15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux
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Bordeaux

— 5 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.
Place de la Bourse and La Cite du Vin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Chateau de Monbazillac (in Monbazillac), Saint-Emilion (Chateau Cantenac & Chateau Beaurang) and French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, make a trip to Pont de Pierre, learn about winemaking at Chateau Paloumey, and admire the local landmark of Monument aux Girondins.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux trip planner.

Washington, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Bordeaux is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in May, you will find days in Bordeaux are a bit cooler (70°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Marseille

— 7 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 Palais des Papes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Cannes (Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes, La Croisette, &more), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Musee Angladon) and Chateau de la Gardine (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, take a stroll through The Panier, and make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Marseille holiday maker website.

Getting from Bordeaux to Marseille by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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