15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Chateau Cantenac (in Saint-Emilion), La Rochelle (Vieux Port & Aquarium La Rochelle) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at La Cite du Vin, explore the world behind art at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, wander the streets of Promenade Sainte Catherine, and make a trip to Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux visit planning site.

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. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Carrieres des Lumieres. Venture out of the city with trips to Domaine de Beaurenard (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and Avignon (Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, Palais des Papes, &more). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, head off the coast to Chateau d'If, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marseille online visit planner.

Fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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