Itinerary 6: Land of generosity

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    bordeaux

  • bordeaux

    bordeaux

  • poitiers

    poitiers

Itinerary 6: Land of generosity

 

This trip will plunge you into the heart of the world’s largest fine wine region. The wines here are of an incredible variety, the fruit of many centuries of expertise. Here you will discover Bordeaux, its historical center and classical 18th-century architecture. Further north, beyond the land of Cognac with its famous brandies, take a trip to Poitiers to see its exceptional Roman heritage. 

          

 

 

              

 

 

Bordeaux

 

 

 

Bordeaux is a beautifully rich city filled with outstanding architecture. Go back in time as you discover the 350 historical monuments that make up this City of Art and History. Hop aboard a tram and pass by the Saint-André cathedral and the Grand Théâtre before crossing the Garonne on the Pont de Pierre. Take advantage of your stay and try the local dish: oysters.

 

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Poitiers

 

 

 

The city has more than 80 listed monuments in a setting marked by Romanesque art. One of its jewels, the collegiate church of Notre-Dame la Grande, is famed for its sculpted façade. Immerse yourself in old Poitiers and travel back through 2,000 years of art and history. Visit the Saint Jean baptistery, the Sainte Radegonde church, the Palace of Poitiers and the Saint Hilaire church. As you walk around the city you will be enchanted by the opulent private mansions and lush gardens. 

 

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