The famous Bordeaux Chateaux will be yours in a one day wine tour from Paris by high speed train. A great day to discover the top vineyard of France and the city of Bordeaux, a Unesco World Heritage Site and the capital of the world's wine industry. One of the best Paris wine tours. Discover more top Paris wine tours: Champagne, Burgundy and Loire Valley.
Bordeaux, in the south-west of France, is one of the best known vineyards in the world. One of the world's most prolific wine regions, it also manages to produce the most famous and prestigious wines. The secrets of Bordeaux's wine success are diversity, quality and quantity.
The majority of Bordeaux wines are dry, medium-bodied reds that made the region famous. Most of them are a blend of Cabernet-Sauvignon and Merlot. The finest and most expensive of these come from the great chateaux of the Medoc,north-west from Bordeaux, particularly those around the villages of Pauillac and Margaux, and from Saint-Emilion and Pomerol east from Bordeaux. The legendary reds are complemented by high quality white wines, such as the dry Pessac-Leognan and sweet Sauternes.
The Bordeaux region has a total vineyard area of over 120000 hectares, the largest wine growing area in France. Average vintages produce over 700 million bottles of Bordeaux wines. Bordeaux wine is made by more than 8,500 producers or chateaux. There are 54 appellations.
Bordeaux is the most famous vineyard in the world. The excellence of Bordeaux in red wines has never been surpassed. Moreover, the Bordeaux wine country is lovely and the city of Bordeaux is a beautiful city. Bordeaux map.
Bordovino, a premium Bordeaux wine tour agency, has unique one day Bordeaux wine tours from Paris with two options: Medoc and Saint Emilion.
Bordeaux is three hours by confortable train from Paris. It is quite possible to do the return trip from Paris in a day. After July 2nd 2017, the trip will take 2 hours 4 minutes.
7.15am: TGV train in Paris to Bordeaux. Buy tickets.
10.23am: start walking tour of Bordeaux. Lunch in a good Bordeaux restaurant.
1.45pm: start Bordeaux wine tour.
7.47pm: TGV train back to Paris.
11.03pm: arrival in Paris
The Medoc vineyard is home to some of the world's most exclusive red wines, such as Margaux, St Julien, Pauillac. The wines are made of a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Visit two prestigious wine estates, one Grand Cru and a family property.
Enjoy a cooking lesson at the chateau or a workshop to make your wine. PDF tour description.
119 euros/person + train and lunch
Saint-Emilion combines exclusive Bordeaux red wines, the world's greatest Merlot wines, with the charm of Saint-Emilion village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by lovely vineyards. Visit two estates (one Grand Cru).
Take time for a guided tour in the village, one of most beautiful villages in France. PDF tour description.
119 euros/person + train and lunch
Centre of a legendary winegrowing region, this vibrant and sophisticated city is a top gourmet and culture destination.
In the last decades, it has shed its image of a Sleeping Beauty, pedestrianised boulevards, restored its 18th century architecture, created a tram public transport system and reclaimed the former industrial docks along the river.
Half the city is now World Heritage site. World-class architects have designed striking new buildings: the Herzog & de Meuron stadium, decanter-shaped La Cite du Vin and the Bosc bridge across the River.
Bordeaux’s setting on the river has made it a top harbour for centuries. The ideal base for exploring the chateaux of Medoc and St Emilion, Bordeaux is 45 minutes from Arcachon Bay, famous for its seafood, oysters and beaches. The Basque Country and Spain are 2 hours away and in 3 hours you can be on the Pyrenean ski slopes.