15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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 some cultural insight at Place de la Bourse and La Cite du Vin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc), Chateau la Renommee (in Saint-Laurent-des-Combes) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Monbazillac, admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, and indulge your taste buds at French Wine Adventures.

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Washington, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Bordeaux, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and La Croisette. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Avignon (Place Crillon, Pont d'Avignon, &more), Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take a stroll through The Panier, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor.

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You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.
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