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ON THE ROAD of THE WINES OF BORDEAUX: THE BEST ADDRESSES FOR A STAY OENOLOGY

With its 9 000 châteaux, Bordeaux is the destination of choice for wine lovers. The variety of its landscapes, wine-growing, is combined with the recent metamorphosis of the city to make this destination more attractive than ever before.

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The quays of the Garonne river to the hillsides of the vineyards, the architecture of the Eighteenth century to the construction of the most modern wine culture, Bordeaux, summons all the senses to better appreciate its art of living. The specialists of Wine Paths have selected for you the four must-sees of the capital of the world of wines. Whether for a weekend or an extended stay on the theme of tourism of wine-growing, the best deals you are booked for a home to top of the range specially developed according to your desire for discoveries. Visits, tastings and gastronomy are waiting for you to enjoy Bordeaux otherwise. The opportunity to revise his classics while discovering new perspectives.

Mythical, the Châteaux of Médoc Road Credit : Pixabay royalty-Free

Probably the region’s most well-known vineyards of bordeaux, the Medoc area stretches about 60 km along the estuary of the Garonne river, in the North-West of Bordeaux. The road crosses the vineyards of the most prestigious, along the great castles and small properties, to the delight of wine lovers. Exploring the riches of this terroir, unique in the world, they discover the stars of the 1855 classification. Through an exclusive route, the tour also allows you to lift the veil on areas of family unknown which deserve the detour, identified by our local expert. Terroir, wine tasting, all the secrets will be unveiled during a journey.

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And if your visit to the vineyard was in the sky? To make your stay a wine memorable and unique, you browse through the Médoc to board a helicopter. You fly over the most prestigious castles while discovering the some 6000 castles, there are the appellations. It is a privileged occasion for better understanding the soil beneath your eyes like a sea of vines.

To continue this magical time, a private tour is reserved for you, as well as a tasting in the cellars of a Grand Cru Classé.

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At a stone’s throw from Bordeaux, the visit of the village of Saint-Emilion is a must see for any wine enthusiast. Nestled in the heart of the vineyards, the medieval city is a true gem loaded with a long history of more than 800 years. Classified World Heritage of UNESCO since 1999, Saint-Emilion is not a simple village, but breathes the softness of living, at the option of the small cobbled streets of incomparable charm or sunny terraces. Discover Saint-Emilion, it is, of course, appreciate the majesty of its architecture and its past so rich. But it is also a discovery of a vineyard unique in its kind, where Merlot is king. The immense quality of its wines has largely contributed to the renown of the site. The properties of the most prestigious are adjacent to areas that are more intimate, including the specialists of Wine Paths will open the doors exclusively.

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The monolithic church of Saint-Emilion is one of the largest in Europe: it is the ideal starting point for a tour that combines wine, gastronomy and culture. After you have explored the secrets of the city, it is a discovery of the vineyard, which is planned, as well as visits to two properties emblematic selected by the experts of the Wine Paths, each representing a facet of a landscape that is both classical and contemporary.

If the heart tells you, you can complete your stay with a round of golf on the beautiful golf course of the Grand Saint-Emilionnais or a gourmet dinner at one of the michelin starred restaurants of the city.

Credit : Château La Dominique Vinexia The life of a Castle in the bordeaux vineyards

For a weekend getaway, a stay under the sign of wine or a gourmet getaway, Bordeaux is the perfect destination. Everything comes together to offer a unique experience of art de vivre à la française, ideal time to offer two, in family or between friends. In the Médoc, Sauternes or Saint-Emilion, the experts of the Wine Paths, selects the best addresses to suit your wishes and offer you a stay in the most beautiful castles.

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You can discover the secrets of the wineries, sample the creations of michelin-starred chefs, or sample the relaxation of a spa with a view over the vineyards of the castles the most famous.

guest Room or Relais Chateau, every effort is made to make your visit a magical keepsake, in the context of one of the most beautiful vineyards in the world.

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Thanks to its unique network, Wine Paths offers you to fully live the life of a vineyard. In the North of the Médoc or Saint-Emilion, these are the doors of houses completely private, usually closed to the public, that you are exceptionally open for the holidays out of the ordinary. In an unparalleled environment, you can enjoy the exclusivity of a family home with amenities worthy of the greatest palaces. It is the occasion to discover the backstage of the properties and live unforgettable moments in the intimacy of this enchanting hideaway in the heart of the vineyards.

Bordeaux, a city of trading

Shaped over the centuries, Bordeaux has built in the hollow of the Garonne river, the shape of the crescent has given its name to the “Port of the Moon”. It is from here that the wine trade was in full swing, as evidenced by the Bourse Maritime, proudly standing guard on the docks.

These are lined with buildings from the Eighteenth, architectural gems highlighted with the dazzling renovation of the city, classified World Heritage of the UNESCO since 2007. It is transformed that it now offers visitors, meeting point between tradition and modernity. Old warehouses, now museum or loft, alongside the iconic City of the Wine, the symbol of the Bordeaux tomorrow in a district in full revival.

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Your stay wine tasting in Bordeaux begins with a walk or a bike that will take you to the famous mirror of water to the district of the Chartrons, in passant by the “Golden Triangle”, through an architectural landscape unique in the footsteps of the great traders who have made the reputation of Bordeaux wines.

The visit continues with a tasting of delicacies savory or sweet such as the famous canelés from bordeaux to finish in front of the Grand Theatre, with a wine merchant iconic located in a sumptuous mansion.

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Wine Paths selects for you the best addresses in the world for customised stays around wine and the wine industry. Specialists are at your disposal to organize tours and accommodation in the most beautiful wine regions.

To organize your tailor-made trip, contact us:

contact@winepaths.com

www.winepaths.com

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