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Bordeaux = Wine Mecca

A September 2004 trip to Bordeaux by crolsen

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Quote: A must-visit for any wine connoisseur, Bordeaux is a vibrant city on the Garrone with vineyards that won't disappoint and plenty of other attractions to keep tourists interested.

Bordeaux = Wine Mecca

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Overview

City centre Photo, Bordeaux, France
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It's easy to soak in the French-ness of Bordeaux, either by sipping coffee at a riverfront café or window shopping on the fantastic pedestrian shopping street rue St. Catherine. Of course, the highlight of any visit to Bordeaux is a trip to the acres upon acres of vineyards. When I visited in early September, the vines were heavy with grapes, and the warmth and sunshine made me want to spread out a blanket on a grassy field with a good novel and dream the afternoon away. Although it's the classic touristy way to "do" the vineyards (something I usually try to avoid), I took the group bus tour offered by the tourist office and was very pleased. In addition to the vineyards, my other favorite part...Read More

Hotel Studio

Hotel

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Recommended by Let's Go, Hotel Studio is a pleasant, small budget hotel near the centre of the city perfect for my visit. I stayed in a single room not much bigger than the size of two twin beds, but I had a private bathroom with a shower and a TV for only 16€ per night. The facilities were clean but basic, and I enjoyed a peaceful night's sleep without any noise from other rooms. The front-desk attendant was friendly and spoke English well, and I was thankful that he let me leave my bag in the lobby since I arrived before check-in time. The hotel is located on a side street about 2 blocks from Place Gambetta, which is reachable by bus from the train station. The surrounding streets are lined with ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 7, 2005

Hotel Studio
26 Rue Huguerie
Bordeaux, France 33000
(33) 556480014

Grands Vins de Bordeaux

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Attraction

Grands Vins de Bordeaux Photo, Bordeaux, France
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Wine is usually one of the main reasons visitors come to Bordeaux, so a tour of the vineyards is a must. Unless you have access to a car (or even if you do), the tourist office sets up a few different types of tours. I opted for the half-day tour, which departed at 1:30pm from the tourist office and costs 23€ (which I believe was a student fare - the full fare is 26€). The motor coach we traveled in was comfortable and clean, and I was happy to make friends with a nice Australian girl who I later had dinner with. The exact destination of the tour changes daily, and the Saturday I went we headed to the Medoc region. The drive itself was enjoyable and the guide was very informative, and we visited two v...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 7, 2005

Grands Vins de Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France