Follow in the footsteps of the great men of letters who graced Bordeaux with their presence.
Wander through the city streets on the trail of the famous thinker and mayor of Bordeaux, Montaigne, whose fame has endured for four centuries and spread worldwide.
Rediscover the works of François Mauriac with a visit to his family estate at Malagar, for a wealth of inspiration.
Visit the magnificent Château de la Brède, birthplace of Montesquieu, who wrote, “the air, the grapes, the wines from the banks of the Garonne, and the temperament of the Gascons are all excellent antidotes to melancholy.”
Be sure to taste a glass of appellation Graves or Pessac-Léognan, wines that were all praised by Montesquieu, who was a winemaker himself.
Stop for lunch at an inn or a famous restaurant: the choice is unlimited, and you will delight in the variety of dishes from both land and sea.
A good way to relax: vinotherapy or golf, whatever suits your fancy!
You are not far at all from the beautiful Sauternes region, where the Garonne and Ciron rivers flow, home of the prestigious golden Sauternes wines: sublime landscapes and the remarkable architecture of the châteaux wherever you look.
Do not leave town without a stop in the Entre-deux-Mers, a vast wine-producing region, stronghold of the Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur vintages that come in every colour: white, red, rosé, crémant… At the gates to the city, the vineyard offers a veritable journey through history, between the walled towns and medieval abbeys…
Conclude your stay with a wild night in one of the trendiest spots in Bordeaux until early in the morning. You’ll find plenty of other night owls at the Marché des Capucins, enjoying an entrecôte bordelaise…