15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Place de la Bourse and Tour Pey-Berland. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: La Rochelle (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Aquarium La Rochelle), Chateau la Renommee (in Saint-Laurent-des-Combes) and Saint-Emilion (Chateau Franc Mayne & Chateau Cantenac). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, indulge your senses at DMjWineworks, make a trip to The Water Mirror, and shop like a local with Promenade Sainte Catherine.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux trip app.

Washington, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Bordeaux. In April, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) 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 Palais des Papes. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more), Avignon (Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms & Pont d'Avignon) and Chateau de la Gardine (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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