Bordeaux : what to do, what to see...

Beyond its vintages, Bordeaux and its region is a lifestyle in its own right. Explore the historic landmarks, take a wine tasting course, stroll along the Rue Sainte-Catherine, try surfing or indulge in a basket of Arcachon Bay oysters... The choice is yours. Come on, it’s time to borrow a few of our great ideas.
WHAT TO SEE

• The Cité du Vin wine heritage centre in Bordeaux
• The CAPC museum of modern art
• Cap Ferret
• The vineyards of the Médoc
• The Gironde estuary and its traditional carrelet fishing huts
• The Miroir d'eau reflecting pool in Bordeaux
• Arcachon Bay
• The Jurisdiction of Saint-Émilion UNESCO World Heritage site
• The Dune of Pilat
• Cognac

WHAT TO DO

• Get on the Bordeaux wine trail in Graves and Sauternes
• Surf the waves at Lacanau
• Get onboard for a river cruise departing from Blaye
• Drink (moderately) to the wonder of wine at the Grande Biennale in Bordeaux
• Push your limits on the Médoc Marathon
• Travel back in time on a visit to the citadel and fortifications in Blaye
• Dress up to the nines for an evening at the Grand Théâtre in Bordeaux
• Enjoy a plate of oysters hidden away in a beach hut at Arcachon 
• Let go in a vinotherapy spa
• Learn the art of blending cognac at a mixology workshop

WHAT TO EAT

• Cannelés
• Some grands crus
• Bordeaux steak
• Grenier médocain
• Arcachon oysters
• Lormont scratchings
• Pigeon salmis
• Fanchonnette bordelaise
• Brioche bordelaise
• Arcachon winkles

WHAT TO BRING BACK

• Wine cases 
• Pralines from Blaye
• A box of dunettes
• White or rosé Lillet aromatised wine
• Aquitaine caviar
• Cannelés cakes
• Cap Ferret dunes blanches choux buns
• Sarments du Médoc chocolates
• Médoc noisettine hazelnut pastries
• Croquants de l’Estuaire biscuits

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