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Grands Vins de Bordeaux

A must for wine lovers

Grands Vins de Bordeaux

A leisurely walk through the prestigious vineyards acquaints you with the reds of St Emilion, the dry whites of Entre-Deux-Mers and the sweet Sauternes. Plenty of tasting opportunities are available en route and there’s even a chance to restock your cellar with some of France’s best wines. Santé!

Holiday Highlights

  • Medieval  villages of St Emillion and St Macaire
  • Vineyards of St Emilion including UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chateau Clos de la Madeleine vineyard
  • Chateau La Clotte
  • Cheateau Beau Sejour
  • Couvent des Jacobins
  • Entre Deux Mers
  • Chateau Laurette
  • Chateau Loubens
  • Chateau de la Tour Blanche
  • Chateau Rayne Vigneau
  • Chateau de Gravas
  • Gourmet meals

What's Included

  • 6 days walking
  • 6 nights half board
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Wine and coffee with meals
  • Comprehensive route notes
  • Local agent
  • Station transfers

Starting Days

You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrival Bordeauxday 1

    Summary

    Transfer to St Emilion with time to take a stroll through this historic town. Take in its fascinating Romanesque churches stretching along steep and narrow streets. Dinner in a nearby restaurant.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior

    La Maison d’Aline Saint Emilion

    La Maison d'Aline is a typical village house located in the heart of picturesque Saint-Emilion, a world famous village surrounded by superlative vineyards. The Aquitaine region is well known for its exquisite wines, rich history and colourful legends. Madame Clémot welcomes you to her home which has been in her family since 1901. Dinner is taken in a nearby restaurant.

    Facilities

    • Spacious country cottage style bedrooms
    • Modern bathrooms
    • WiFi/Internet access

    Board

    Cuisine

    Dinner on your first evening is taken in a nearby restaurant and on your second evening take time to explore the little narrow streets of St Emilion and choose from one of the many delightful restaurants. 

  • 2

    Day trip to the Vineyards of Saint Emilionday 2

    Summary

    Walk amongst the prestigious châteaux of the area and make a visit to the small domain of Château Clos de la Madeleine. The vineyards are beautiful - the first non-architectural spot to be classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

    5 mi
    (8km)

  • 3

    Discovering Saint Emilionday 3

    Summary

    A morning tour of the medieval town takes you to its underground monuments, amphitheatre and monolithic church carved from limestone. A wine tasting initiation by an oenologist awaits you in the afternoon followed by a transfer to your delightful chambre d’hôte in Saint Martin de Lerm.

    Hotel
    • Traditional hotel exterior
    • Traditional hotel exterior with lawn
    • Simple double bedroom
    • Simple three bed

    Hôtel La Lézardiere St Martin de Lerm

    Françoise and Rolland will welcome you to their home of attractively converted 17th century farm buildings which have been restored carefully to preserve the Gironde character. There's a delightful terrace facing due south which is a great spot to relax and listen to the birdsong. Alternatively, the swimming pool is ideal for an invigorating dip. In summer, breakfast is served on the terrace. There is a well stocked library and plenty of games and local documentation. The 4 bedrooms are delightful - each has its own unique colour scheme. 

    Facilities

    • Beautiful B&B in a delightful rural location
    • Delicious breakfasts (often served on the sunny terrace)
    • Convivial table d'hote dining
    • Pretty gardens to explore

    Board

    Cuisine

    In a very convivial atmosphere, guests can enjoy traditional dishes from the region served with wines for which the region is justly celebrated. The food is a fine example of home cooking at its best and could include home-made duck terrine, Foie gras with lentils, confit de canard and raspberry almond tartlet.

  • 4

    Saint Martin de Lerm to Caudrotday 4

    Summary

    Between the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, walk through the oldest vineyards of the area, which produce the excellent, dry white wine of Entre-Deux-Mers. Enjoy a visit and tasting at the Domaine de Bouillerot, wine producer since 1874.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior

    Le Clos du Terré Caudrot

    Situated in the tiny hamlet of Caudrot, between the vineyards and the Garonne, this charming 19th century chambre d'hôte has four cosy and tastefully decorated rooms. The owners Agnès and Didier are friendly and welcoming. The house is an old mansion in excellent condition with an especially striking interior.

    Facilities

    • 4 bedrooms 
    • En suite shower rooms
    • WiFi
    • English is spoken
    • Continental breakfast

    Board

    Cuisine

    Table d'hôtes, fresh local produce is used to create wonderful French cuisine.

    10 mi
    (16km)

  • 5

    Caudrot to Saint Macaireday 5

    Summary

    This relaxing walk leads through vineyards, via châteaux and picturesque villages. You finish in the old merchant town of Saint-Macaire. Be sure to see the 14th century murals in the St. Sauveur church.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Outside enclosed seating area
    • Modern four poster double bed

    Les Feuilles d’Acanthe Saint Macaire

    Les Feuilles d'Acanthe is an enchanting little hotel of just twelve rooms, right in the centre of the medieval town of Saint-Macaire. A small, charming hotel, it has lovely accommodation and facilities.

    Facilities

    • Good sized bedrooms with tiled floors, wood furnishings and queen sized beds
    • En suite bathrooms
    • Indoor pool and jacuzzi in a pretty courtyard setting
    • Picnic lunch can be provided for the following day

    Board

    Cuisine

    Sample Menu

    Entrée

    • La Salade d'Agrumes aux Crevettes et Guacamole
    • L'Artichaut à l'Italienne
    • L'Aumoniere de Chevre Cabecou et Poireaux

    Plat

    • Le Tartare de Canard au Wasabi
    • Le Parmentier d'Agneau Facon Moussaka
    • Le Filet de Bar sur Coulis de Poivrons

    Dessert

    • Le Lillet Glacé la Mandarine
    • Le Crumble Pommes Myrtilles
    • Le Creme Brulee au fruit de la passion
    • La Mousseline Chocolat Framboise

    6 mi
    (10km)

  • 6

    Saint Macaire to Sainte Croix du Montday 6

    Summary

    Head to the Domaine de Malagar, home of the writer François Mauriac, then on to Château Laurette before reaching the village of Sainte Croix du Mont, with spectacular views of the Garonne valley. Transfer to your beautiful 4-star Château-hotel in Sauternes, dinner in a nearby restaurant.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior with front lawn

    Château d’Arche Sauternes

    The hotel Relais du Château d'Arche occupies a charming XVIII century charterhouse. Located on a hill in the heart of the vineyard, overlooking the village of Sauternes, guests benefit from an outstanding view. The Relais du Château d'Arche Hotel is a peaceful haven with an elegant, calm atmosphere.

    Facilities

    • 9 exceptionally luxurious decorated guest rooms
    • A peaceful courtyard with a breathtaking view of the château's vineyard
    • You may also be able to visit the wine producing facilities and taste the Château d'Arche wines
    • Library with games, books and local infomation
    • Free WiFi access

    Board

    Cuisine

    You will have dinner in a local restaurant serving original cuisine made with local market produce.

    10 mi
    (16km)

  • 7

    Sauternes to Barsacday 7

    Summary

    The Sauternes area produces renowned sweet wines, such as the world-famous Château d’Yquem. A late afternoon rendezvous awaits you for an apéritif tasting at the Château Gravas. Final night and dinner at the Château de Campreros.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior

    Le Château de Camperos Barsac

    This 19th-century chateau is surrounded by the elegant and evocative vineyards of Sauternes and Barsac, and has just five bedrooms, each with its own theme. There is a pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and landscaped gardens.

    Facilities

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Swimming pool
    • Air-conditioning
    • DVD or video and television in the rooms
    • Rooms with en suite bathroom
    • Jacuzzi
    • Library
    • Lounge
    • Sauna

    Board

    Cuisine

    Dinner is served in the beautiful dining room. The menu features specialities that are drawn from the culinary heritage of the South West.

    10 mi
    (16km)

Route & Location

Customise Your Holiday

  • EXTRA NIGHT

    ​Bordeaux B&B £75 per person

Customer Reviews

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Recent reviews

  • Service rating : Exemplary service, as always. Belle France go to great lengths to provide their customers with the best best possible chance of having a great holiday. We can't recommend them highly enough.Product : We had a wonderful holiday. Our accommodation was comfortable, the food was delicious and our hosts were so welcoming and helpful. This was a truly memorable adventure!

    5 out of 5

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  • Service rating : We understood there would be personal contact at the start of our trip in Bordeaux with Evazio. That did not happen. However the documents were there and the arrangements went as smoothly as the French weather and strikes permitted.Product : Accommodation and meals very good. There was a wasted day in St Emilion at the start when we were picked up in Bordeaux at 10 am, were there by 10.30, and there is not much to do in St Emilion. Of course we could not check in until 2 pm anyway. Far better to have picked us up at lunchtime. There is much more to do in Bordeaux.

    4 out of 5

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  • From £1059 per person

  • Outward Depart St Pancras International station, change stations in Paris and arrive in Bordeaux late afternoon. Transfer to Saint Emilion included (40 mins).

    Return Transfer to Barsac or Langon station, train to Bordeaux. Depart Bordeaux mid-morning, change stations in Paris and arrive in St Pancras International station late afternoon.

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