15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux — 5 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Montignac (Lascaux II & Lascaux Caves 4), Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne (in Bayonne) and Biarritz (La Cote des Basques & Rocher de la Vierge). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Place de la Comedie, get a taste of the local shopping with La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux, and wander the streets of Promenade Sainte Catherine.

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Washington DC, 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 a daytime high around 50°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.
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Marseille — 9 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.
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Rue d'Antibes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Santons Daniel Galli (in Ansouis), Les Baux de Provence (Cathedrale Des Images & Carrieres des Lumieres) and Eglise Catholique Collegiale Saint-Martin (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of La Croisette, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, wander the streets of The Panier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chateau d'If.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bordeaux in December, you will find days in Marseille are somewhat warmer (56°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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