15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux
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Marseille
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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 Chateau Cantenac. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac), Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron (in Cussac-Fort-Medoc) and Maison John et Eugenie Bost (in La Force). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, do a tasting at Chateau de Reignac, explore the world behind art at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, and don't miss a visit to Place du Parlement.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux journey maker website.

Washington, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington in May: highs in Bordeaux hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and The Panier. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Golf club de Servanes (in Mouries), Aix-en-Provence (Librairie Le Blason, Paul Cezanne’s Studio, &more) and Avignon (Musee Calvet, Pont d'Avignon, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Marseille online route planner.

Fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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