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Bordeaux

Y
ou are not a wine lover?! Actually, the city of Bordeaux has much more to offer! We highly recommend you to visit this gem in southwest of France. After Paris, it has the highest number of preserved historical buildings of any city in France. With over a million inhabitants, the metropolitan area of Bordeaux is also the sixth-largest city in France. Its center has a pleasant atmosphere with 'everything you did hope to find in Paris’.


Built on the banks of the Garonne river, richly & beautifully decorated with Gothic style churches, medieval monuments, 18th centenary architectures, the largest man-made ‘Water Mirror’ in the world, Europe's longest pedestrian shopping street, museums, bronze sculptures, fountains, places & gardens. Culinary markets, luxurious brands, artisans & designers shops and thousands of bars, cafes and restaurants of local & international cuisines.

Detourism or Day tripping


For those who would like to skip Paris. You can take the TGV (High-speed train) right from the Charles De Gaulle International Airport in Paris (CDG) to Bordeaux (about 3.5 hrs). Or fly from other European destinations to Bordeaux directly (list at the bottom). Another alternately would be taking the EuroStar from London.

The dynamic capital of the Nouvelle- Aquitaine region is a 2 hours train ride away from Terrasson. Taking the early train from Terrasson and heading back by the end of the afternoon will give you enough time to explore the historic center. To visit the vineyard outside the city, have time to explore the museums or sample the nightlife, you should spend a few nights in Bordeaux.

In the consignes counter of the station you can leave your luggage and explore Bordeaux lightweight!

  • Getting around
    Bordeaux city is very easy and economic to explore. Thank to its users friendly public transportation system (TBM, Transports Bordeaux Métropole). The tram line covers most places in the metropolitan area of Bordeaux and you can hop on & off the tram as you like for a price of €4.70 (1 day /24h pass), while a 1 hour pass is €1.70. Tickets are available from machines at all tram stops. On the other hand, many attractions are within walking distance, and will allow you to enjoy strolling the streets and alleyways. Our suggestion to those arriving at St. Jean train station: hop straight onto the tram (line C) to the center (Quinconces) where you will find the tourist office.


  • World Heritage
    Bordeaux, city of art and history, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, provides day tours, gourmet trails, initiations of Bordeaux wine tasting and visits to wine storehouses in the city. The Water Mirror (Miroir d’Eau) in front of Place de la Bourse together is a ‘must photo taking spot’! The historic Bordeaux Cathedral, Church of the Holy Cross, Monument aux Girondins, Gothic style St. Michel & Peu Berland tower are stunning and enchant you with fantasy. Porte de Caihau, La Gross Cloche (Fat bell) are adorable and the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux is breath-taking… and the list doesn’t end!


  • Shop & Eat
    There are over thousands of bars, cafes & restaurants of local and international cuisines spread all over the metropolitan of Bordeaux. And shops of high-end brands or designers & artisan shops are all awaiting to be explored! The 'rue Sainte-Catherine', is a 1.2 km long pedestrian main shopping street (the longest of its kind in Europe). Marché des Capucins is a covered market where you will find all kinds of fresh and preserved food to satisfy you eyes and taste buds.


  • Art & Culture
    Bordeaux is a city of art & culture as well. Museums of Aquitaine, Musée des Beaux-Arts, CAPC musée d'art contemporain, Musée National des Douanes, Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design, public art pieces… You will be well satisfied, if you are an art lover!


  • Tasting wine in the city
    In Bordeaux, the wine merchants (cellar men) offer you thousands of references, red, rosés, whites, crémants... La Cité du vin, a High-tech wine museum with interactive displays & tastings in a curved aluminum & glass building. Musée du Vin et du Négoce de Bordeaux, Old equipment & new technology from 2000 years of wine production in the region, plus tastings. There are some 250 guided tours of the city, its vineyards and its wine. If this is what you are looking for, the website of the tourist office (https://www.bordeaux-tourisme.com) is a good place to start.


  • Excursions to the vineyards
    Bordeaux world is famous for it’s wine production, but there are no vineyards or wine makers in the city itself. Around the city there are over 7,000 chateaux vineyards. Together, they produce more than 10,000 different Bordeaux wines. To visit the surrounding vineyards the tourist office in Bordeaux offers half day and full day tours, they include visits to chateaux, vineyards and villages like St. Emilion to taste the famous Bordeaux wines.



  • Wine Marathon
    “Wine Marathon” for all you Marathon enthusiasts and tasteful people!!! You could combine with a stay at our min-sú after the run (Bordeaux -> Terrasson 2 hours by train only).  The world's most idiotic Marathon (according to the UK telegraph): ”Who could possibly have thought it a good idea to combine a 26.2-mile run with a feast of oysters, cheese, entrecôte and foie gras, all washed down with up to 23 glasses of wine? Well, the French, of course.”  The Marathon du Medoc
    www.marathondumedoc.com/en/
    which runs through the vineyards on 7 September 2019. Registration opens in March!

How to get from Bordeaux to Terrasson?


Bordeaux airport is served by airport coaches connecting with the city centre and the St.Jean train station (Be reminded the cheapest way is to “line 1 - ligne 1” bus and buy a single ticket €1.70 OR a 1 day pass €4.70, if you would stay in Bordeaux).

There is a direct train to Terrasson (2 hrs, route 25 via Périgueux to the direction of Brive-la-Gaillarde), it’s easy & comfortable.

Or the cheaper way is to take the iSi-lines coach to Brive-la-Gaillarde (20 minutes away from us, and we can pick you up) which you need to book on-line in advance (For details, please click 'Coach' button at bottom). You find the stop by turning left (south) getting out of the station building, walk towards the bridge (Pont du Guit), and use it to cross the railway lines. The 'TBC' stop ('Terres des Bordes' at 'Rue des Terre de Bordes') is in the little greenery at the foot of the bridge ones you crossed.



Fly to Bordeaux from other European destinations


You may like to spend few days in the city of Bordeaux and its wine areas before or after your stay at our min-sú, and continue your journey to a large number of destinations in France or Europe including:


Please check flight schedules at: www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/en



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