Our tips for a wine holiday in Bordeaux

Bordeaux, a unique city in the southwest of France, is rich not only in gastronomy, but above all in wine. With over 120,000 hectares of vineyards and more than 6,000 wine producers, Bordeaux is a must-see destination for wine lovers the world over. If you're looking for an unforgettable wine holiday, here are our recommendations for a great stay in the heart of Bordeaux



And let's start with Bordeaux's must-see place to discover more about the richness of its terroir: the Cité du Vin de Bordeaux museum. It's ideal for wine enthusiasts and the curious who want to learn more about the history and culture of wine in Bordeaux and beyond.

This unique museum offers an immersive, interactive experience, taking you through the various stages of winemaking, from production to ageing and tasting. You can discover the different terroirs of Bordeaux, and local grape varieties while exploring wine cultures from around the world.




Here are our top 3 activities not to be missed in the Bordeaux wine city:
- The panoramic elevator offers an incredible view of Bordeaux. At a height of 35 meters, it offers a breathtaking view of the city and surrounding vineyards. Thanks to its glass walls, you can enjoy a 360° view of Bordeaux from the top.
- The sensory tourThis unique immersive experience plunges you into the world of wine through all five senses: sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing. This experience will enable you to discover and better understand the different facets of wine.
- The tasting room where you can taste wines from all over the world. This unique room lets you appreciate different wines while discovering the characteristics of different wine-growing regions.


The Bordeaux wine region

The Bordeaux wine region is famous for its great wines, but it also offers exciting wine experiences in surrounding regions such as Cognac and Saint-Emilion. First of all, the Cognac region, about an hour from Bordeaux, is known for its renowned eau-de-vie and offers guided tours of its historic distilleries, as well as tastings of its finest cognacs. Also, the beautiful region of Saint-Emilion, half an hour from Bordeaux, is a picturesque medieval village with endless vineyards and spectacular stone châteaux. Here you can taste fine wines and enjoy the romantic village atmosphere.



Stay in the heart of Bordeaux

If you're planning to visit the Bordeaux wine region, the Grand Hôtel Français is the ideal place to stay. Located in the heart of Bordeaux, this charming hotel is close to the city's best wine bars and restaurants. After a day of wine tasting, you can relax in one of the hotel's comfortable, elegant rooms, which offer all modern conveniences and unique decor. For food lovers, the hotel offers a hearty continental breakfast and recommendations for restaurants in the region, featuring local produce and Bordeaux wines.

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