Bordeaux is, after Paris, France's most beautiful city. With its nineteenth-century facades along the banks of the Garonne, majestic boulevards and a completely renewed tram network, this city has rightly been classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site. A city of unsurpassed beauty and a hip, young vibe. Ideal to discover by bike with an experienced guide. And because a man can never get enough of beauty and enjoyment, visit the immense, ten-storey La Cité du Vin museum. Not only a feast for you, but also for your senses thanks to the image projections, sounds and scents spreading through the space. And because a party for your senses is only successful if it includes tasting, visit a local wine estate with a tasting to complete the picture.
Day 1: Explore the surroundings
On arrival, check into your hotel just outside Bordeaux. Explore the area, relax in the spa or by your hotel's pool. If you can't wait to explore Bordeaux, you can take an evening stroll in Bordeaux before dining at one of the city's cosy restaurants.
Day 2: Visit Bordeaux and Cité du Vin
Your day starts with a visit on foot or by bike in the centre of Bordeaux together with a private guide. Rediscover the great monuments and cosy squares within the confines of the old city walls, the beautifully renovated student quarter and the Grosse Cloche. Admire the cathedral, the Palais Gallien and don't forget to taste the "Cannelés de Bordeaux", these dome-shaped cakes are often served with coffee and can be bought at any bakery. In the afternoon, visit La Cité du Vin, also called the "Guggenheim of Bordeaux", where you will learn all about the drink that put this region on the world map. At your own pace with audioguide, you will be taken on a journey of discovery through the world of vines, the wine-making process, stories and flavours as well as the fantastic architecture of this museum. The journey continues in the 'Bellevue' at 35 metres high with panoramic views over the city accompanied by a tasting that is a feast for the eyes and taste buds. You will end the day at one of the region's finest wine estates.
Day 3: Past vineyards and unique panoramas
Explore the vineyards of the Libournais at the wheel of a Citroën 2CV or a Classic Car. Along rural roads, enjoy unique panoramas and UNESCO-protected châteaux, towns and villages such as Libourne, Pomerol and medieval Saint-Emilion. Or cycle, with a guide, for a day along the Garonne River and among the vineyards of Bordeaux.
Day 4: Going home
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