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Itinerary Bordelais - Paris
Day 1: Meet and greet in Paris, continue to
Bordeaux with speed train. On arrival transfer to
the Pessac Léognan wine region
Day 2: Pessac Léognan and Saint Emilion
Day 3: Saint Emilion and Medoc
Day 4: Medoc
Day 5: Bordeaux, return to Paris by speed train
Day 6: Paris
Day 7: Paris
Arrival Day – First Wine Tasting
Arrival & Welcome
Meet and greet by English speaking guide at
Gare Montparnasse, Paris. Morning speed
train from Paris to Bordeaux.
Travel to Bordeaux by speed train
Arrival midday Bordeaux Saint Jean Railway
Station. Meet and greet by our English
speaking tour guide.
First Winery tour
First Winery tour of Smith Haut Lafitte,
ranked among the Grands Crus Classés for red
Welcome Diner at one of Les Sources de
Caudalie’s restaurants that serves creative
bistro-style food with fine seasonal homegrown organic products.
Overnight at Château Le Thil, a newly restored
Sources de Caudalie property. All the rooms
offer a beautiful view of the park. The rooms
and their design have been strongly inspired
by the history of the Bordeaux region.
Pessac Léognan / Saint Emilion
Breakfast at Château Le Thil
Explore Pessac Léognan
Morning departure to discover Pessac
Léognan (South of Bordeaux city), one of the
most beautiful vineyards (Graves Appellation
located on the left bank of the river
Garonne) and the oldest wine-growing region
Wine tour and wine tasting in Château
Carbonnieux, one of the oldest estates in the
Bordeaux region that produces Grand Cru
Classés wines since 1959, well known for its
white wines. Followed by a visit of the
Château Haut-Bailly, one of the most
prestigious Grand Cru Classé Graves.
Private Gourmet Lunch at the Château Haut
Bailly, where you will savour seasonal
ingredients enhanced by the innovative
culinary creations of the Chef, perfectly
matched with the Château's wines.
Transfer to the world famous wine area : Saint
Emilion, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO,
where two thousand years of a relationship
between man and vines await you.
Guided tour around the most reputed
vineyards of Saint Emilion with wine tasting in
exclusively selected vineyards.
Time to relax and settle in a stylish and
sophisticated private residence.
Gourmet Dinner at a secluded restaurant
owned by a chef previously working for 3-star
Overnight at the Private residence walking
distance from the charming Saint-Emilion
Saint Emilion & Medoc
Breakfast at the hotel
The village of Saint Emilion
Guided walking tour of Saint Emilion village, a
magnificent medieval village that reveals
beautiful historical monuments and dozens of
extraordinary wine shops.
Wine tour of Château La Lagune, classified as
one of fourteen Troisièmes Crus (Third
Growths) in the historic Bordeaux Wine
Official Classification of 1855.
Private Diner at Château La Lagune. You will
be greeted in a Rothschild style salon and
share a wonderful meal in the superb arched
kitchen of the 18th-century chartreuse.
Experience an exclusive meal while you see
the chef cooking.
Lunch in a the renowned Château La
Dominique whose beautiful and modern wine
storehouse has been recently designed by
Drive through amazing the Saint Emilion Wine
Juridiction and the most renowned Merlot
vineyards of the world.
On the way to Medoc
Transfer to the Medoc region. Nestled
between the Atlantic ocean and the Gironde
river, the region benefits from a temperate
climate particularly favourable to great
vintages. Talented winemakers work on 8
Medoc prestigious appellations to achieve an
unparalleled level of quality to ensure the
success of their wines all over the world.
Night at Château du Tertre, an elegant
chateau built in 1855 surrounded by vineyards
where you will enjoy the “Art de vivre à la
Breakfast at Château du Tertre
Visit of Château Giscours, winery that
produces the famous Grand Cru Classé in the
Margaux appellation area and settled in a
beautiful 19th-century castle.
Followed by a wine tour of the elegant
Château Pichon-Longueville that produces a
first class Second Cru in the Pauillac
Lunch in a private castle
Private Gourmet Lunch at the Château Pichon
Longueville Baron. You will feel like the owner
of a wine estate for the duration of a lunch
involved in the production of its wine. You
then enter the 19th century vat room with its
metallic structure which is architecturally
inspired by the Eiffel era. This is followed by a
visit to its brand new triconic vat room, the
first of its kind in the Medoc.
Prestigious wine tour and blind
tasting at Lynch Bages
Transfer to Lynch Bages estate that owns no
less than three of the four Premiers Crus
Classés of the Médoc region. At the gates of
Pauillac, the Lynch-Bages Estate owes part of
its name to the ancient hamlet of Bages,
which, for centuries, was home to generations
Blind folded Tasting at the Cercle Lynch Bages.
Blind tasting is certainly considered to be the
fairest way of assessing a wine. But also the
Dinner at La Lavina restaurant in Bages VIllage
Overnight at Cordeillan Bages, an attractive
17th century mansion converted into a hotel
and restaurant, a member of the prestigious
Relais & Châteaux.
Organic Wine tour in Pontet-Canet
Wine tour and tasting at the famous Chateau
Pontet-Canet located in the northern end of
the Pauillac area, across the road from the
famous Château Mouton Rothschild. You are
invited to stroll through the stunning and
organic vineyards on a golf buggy where you
will be given a unique insight into the skills
Bordeaux / Paris
Breakfast at Cordeillan Bages
Transfer to Pavillon des Lettres hotel
Morning visit of the city of Bordeaux
A Unesco World Heritage Site since 2007 for
its value and unique heritage. Capital of the
Gironde region, Bordeaux city is an
architectural gem dating from the eighteenth
century that has known how to seamlessly
integrate 19th-century additions that were
Accompanied with a certified English-speaking
guide, you will wander around the capital of
wines, scent the flavors of the local markets,
feel the presence of the Garonne rive and
admire the shiny white-stoned 19th century
Evening at leisure
Overnight at Pavillon des Lettres hotel, a
refined and “poetry” hotel that combines
history and modernity located in the heart of
Paris, in the golden triangle of the city of light,
walking distance from main museums, Grands
Magasins shopping areas and Champs Elysées
Lunch in a typical Bordeaux Bistro . The best
opportunity to try out the specialties of the
region such as oysters, Bazas’ beef, cannelé,
naturally …. with a glass of Bordeaux wine.
Departure for Paris
Transfer to Saint Jean Railway station. Speed
train to Paris (duration : 3h30).
Breakfast at Pavillon des Lettres
Day at leisure in the City of Lights
Day at your own with WTiF recommendations
(shopping, museums, bars, walks, …)
Optional: Visits to Markets
Burgundy wine tasting
Burgundy’s private tasting at the hotel
conducted by a French sommelier specialised
in Burgundy wines who owns a well-known
cellar in Paris
Evening at leisure
Overnight at the Pavillon des Lettres hotel
Breakfast at Pavillon des Lettres hotel
Lunch and Wine & Food pairing at
Morning Cooking Class and Wine
Develop your talent for successful French food
and wine pairing as you savour a variety of
dishes and wines. A mini wine lecture is given
by The Le Cordon Bleu wine expert.
Enjoy a lively cuisine demonstration by a Le
Cordon Bleu Chef, in a relaxed and friendly
Afternoon at leisure
Farewell dinner in a trendy Parisian bistro
style restaurant to experience a typical