15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux
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Marseille
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Bordeaux — 6 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 La Cite du Vin. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Montignac (Lascaux II & Lascaux Caves 4) and Saint-Emilion (Chateau Laniote, Galerie d'Art Contemporain L'Orange Bleue, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Place du Parlement, and get a taste of the local shopping with Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer 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. Traveling from Washington in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bordeaux, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can fly to Marseille.
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Marseille — 8 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.
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and La Croisette are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more) and Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, stroll through Parc National des Calanques, and take a stroll through The Panier.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille trip site.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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