15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux — 6 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Place de la Bourse and Chateau Cantenac. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Lardy (in Razac-de-Saussignac), French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Chateau Paloumey, admire the masterpieces at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, and step into the grandiose world of Domaine de Beauval.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux online vacation planner.

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. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bordeaux: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.
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Marseille — 6 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Pont d'Avignon. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Chateau de la Gardine (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Cannes (Les Murs Peints, La Croisette, &more) and Avignon (Palais des Papes & Musee Angladon). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, head off the coast to Chateau d'If, and admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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