Bordeaux and the Wine Country: Places to Explore

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  • Bordeaux

    Bordeaux as a whole, rather than any particular points within it, is what you'll want to visit in order to understand why Victor Hugo described it as Versailles plus Antwerp, and why, when he was exiled... Read more

  • Route du Médoc and the Wine Country

    Northwest of Bordeaux city is the most famous wine district. All along the western side of the Gironde estuary south, until you hit the meeting point of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers just north of the... Read more

  • St-Émilion

    Suddenly the sun-fired flatlands of Pomerol break into hills and send you tumbling into St-Émilion. This jewel of a town has old buildings of golden stone, ruined town walls, well-kept ramparts offering... Read more

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