Bordeaux: Wine Capital of the World

When you think of Bordeaux, first and foremost – it’s wine that comes to mind. And no wonder, with 60 appellations and 7000 winemakers, the city is the capital of a region which is home to some of the oldest vineyards and finest wines in the world. When you visit Bordeaux, it’s not just about wine though – water is important too. Taking a river cruise from Bordeaux? We recommended you build in a few days stay in this vibrant city before or after you sail.

Bordeaux must-sees
When you visit Bordeaux, its watery arteries serve as your guide. The lavish buildings that are a legacy of the 18th century former port spread along the banks of the Garonne and its UNESCO classified quays, around the imposing Place de la Bourse and to the rim of the famous water sculpture the Miroir d’eau. No visit to the wine capital of the world would be complete without a visit to the Cite du Vin wine museum. Wine tours and tastings abound in the region and Vision Travel Virtuoso partners like We Travel France,  and Chocolatine- France offer wine tours, gourmet tours, biking and walking tours.

Most importantly when in Bordeaux take the time to just be and enjoy the joie the vive!

Where to Stay

bordeauxInterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel is a favorite hideaway in this extraordinary city and occupies an enviable position: it lies directly opposite the Opera National de Bordeaux. Having undergone a complete restoration – without losing its original beauty and character – the hotel now offers a Michelin – star gourmet restaurant Le Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay.

To further enhance your wine experience, the Intercontinental Bordeaux offers a Wine Concierge Service who are ready to help you select and enjoy private tastings or exclusive access to the finest Grand Cru wineries.

Vision Travel Exclusive Virtuoso Amenities at the InterContinenal Bordeaux include: 

Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
85 Euros Credit valid at Brasserie Le Bordeaux by Gordon Ramsay, Spa Les Bains de Lea, Bar & room upgrade
One way transfer from or to the airport (BOD) for any booking from the suite Prestige
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
Complimentary Wi-Fi