When to go to Bordeaux?
The best time of year to visit Bordeaux is undoubtedly between May and November for walking or exploring the vineyards.
If you want to attend the grape harvest which is an important time in the life of the region, visit Bordeaux in September (at the earliest in late August and the latest in October). That being said, Bordeaux is also very pleasant and romantic in autumn and in winter with among other things, a Christmas market that will delight young and old alike.
In short, you can visit Bordeaux throughout the year although spring and late summer are definitely the best two seasons of the year.
Getting there :
Many airlines from European capitals fly to Bordeaux as this destination has become very popular.
If you live in Spain, Italy, Switzerland, the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany or Luxemburg, you can also get to Bordeaux by car; French motorways are quite expensive but very well maintained. Travelling by train is very comfortable too and you can also discover the Bay of Arcachon by rail.
For your visit to Saint-Emilion rent-a-car is the best option.
Where to stay?
Moving around :
If you intend to stay in Bordeaux, you needn‘t rent a car because the city is perfect for cycling, walking and the means of transport are numerous and very cheap.
On the other hand, it would be a pity to miss a car drive to Saint-Emilion and its numerous vineyards and the views of the beautiful landscapes of this region.
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