15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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 La Cite du Vin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion (Galerie d'Art Contemporain L'Orange Bleue, Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, &more), Maison John et Eugenie Bost (in La Force) and French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, learn about winemaking at The Naked Vigneron, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tour Pey-Berland, and don't miss a visit to Porte Cailhau.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip itinerary website.

Chennai, India to Bordeaux is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Bordeaux is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in September, expect nights in Bordeaux to be cooler, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods

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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.
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Cannes (Vieux Port, La Croisette, &more), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes) and Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Chateau Fortia & Distillerie A. Blachere). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, examine the collection at Musee de L'ecole, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Marseille are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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