La Maison du Vin de Bordeaux
Before going off to visit the vineyards, stop by the Maison du Vin de Bordeaux, which is situated in the heart of the city, just in front of the Tourist Bureau.
Here you'll find precise information such as maps, vineyard guides, information on each district or appellation, etc. in English, French, German, and many other languages.
Each week a tasting is planned at which the House Sommelier comments on the two wines being tasted. In addition, throughout the year wine classes are offered in-house at the Ecole du Vin in several languages and at two levels. The schedule for the tastings and the wine classes is also available from the Maison du Vin at the address above.
3, cours du 30 juillet, 33075 Bordeaux Cedex
Tel: +33 (0)5 56 00 22 88 / Fax: +33 (0)5 56 00 22 77
Hours: 9.00AM to 5.30PM all year long.
in St.-Emilion, 40 km east of...
in St.-Emilion, 40 km east of Bordeaux: Le Tertre
excellent cellar: not only visible due to a front made of glas but even the choice of wines is great! if you bring the money with you it's no problem to get a 50 years old Chateau Petrus :-))), it's just some FF 50000.- = some $ 7000.- local specialities as duck brest, smoked or grilled, duck and goose liver, truffes. and more and more and more.
Tip: try a menue with 3 or 4 dishes (3 dish menues start at FF 120.-)
There are a lot of narrow streets in the old town of Bordeaux. I like such places, feeling a kind of the spirit of the previous time. The house on the picture I found somewhere on Rue de Signes. It seemed to me dwelling house.
Go By the Porte Cailhau
The Porte Cailhau is a landmark of the Old City. Its name refers to the ballast stones left outside it from the ships that docked nearby since this was the gate between the docks and the Place du Palais. The present structure was built in the late 15C by Charles VIII as a triumphal arch to celebrate a military victory. It was erected upon older remains.
Bonjour! Bourdeaux, France!
"The World Capital of Wine!"
Famous for its excellent lifestyle, Bordeaux also features some of Europe's most charming and impressive examples of 18th century architecture.
Located in the heart of a region offerring countless attractions, great wines and first class cuisines. Host a lot of internaitonal events such as antiques fair, wine festivals, multi arts, women in cinema to name a few, etc....
Built during the Restoration period, 26th of August, 1821, 527 yards long and supported 17 arches faced with brick. Designed by an Inspector General of the Highways Department, Claude Deschamps. It was not until May 1, 1822 that the nes brdige was open to all traffic.The Stone Bridge brought La Bastide and Bordeaux so close together that in 1865 the town received permission from the Emperor to simply annex this part of Cenon. I then became a district of the larger town without losing any of its own personality.