Tourism

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Experience the ‘French Art of Living’ in a real Wine Châteaux in Bordeaux

With the boom in wine tourism in Bordeaux, a number of famous working wine châteaux have opened their rooms to guests. Here is your chance to experience the French Art of Living, the life of a châtelaine; luxurious but authentic a real taste of the Bourgeois Bordeaux life.   LEFT BANK Haut Médoc: Château du … Continue reading

Michelin starred Restaurants Bordeaux 2017

Two Michelin stars for restaurants in the city of Bordeaux and two big names Gordon Ramsay at the Grand Hotel’s restaurant Le Pressoir d’Argent and Pierre Gagnaire at La Grande Maison. The other two star restaurants are in the vineyards one in the medieval village of Saint Emilion and one overlooking the vines in the … Continue reading

Where is the City of Wine? Bordeaux!

I finally got there! La Cité du Vin opened on 1st June of this year and I have been itching to check it out being just on my doorstep in Bordeaux. It is easy to get to directly by tram being located at the end of the newly renovated Quai du Bacalan part of Bordeaux’s wine … Continue reading

Barbaresco – a tower and a wine

Barbaresco is known as the baby brother of Barolo. Don’t be mislead,  complex, fine and elegant Nebbiolo does not means lesser (as you can tell from the price of the Gaja wines – Barbaresco’s most forceful representative, see photos below). The DOC dates from 1966 (DOCG since 1980) and includes the hill-top villages of Barbaresco itself but … Continue reading

Keeping it in the Family in St Emilion

Originally posted on SIP Wine Blog – Bordeaux:
e For 400 years one of the oldest wine families in St Emilion have managed to continue to make wine at their estate despite increasing pressures from all sides. Today it is the 13th and 14th generation of the David Beaulieu family that run the  12 hectare property of…

How to Cook like a Pro in a Bordeaux Wine Château

Fancy yourself as a chef? Learn the techniques of French cusine in the kitchen with your own private chef. Château Siaurac is the venue with its 15 hectare gardens and stunning interiors packed full of antiques. It is still a family home and they are happy to open their doors and let the apprentis cooks … Continue reading

Top Tips at the Bordeaux Wine Bar to understanding the region in 4 wines

The CIVB wine bar (open from 11am through until 10pm) is a great place to start your wine holiday in Bordeaux (no booking just turn up). It is located opposite the Tourist Information not far from the Grand Theatre. There are a number of wine bars in Bordeaux since the last 10 years or so. … Continue reading

Must sees in Super St Emilion

Do the underground monument tour including the amazing underground Church etc organised by the tourist information (only one in English is at 2pm otherwise more in French see http://www.saint-emilion-tourisme.com/) Go up the bell tower (key from tourist info) for amazing views over St Emilion’s tear shaped rampart city Dine at La Terrasse Rouge brasserie at Château … 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