15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Place de la Bourse and Chateau Paloumey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Chateau Lardy (in Razac-de-Saussignac), French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac) and Saint-Emilion (Chateau Beaurang, Chateau Cantenac, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, take in the dramatic natural features at La Grande Dune du Pilat, explore the world behind art at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, and examine the collection at Musee du Vin et du Negoce.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the 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. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for little chillier days in Bordeaux, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Nature · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

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Marseille

— 9 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and La Croisette. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paul Cezanne’s Studio, &more), Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence, Carrieres des Lumieres, &more) and Avignon (Place Crillon, Palais des Papes, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, visit The Panier, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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