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
Travel is by Eurostar to Paris (change of station) and onward TGV or via Lille with a change of platform.
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
Link to the Tourist Office web site for up to date Excursion details
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