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Bordeaux Travel Guide: 3 Perfect Days

There are so many places to visit in France it’s difficult to decide where to go next. So when a friend suggested Bordeaux, I said “when?!”  Although I could have stayed much longer, a 3-day itinerary was perfect. It gave enough of a taste of the city: its wine, its culture, its history and its beauty, to let me know I have to return again.

Here’s a Bordeaux travel guide with my itinerary and points of interest each day.

Day 1: The Secrets of Great Wine tour   

Offered by the Bordeaux Tourist Office, the Secrets of Great Wine tour includes a walk through the Chartrons district and the Musée du Vin et du Négoce; lunch at a neigborhood cafe; a visit to the medieval town of Saint Emilion; and a wine-tasting tour of Château Haut-Veyrac — a Grand Cru vineyard.

Bordeaux travel guide

Day 2: La Cité de Vin 

The ultimate museum for wine lovers! Immerse yourself in wine history, wines of the world and more in this ultra-modern experience made for learning and fun.

Bordeaux travel guide

La Cité de Vin

Day 3: Bordeaux City Tour 

On your own or guided by English-speaking guides, there are tours for your every interest. Check with the Bordeaux Tourist Office Mine was designed for a taste of history and architecture — Place des Quinconces, Place du Palais, Place de la Bourse, The Opera House,

A City Pass in a must! You can hop on-off trams that run through town day and night, plus admission to various museums and exhibitions.


Bordeaux travel guide

Place de la Bourse


Stayed tuned for more on each day’s excursions….

Bordeaux travel guide




2 replies »

    • So glad it worked out, Rich. You should go back to Bordeaux to visit again. It’s totally different now with the trams. Gorgeous and convenient!

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