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…

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…

Chateau de Montaigne…

Visit of the famous tower of the philosopher Michel de Montaigne and a visit of the main Chateau plus wine tasting. The tower dates to the 16th century however the main chateau dates to late 19th century rebuilt after a fire in 1885. Language: French however most probably avaiable in english during the season. Guided visit of 16th century tower: 45min really interesting Guided visit … Continue reading Chateau de Montaigne…

The Grand Theatre…

The Grand Theatre opened in 1780 after the original theatre in Bordeaux burnt down. One of the Duc of Richelieu’s favourite architects Victor Louis built this masterpiece on the foundations of a roman temple. The visit (tickets brought at the tourist office) starts outside where the guide explains the architect and his work. You then visit the house (main rooms) as you don’t visit backstage. … Continue reading The Grand Theatre…