22 days in Bordeaux & Dordogne Itinerary

22 days in Bordeaux & Dordogne Itinerary

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22 days in Bordeaux & Dordogne Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Bordeaux
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Saint-Martial-d'Artenset
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mareuil
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

5
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont and La ville d'Hiver. Get outdoors at Promenade Fleurie and Plage de La Palmyre. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Balac (in Saint-Laurent-Medoc), Amphitheatre de Saintes (in Saintes) and Cap-Ferret (Le Phare du Cap Ferret & La Pointe du Cap Ferret). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Blaye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Ecomuseum Marquèze.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux itinerary planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Bordeaux is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint-Martial-d'Artenset.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Royan, Saint-Emilion, Lege-Cap-Ferret, Ecomuseum Marquèze, Chateau Balac
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:
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Pey-Berland Tower ©
Pey-Berland Tower
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont ©
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont
Amphitheatre de Saintes ©
Amphitheatre de Saintes

5
nights
Saint-Martial-d'Artenset

Saint-Martial-d'Artenset ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau de Bridoire and Chateau de Duras. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Monbazillac and Chateau Belingard. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Martial-d'Artenset: Saint-Etienne-De-Lisse (Chateau Mangot & Chateau Bernateau), Eglise Saint-Eutrope (in Allemans-du-Dropt) and Chateau la Renommee (in Saint-Laurent-des-Combes).

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saint-Martial-d'Artenset sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Saint-Martial-d'Artenset takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mareuil.

Things to do in Saint-Martial-d'Artenset

Historic Sites Wineries Golf

Side Trips

Ribagnac, Saint-Etienne-De-Lisse, Chateau la Renommee, Chateau de Duras, Abbaye Notre Dame de Bonne Esperance
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:
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Chateau de Duras ©
Chateau de Duras
Chateau de Bridoire ©
Chateau de Bridoire
Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean ©
Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean

4
nights
Mareuil

Mareuil ©
Get outdoors at Abbaye de Brantome and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau de Bourdeilles and La Grotte de Villars. Get out of town with these interesting Mareuil side-trips: Chateau de Puyguilhem (in Villars), Ferme Andrevias (in Sorges) and Abbaye de Chancelade (in Chancelade).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mareuil trip maker .

Traveling by car from Saint-Martial-d'Artenset to Mareuil takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mareuil are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Mareuil

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Villars, Grottes de Abbaye de Brantome, Pineau Cognac Roussille, Abbaye de Chancelade
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:
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Chateau de Bourdeilles ©
Chateau de Bourdeilles
Chateau de Puyguilhem ©
Chateau de Puyguilhem
Abbaye de Chancelade ©
Abbaye de Chancelade

5
nights
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©
Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau de Hautefort and Roc de Cazelle. Visiting Grotte de Rouffignac and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil: Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne (in Salignac-Eyvigues), Perigueux (Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum & Cathedrale St-Front) and Reserve Zoologique de Calviac (in Calviac-en-Perigord). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chateau de Commarque, explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac, browse the fresh offerings at La Maison Paysanne, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de Cadouin.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil journey planner.

You can drive from Mareuil to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Le Bugue, Perigueux, Château de Biron, Cloitre de Cadouin, The Maison Forte de Reignac
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:
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Grotte de Font de Gaume ©
Grotte de Font de Gaume
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac
Chateau de Commarque ©
Chateau de Commarque

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