Bordeaux and the Wine Country Travel Guide

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Along with Burgundy and Champagne, Bordeaux is one of the great wine regions of France. As the capital of the Gironde département and of the historic province of Aquitaine, the city of Bordeaux is both the commercial and cultural center of southwest France. It is smack-dab in the middle of one of the finest wine-growing areas in the world: Sauternes lies to the south, flat and dusty Médoc to the northwest, and Pomerol and St-Émilion to the east. With a smorgasbord of 57 wine appellations to choose from, the entire region intoxicates with good taste.

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Bordeaux and the Wine Country Hotels

Countryside hotels can be gorgeous—not to mention convenient for touring the region’s famed vineyards—but basing... read more

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Bordeaux and the Wine Country Restaurants

Although countryside Médoc eateries are few, the city of Bordeaux is jammed with restaurants, especially around place du... read more

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Things To Do in Bordeaux and the Wine Country

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Bordeaux and the Wine Country Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    La Route de Médoc: With eight appellations (districts) in this small area alone, and names like Rothschild, Latour, and... Read more

  • Red Gold: The Wines of Bordeaux

    Everyone in Bordeaux celebrated the 2000 vintage as the "crop of the century," a wine that comes along once in a lifetime. But bringing... Read more

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