On this eight-day luxury river cruise along the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde, you’ll experience the region’s full flavour – with one of the UK’s most popular chefs, James Martin.
When dreaming of France, do you picture yourself sitting in an outdoor cafe, aperitif in hand, watching crowds stroll a riverfront promenade lined with magnificent 18th-century buildings? If so, you might think Paris is the only place to realize that vision. But on a recent trip to Bordeaux, Melanie Haiken discovered that this formerly sleepy port city offers all the ingredients of the perfect French idyll, along with the allure of France’s most famous wine region that surrounds it.
Bordeaux’s famed and beautiful reflecting pool will have you snapping photographs and feeling like you’re walking on water.
Why Buzz.ie fell in love with French city Bordeaux…
A UNESCO World Heritage Site with more listed monuments than you can shake a selfie stick at and a world-class wine museum to boot, the south-eastern city is the complete package.
Recently voted as Europe’s best destination, the historic city along the Garonne River is proving it’s more than just a convenient stopover on the region’s well-trodden wine trail.
Source: A weekend in Bordeaux
Bordeaux has long capitalized on being France’s Wine Capital but has been promoting its history and arts after a major restoration of the city center.
A local’s guide to the top things to do in Bordeaux, France from the best markets to the must-see attractions by the leading English-language Bordeaux blog.