Bordeaux wine day trips from Paris combine a wine tour with tasting and the visit of Bordeaux city. In two hours, the famous Chateaux and the fabulous city of Bordeaux will be yours by high speed train. This makes up a great day trip to discover France and top French wines. Bordeaux wine tours are among of the best wine tours from Paris. Paris wine tours.
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 Médoc,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-Léognan 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.
Although Bordeaux is 600 km from Paris, it is now possible to do unique one day Bordeaux wine tours from Paris. First, get to Bordeaux by superfast train from Paris, visit Bordeaux with a guide in the morning, tour the vineyard with a guide in the afternoon. Back to Paris by superfast train. The tour includes a visit of world famous Saint Emilion village. There is an option with TGV train ticket included.
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. Meet your guide at 8.15am in front of the Bordeaux Tourist Office. Relax in a coach to Saint-Emilion. Start with a walking tour of the village. Visit the monolithic church. Stroll through the paved and hilly streets that highlight Saint-Emilion's special charm. Take the minibus to meet an organic wine producer local to Saint-Emilion. Visit a domain of Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. Discover the richness of this tasty wine during a delicious tasting. Return to Bordeaux. Lunch at one of the many gastronomic restaurants in the city center. At 2.30pm, meet your guide who will take you through the city for a 2 hour guided walking tour. Dive into the unique atmosphere that makes Bordeaux so special. Cross the Place de la Bourse where you will find the surprising water mirror. Walk along the lively main street, rue Sainte Catherine. The guided tour ends around 4.30pm. There is a one day option with return train ticket from Paris, pick-up at the station, shopping time in Bordeaux included.
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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, pedestrianized 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 Cité du Vin, one of the best wine museums in the world, and the Bosc bridge across the River.
Bordeaux’s setting on the river has made it a top harbor for centuries. The ideal base for exploring the chateaux of Médoc and Saint-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.