DAY 24: Bordeaux, France

We’ve arrived at day 24, our last day of the wine advent calendar. It’s been a wonderful journey – one I’ve enjoyed and have learned from. So much so that I’ve altered my 2021 planned itinerary to include a few of the places visited during this virtual tour and have added some of these destinations to my must see list! What about you?

While we have visited Bordeaux fairly extensively during this journey (Days 4, 6, 10, 11 & 19), we find ourselves back in the city of wine one last time. And deservedly so. Bordeaux, very large in vineyard area (300,000 Acres) and wine producers (9000+), is a world class destination and a favorite of many travelers. 

The city has received many accolades in recent years including being named Europe’s favorite tourist destination by European Best Destinations (2015), ranked number two of top places to visit by The New York Times (2016) in 2016, and being named Top City in the World to Visit by both Lonely Planet and the Los Angeles Times (2017).

To read more about Bordeaux, the city, region and micro regions, visit Day 4, Day 6, Days 10 & 11, and Day 19.

photos courtesy of Viator and Bordeaux Tourism

WHEN TO GO: Spring or Fall, Allow at least 3 to 4 full days for Bordeaux and its countryside, at least a week or more if including the Dordogne region nearby

POPULAR TRAVEL STYLES: Small Private Groups, River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Canal Barge Cruises, Independent Travel 

IDEAL FOR: Culinary/Wine, Romantic Travel, Bicycling, History, City Stay, Regional Travel or Multi-Country Tour

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Published by Cheryl Walton

Travel changes your perspective while creating special memories along the way. My goal is to always help create the vacation experience you imagine - whether it's bucket list travel, a celebration or a special interest vacation - history, WWII, heritage, wine, beer, culinary, language, art, and genealogy (just a few of my favorites). My first trip abroad was to southern Belgium as part of a town twinning program to help keep French culture alive in Louisiana. My host family provided an inside view of their country, lifestyle and culture, creating a friendship now 30+ years strong through 4 generations! That trip definitely impacted my style of travel - getting off the beaten path and engaging with locals - as well as a later career change to travel advisor. I strive to provide similar experiences tailored to your interests and comfort level.

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