A day in Bordeaux
Bordeaux: what to do in one week.
This city is not only the wine city. Remember: if you want to discover Bordeaux, you should live as Bordolais live. The habitants of Bordeaux are extremely keen to live the city, the sun, going on bike as much as they can.
Victor Hugo, author of Les Miserables, said : “Take Versailles, add Antwerp, and you got Bordeaux”. Today the city of Bordeaux has won top marks for ‘exceptional architectural unity’. In 2015 Unesco named the entire old city a World Heritage Site. We would suggest you to book the bus that run daily bus tours at 9pm. Book early on www.bordeaux-tourisme.com. A week in Bordeaux should take in consideration a tour over these buses!
Best wine tour?
In our humble opinion don’t go to the classic St. Emilion tour! Go, indeed, to the Sauternes vineyard, where the you can walk for hours amongst beautiful vineyards. The final reward will be a generous glass of Sauternes! Sweet and excellent “yellow” like gold wine. You should absolutely taste it before you come back home.
Also the Graves vineyard worthwhile a visit! Please consider the entire rive gauche (left side).
Visit the cellar’s market
A week in Bordeaux, is not the best if you would not go to a wine cellar and buy a bottle of good wine. There is very cool and big cellar in which many bottle of wine are stored… Don’t be scared if the owner will offer the deal of the day : £390 a case, or 400$…Yes it’s the famous Château Lafite Rothschild. This is considered by many to be the world’s greatest wine. In the 17th century, both the British Prime Minister and King Louis XV were used to drunk it. In 1855, when Napoleon instructed French wine experts to classify France’s Bordeaux wines, Lafite Rothschild earned a top spot as a Premier Cru, a rank it maintains to this day.
What to do after?
Are you not tired of wine? If not, you can still go to the Ecole du vin. A week in bordeaux, should finish here. Great lover of the grape can enrol at this highly regarded wine school inside the Maison du Vin de Bordeaux (Bordeaux House of Wine). It hosts introductory one up to four hours workshops the last Saturday of each month and daily from July to September (€39), and more complex two- to three-day courses (€350 to €600) from May to October. Food-lovers will appreciate the two-day ‘Practical Level’ course which includes food pairings and a cooking session.
We highly suggest you to go there and sit down just before dinner. Only 3 euro or 5 euro max for a glass of excellent wine. You will be immersed in a sensational top 5 stars hall. definitely our best place where to go with friends!