9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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9 days in France Itinerary

Start: Bordeaux
1
Bordeaux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Cerons
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Saint-Emilion
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Saint-Estephe
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Pauillac
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Margaux
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: Bordeaux

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Fri), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Dune du Pilat.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Bordeaux vacation maker .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airports are Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Bergerac-Roumanière Airport and La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport. In July, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cerons.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Dune du Pilat
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

1
night
Cerons

Cerons ©
On the 28th (Sun), examine the collection at Maison du Lillet.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cerons trip builder app .

Getting from Bordeaux to Cerons by car takes about an hour. July in Cerons sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Emilion.

Things to do in Cerons

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Maison du Lillet, Chateau du Cros, Eglise Saint-Martin de Cadillac
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Chateau du Cros ©
Chateau du Cros
Chateau de Cerons ©
Chateau de Cerons
Eglise Saint-Martin de Cadillac ©
Eglise Saint-Martin de Cadillac

2
nights
Saint-Emilion

Saint-Emilion ©
Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
On the 29th (Mon), do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac. On the next day, do a tasting at Chateau Laniote, contemplate the long history of Cloitre des Cordeliers, look for gifts at Vitrail Color, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, then do a tasting at Chateau Beaurang, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau La Croizille.

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Traveling by car from Cerons to Saint-Emilion takes an hour. July in Saint-Emilion sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Saint-Estephe.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion ©
Chateau Laniote ©
Chateau Laniote

1
night
Saint-Estephe

Saint-Estephe ©
On the 31st (Wed), stroll through Montalivet Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Estephe road trip planning site .

Drive from Saint-Emilion to Saint-Estephe in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Estephe are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Pauillac.

Things to do in Saint-Estephe

Beaches Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau tour Castillon, Montalivet Beach, Les Noisettines du Medoc, Chateau Castera
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Chateau Castera ©
Chateau Castera
Église Saint-Étienne ©
Église Saint-Étienne

1
night
Pauillac

Pauillac ©
For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pauillac trip itinerary builder .

Pauillac is just a short distance from Saint-Estephe. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Margaux.

Things to do in Pauillac

Fun & Games Shopping Wineries

Side Trip

Vendays Montalivet
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Parc de l'Aventure ©
Parc de l'Aventure
Chateau Lynch-Bages ©
Chateau Lynch-Bages

1
night
Margaux

Margaux ©
Margaux is a former commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Blaye, learn about winemaking at Chateau Marquis de Vauban, get outside with La Route de le Corniche, learn about winemaking at Chateau Giscours, then do a tasting at Chateau Paloumey, and finally stop by Cave L'Avant-Garde.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Margaux trip maker app .

Margaux is very close to Pauillac. In August, daytime highs in Margaux are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Margaux

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Blaye, Chateau Paloumey, Chateau Giscours
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Chateau Paloumey ©
Chateau Paloumey
Chateau Giscours ©
Chateau Giscours

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