Bordeaux Journals

Four nights in Bordeaux

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A September 2010 trip to Bordeaux by artslover

Hotel Majestic Photo, Bordeaux, France More Photos
Quote: A short visit to view the city of Bordeaux, visit some Chateaux and enjoy great wine and food.

Restaurant Jean-Marie Amat

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Restaurant | "Incredible meal"

Restaurant Jean-Marie Amat Photo, Bordeaux, France
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Restaurant Jean-Marie Amat is located on the other side of the Garonne River across the Pont d’Aquitaine, up a hill in the renovated Chateau de Prince Noir. We tried to get there early to look at the Chateau before it got dark but we got stuck in traffic and arrived late after the sun had set. Oh well, the food more than made up for the effort to get to the restaurant.The interior is contemporary. Huge glass windows overlook an illuminated forest of trees, Richard Avedon photos and colourful contemporary paintings adorn the walls, Phillipe Starck furniture dots the room. Many well dressed people were seated at the widely spaced tables. Service was very professional.The menu w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 14, 2010

Restaurant Jean-Marie Amat
101 Rue Prince Noir
Bordeaux, France $zip
05 56 06 12 52

DMJ Wineworks

Attraction | "No better guide to Bordeaux chateaux"

DMJ Wineworks Photo, Bordeaux, France
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We arranged for a private tour of two Médoc chateaus through Dewey Markham Jr., who runs DMJ Wineworks. We could not have had a better guide.As soon as we emailed Dewey, he asked about us, our preferences, what knowledge we had of wines, and what we wanted out of the trip. He then crafted an itinerary based on our responses plus his knowledge of the areas and the choices available. We went to two chateaux in the Médoc region, Chateau Lynch Bages and Chateau Rauzan Segla, where we saw how the wines were made, but also got an understanding about the different types of processes and the different types of businesses behind the product. Dewey picked us up at our hotel and as we dro...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 14, 2010

DMJ Wineworks
96 Rue Laroche
Bordeaux, France

Musee des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux

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Attraction | "Worthwhile museum visit"

Musee des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux  Photo, Bordeaux, France
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The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux was officially established under the rule of Napoleon by a Consular Order in 1801 which intended that the works in France’s Museum Central be shared out among fifteen major provincial cities. The Bordeaux collection is one of the biggest outside of Paris.Through its collections of paintings, sculptures and drawings, the Musée offers a broad panorama of European art from the 16th to the 20th century. The collection highlights include artists such as Veronese, Rubens, Van Dyck, Delacroix, Picasso and a highly comprehensive holdings of 18th century Dutch paintings. Other artists such as Redon, Marquet and Lhote, provide a view of the Boreaux region’s artis...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 14, 2010

Musee des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux
Jardin De La Mairie 20, Cours D'albret
Bordeaux, France 33000
33 5 56 10 20 56

LA BELLE EPOQUE

Restaurant | "Good typical Bordeaux cuisine"

LA BELLE EPOQUE Photo, Bordeaux, France
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This restaurant serves typical Bordelaise cuisine in a beautifully decorated 19th century building which faces the waterfront. We made our reservations through the restaurant website. This was a challenge. Despite having a button with the Union Jack, the website stubbornly remained in the French language so I had to put my rusty French skills to work. In any event, we succeeded in making a reservation. When we first arrived at 7:30 pm, no one else was in the restaurant, but by 8, it was full.Being so close to the Dordogne, my dinner companion had to start with foie gras. I had a raviole starter. Then Chateaubriand and noisette d’agneau (lamb) for mains. The food was very good....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 14, 2010

LA BELLE EPOQUE
2, allee d'Orleans
Bordeaux, Aquitaine 33000

Hotel Majestic

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Hotel | "Great location"

Hotel Majestic Photo, Bordeaux, France
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We spent four nights at the Hotel Majestic located in a beautiful 18th century building that offers modern amenities and comfort. Located in the history city center next to the Grand Theatre, this hotel is in an ideal location near the river front promenade, as well as many shops and restaurants.Every room comes equipped with free wireless internet access. Public areas also have this access. The hotel offers guests a daily buffet breakfast for €12 which we declined.The hotel offers guests a laundry service as well as room service available during certain hours of the day and a safe in the room. There is a bar and restaurant that serves breakfast daily.We had a queen...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 14, 2010

Hotel Majestic
2 rue de Conde
Bordeaux, Aquitaine 33000
5-5652-6044