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“wine trip in Bordeaux, lovely people, warm weither, french "art de vivre"” 5 of 5 stars
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Leogeats, France
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“wine trip in Bordeaux, lovely people, warm weither, french "art de vivre"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011

Hie,

Just reaching Bordeaux for my studies,
Awesome culture, pleople are so nice... french know how to receive foreigners... it's a wonderfull place to be. Also, very nice gollf in Famous vinyards, just like the 18 holes of Chateaux margaux...

" C'est parti " ! means Let's Go !

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Ventura
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“The beauty of Bordeaux”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

My husband I visited the city of Bordeaux and its beautiful surrounding vineyards and chateauxs in 2008. We were very impressed with the city which very much reminded us of the architecture of Paris. Rue Saint Catherine, billed as the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe, provided cafes, boutiques, restaurants, large and small department stores and an array of fresh produce/food markets. In July, the Bordeaux Fete Le Vin (wine festival) on the shore of the Garrone River in front of the Place de la Bourse, is not to be missed. The city and surrounding areas provide much diversity and beauty. Wine production is a major industry and wine tasting tours are very affordable. We recommend this region of France very highly.

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Ottawa, Canada
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“Fantastic Wine Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

My wife and I recently arranged a wine tour of Bordeaux in September with Henri Challeau, owner of of Bordeaux Wine Travel. We had looked at other private tours, but decided to arrange our trip with Henri. We were not disappointed. The two day tour of both the left and right banks of Bordeaux were one of the most memorable experiences we have had. Henri's competence and knowledge and of the area and the wineries was impressive. He was able to arrange visits with a number of the major Chateaux as well as with some smaller ones. I would not hesitate to recommend Bordeaux Wine Travel for those individuals who are looking for a unique and personalized tour of some of the greatest wineries in the world.

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Maryland
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“Pretty, not too touristy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

Pleasant old town pedestrian area. Very pretty area along the river. Several of the old "ports" are worth the walk to see them. Good above ground tram system. Not a several day stop, unless you use it as a base to visit wineries in the area.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Interesting city.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

Bordeaux is the capital of the Aquitaine region in France; the city is settled along the Garonne River about 1hr from the Atlantic coast. The huge Pont de Pierre (Stone Bridge) makes a stunning picture over the backdrop of the city.

We were attending an International Conference in Bordeaux for four days. We were fortunate enough to have a guided tour of the city most days visiting the major attractions.

The main sights consisted of Saint – Andre Cathedral built in 1096, Tour Pey berland a huge tower next door to the Cathedral, Saint- Michel the Gothic Basilica, Le Palais Rohan the Hotel de Ville or city hall built in the 1800s & the famous Pont de Pierre ( stone bridge) which was constructed under the orders of Napoleon.

Bordeaux has also 4 striking major gates, the Porte de la Monnaie, De Porte d'Aquitaine, Porte Cailhau and the Porte de la Bourgogne;the beautiful gates date back to the 18th Century.

Bordeaux’s shopping district in the Old Town is a walk through pedestrian shopping zone which has an array of appealing shops which travels down the whole of Rue St Catherine which leads from Place de la Comedie to the bottom of Place de la Victoire. The Pedestrian street is very busy which is a must do if visiting Bordeaux.

Overall, we thought Bordeaux to be a very attractive & fascinating city to explore with some wonderful neoclassical buildings & Cathedrals. The shopping is fabulous & tasting the food & wine scrumptious.

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