Founded around 300 BC, Bordeaux remains a marketplace, a trading port and a port of entry. The starting point for exploring the world as well as the prestigious châteaux of Médoc, Saint Émilion, Graves and Entre-deux-Mers, where everyone can experience the sophisticated way of life "à la bordelaise"!
Château France Mayne in Saint Emilion : www.relaisfrancmayne.com
Hôtel Grand Barrail in St Emilion : www.grand-barrail.com/
Hostellerie de Plaisance 5* in St Emilion : www.hostellerie-plaisance.com
Château Cordeillan Bages - Médoc : www.cordeillanbages.com/
Golf du Médoc Hôtel & SPA 4* : www.hotelgolfdumedoc.com
Relais de Margaux 4* : www.relais-margaux.fr
Relais du Château d’Arche 4*- Sauternes : www.chateaudarche-sauternes.com
Setting out from Bordeaux, 6 tourist destinations offer you activities and holidays to discover the wine region. Choose your own region or topic!
Discover the vineyard as a family
In Gironde, many wine growing estates offer activities especially designed for children. No risk of them being bored while you enjoy the visits and tastings organised for the adults. Also at château Tire-Pé in Gironde-sur-Dropt, children can discover the vineyard in an original way by pony trekking through the rows of vines.
Follow “Charlotte’s Routes” with your family, a nice map of routes which suggests themed Bordeaux wine routes in several châteaux, like château Soutard, which offers an exclusive children’s visit, château Agassac, Château Ahon, château Moulin de Peyronin (an organic wine) or, just recently, château des Bardins where your little ones will be welcomed by Stella and her cheery menagerie.
Gens d’Estuaire - Bordeaux between islands, river and Grands Crus
Cruises, unusual events, wondering destinations… From Bordeaux to the lighthouse of Cordouan, or on the Islands, discover the biggest estuary of Europe on board of the flat river boats Sardane (74 passengers) or the taxi-boat Silnet(12 passengers):
Jean Marc Quarin Sarl
Training of 3 days / 2 nights, training of a week, French/English
Access Bordeaux Wine Trip on:
• a smartphone or tablet by downloading the application for free
• a computer, on the website www.bordeauxwinetrip.com
18th and 19th may 2013: Weekend des Grands Crus
Unique opportunity to taste in one place a hundred of great wines, the weekend of the Grands Crus offers you the opportunity to participate in gala dinners, to visit properties and to play a round of golf.
End of june - beginning of july 2014: Bordeaux celebrates the wine
Organized every 2 years (even year) alternating with Vinexpo, Bordeaux celebrates the wine Festival combines discovery, awareness of the culture of wine and music venue. Your sesame in hand (the tasting Pass), walk on the "route des vins" along the Garonne river, in the heart of the heritage listed district by Unesco. The tourist office also offers a special package including, besides the tasting Pass, a vineyards Pass, 2 nights in hotel, and a guided tour of Bordeaux.
7th september 2013: 29th edition of the Médoc Marathon
Classified by the Americans among the 10 most beautiful marathons in the world, the Médoc marathon is certainly the first for its friendly atmosphere of "marathon-fest." At least half of the 7500 competitors is costumed. The route passes through many wineries where wines of the Médoc are served. A great dinner called "mille pâtes" is organized for the participants the day before and many animations, punctuate this weekend of festivities in the colours of the Médoc.
15th september 2013: The Ban of the harvest of the Jurade of Saint-Emilion
Last stage in the life of the vineyard: the future harvest. The Jurade proclaimed officially the beginning of harvest time.