15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux — 6 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Get some cultural insight at Place de la Bourse and Promenade Sainte Catherine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Perigueux (Cathedrale St-Front & Musee d’Art et d’Archeologie du Perigord), Chancelade Abbey (in Chancelade) and Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Pape Clement, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Bordeaux, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect Bordeaux to be somewhat warmer, temps between 50°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly to Marseille.
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Marseille — 8 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Palais des Papes. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Musee du Petit Palais, &more), Les Vignerons du Castelas (in Rochefort du Gard) and Cannes (Les Murs Peints, La Croisette, &more). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, and explore the world behind art at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Marseille by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January in Marseille, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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