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Bordeaux

Victor Hugo compared the beauty of Bordeaux to Versailles while the rest of us equate it to Paris without the stress, crowds, and expense. The ultimate pilgrimage for gastronomes and oenophiles.
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Grand Barrail Hotel Saint-Emilion

Local Tip Ask the hotel to suggest some walking routes of the area. There are many paths to explore, notably the Route de Compostella. Even though it's a short hike a pied into Saint Emilion from this great hotel there...

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La Raclette

Local Tip If you're driving, park in the Bourse Parking lot which is less than a 5 minute walk from La Raclette. For an original and delicious desert try the Fruit Tartiflette.

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La Rochelle Marathon

La Rochelle Marathon

28 Nov - 30 Nov

The La Rochelle Marathon weekend is a well organized event and highlights a great run around the historic port of La Rochelle. The city is filled with excellent restaurants and hotels catering to the running crowd. Here's an opportunity for an action getaway holiday weekend, November 28 to 30, in a beautiful location! Actual marathon... more »

Bordeaux Christmas Market  - Allees de Tourny

Bordeaux Christmas Market - Allees de Tourny

29 Nov - 28 Dec

Don't miss the Gironde's largest and Bordeaux's best Christmas market at Allee de Tourny. Discover those special gifts for all the family. Celebrating 17 years of success, this festive market has become a holiday tradition in the region of Bordeaux with over 150 exhibitors displaying original crafts, gourmet delicacies and unique gift ideas... more »

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

1 Dec - 31 Dec

The magical Chirstmas Markets in and around the city of Bordeaux are one of the best parts of a French Christmas experience. Providing endless presentations of local and international artisans they usually provide lively entertainment in the evening and certainly are the go to destination for amazing treats and regional fare. The city of... more »

Bordeaux Christmas Market  - Allees de Tourny

Bordeaux Christmas Market - Allees de Tourny

6 Dec - 4 Jan

Don't miss the Gironde's largest and Bordeaux's best Christmas market at Allee de Tourny. Discover those special gifts for all the family. Celebrating 17 years of success, this festive market has become a holiday tradition in the region of Bordeaux with over 150 exhibitors displaying original crafts, gourmet delicacies and unique gift ideas... more »

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La Raclette

Featuring Raclette and Fondu meals, this cozy restaurant specializes in Savoy cheesy delights. For an authentic French meal with a hands on twist La Raclette creates a warm lasting culinary memory. more »

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Bordeaux Photos

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On the River Front

On the River Front

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Bordeaux

At the Water Mirror

At the Water Mirror

Grand Theatre Restaurant in Bordeaux

Grand Theatre Restaurant in Bordeaux

Arcachon

Arcachon

Bordeaux Maison du Vin - CIVB

Bordeaux Maison du Vin - CIVB

Basilica St. Michael

Basilica St. Michael

Bordeau Center

Bordeau Center

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