15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux — 7 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 a sense of the local culture at Place de la Bourse and La Cite du Vin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: La Rochelle (Rue Sur-les-Murs, Aquarium La Rochelle, &more), Saint-Emilion (Chateau Franc Mayne, Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, &more) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, shop like a local with Promenade Sainte Catherine, see the interesting displays at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, and make a trip to Pont de Pierre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux travel planner.

Washington, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Bordeaux due to the time zone difference. In April in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Carrieres des Lumieres. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Cannes (Le Suquet & La Croisette), Avignon (Palais du Roure, Palais des Papes, &more) and Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Panier, get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de la Treille, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc National des Calanques.

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Getting from Bordeaux to Marseille by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Marseille are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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