Oct 11-18, 2019
Check in to Hotel de Seze in central Bordeaux for the next three nights.
On the first day we’ll tour the historic and beautiful UNESCO world heritage site of Bordeaux city. We’ll splurge on a seafood tower to sample locally caught shellfish.
On day two in Bordeaux we’ll head to the new Cité du Vin to learn all about the Bordeaux wine growing culture that is central to this area. In the afternoon we’ll head to the antique district and we will save some time for you to explore the shopping district near our hotel for gifts and souvenirs. Bordeaux is a fabulous shopping and walking town. Tonight we’ll dine riverside on local delicacies.
Oct 13th Travel up to the Medoc peninsula famous for its first and second growth Bordeaux wines, including the most well known names in the world.
We’ll savor a wine tasting and lunch with a friend who runs marketing for the stunning Lynch Badges property and then we’ll head to the beach for a brisk walk before heading back to Bordeaux for our last night in town. Because of the luscious and large meal for lunch, this night is free for a simple dinner on your own or at the hotel.
On Oct 14 & 15 St Emilion we’ll head east and stay at our own Chateau, pretending to be the lady of the house for a few nights. St. Emilion is one of the most beautiful villages in France and its famous for its award winning wines and vast limestone caves which we’ll explore. One houses an underground church, one of only two in France!
Oct 16-17 For our final two nights we’ll spoil ourselves in Eugenie les Bains, a town famous for its underground springs and healing waters. Here we’ll stay at a renowned Relais and Chateaux property created by a 3 Michelin star chef. We’ll alternate between spa treatments (one included), walking and shopping the quaint village, dining in style at one of several of the hotel’s restaurants and visiting a nearby castle.
Oct 18th We’ll head home refreshed and inspired~
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