15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux
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Bordeaux

— 5 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 French Wine Adventures. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Emilion (Chateau Coutet & Chateau Cantenac), Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron (in Cussac-Fort-Medoc) and Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Monument aux Girondins, make a trip to The Water Mirror, and admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip planner.

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 slightly colder days in Bordeaux, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Marseille

— 9 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 some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles), Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres) and Avignon (Musee Calvet, Pont d'Avignon, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to La Croisette, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and see the interesting displays at Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

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You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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