15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux

— 7 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Place de la Bourse and CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc), Chateau Larose Trintaudon (in Saint-Laurent-Medoc) and Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron (in Cussac-Fort-Medoc). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, snap pictures at Pont de Pierre, see the interesting displays at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tour Pey-Berland.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux day trip website.

Washington DC, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Bordeaux, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in January; daily highs in Bordeaux reach 50°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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Marseille

— 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Rue d'Antibes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more), Cannes (Square Mistral, La Croisette, &more) and Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence, Carrieres des Lumieres, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, look for gifts at 72% Petanque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte, and steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Marseille by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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