15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Chateau Panet - Vignobles Carles (in Saint-Christophe-Des-Bardes), Saint-Emilion (Chateau Laniote, Chateau Le Chatelet, &more) and Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, steep yourself in history at Port of the Moon, pause for some serene contemplation at Tour Pey-Berland, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle.

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Washington DC, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bordeaux. In November in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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Marseille

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Carrieres des Lumieres. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Vieil Aix, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more), Cannes (Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes & La Croisette) and Avignon (Musee Calvet, Pont d'Avignon, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), stroll through Palais du Pharo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planning site.

Getting from Bordeaux to Marseille by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bordeaux in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Marseille, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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