Some of the world’s best french wines come from Bordeaux, in south-west France.
One the most enjoyable ways to spend your time here is…of course…to visit the Bordeaux wineries! This famous french wine region has thousands of chateaux, where grapes are grown, picked, and produced into wines of all kinds – from red and white, to rosé and sparkling.
The famous wine houses such as Chateau Margaux and Mouton-Rothschild all come from this corner of France.
Visiting celebrated french wine vineyards such as these is an amazing experience.
View of the Vineyards
And the city of Bordeaux itself, while often under-rated, has outstanding museums, great food shopping, and some excellent ‘introduction to wine tasting’ courses, perfect for the wine novice (like us!)
Rooftops over the City
Not only that, you will be in a fantastic location for exploring other regions of france, such as the Perigord, famous for prehistoric art; you’re also within driving distance to the white sand beaches of the Atlantic coast.
So, if you are planning a holiday in or near this region of France, we’ve put together some ideas for top french wine vineyards and bordeaux wineries to visit, as well as suggestions for accommodation, and other fun things to do in the area.
We’ve also put together a beginners wine guide so you can familiarise yourself with all that french wine region “lingo”!
Here we go….
Visit this lively city for great shopping, museums, markets and wine therapy!
Read more about all the different wines, like what kinds of grapes are used, and how the wine classification works.
Holiday ideas and tips on what to see and do in the wine region – from world-famous wine estates to family run producers.
Ideas for accommodation and where to stay – from luxury hotels, to winetherapy spas, or cozy guesthouses in the country.
|At A Glance Bordeaux is in southwest France, and is the capital of the Acquitaine region (click here to see a regional map of France). – Getting Here –|
Direct flights through Easyjet from Bristol and Luton; or you could fly with BA or Air France from Gatwick. More About Flights To France By Train
From Paris, takes about 3 hours. From London, you can take the Eurostar via Lille, approx 9 hours. More about train travel in France
From Paris – takes about 7 hours.
More about driving in France
Enjoy, and have fun!