Bordeaux and the Wine Country

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  • 1. Cathédrale St-André

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This may not be one of France's finer Gothic cathedrals, but the intricate 14th-century chancel makes an interesting contrast with the earlier...Read More

  • 2. Château and Musée de la Citadelle


    This handsome château, which dates from 1723, reveals many layers of history, starting with a typical Gallo-Roman residence and a medieval citadel...Read More

  • 3. Château Angelus


    Named for the prayer-signaling church bells that can be heard from its vineyards, this fabled château is a premier grand cru property. ...Read More

  • 4. Château Ausone


    Just south of the town walls, Château Ausone is an estate that is ranked with Château Angelus as a producer of St-Émilion's finest wines. ...Read More

  • 5. Château des Ducs d'Épernon


    Overlooking the Garonne River in the very heart of town, Cadillac's château was built by the first Duke of Épernon (1554–1642) as a family seat...Read More

  • 6. Château du Roi


    A stroll along the 13th-century ramparts takes you to the Château du Roi. To this day nobody knows whether it was Henry III of England or King...Read More

  • Château Lafite Rothschild

    7. Château Lafite Rothschild


    Lafite Rothschild is among the most resonant names in the wine world. Even by the giddy standards of the Médoc, Lafite—owned by the Rothschild...Read More

    Château Lafite Rothschild
  • 8. Château Lascombes

    Information Center

    This classically elegant 17th-century château is actually a facade for a sleek and modern operation. Historically considered an underperformer...Read More

  • Château Latour

    9. Château Latour


    Tastings and tours at the renowned Château Latour are typically free, but very selective—you have to be a serious taster, accompanied by a guide...Read More

    Château Latour
  • 10. Château Margaux


    Housed in a magnificent neoclassical building from 1810, Château Margaux is recognized as a producer of premiers crus, and its wine ranks with...Read More

  • 11. Château Marquis de Vauban


    Although several estates in and around Blaye offer tours and tastings (all listed on the Tourist Office website), the Château Marquis de Vauban...Read More

  • 12. Château Mouton Rothschild

    Le Pouyalet | Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Most of the great vineyards in this area are strictly private, although owners are usually receptive to inquiries from bona fide wine connoisseurs...Read More

  • 13. Château Palmer


    It is said that in some years the wines of Château Palmer (classified as a third cru) can rival those of neighboring Château Margaux (a premier...Read More

  • 14. École du Vin de Bordeaux


    On tree-lined Cours du XXX-Juillet, not far from the banks of the Garonne and the main artery of the Esplanade des Quinconces, you'll find the...Read More

  • 15. Église Monolithe

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    One of Europe's largest underground churches, the Église Monolithe was hewn out of the rock face between the 9th and 12th centuries by monks...Read More

  • 16. Grand Théâtre

    Arts/Performance Venue

    One block south of the École du Vin is the city's leading 18th-century monument: the Grand Théâtre, designed by Victor Louis and built between...Read More

  • 17. Haut-Brion


    One of the region's most famous wine-producing châteaux is actually within the city limits: follow N250 southwest from central Bordeaux for...Read More

  • 18. L'Église de Cadillac

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This graceful baroque-style church was founded in 1494 and contains an unusual nave, with upper galleries and a ribbed vault. A striking alter...Read More

  • 19. La Grotte de Pair Non Pair


    Bourg's version of Lascaux, this remarkable Paleolithic-era cave, covered with lifelike etchings of mammoths, ibexes, bulls and horses, was...Read More

  • 20. Musée d'Aquitaine


    Two blocks south of the Cathédrale St-André, this excellent museum takes you on a trip through Bordeaux's history, with emphasis on Roman, medieval...Read More

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