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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Place de la Bourse and La Cite du Vin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Domaine de Merlet (in Leognan), La Grande Maison (in Monbazillac) and French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, snap pictures at Pont de Pierre, and admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland.

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Washington DC, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bordeaux due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Arles (Amphitheatre (les Arenes) & The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film) and Domaine Des Terres Blanches (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Palais des Papes, step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and take a stroll through La Croisette.

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You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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