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Bordeaux Wine Tours

 

Regional Specialities

Great food and great wines combine to make this part of France a gastronomic experience. The most famous produce are fois-gras, truffles and walnuts, also there are local grown Marmande tomatoes, strawberries, melon, and asparagus. Below are some of the regional specialities:

With such a predominance of wines, it is used in the cooking of nearly every dish and the term 'a la bordelaise' means 'with a wine sauce'. Many of the regional dishes of the Atlantic coast are seafood, for example:

* Bouilliture - a stew with wine, mushrooms and prunes
* Chaudree - a fish stew
* Mouclade rochelaise - mussels in a cram and curry sauce
* Pibales - baby eels
* Soupe aux huitres - oysters floating in a rich soup made from egg, shallot, leek, butter and cream
* Also Macarons - soft biscuits made from almond flour, egg whites and sugar; brought to Saint Emilion in the 17th century by Ursuline nuns, and Touron, a loaf of marzipan with pistachios, hazeluts and fruit.

Region

Aquitaine and the West Coast of France is an immense region stretching south from Brittany to the north of the Pyrenees, and Bordeaux is its heart and center. Bordeaux is famous for its legendary vineyards, for its great chateaux, the rich historical towns of the Bordeaux countryside and the spectacular scenery. On a curve of the river Garonne, the historic and elegant city of Bordeaux has many museums, places to visit, festivals, and sporting and outdoor activities. It is a favorite city break for the British due to its combination of culture and nightlife.

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Wine Routes

Dijon Grapes
Bordeaux Vineyards

Start in Bordeaux and depart for the well-known wine region of Médoc . Moulis, Margaux, Listrac, Saint Julien, Saint Estèphe : the names of the villages on this route des vins are an indication of the fine wines to be found between Bordeaux and Pauillac where some 1200 vineyards are in activity : from crus bourgeois to the Premiers Grands Crus : château Margaux, Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite.

While every wine-maker is seeking perfection the techniquesare often different: stop at two vineyards for a closer look : a Cru Bourgeois and a Grand Cru Classé.

 

Bordeaux Grapes

Bordeaux Wine Tours and Tastings

Bordeaux is known all over the world thanks to its famous vineyards. So, this is the logical starting point with a such rich city in cultural & historical places.

Smell the delicate & fruity fragrances diffused from the famous wine properties with suggestive names, and dream about the glorious & turbulent past of these old properties that you will cross.

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Bordeaux Wine Tours

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Burgundy Barge

Wine Cruises

Stretching from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, the waterways of the Canal du Midi and the Canal Lateral a la Garonne form France's longest navigable artificial waterway. Together they are called the Canal Des Deux Mers. Our main cruising route is between Montauban and Agen, but we can always tailor-make a cruise for you anywhere on the waterways between Bordeaux and Toulouse.

St Emilion

Wine, Walk & Bike

France has a well established network of well signposted trails of different levels of difficulty. Here are a few of our self guided tours.