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    • 48hrs in Bordeaux - Wine tour, hotel and more

      by antuantuan Online Now Apr 13, 2015 at 7:52 AM

      Hi,

      I'm planning a weekend (from Friday night to Sunday night) in May.

      One of the things I'd definitely want to do is a Wine Tour. St Emilion seems to the most recommended choice both in terms of quality of wines and scenery. Now the main question would be whether it'd be worth doing a 1 day tour or just an afternoon one. What would you recommend? Also, small group or private?

      As far as the hotel is concerned, I have short listed the Grand Hotel and the Burdigala. I would get a fairly similar package for either at a similar price. I quite like the contemporary look of the Burdigala, but the Grand Hotel seems quite iconic and I love the fact that they have a spa that we could use. Any advice?

      Lastly, any other recommendations to make our 48 hours even more special?

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    • 48hrs in Bordeaux - Wine tour, hotel and more

      by antuantuan Online Now Apr 13, 2015 at 7:52 AM

      Hi,

      I'm planning a weekend (from Friday night to Sunday night) in May.

      One of the things I'd definitely want to do is a Wine Tour. St Emilion seems to the most recommended choice both in terms of quality of wines and scenery. Now the main question would be whether it'd be worth doing a 1 day tour or just an afternoon one. What would you recommend? Also, small group or private?

      As far as the hotel is concerned, I have short listed the Grand Hotel and the Burdigala. I would get a fairly similar package for either at a similar price. I quite like the contemporary look of the Burdigala, but the Grand Hotel seems quite iconic and I love the fact that they have a spa that we could use. Any advice?

      Lastly, any other recommendations to make our 48 hours even more special?

      4 Answers Apr 13, 2015 at 9:53 AM
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      Chateaux tour by bike

      by JohanIsWeg Online Now Mar 30, 2015 at 2:29 AM

      Bonjour!
      Was wondering if someone could advise on the protocol surrounding chateaux visits by bicycle? We would like to spend one day cycling in either Pauillac or Saint-Émilion, perhaps visiting Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Gruaud-Larose and Château Lynch-Bages, or Château Figeac, Château Troplong Mondot and Château de Pressac.
      Not sure what the dress code is when visiting these Chateau... Will they perceive it as disrespectful when arriving on a bicycle and dressed in jeans and short-sleeved shirt?
      Any feedback would be highly appreciated!
      Merci!

      4 Answers Mar 30, 2015 at 4:11 PM
    • Should I stay in Saint Emillion

      by AussieScho Online Now Oct 15, 2014 at 4:11 AM

      I have four or five days I want to spend in south-west France next May. I am thinking of going to Bordeaux and/or Toulouse but would also like to visit a couple of villages that are not too far away and accessible by bus or train (preferably train) as I won't have a car. Any suggestions re accommodation and attractions not-to-be-missed would also be appreciated.

      9 Answers Oct 30, 2014 at 12:13 PM
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      Question about weather

      by fsulaw Online Now Oct 8, 2014 at 5:02 PM

      I am considering arrived boat cruise but am not finding sufficient weather info. Would harvest time still be occurring by October 24th and the following week? What would the weather generally be like? Would May be better?
      Thank you,

      7 Answers Oct 10, 2014 at 2:01 AM
    • Arriving Le Verdon France Oct 4 Oceania Nautica

      by JoAnnPeace Online Now Aug 16, 2014 at 5:35 AM

      Is there any way we can secure a guide or car for a day to tour the area wineries at a reasonable cost? The ship has one held for ransom with what they charge!

      12 Answers Aug 18, 2014 at 10:51 AM
    • Finding Spirits in Bordeaux

      by eewright51 Online Now Jul 15, 2014 at 7:27 AM

      Where can one find a store that sells alcoholic beverages other than wines? Specifically, looking to purchase Tanqueray Gin.

      7 Answers Jul 16, 2014 at 1:13 PM
    • Bus/Tram Tickets

      by ValMave Online Now Jun 21, 2014 at 9:20 AM

      Is it possible to buy a ticket that I can use on both trams and buses that covers the time I will be staying there? (five days)

      5 Answers Jun 22, 2014 at 1:45 AM
    • Degustation and Dordogne

      by tuille Online Now Jun 1, 2014 at 12:05 AM

      Hello travellers
      I will be in Bordeaux for 3 days and wine is one of my top priorites. I have a few questions as i havent yet read anything about the wine tasting procedure there. I know that there are crazily expensive half day tours in Chateaux, but I wonder if this can be done low cost and independently. WHich chateaux would you recommend? Pommerol, St Emilion, Medoc where/? Do we have to book in advance or just show up? My trip will be in June, i suppose hi season...
      One more question: could you indicate the highlights of the Dordogne itinerary from Sarlat la Caneda to Bordeaux?
      Thank you!!

      8 Answers Jun 2, 2014 at 6:27 AM
    • car park & tram service.

      by redboygym Online Now May 23, 2014 at 6:38 AM

      I will be travelling into Bordeaux from Cognac and wish to know which is the best place to park that has a tram service into the city. we would like to spend a long day there and eat in the evening so the car park must have late night entry to get my vehicle.
      Please advise

      5 Answers May 23, 2014 at 12:17 PM
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      Accommodation near vineyards

      by Bauhinia2002 Online Now Mar 3, 2014 at 12:07 AM

      Hi, we are thinking about staying somewhere in or near a vineyard, anyone has good experience to share? Ideally it is easily accessible from/to Bordeaux airport and convenient in getting in and out of Bordeaux city for a day trip.

      Alternatively if we stay in Bordeaux city itself, any recommendation on which vineyard are open to public that we should visit?.

      Thanks and regards!

      9 Answers Mar 5, 2014 at 2:59 AM
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      Short stop in Bordeaux

      by SandiM Online Now Jan 22, 2014 at 6:53 PM

      I am coming from Paris on my way to Sarlat and have chosen to spend 3 hours in Bordeaux (i know, it's clearly not enough time). I will step off the train at St Jean station and want to shop for food (chocolate! or other sweets! And small bottles of wine for souvenirs!) and after want to snap a few scenic photos of prominent features of Bordeaux. I will need to make use of public transport or taxis, so I don't think I can take a tour (not in 3 hours anyway). What can you suggest to spend my time wisely enough?

      4 Answers Mar 2, 2014 at 2:52 AM
    • Places of interest in and around Sud-Pessac.

      by arjun1997 Online Now Oct 14, 2013 at 9:31 PM

      I will be in Bordeaux tomorrow and I really want to know what I can check out in and around the Sud-Pessac region since my hotel is located there.

      Thanks.

      4 Answers Oct 16, 2013 at 1:27 AM
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      Bordeaux to Toulouse via St-Jean du Luz

      by videolady12 Online Now Oct 8, 2013 at 4:32 PM

      After a cruise we will be flying from Madrid to Bordeaux, then will have 14days before flying out of Toulouse. We are 70 ish and like the smaller towns. Any help for how to adventure between Bordeaux and Toulouse in 14 days...we can lease a car. This will occur in early May 6th....2014.
      Merci pour information

      17 Answers Dec 29, 2013 at 2:38 AM
    • Travel into near countryside without a car

      by pmart244 Online Now Sep 25, 2013 at 7:15 AM

      What are local train and/or bus stops within 1 hr from Bordeaux that are worth visiting?

      7 Answers Sep 25, 2013 at 11:19 PM
    • Wine purchase for gift

      by bayprince Online Now Aug 5, 2013 at 4:52 PM

      Where would I find the best priced / least expensive Merlot or something similar for gifts?

      2 Answers Aug 6, 2013 at 6:08 AM
    • shopping

      by moneerah Online Now Jul 19, 2013 at 3:05 PM

      which is the cheapestmarket for by clothes?

      5 Answers Oct 20, 2013 at 8:19 PM
    • Through Bordeaux

      by Calderm Online Now Jul 16, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      Is there a "best way" through Bordeaux coming in on Autoroute from the North en route to Toulouse?

      4 Answers Jul 16, 2013 at 2:19 PM
    • Where can I buy a GPS?

      by Wol.Ben Online Now Jun 14, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      I am arriving in Bordeaux tomorrow about 12:00 I'd like to buy a GPS to use in France and to take to the UK and use there as well. Does anyone have any suggestions. A place as close to the airport as possible would be great! Thank you :-)

      3 Answers Oct 1, 2013 at 8:05 AM
    • Parking

      by Scuttybutty Online Now May 20, 2013 at 8:29 AM

      Satying just outside (20km) of Bordeaux for 5 days in June. We have a hire car to get round as we are travelling with our one year old and my Mum. The plan is to visit some vineyards and local town like St. Emillion. We do plan to drive into Bordeaux for a day and also perhaps one evening for dinner. Question is parking, I'm sure plenty of you have parked in Bordeaux so I'm looking for most convenient place close enough to the city centre. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

      7 Answers May 21, 2013 at 12:25 PM
    • From Bordeaux to Toulouse by bus

      by jm1975 Online Now Apr 23, 2013 at 8:59 AM

      is there a public bus service between Toulouse and Bordeaux?

      4 Answers Apr 26, 2013 at 3:17 AM
    • Tourist office provided 2 days package

      by deardeer Online Now Apr 13, 2013 at 8:35 PM

      My husband and I are staying in Bordeaux for 3 days. As we have limited budget, are considering to use the tourist office package.
      bordeaux-tourisme.com/uk/pre...

      Has anyone tried this? It would be nice if you let me know what their chateau visiting is like. If the visiting tour is not good enough, we will arrange accommodation and separately.

      4 Answers Apr 17, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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      nice place just outside bordeaux with good public transport into town

      by louiseks Online Now Feb 5, 2013 at 11:46 AM

      L.S.
      As i am traveling home from Spain with a friend. We would like to visit the city of Bordeaux but we do not want to drive into Bordeaux. Just outside Bordeaux with private parking and a good connection to Bordeaux center. either with a train or a bus. about 30 minutes. I looked at Libourne. There is one public car park but will that be save.
      Please advise.
      Thank you
      Louise

      6 Answers Feb 7, 2013 at 2:45 AM
    • tourist office half day tour or tour on own?

      by micmik Online Now Dec 24, 2012 at 9:01 AM

      Bordeaux tourist office has a half day tour to st emilion for eur82 per pax. Should I go with that or make my own way there and book our own vineyards instead? 2 of us paying eur164 for half day tour sounds quite steep (not sure if it comes with a guide or just transport to the vineyards)..

      9 Answers Dec 31, 2012 at 1:25 PM
    • 4day in Bordeaux

      by micmik Online Now Dec 17, 2012 at 12:02 AM

      1st time there.. where should we spend the nights - in Bordeaux or the neighbouring chateaus? It seems like there may not be much to do in Bordeaux, so maybe 1 night there and 2 nights in the chateau? Any recommended stay/experience or suggestions?

      We are not planning to drive there, so I guess that may make "chateau-hopping" difficult? Or is basing in Bordeaux and joining day-trips our only option?

      8 Answers Dec 17, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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      Bordeaux or Toulouse

      by shunra Online Now Aug 16, 2012 at 2:45 AM

      Hello everybody,
      I am ashamed of asking such a silly question, but:
      were you to choose between visiting Bordeaux and visiting Toulouse, which city would you prefer?
      Which city you think is more beautiful, or more interesting, or more fun, or more pleasant to walk through?
      Thanks!

      10 Answers Aug 17, 2012 at 10:09 AM
    • 5 days Bordeaux to Mont louis

      by bigfella47 Online Now Aug 8, 2012 at 2:59 PM

      First time posting to VT. Impressed by breadth of knowledge on this forum so am putting this out to all you french experts. I have 5 days in a car to get from Bordeaux to Mont Louis in the pyrenees.Starting Bordeaux . definitly St Emilion and Toulouse en route...no plan other than relaxation, good food, picnics, riverside sunbathing/swimming, walking around old towns/chateaux, wine tasting etc.Accommodation can vary from simple B/B to 5 star hotels.....location views and ambience the priority.So get thinking mes amis.......will return favour for any visitors to Ireland!!!!

      6 Answers Sep 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM
    • Best town or village to stay in close distance to Bordeaux airport

      by yaneverknow Online Now Jul 26, 2012 at 2:40 PM

      We will be vacationing in th Dordogne region and will have a car . We will be driving from Sarlat and headed towards Bordeaux because we will be flying out from the Bordeaux airport. We do not want to go into Bordeaux city yet we have 2 days to stay in a village or town that would be less then an hour away from the airport? Cn yhou tell us a nice and pretty quiet town to stay in that would be closer to the airport then staying inside the city of Bordeaux ?

      3 Answers Jul 27, 2012 at 2:58 AM
    • theatre a bordeaux

      by bean4bean4 Online Now Jun 18, 2012 at 6:13 PM

      Hello, bonjour

      Je désire aller voir une pièce de théâtre entre le 25 juin et le 29juin.
      I would like to buy tickets for a play between June 25th and 29th.

      How about Les Salinières? I understand it is summer theater there right now... Although I like comedies, I don't like absurd comedies...
      J'aimerais avoir votre opinion sur la meilleure pièce à voir en théâtre d'été... J'ai fait une recherche sur Internet et je ne trouve que le théâtre des Salinieres. Peut -etre le niveau est très bon, mais je ne connais pas.

      J'ai besoin de votre avis pour aller voir du bon théâtre
      I need your advice


      Merci

      5 Answers Jun 19, 2012 at 2:43 AM
    • West of Bordeaux?

      by BlackIsis Online Now May 22, 2012 at 5:14 PM

      Hello VT friends, I know you are going to know the answer to this...
      What is the area to the west of Bordeaux like? Its called the Parc Naturel Regional de Gascone. Its marked green on my map which means woodland but what is it like? Worth a detour? What are the beaches/coast like and the towns/villages around the bassin d'arcochon?
      I'm booked for Dordogne, St Emilion and Bordeaux and wondering now whether to head north along the coast or detour to have a look around here.
      Thankyou in advance lovely VT-ists

      4 Answers May 23, 2012 at 8:16 AM
    • Where to stay near Bordeaux

      by BlackIsis Online Now May 16, 2012 at 3:15 PM

      Hi all, 3 weeks in Bordeaux area coming up but not booked anything yet. Please could someone give me some advice on the nicest/most interesting villages to stay, les plus beaux villages de France, in Bordeaux area? Within, say, half an hour to one hour of the city. And the must-see attractions. Thankyou.

      11 Answers May 17, 2012 at 3:10 PM