My Guided Tours in Bordeaux, Cognac or Saint Emilion...

Get an introduction to Bordeaux, the wine capital of France, Cognac or the Gironde estuary on some walking tours or customized private tours in minivan...

Far from the overcrowded tourists spots listed in the travel guides, I will take you to some places out off beaten tracks... meet the locals and see France behind the scenes. If you want to experience Bordeaux wineries, Bordeaux city, the Gironde estuary or Cognac distilleries and DO AS LOCALS DO, I would be glad to be your guide.

SLOW TOURISM is my philosophy, so slow down, take your time and check my 4 basic trip experience principles :

  • Time
  • Authenticity
  • Sharing
  • Emotion
Visit Bordeaux

Visit Bordeaux

Bordeaux has topped a Lonely Planet list off the top 10 cities to visit in 2017! You have 2 hours available in Bordeaux, I offer a standard "Bordeaux Highlights Tours" to see the main landmarks and understand the local history and urban development of "the Port of the Moon". If you have a full day, I would suggest some thematic tours to know more about medieval city of Bordeaux, the Bordeaux Fine Arts Museum, a food tour in Bordeaux city or maybe a drive to the neighboring vineyards.

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Visit Bordeaux region and the Gironde Estuary

Bordeaux region & the Gironde Estuary

Let yourself be guided through typical french villages in the Bordeaux region. Maybe a typical market or just enjoying pictureque places? Did you know that the Gironde estuary is said to be the largest estuary in Western Europe? Take a tour to learn more about estuary's fauna, its stunning colors of the Gironde estuary but also about the secrets of migratory fish, fishing huts on stilts or the tidal bore, this wave locally called the "Mascaret"

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Visit Bordeaux vineyards

Visit Bordeaux vineyards

Bordeaux vineyards are certainly among the most famous vineyards worldwide but do you know about the local grape varieties used for producing famous wines of Saint Emilion or Médoc? Would you like to learn more about the "terroirs", this very french word used to talk about the soils, the sun and wind exposure... Would you like to experience some very special workshop in Bordeaux wineries? Let your Bordeaux travel guide organize your Bordeaux wine tasting trip!

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Visit Cognac distilleries

Visit Cognac Vineyards

Cognac... The most famous brandy in the world! Come to solve the mysteries of eaux-de-vie from Cognac. Would you like to experiment the distillation? I would be glad to welcome you in the winter time. Would you like to have a scenic drive in the verdant vineyard of Cognac? Come in the spring or summer time. Each season will be a new opportunity to discover our vineyard and distilleries and meeting one of the 6,000 vinegrowers involved in the Cognac making process and the secrets of the "Angels share" and the copper pot still.

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Bordeaux & Cognac Day Trips from Paris

Bordeaux & Cognac Trips from Paris

Just a short day's trip from Paris by train to see the worldwide famous vineyards of Bordeaux or Cognac? In 2017, there will be 13 daily connections from Paris to Bordeaux or Angouleme. I can pick you up at the train station in Angoulême or Bordeaux and drive you to some very famous names in both vineyards within 30/40 minutes. I suggest that you just let yourself be driven off the beaten track to discover some family-run wineries / distilleries for a unique wine experience and lasting memories

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Shore Excursions - Bordeaux & La Rochelle

Shore Excursions - Bordeaux & La Rochelle

Your liner is expected to dock in Bordeaux or in La Rochelle for a couple of hours? You wonder what to see in Bordeaux or La Rochelle? Why not let yourself be driven through our wine countries... Would you like to know more about Bordeaux wineries? Would you like to know more about Cognac distilleries? Maybe would you like to have a private guided tour in Bordeaux city or La Rochelle city? Let me pick you up at the liner and guide you in our beautiful region.

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