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What I think makes Bordeaux the top European City to visit

Beating 20 other selected top destinations. In 2016 it will only be 2 hours from Paris by the TGV train so fingers crossed it wont change too much. We like it like it is! But it was not always that way. When I first arrived in Bordeaux in 1989 in an old 2CV Citroen car from England it was … Continue reading

Where to best “chiner” to find Bric-a-Brac Bargains in Bordeaux

The French have a special word for bric-à-brac bargain-hunt – to “chiner”! The key Streets in Bordeaux to find Antiques are: in central town Rue Bouffard whole area of the Chartrons Bordeaux’s trendiest area (around the Place du marché du chartron and Rue Notre Dame) near to the quai du chartron famous for its wine … Continue reading

Preparing your Bordeaux Wine Tour? Here are some Top Tips to your FAQs!

Originally posted on SIP Wine Blog – Bordeaux:
Bordeaux, UNESCO registered since 2007, is undoubtedly the world’s wine capital. It is well worth visiting along with its vineyards which are France’s largest with 60 different appellations and around 10,000 châteaux. The best way to visit is with a local wine expert to show you around ‘the best of Bordeaux’, peeking behind the scenes…

Bordeaux’s Best Bar à Vin

Quite a new development the wine bars of Bordeaux are all the fashion now: Aperitif at the CIVB Maison du vin (opposite the tourist office), Bar à Vin open from 11 to 10pm (not Sundays or Bank Holidays) for a range of over 20 different appellations. Ask for a tasting sample rather than a glass … Continue reading