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Top Wineries to Visit in Saint-Émilion Near Bordeaux

You may have heard that Saint-Émilion is a must visit when in Bordeaux.   I completely agree. Moreover, this Bordeaux wine region is my favourite: rolling hills, vineyards as far as the eye can see, the 15th century bell tower of

Self-Guided Bordeaux Wine Tour: How to Organize It?

Is it possible to visit Bordeaux wineries on your own? Yes, it is possible to visit Bordeaux vineyards on your own without a guide. In my experience, a self-guided tour in Bordeaux can be more challenging to organize than in

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Are Bordeaux Wineries Open in August?

As many French businesses, some Bordeaux wineries are closed in August.  At the same time, many of the Bordeaux chateaux remain open for visits and tastings. In my opinion, August is a good month to visit Bordeaux wineries. You will

Can You Visit Château Margaux?

Yes, it is possible to visit Château Margaux, one of the iconic wineries of Bordeaux. While this famous first growth estate is prioritising visits by wine professionals, the lovers and collectors of Château Margaux wines can get a visit appointment

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How to Spend 4 Days in Bordeaux?

I believe there is enough to do in Bordeaux for at least 4 days.  In my opinion, 2 days is a minimum stay to explore the city and have a glimpse of the wine country.  In this article, I propose

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Médoc Wine Tasting: Best Wineries and Wine Tours

If you are planning a visit of Bordeaux wine country, you will most likely be going to the Médoc on the Left Bank or to Saint-Émilion on the Right Bank, the two most prestigious wine regions in the Bordeaux area.  

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Bordeaux Boutique Hotels Recommendations

My Bordeaux wine tour clients often ask me for the most interesting places to stay in Bordeaux.   Here are some suggestions of the boutique hotels and unique B&Bs in Bordeaux.  If you are looking to stay a couple of days

Do You Need to Rent a Car in Bordeaux?

The short answer is “no” if you stay in the city of Bordeaux. If you are staying outside of Bordeaux, it may be a good idea, as regional transportation is scarce and not easy to figure out. 
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Hi, my name is Polina. I am a sommelier and a wine tour guide in Bordeaux, France.

I organize private Bordeaux wine tours.

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