15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac), Chateau Lardy (in Razac-de-Saussignac) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, learn about winemaking at The Naked Vigneron, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tour Pey-Berland.

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Washington, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Bordeaux, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Marseille

— 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Carrieres des Lumieres. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Cannes (Les Murs Peints, La Croisette, &more), Chateau de la Gardine (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Baux de Provence, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and take a stroll through The Panier.

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Getting from Bordeaux to Marseille by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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