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 a sense of the local culture at Place de la Bourse and Tour Pey-Berland. Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to Saint-Emilion (Chateau Franc Mayne, Chateau Cantenac, &more), Fort Vauban (in Fouras) and La Rochelle (Aquarium La Rochelle & Porte des Deux Moulins). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, examine the collection at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, don't miss a visit to Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces), and snap pictures at Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read 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. April in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Palais des Papes. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Fortia (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Musee Angladon). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, stop by Le Suquet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille online trip planner.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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