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one week in Bordeaux area - things to do?

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one week in Bordeaux area - things to do?

Hi, me and my girlfriend (in our 20s) going to Bordeaux in the first week of August. We have booked flights but have no other plans!

We are interested in doing some sort of wine tour as well as trying out the local food and restaurants (on a bit of a budget)

We were also thinking about hiring a car for 3/4 days and going on a bit of a road trip. Does anyone know of any interensting areas to visit in the countryside and if so where we could stay overnight? we dont mind camping or ruffing it out!

Basically looking for any fun and interesting things to do in the Bordeaux area for a young couple - any advice would be much appreciated.

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1. Re: one week in Bordeaux area - things to do?

Cognac is about an hour and a half North East of Bordeaux. You could do this tour of the Hennessy Brandy Distillery:

http://www.hennessy.com/

In terms of a road trip you could do a circle from Bordeaux into the Dordogne down to Biarritz and back up again. I'm not sure how much time you want to spend on the road. We will be in Sarlat la Caneda next month and its supposed to be beautiful. Biarritz is also supposed to be beautiful (we will be in the area at the end of this month, yippee!!)

Take a look at www.viamichelin.com for distances and times and tolls.

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2. Re: one week in Bordeaux area - things to do?

A couple of day trip ides: The beaches at Arcachon and the dunes du Pilot (both on the coast) are interesting and not far to drive; roads may be a little crowded. St Emillion is about 40 minutes to the east - medieval walking town, wine stores, great scenery -

jhgrady.

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3. Re: one week in Bordeaux area - things to do?

Thank you so much for the ideas. Any advice on car hire? Should we wait til we get there?

Also, if we did a road down to Biarritz do you have any suggestions on where we could stay?

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4. Re: one week in Bordeaux area - things to do?

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