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ordeaux, the cosmopolitan center of the Atlantic coast is a must-see, not only for it's world-famous wine-growing region, but also its buzzing cultural scene, gastronomy, art and architectural marvels including: the Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André, 18th- to 19th-century mansions and notable art museums, such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux.

With wine galore and access to some of the most prestigious properties, we can organize an exceptional meal in a private cellar in town with (and we really mean this!) practically any wine you can imagine. If you have dreamed of tasting it, then there is a good chance we will be able to make that dream come a cost of course. During the "la vendange" we can offer a harvester experience where you can pick your own grapes and we will send your very own bottle as soon as it is ready (count over a year!).

The town of St Émilion is also particularly charming with lots of interesting new openings and offerings. We offer historical tours taking you to parts of this charming town closed to the general public. We also have cooking classes in chateau kitchens, bike tours in the vines, hot air ballooning... and the list goes on! A trip to the Bordeaux region can be one that appeals to all tastes with something for everyone, and since at French Promise, we only create completely personalized itineraries, we can design one that fits your exact tastes and style.

From Bordeaux, explore the lesser known French Basque regions along the sublime Atlantic coast including: the charming heart of Basque country Bayonne, St Jean de Luz and the chic resort town of Biarritz. There are a number of fine chateaux in the region, so you may experience a variety of domaines.

Or maybe you are seeking a luxury surf escape along the coast? We will help you discover all of the hidden cultural gems and insider's spots in the French Basque region like a local.

If you want to know more, please contact us and we will set up a call to discuss your next trip to the Bordeaux wine country!

"Philip, Julie, and Sarah really went above and beyond in Bordeaux. It was requested that we compose our wine resume, and then Sarah was able to secure private tours for us at châteaux in the region (three in St. Emilion and three in Medoc). That was an amazing experience to see the variety of the châteaux and the wine-making process at each and was a highlight of the trip. I highly recommend Philip, Julie, and Sarah. They incorporated our trip wish list beautifully. " - Helen, Nov 2022

Our Bordeaux, Basque Country & Saint-Émilion Hotel Picks

Discover just a few of our favorite luxury hotels in Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion and the Basque regions. Our French Promise team routinely visits and inspects each property personally for our discerning clients. You may want to combine this destination with France’s West Coast as well.

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