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    Bordeaux

"The wine capital of France"

Bordeaux is known for being one of France’s primary wine regions and is home to a variety of vineyards. It also has many art museums, old mansions, and public gardens.

We came to Bordeaux to check out France’s wine region. Having lived an hour from Napa Valley, we wanted to see what all the hype was about. We found out that wine tasting is different in France than the USA and wrote about it in greater detail here.

Since it wasn’t the experience we were expecting, the weekend was a bit of a bust for us. We had a great Airbnb with a wonderful host but didn’t find ourselves overeager to return to Bordeaux again.

This being said, if you plan well in advance, speak French, and know your French wines, Bordeaux may be a great trip to take!

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Things To Do

Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux

Ballet and Opera house

Bordeaux Cathedral

Historical landmark

St. Emilion

Wine region

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Wine region

Tour Pey Berland

Panoramic views

La Maison du Pata Negra

Wine and appetizers

3 Day Cost Breakdown

Housing

$185

Food

$95

Transportation

$254

Total

$534

Note: The figures above represent the costs for two people

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