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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Place de la Bourse and Tour Pey-Berland. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer), La Rochelle (Vieux Port & Aquarium La Rochelle) and Chateau Cantenac (in Saint-Emilion). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Domaine de Beauval, admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, and snap pictures at Pont de Pierre.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux day trip planning site.

Washington, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Bordeaux is 6 hours. April in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to 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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Palais des Papes. 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 & Pont d'Avignon). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet, head off the coast to Chateau d'If, and look for gifts at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marseille online travel route planner.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to 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 time for travel back home.
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