5 good reasons to come to Bordeaux

Published the 02/10/2020 in Exploring the Region

You need some inspiration to choose your next destination? Bordeaux inspires you? We have gathered some very good reasons for you to visit or (why not) revisit Bordeaux!

1. something to do all year round

There is simply no bad time or season to visit Bordeaux and its region. In winter you can visit multiple museums, do gourmet shopping at markets, or why not go to Cognac during the period of distillation. We also love to eat oysters in winter, the time of year when they are just perfect.

In spring the weather is normally charming and wonderful, good for any activity. On beautiful days we love to go for a walk in the vineyards or in Dordogne. It is also a marvellous time to visit the oceanside and Arcachon Bay, without the summer crowds.

In summer we enjoy escaping from the heat to the freshness of the ocean or hiding in the caves of Dordogne or in the wineries of Saint-Emilion to taste the best wines of the world. 

In autumn the city and vineyards are brightly coloured and as beautiful as ever. We never miss the harvest and wonderful Indian summer sunsets. The beautiful days last till mid-November and even after that the temperature is rarely below 10 degrees. 

2. wine, vineyards, and wine   museum! 

We can't, of course, leave out wine when it comes to Bordeaux... but coming to Bordeaux you don't only taste, but have the possibility to discover the hole ecosystem around winemaking and its history. And, we begin with its history in a unique wine museum in Bordeaux, Cité du Vin.

When it comes to wine, history and know-how lies behind. Visiting the vineyards and winemakers around Bordeaux you quickly notice this. Every chateau has its own history, every winery has its different style. It's also an art. The art of blending so particular to Bordeaux as well as the art of tasting. Taste a wine with its owner is something that marks every wine lover. Especially when the tasting has a unique setting: from a barrel, in a winery or during an amical dinner.

3. paradise for foodies

With good wine - good food. Bordeaux is rich in gastronomic treasures. Local production is varied: asparagus, caviar, saffron, canelés, shad, lamprey, boletus, seafood... the best restaurants open their doors for you to discover its local fine cuisine! Delicacies are waiting for you on the markets on Sundays, in little grocery stores and oyster cabins. And why not visit the famous Capucins market with our chef?

Picnic with local delicacies in a remarkable setting

4.  City, ocean or countryside? 

Despite a quite famous name, Bordeaux is still "terra incognita" for many travellers. Bordeaux is more than just wine. It's nature, architecture, history... and it is the biggest territory classified world heritage by UNESCO!

Place de la Bourse and Water Mirror

In the city there are many unmissable places such as Place de la Bourse or Grand Theatre. Historical quarters of Chartrons or Saint-Michel will be a pleasure for those who look for a city getaway "à la française". 

To get some fresh air you should choose another direction. Medieval villages and unique landscapes of Dordogne, citadels and chateaux, Dune of Pilat and the ocean... each corner of the region offers a new facet to discover.

5. experiences and emotions

When coming to Bordeaux, you don’t come just to see something. You come to get experiences. The most basic is wine tasting but there is a lot more! Blending masterclasses where you can create your own wine, cooking with a local chef using local products, wine & food pairing... Wine cruises that open new horizons of wine tasting in the heart of Arcachon Bay and numerous experiences in the nature are waiting for you: boletus or truffle or chestnut hunting and a delicious food right after or a gourmet picnic on the bank of the Garonne river with a wonderful view. When leaving Bordeaux, you leave with a lot of emotions and memories wishing to come back one day for another adventure. 

Lunch in the vineyards... unforgettable memories

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