15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Bordeaux & Marseille Itinerary

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Bordeaux
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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 Paloumey. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Monbazillac (in Monbazillac), Chateau Cantenac (in Saint-Emilion) and French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, examine the collection at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, and appreciate the history behind Monument aux Girondins.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux online trip itinerary builder.

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 a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

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Marseille

— 7 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Le Suquet (in Cannes), Aix-en-Provence (Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte, Fondation Vasarely, &more) and Avignon (Musee Calvet, Pont d'Avignon, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and take a stroll through The Panier.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Marseille road 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 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

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