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 La Cite du Vin. Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer) and Saint-Emilion (Chateau Cantenac & Chateau Guadet). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, step into the grandiose world of Domaine de Beauval, and take in the views from Pont de Pierre.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux driving holiday site.

Washington, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Carrieres des Lumieres. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Musee Granet, Fondation Vasarely, &more), Cannes (Galerie1414, La Croisette, &more) and Avignon (Palais du Roure, Palais des Papes, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Panier, don't miss a visit to Tour du Fanal, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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