France’s wine capital since Roman times, cosmopolitan Bordeaux is a lively city with fine 18th century architecture, a thriving cultural scene and a modern business and shopping district, centred on the busy Rue St Catherine. Some of the city’s best buildings are found along the River Garonne, with the view from the Pont de Pierre particularly good. On the first Sunday of every month the centre of Bordeaux is reserved for walkers, cyclists and roller skaters. French Travel Service offers rail and hotel holidays to Bordeaux, capital of the wine trade for many centuries and a great city in its own right
EXCURSIONS (a sample)
Guided walking tour of the Old Town daily at 10.00 (all year) Coach excursion to the vinyards of the bordelais:
16 Nov - 31 Mar 13.30 Wednesday and Saturday.
1 Apr - 15 Nov. 13.30 Daily Mondays to Blaye / Tuesdays to Entre-Deux-Mers / Wednesdays to Saint Emilion / Thursdays to Medoc / Fridays to to Graves & Sauternais / Saturdays to Medoc and Sundays to Saint Emilion.
An introduction to tasting Wine ( 2hours) accompanied by cheese every Thursday all year at 16.30
LATE NEWS - ADDITIONAL HOTELS: As well as the hotels featured on this page, French Travel Service's network of contacts now allow us to book more hotels in Bordeaux, including the Five Star Burdigala and Regent Grand, Four Star Mercure Gare St Jean, Three Star Best Western Royal St Jean, All Seasons Meriadeck, Quality Ste Catherine and 2 Star Campanile New Generation and Stars Bordeaux Gare. Please ask for further details and prices
Hotel Bayonne Etche Ona
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Superbly located in Bordeaux's so-called Golden Triangle, a UNESCO heritage site in the very heart of the city and within easy reach of all major attractions, this exceptional traditional hotel is housed in two historic buildings, one of which is a listed 18th century mansion house.
There is a cosy bar and lounge, and all 61 rooms are elegantly and individually furnished, with great attention to period detail. All are with bath or shower, wc, satellite tv, minibar, personal safe, trouser-press and are fully sound-proofed and air-conditioned. Free wi-fi, buffet breakfast
Supplement in March: £10
Hotel Bayonne Etche Ona Prices
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||Prices per person in £GBP and include Eurostar and TGV. Hotel Supplements may also apply and will be advised on booking. Check 1st class and peak travel supplements here.