than one hour away ; take time to explore the dune du Pyla, the biggest sand dune in Europe which marks the entrance to the Arcachon basin and the start of the biggest forest area in Europe, the Landes pine forest which is an ideal place for walking whether you want to go on a leisurely stroll or a more strenuous hike. Food lovers must try the Bordeaux canelet ( a sweet custard cake), foie gras, oysters from the Arcachon basin, shad fish, mushrooms and Bordeaux rib steak. You are sure to enjoy your meal in Bordeaux ! Kids will enjoy a visit to the Bordeaux Pessac zoo which is a few minutes away from the hotel or to the Gujan-Mestras aqualand.
Gradignan is a small town at the gates of Bordeaux. The Comfort Hotel Bordeaux Pessac is ideally located near shops and restaurants. It offers great access to the city and to the green surroundings with uncountable vineyards. The beaches in Arcachon can be reached within 45 minutes by car from the Comfort Hotel Bordeaux Pessac.
Ideally-situated, in the south of the Bordeaux region, and just 15' from Bordeaux city centre, Au Comté d'Ornon is the ideal base for visiting the famous vineyards and a range of sites which make the charm of the Aquitaine region.