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FranceGourmand's tour of Bordeaux

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Spend six days and five nights on a gastronomic adventure in Bordeaux. The city and surrounding Gironde is a seductive destination famed for spectacular food and world-class wine. Shop in the Capuchin Market, the “Belly of Bordeaux”, then go behind the scenes of a fine restaurant for a culinary workshop and an unexpected meal. Tour famous Saint-Emilion and Ludon-Médoc vineyards to taste their gran...

Spend six days and five nights on a gastronomic adventure in Bordeaux. The city and surrounding Gironde is a seductive destination famed for spectacular food and world-class wine. Shop in the Capuchin Market, the “Belly of Bordeaux”, then go behind the scenes of a fine restaurant for a culinary workshop and an unexpected meal. Tour famous Saint-Emilion and Ludon-Médoc vineyards to taste their grand crus. Round out your trip with a day at the Dune du Pilat, Europe’s tallest sand dune, and the coastal town of Arcachon - one of the world's best places to taste oysters!

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Trip highlights
  • Wine tasting
    Wine tasting
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • City
    City

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Day 1: Arrival in Bordeaux

France's most fascinating metropolis...

• A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer to your historic boutique hotel

• Spend the rest of the day at leisure or begin exploring at your own pace

• Aside from its gastronomic reputation, Bordeaux boasts numerous culturalmonuments, spectacular scenery and is an ideal starting point for exciting excursions to the countryside and beaches

• In each direction, you will find open nature with well-posted hiking and biking trails - pure 'El Dorado' for nature lovers!

Visited:
Bordeaux
Accommodation
Le Boutique Hotel Bordeaux (Bordeaux)

Day 2: "Le Marché des Capucins”, gourmet brunch & river cruise

• Visit "Le Marché des Capucins”, the largest and oldest market in the South of France in the company of a local guide

Stop at three different stalls, talk with producers and taste local wines & fresh produce

• Join your guide for a gourmet oenological brunch with wine tasting in a friendly atmosphere

Taste six different winesmatched with food previously purchased at the market

• Then, embark on a guided riverboat cruise on the Garonne River

• Glide smoothly along the river while taking in the panorama of the city's landmarks and passing the beautiful stone bridges Aquitaine, Jacques Chaban-Delmas and Eiffel

Visited:
Bordeaux
Accommodation
Le Boutique Hotel Bordeaux (Bordeaux)

Day 3: The wines of Saint-Emilion

• Set off on a full day private guided tour of the prestigious wines of the Saint-Emilion region

• Enjoy visits and tastings at two prestigious Grand Cru Classé and at one family-run estate

Explore the charming village of Saint-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Experience a French aperitif in the middle of the vineyards made of French delicacies from the market place

• Later, participate in a blending session, taste different grapes varietals and create your own wine!

For lunch, dine at a casual and chic chateau. If the weather allows, the lunch will be served on the terrace or in the garden

Visited:
Bordeaux, Saint Emilion
Accommodation
Le Boutique Hotel Bordeaux (Bordeaux)

Day 4: Arcachon and Dune du Pilat

• A chauffeur will pick you up for today's excursion to Arcachon, a very popular coastal destination in southwest France

• The principal attractions in Arcachon include beautifulbeaches, a vibrant town center and the 'wintertown' (the "ville d'hiver")

• The beach in the center of Arcachon is great for children, while Biscarrosse offers plenty of waves for surfing and body-boarding

• Marvel at the architecture of “ville d'hiver” and 'Mode Pittoresque'

• The seafood restaurants in Arcachon are of course particularly popular (lunch not included)

• Then, visit the Oyster House to discover the art of oyster farming and an oyster tasting (not included)

• Make the best of your afternoon and visit the Dune of Pilat, the tallest sand dune in Europe (110-meters)

Visited:
Bordeaux, Arcachon
Accommodation
Le Boutique Hotel Bordeaux (Bordeaux)

Day 5: Medoc wine region

Spend a full day tasting amazing Cabernet Sauvignon and visiting mythical chateaux of the Medoc Region! (minimum 2 people)

Enjoy visits and tastings at 2 prestigious Grand Cru Classé and at one family-run estate

Experience a French aperitif in the middle of the vineyards made of French delicacies from the market place

Participate in a blending session in our tasting room in Bordeaux: taste different grapes varietals and create your own wine!

Visited:
Bordeaux, Ludon-Médoc
Accommodation
Le Boutique Hotel Bordeaux (Bordeaux)

Day 6: Bordeaux departure

• A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer to the airport

• Board your onward flight and have a safe and pleasant journey!

Visited:
Bordeaux

BordeauxSaint EmilionArcachonLudon-Médoc

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  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
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  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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