Bordeaux : what to do, what to see...

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    Bordeaux

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Bordeaux : what to do, what to see... Bordeaux fr

Beyond its vintages, Bordeaux and its region is a lifestyle in its own right. Explore the historic landmarks, take a wine tasting course, stroll along the Rue Sainte-Catherine, try surfing or indulge in a basket of Arcachon Bay oysters... The choice is yours. Come on, it’s time to borrow a few of our great ideas.

 

WHAT TO SEE

 

• The Cité du Vin wine heritage centre in Bordeaux

• The CAPC museum of modern art

• Cap Ferret• The vineyards of the Médoc

• The Gironde estuary and its traditional carrelet fishing huts

• The Miroir d'eau reflecting pool in Bordeaux

• Arcachon Bay

• The Jurisdiction of Saint-Émilion UNESCO World Heritage site

• The Dune of Pilat

• Cognac


WHAT TO DO

 

• Get on the Bordeaux wine trail in Graves and Sauternes

• Surf the waves at Lacanau

• Get onboard for a river cruise departing from Blaye

• Drink (moderately) to the wonder of wine at the Grande Biennale in Bordeaux

• Push your limits on the Médoc Marathon

• Travel back in time on a visit to the citadel and fortifications in Blaye

• Dress up to the nines for an evening at the Grand Théâtre in Bordeaux

• Enjoy a plate of oysters hidden away in a beach hut at Arcachon 

• Let go in a vinotherapy spa

• Learn the art of blending cognac at a mixology workshop


WHAT TO EAT

 

• Cannelés

• Some grands crus

• Bordeaux steak

• Grenier médocain

• Arcachon oysters

• Lormont scratchings

• Pigeon salmis

• Fanchonnette bordelaise

• Brioche bordelaise

• Arcachon winkles


WHAT TO BRING BACK

 

• Wine cases 

• Pralines from Blaye

• A box of dunettes

• White or rosé Lillet aromatised wine

• Aquitaine caviar

• Cannelés cakes

• Cap Ferret dunes blanches choux buns

• Sarments du Médoc chocolates

• Médoc noisettine hazelnut pastries

• Croquants de l’Estuaire biscuits

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