Le Puit D’amour “The Well of Love”…

Le puit d’amour can only be found in a couple of places in Bordeaux. It’s a true regional dessert which comes from the southern part of Gironde. The story started in 1940 however it was four years later that the family Seguin opened their first shop in Captieux in 1944. The shop in Captieux still exists to this day and new shops have opened in … Continue reading Le Puit D’amour “The Well of Love”…

Château Roquetaillade…

This fully furnished Château is a real gem! with 19th century decoration inside which is breathtaking. It is a family owned castle and has been in the family since 1306 which is rather rare! We had the privilege to be taken around the estate by one of the family members before the guide showed the group inside. Understandably you can not take photographs inside the … Continue reading Château Roquetaillade…

La Cité du Vin (Wine Museum)…

The Cité du Vin is one of the best and probably the most recent attraction in Bordeaux. It’s very modern with headsets to go around without a guide unless you want to know about the architecture which is a guided visit. You need patience as when it’s busy you must wait for the explanations which switch on per person. It’s not just about Bordeaux wines … Continue reading La Cité du Vin (Wine Museum)…

Day in Saint Emilion…

Saint Emilion is a beautiful medieval village 30min drive from Bordeaux. It’s well-known for red wine but what a lot of people don’t know is that there’s Europe’s largest medieval monolithic church hidden under the village. The Saint Emilion Underground Visit (Monolithic church, hermitage of Emilion, Trinity chapel, the catacombs) This visit is a must for everyone visiting the village. The visit consists of 4 … Continue reading Day in Saint Emilion…

Open Week-end in the Medoc…

The 8th and 9th of April 2017 was the open doors week-end in the Medoc vineyards. Throughout the year each wine growing region (pessac leognan, graves, medoc etc) open their doors so you can visit the estate and taste wines that you might not have had the opportunity to before. The visits are often given by their personal guides or the wine makers themselves, generally … Continue reading Open Week-end in the Medoc…

“Boutes” barrel makers…

This is a great visit to do when you’ve done some wine visits in the St-Emilion area as it really makes you understand the process from the oak forest to the glass. The visit was given by the owner of this family company who is extremely passionate about his job. I took the visit in english and i’m not sure it’s available in french. Would … Continue reading “Boutes” barrel makers…

“Chez Boulan” Where I prefer to eat oysters at Lege Cap Ferret…

Less than an hour from Bordeaux at the point of the famous “Bassin D’arcachon” and the Atlantic Ocean. The award winning oyster farmer “Chez Boulan” is where I always go to eat oysters, whilst taking in the sea air and beautiful view of the Dune de Pilat. In France the oyster huts can serve only oysters, paté, shrimps etc and wine by law, that is … Continue reading “Chez Boulan” Where I prefer to eat oysters at Lege Cap Ferret…

The citadel of Blaye…

Visit of the Citadel of Blaye and its underground tunnels making this visit really out of the ordinary. You get to know the whole history behind the citadel and it’s famous architect Vauban (even though technically speaking it wasn’t him) . 40km from Bordeaux and situated on the Gironde estuary. Wonderful on a sunny day with great views across the valleys and the estuary towards … Continue reading The citadel of Blaye…