5 Weekend Getaways Ideas Within 2 Hours of Bordeaux

Published the 11/12/2023 in Our Best Adresses

The Bordeaux region is known for its world-renowned vineyards, but it also full of    hidden treasures to discover within a two-hour drive from Bordeaux. Whether you're a wine enthusiast, seeking relaxation, nature lover, or a history buff, we have five weekend getaway ideas that will allow you to escape and explore the diversity of this beautiful region.


tinyhouse @Parcel Tiny House

If you're looking to escape the fast pace of the city, a getaway in a Tiny House is the perfect solution to relax and disconnect from the daily stress. Just a few steps away from Bordeaux, you can find yourself in the heart of nature, surrounded by tranquility. Discover the simple life in these well-equipped miniature houses situates in picturesque natural settings. Treat yourself to a unique experience in harmony with nature, where every moment is an invitation to relaxation. You can disconnect from your screens, forget the worries of city life, and be lulled by the song of birds and the whisper of the wind in the trees. Tiny Houses are peaceful havens that promote well-being, allowing you to recharge while living in sync with nature.

 2Relaxing Weekend in One of Our Cozy Properties with a Spa

spa de l'hotel zoologie à bordeaux @hotel la zoologie

When visiting Bordeaux, choose the ultimate relaxation weekend in our charming spa properties located near the city. More than just accommodations, they allow you to disconnect from the noise and worries of modern life. As you step through their doors, you enter a haven of absolute well-being. Enjoy soothing treatments, relaxing massages, and tranquil baths in a serene setting. This wellness interlude invites you to disconnect from the outside world and recenter yourself. At the end of your stay, you will feel rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready to face the challenges of everyday life with renewed serenity. Treat yourself to this unique experience of relaxation and well-being in Bordeaux, because you deserve it.

If you're looking for ideas on places to relax, feel free to read our article about 5 spas not to miss in the region of Bordeaux.

 3. The Basque Country Mountains: Hiking in the Green and Gastronomy

paysage du pays basque entre montagne et terre

"For a complete change head to the Basque Country Mountains, located less than two hours from Bordeaux. This region will unveil breathtaking natural beauty combined with authentic cultural richness. Hikes will lead you through picturesque landscapes where lush greenery stretches as far as the eye can see. The majestic mountains, winding rivers, and fragrant oak and beech forests create an enchanting atmosphere."

Immerse yourself in the local way of life by visiting charming villages where traditional architecture and festive traditions endure. Let yourself be charmed by traditional music, dance, and local cuisine. Picturesque hostels will welcome you to savor the culinary delights of the Basque Country, from authentic Basque dishes to local cheeses and fresh seafood pintxos.

This getaway in the heart of the Basque Country Mountains, with its breathtaking panoramas and rich cultural heritage, is designed to foster your desire to immerse yourself in this captivating region, providing a unique travel opportunity.

4. Cognac - Beyond Time

barrique de cognac

The charming town of Cognac is a true paradise for spirits enthusiasts. Famous worldwide for its exceptional production of Cognac, the town offers an unforgettable experience. During your visit, you can explore renowned distilleries that continue the tradition of crafting this precious elixir for generations. You will uncover the secrets of distillation and aging, which impart each drop of Cognac with its unique character.

The town itself is brimming with charm, history, and traditions. The castles and historic mansions that punctuate the region bear witness to the city's rich cultural heritage. You can wander through picturesque streets, visit majestic castles, and immerse yourself in the timeless atmosphere that dominates in this area.

A trip to Cognac would not be complete without a Cognac tasting. You will have the opportunity to savor exceptional brandies, globally renowned for their complex flavors and subtle aromas. Let yourself be enchanted by the magic of Cognac and immerse yourself in a centuries-old tradition that has turned this town into a global icon of distillation.

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5. Unique Weekend in the Périgord

vue depuis un chateau avec un spa @château dans les arbres

Located in the heart of the Land of Bastides, in the Purple Périgord, between the vineyards of Bergerac and the stunning Sarlat, the Puybéton estate sprawls across an 11-hectare park. It provides an idyllic setting for those seeking rejuvenation and relaxation.

Whether it's for a one-night getaway, a weekend, or an extended stay, whether with your partner, family, or friends, the estate invites you to stay in one of its six luxurious, fully equipped cabins with spas. These cabins, reminiscent of hilltop or floating castles, promise an unforgettable and unusual dream night.

The Puybéton estate guarantees you a magical experience dedicated to relaxation and well-being, in a place where calm and serenity blend harmoniously. Each of these cabins will transport you into a setting filled with exoticism, uniqueness, and refinement. Regardless of the season, you will appreciate the opportunity to relax in the warm waters of a heated spa, living in perfect harmony with the nature that surrounds you.


Whether you are looking for relaxation, adventure, a connection with nature, or cultural enrichment, the Bordeaux region and its surroundings offer a multitude of unique experiences, all within a two-hour drive from Bordeaux. Explore the richness of this exceptional region and be inspired by the five weekend ideas we've shared. There are no more excuses to not discover the diversity that surrounds you. Feel free to contact us, and our receptive agency can tailor a customized program to match your preferences and desires.