The current mansion is a secluded chartreuse of which the main building dates from the 19th century. The two turrets are older; they are the vestiges of the original 17th-century building. Located in a vineyard setting on the outskirts of Pauillac, the house became a member of Relais & Châteaux in 1991. Among this garden filled with pines and verbena, Château Cordeillan-Bages offers 28 bright rooms and suites in a timeless décor with modern accents. The Cazes family's personal art collection, family-style reception rooms, designer furniture and light fixtures (by Franck Gehry, Andrée Putman, Achile Castiglioni, Gae Aulenti and others), king-sized Italian beds, terraces and a 25-metre outdoor swimming pool add to the comfort and serenity of this beautiful setting. Just a few steps from here, the picturesque village of Bages is the setting for a true art of living. Feel free to arrive by helicopter.