Château Olivier Pessac Leognan…

I visited this chateau during the open doors week-end. It’s located just outside the city, in a beautiful wooded park. The driveway is just outstanding, you’ll feel like royalty driving through. The chateau itself dates back to the 11th-12th century. It’s said that the ‘Black Prince’ would come here to hunt during the middle ages. Now renowned as a Grand Cru Classé de Graves, it’s … Continue reading Château Olivier Pessac Leognan…

The Bar à Vin (Wine bar)…

In the centre of town opposite the tourist office you will find one of the most well-known wine bars of Bordeaux. It’s located on the ground floor of the Bordeaux Wine Council headquarters in a beautiful and rather unusually shaped 18th century building. The inside is as original as the outside with stunning stained glass windows, low tables and armchairs. During the summer there is … Continue reading The Bar à Vin (Wine bar)…

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)…

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion…

When you visit Bordeaux I would highly recommend you stop by at Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion which is easily accessible from the town centre by Bus,Tram or Taxi. I took the visit with Sylvie in French but she also speaks English and German. The visit was really interesting as Sylvie knows what she’s talking about and shares it in a way that even if you’re … Continue reading Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion…

Château Pape Clement

Alexandra was a great guide, smiled the whole time and answered all questions. The visit starts outside with an explanation of the historic side. Then the visit takes you around the cellars and explains the wine making process. French guide: Alexandra. Visit in French. Possibility in other languages. Tram B stop (Pessac centre). Bus 4 stop Le Monteil. The chateau offers a range of rates … Continue reading Château Pape Clement