Like a total dork I carried my Metro around with me all day yesterday because it had a really interesting travel piece in it about a nearly forgotten little village in the Languedoc which has been revitalised and is now a super-hip wine retreat destination - and I wanted to tell you guys about it! Here’s some more info:
It’s called Village Castigno, and it’s a boutique hotel, which has sort of taken over the village as most of the ‘rooms’ are individual buildings which have been refurbished. The buildings have been repainted by a designer inspired by the pinks, purples and reds you see in the dregs of grape juice after pressing/the winemaking process (I forget precisely what!) The winery itself is apparently wine-bottle shaped.
There’s no wifi (except in one single room at the winery) so it’s a real middle-of-nowhere digital-detox type retreat, but there’s gorgeous restaurants and food and it’s all very relaxed and lovely.
Anyway, you’ve probably all heard of it, but I’m hoping at least one of you hasn’t - I was quite taken with it!