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 — 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.
Get some cultural insight at Place de la Bourse and Chateau Cantenac. Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer), Fort Vauban (in Fouras) and La Rochelle (Aquarium La Rochelle & Musee Maritime de La Rochelle). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, admire the masterpieces at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, and make a trip to Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces).

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux online route planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Pont d'Avignon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more), La Manufacture du Siecle (in Carpentras) and Avignon (Palais des Papes & Musee Angladon). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, make a trip to Parc National des Calanques, admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for home.
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