15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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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 Chateau Cantenac. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Coutet (in Saint-Emilion), Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron (in Cussac-Fort-Medoc) and Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, indulge your senses at French Wine Adventures, and make a trip to Place du Parlement.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux driving holiday planning tool.

Washington, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Bordeaux due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.
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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 La Croisette. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres), Avignon (Musee Calvet, Pont d'Avignon, &more) and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the dramatic natural features at Parc national des Calanques, steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marseille trip planner.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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