Bordered to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, Bordeaux, the capital of Southwest France was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2007, as the largest urban area ever to receive this acclaim.
Wine and Chateaux aside, Bordeaux is also the gateway to the most famous vineyards in the world covered with 115,100 hectares with many exceptional treasures to discover.
There is also plenty to keep you busy in Bordeaux and the Gironde region : 1.600 restaurants, 180 kilometres of beaches, thousands of hectares of woodland to roam, hundreds of rambling paths and beautiful spots to discover.
Want to stay longer in Bordeaux? Select one of the 4 following tours:
Up to availability, if you are a culture lover and if you want to discover Bordeaux in a new way, this pack is for you !
Select one visit for the morning, one restaurant for you lunch inhe city town of Bordeaux then one activity for the afternoon.
Welcome to Arcachon Bay ! Time for tasting oysters with a glass of white wine, cycling to the Cap Ferret Lighthouse to admire the view, strolling through oyster-farming villages and going on boat trips.
Have you always wanted to take some time off to yourself ? If so, what is better than a relaxation time in Bordeaux ? This itinerary will take you to places you’ve never been before. You will be able to truly enjoy some time for yourself while discovering another side of the Bordeaux area.
Welcome to the vineyards of Cognac, the world of the Elixir of Gods, less than 2 hours far from Bordeaux.
Come and meet people who elaborate exclusive spirits, maintain traditions and pass them on from generation to generation.
Come and discover a land where life goes at the rhythm of its vineyards, where the main art is growing vines and making the best cognacs.
Escorted tours and vacation packages are guided by English speaking locals.
From the city to the vineyards...
Château de la Rivière
La Rivière, small rural town in Fronsac, made of palus and valleys. Here, the vine takes root on hills wooded from which emerge some cypresses. Beautiful homes, beautiful properties and a 16th century castle, an architectural gem: le Château de La Rivière.For more than 15 years, the village of La Rivière has been able to rhyme landscape and architectural heritage with the Living Arts, and different Events have made an impression, especially with the “Confluent d’Arts” Festival launched in 2017 by le Château de la Rivière.
The Château de La Rivière is the jewel of Fronsadais heritage, built on a rocky promontory, the estate is surrounded by vineyards and woods. It was built on the ruins of a watchtower, contemporary of Charlemagne.
Château de La Dauphine
Château de la Dauphine, nestled in one of the meandering loops of the Dordogne, lies in the heart of a 53-hectare organic and biodynamic vineyard in the respect of men and nature. This meticulous care continues in the ultra-modern winery, unique in Bordeaux, with the production of two premium wines : Château de La Dauphine & Delphis de La Dauphine.
Château de La Dauphine not only stands out for its rich past and the quality of its technical facilities but also for its commitment to developing wine tourism. Today, three GOLD AWARD, of the Best of Wine Tourism contest, reward the quality of the different wine tourism experiences in categories like : Architecture & Landscapes, Wine Tourism Restaurants and Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices.
Thereby, Château de La Dauphine is one on the leading estates of the right bank of Bordeaux.
Château de Reignac
The tasting tower, an ancient pigeon house from the 16th century, the greenhouse designed by Gustave Eiffel, the wine cellar, a union of tradition and modern techniques will be part of your journey in the universe of Reignac.
We offer several innovative wine-tours. Our wine-tour “Reignac and its Scent Garden” won the Best Of Wine Tourism golden trophy in 2016. Our garden assembles a selection of plants which offer you either by their aspect, or their taste, or their ‘perfume’ each time aromas you may find in a white or a red wine. During this wine-tour you will test and train your olfactive memory.
Château Lamothe Bergeron
At Château Lamothe-Bergeron, visits take on another dimension by offering guests an innovative approach to wine tours thanks to an interactive and scenic trail which heightens the senses. Visits end with the initiation to wine tasting or a surprising and delicious wine and macaron pairing session. For “Slow Tourism” aficionados, siestas and picnics take place under the century-old trees of the garden. Moreover, the 19th century home welcomes professionals in a stylish setting, offering relaxing moments for lunches, cocktails, meeting or Team Building.
3rd Grand Cru Classified in Margaux, Château Kirwan has registered in time as a family property that masters the blending of tradition with innovation. The newly renovated cellars, allow us to understand the extent of the work carried out by Schyler family over the generations. Witness to a very classical architecture, the castle is surrounded by a 2 hectare park with fishpond, rose garden and trees Centenarians… Best of gold wine tourism in 2008 thanks to gardens, in 2012
in the category “Art and Culture” and then in 2018 in “Discovery and Innovation”; To Kirwan Castle, the menu is varied and always innovative. Since 1995, the Castle has received some 15,000 visitors from all over the world, from the amateur to the most knowledgeable connoisseur, all curious to discover the culture of during visits conducted in several languages. A bold initiative whose success today is a testament to a successful gamble. front page multilingual wine tourism team known for its professionalism, responsiveness and his sense of welcome; Reinvented reception spaces to customize More requests these are the ingredients that place the property in theleading group of wine tourism in Margaux and Médoc.
Recognized winery, the Château d’Arsac is also a place of artistic creation.
In 1989, the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation exhibited part of its collection at Château d’Arsac, then, each year, the owner Philippe Raoux, organizes an exhibition of recognized artists. Philippe Raoux presents today in Arsac, through 30 emblematic works, the most important private collection of contemporary sculptures in the South West.
This collection, known as the Garden of Sculptures, can be visited by appointment. The cultural orientation of Château d’Arsac has already been rewarded with 3 “Best of Wine Tourism”, in the contest organized every year by the Capital Network of Great Vineyards (in 2004, 2005 and 2010).
Bordeaux Wine Trip
Bordeaux Wine Trip, it’s more than 800 partners, involved in wine tourism through BordeauxVineyards. Wine castles, restaurants, leisure: a wide range of actors eager to make your stay the most beautiful trip!
The world-famous wines of Bordeaux come from a winemaking tradition stretching back over 20
centuries. The famous wines, prestigious chateaux and historic sites along the Bordeaux Wine Route
reveal the rich heritage of the Bordeaux vineyards.
What better way to learn about Bordeaux wines than discovering them on the spot ? Bordeaux Wine Routes take you through the 6 different parts and appellation of the Gironde area : in Bordeaux,
gateway to the vineyards, in Entre-deux-Mers, in Graves & Sauternes, in Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, Fronsac, in Blaye & Bourg, and in Médoc. Wine tourism, food, lodging , recreation, heritage & walk in
More than 800 establishments are certified “Vignobles & Découvertes”, with the commitment of a warm welcome, to offer quality services, to discover the vineyard and the world of wine, to promote the natural, cultural and human heritage of their territory and to practice responsible consumption.
La Cité du Vin
Located in Bordeaux, La Cité du Vin is a new generation cultural centre, unique in the world, where wine is presented in its cultural, civilizational, heritage and universal dimensions.
A cultural facility, a tourist site and a place of life and outings for Bordeaux residents, La Cité du Vin showcases vineyards from around the world through a permanent tour, temporary exhibitions, wine culture workshops and numerous events.
Managed and developed by the Foundation for Wine Culture and Civilisations, La Cité du Vin is accessible to the greatest possible number and is open to all. A spectacular journey around the world, across the ages, in all cultures!
Bernard Magrez Luxury Wine Experience
Bernard Magrez is the only owner of 4 Grands Crus Classés in Bordeaux.
He is also the owner of about 40 vineyards in South of France (Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, Gascogne) and around the world (Argentina, California, Chili, Spain, Japan, Morocco, Portugal, Uruguay).
In addition to his presence in the vineyards, Bernard Magrez endeavors to make the “Art of Wine” famous by producing wines respecting traditional methods that are adapted to the vineyard and the wine personality, but also “The Art of living and welcoming à la française” and the “Art of sharing“.
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Grands crus Classés
The 1855 Bordeaux wines Classification was created to present the most famous Bordeaux wines at the Paris Universal exhibition. The responsibility for drawing it up was given by the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce to the “Bordeaux Trade Brokers”. The idea was to establish a classification based on many years of trade experience, which was the recognition for each estate of its Terroir and reputation. Information, of course, came from the most reliable sources. Published on April 18, 1855, the Classification was the confirmation of an existing market and the evolution over more than a century. Discover the châteaux of the classification and taste these emblematic Grands Crus Classés.
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Sturia is the first producer of caviar in France.
Sturia pioneered sturgeon breeding in France. It is on this basis that Sturia puts special emphasis on the respect of its fishes, environment and its consumers, and offers natural caviar produced using traditional methods, in Aquitaine.
Sturia offers a large range of caviar : from the species to the maturation and taste. Each consumer will find the caviar to suit their own taste.
This quality is recognized by top Michelin-starred chefs and restaurants in France and throughout the world.
Every day in the Arcachon bassin in South-West France, Abatilles natural mineral water is drawn in magnificent surroundings of sea, sand and pines.
Every drop comes from the Massif Central region of central France and makes its way to the spring at a rate of 1 km every 300 years.
As it passes through rock, sand and clay, it becomes charged with minerals that determine its composition, which has remained constant since 1925, and it then collects naturally at a depth of 472 metres (1,549 feet). This is where it has been drawn from, ready to drink, for almost 100 years.
- Visit the “small museum Source” where we tell you about the fabulous history of the source Abatilles, from its discovery to the present day.
- Visit the bottling plant to discover the different stages of production.
- Tasting directly to the source where the water comes to its emergence at 25 °.
Every Thursday of the year from 10 a.m to 12 a.m, 7 euros per visit / person.