Bordeaux, legendary land of wines looking to the future

Batîments Bordeaux

For over two thousand years the people from Bordeaux have cultivated the vines and developed wines loved the world throughout. The story of the city of Bordeaux and the story of its wines are intertwined, and have moved forward together through the ages.

A historical city center with an innovative spirit

Travelling through Bordeaux, its cobblestone streets and its buildings of rich variety, is travelling through the ages and architectural styles.
In its heart, the majestic Place de la Bourse, which reflects itself in a superb water mirror is a pleasure for the eyes.

Near the city center, the historic Bernard Magrez Villa (External link) and its architecture from the 19th century brings us into a world of beauty and savors from times past and present. Jean-Denis Le Bras and Pierre Gagnaire offer an authentic and refined cuisine with the best products of the region and an outstanding wine list. On the other side of the road, the Cultural Institude Bernard Magrez opens its doors all year round to modern and innovative art exhibitions.

The Cite du Vin: journey to the land of wines

This landmark of the wine tourism in Bordeaux first surprises by the modernity of its architecture and of its collection, then embarks us on a unique sensorial journey across the world, the ages and cultures of wine.

On the other side of the Garonne river, we discover the hotel Saint James at Bouliac (External link) . Its innovative architecture, atypical yet stylish, listed as a 20th century heritage site, is an invitation to discover the creative cuisine of starred Chef Nicolas Magie, in a restaurant nested in the heart of the vines with a panoramic view on Bordeaux and its region.

On the « Route des Vins du Médoc »: Art and Serenity

Just going up the estuary of the Gironde river and we find ourselves in world famous vineyards. On the « Route des Vins du Medoc » we discover the Château d’Arsac where we let ourselves be carried through the different steps of wine fabrication, ending with a tasting surrounded by the impressive modern art pieces displayed in their « Sculptures’ Garden ».

And to finish this epic journey in the land of wine, the Chateau Cordeillan-Bages (External link) offers us a haven of peace between the estuary of the Gironde river and the Atlantic ocean, in a splendid 17th-century Villa surrounded by 5 acres of vines. This timeless setting with modern undertones, is the perfect opportunity to pause, and to set out our epicurean journey off to a fabulous finish in this starred gourmet restaurant where savory contemporary cuisine meets the Grands Crus of the Bordeaux region.