Bordeaux and its wine regions

Cellars at Chateau La Grange, Bordeaux wine region

Immerge yourself in Bordeaux wines

Start the morning by experiencing the permanent visit of the Cité du Vin for 1h15 or 2 hours and learn all about the world wine culture. Then have lunch at the restaurant Le 7 (located on the 7th floor of the museum) or cross the street to the Halles de Bacalan, a covered food market.

La Cite du Vin Bordeaux

In the afternoon, visit a wine estate in one of the 5 Bordeaux appellations surrounding the city and taste the wine of the estate visited.

By bike in Saint-Émilion©Bordovino, Vincent Bengold
By bike in Saint-Émilion © Bordovino, Vincent Bengold

You can choose to visit one or two wine regions among:

  • The Médoc located along the Garonne River with famous names such as Margaux, Saint-Julien, Saint-Estèphe...

  • The Blaye & Bourg region located on the right bank of the Gironde estuary with the citadel of Blaye

  • The prestigious region of Saint-Emilion with its medieval and typical village, both classified by Unesco.

Saint-Emilion village © Martin M303 -
Saint-Emilion village © Martin M303 -

  • The Graves region, the closest appellation to the city, cradle of Bordeaux wines. You can reach some of the châteaux in the Pessac Léognan appellation by public transport.
    Château Pape Clément Graves
    Château Pape Clément Graves © Château Pape Clément

  • The Sauternes region, famous for its sweet white wines and prestigious châteaux.

  • The Entre-deux-Mers, often called the Tuscany of Bordeaux, is full of family-owned estates and where you can visit the Abbey of Sauve Majeure.

Route des châteaux - D2©Vincent Bengold
Route des châteaux du Médoc - D2©Vincent Bengold

[The Bordeaux tourist office offers various packaged excursions]( (External link) ) to visit the vineyards from the city centre:

Excursions to the Bordeaux vineyards

Don't miss on Bordeaux CityPass (External link)

For those who wish to make the most of their stay, the Bordeaux CityPass (External link) is really the best. This pass is available for 24, 48 or 72 consecutive hours.
There is a junior citypass for 6-17 years old with the same benefits.

• La Cité du Vin (before 12pm)
Les Bassins des Lumières (External link)
• 15 museums and monuments
• Unlimited access to tram, bus, river shuttle
• 1 Bordeaux (External link) guided tour (to be booked at the tourist office)

Available in 3 versions:
• 24H - 31€ / pers.
• 48H - 41€ / pers.
• 72H - 48€ / pers.

CityPass (External link)
CityPass in Bordeaux (External link)

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