Macarons, Canele, Dunes Blanches
Visting the historic center of Gironde, circa 1400. UNESCO Cathedral, Saturday Markets and Cultural Festivals.
10am Visit fois gras farm to learn how fois gras is made and taste products 11am Bazas tour of city and learn the history of this UNESCO cathedral village 1230pm Stop by butcher who will show us the famous Bazadais beef cuts 1pm Lunch of Bazadais beef cooked by chef and owner of local restaurant … Continue reading Bazas Food and Farm Tour
Visit the historical culinary capital of the world, from the city of Paris to the countryside of Bordeaux during one week take in as much find dining and history as possible!
When the sun is too hot you can take a dip in one of these watering holes for a break!
The Durand family has an incredibly well-run operation, from fishing to cooking to presentations for kids and adults.
The village is equally stunning in the winter; when you can admire the cobbled streets and stone-framed windows, bask in awe of the ethereal dome in the Saint-Sauveur church...and visit the local artisan store and art gallery of Simone et les Mauhargats.
SAINT EMILION As an American, one of the best-known wines in the Bordeaux region are the reds of Saint Emilion. Honestly, once you are in the Bordeaux region it seems funny that we should be so aware of these reds, seeing they are generally from small, family-owned vineyards and produced in minute quantities compared to … Continue reading Saint Emilion
PESSAC-LEOGNAN The Pessac-Leognan AOC region was my first experience of the wine growing regions in SW France thanks to my husbands family from the area. The real estate prices have jumped in the last decade and suburban developments keep popping up, but luckily, there are still lovely vines covering most of the land around Leognan, … Continue reading Pessac-Leognan
24 Hours in Bordeaux I don’t get much time alone, which is why most of my knowledge of the area comes with ‘kid friendly’ suggestions. Here is the best of Bordeaux in 24 hours...alone (or with your love). If you can avoid, at all costs, driving into Bordeaux, you will save yourself a few grey … Continue reading Bordeaux