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Our collection of luxury villas in Bordeaux provide the perfect base from which to explore this vibrant and exciting region. From tree-lined boulevards to contemporary museums, Bordeaux offers something for every visitor. Foodies will revel in the abundance of restaurants and varied flavours to choose from with everything from Michelin star restaurants to small, friendly tapas bars to satisfy hungry sightseers. There’s the obvious wine links with Bordeaux and visitors should definitely enjoy a tipple or two or even a vineyard tour. The St Pierre district is a beautiful place to be transported back to medieval times where grand buildings sit majestically along the quayside. Public gardens and plenty of wide open spaces offer visitors time to sit and soak in the beautiful surroundings. When you’ve spent a day taking in the sights and buying the delicious local produce from the markets, there’s no better way to spend the late afternoon and evening than in the privacy of your own villa enjoying the pool, the beautiful views and relaxing with friends and family.


Luxury Villas in Bordeaux

Our collection of luxury villas in Bordeaux provide the perfect base from which to explore this vibrant and exciting region. From tree-lined boulevards to contemporary museums, Bordeaux offers something for every visitor. Foodies will revel in the abundance of restaurants and varied flavours to choose from with everything from Michelin star restaurants to small, friendly tapas bars to satisfy hungry sightseers. There’s the obvious wine links with Bordeaux and visitors should definitely enjoy a tipple or two or even a vineyard tour. The St Pierre district is a beautiful place to be transported back to medieval times where grand buildings sit majestically along the quayside. Public gardens and plenty of wide open spaces offer visitors time to sit and soak in the beautiful surroundings. When you’ve spent a day taking in the sights and buying the delicious local produce from the markets, there’s no better way to spend the late afternoon and evening than in the privacy of your own villa enjoying the pool, the beautiful views and relaxing with friends and family.




Our collection of luxury villas in Bordeaux provide the perfect base from which to explore this vibrant and exciting region. From tree-lined boulevards to contemporary museums, Bordeaux offers something for every visitor. Foodies will revel in the abundance of restaurants and varied flavours to choose from with everything from Michelin star restaurants to small, friendly tapas bars to satisfy hungry sightseers.

There’s the obvious wine links with Bordeaux and visitors should definitely enjoy a tipple or two or even a vineyard tour. The St Pierre district is a beautiful place to be transported back to medieval times where grand buildings sit majestically along the quayside. Public gardens and plenty of wide open spaces offer visitors time to sit and soak in the beautiful surroundings.

When you’ve spent a day taking in the sights and buying the delicious local produce from the markets, there’s no better way to spend the late afternoon and evening than in the privacy of your own villa enjoying the pool, the beautiful views and relaxing with friends and family.

End of May, Fête le fleuve (Bordeaux)
Every year during the last week of May and the first week of June the city of Bordeaux celebrates the river, Garonne, going through it. The river sides are filled with many visitors coming to enjoy concerts of local but also international musician from classical music to jazz music. Different shows offer entertainment for everyone including the little ones. Of course as it is Bordeaux there will be food and wine so you won’t be hungry. The highlight of the festival is the mass swim across the river which attracts many views and participants every year.

June, Fête le vin (Bordeaux)
Probably the most important of all events in Bordeaux is the wine festival. Where else would it be if not in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region. Along the river Garonne a two kilometre wine route brings you over 80 appellations from the Bordeaux and Aquitaine region. You will find tasting pavilions along the route and also regional food products can be tasted and bought. This is festival is a must for the food and wine lovers.

21st June, Fete de la Musique (nationwide)
Day and night, free music will take over streets, cafes, music venues, historic sites, gardens, parks and churches all over France.

July, Cap Ferret Music Festival (Cap Ferret)
A week of music, dancing and fun awaits you in Cap Ferret on the Atlantic ocean coast. This one week festival attracts not only international guests but also international artists from all over the world. Furthermore also young talented artists have the chance to play concerts and promote their music. The genre is mainly classical music but also jazz and other genres can be listened to. The concerts stretch over the Lège Cep Ferret, thus it is a great way to discover the area!

July, St. Emilion Jazz Festival (St. Emilion)
If you love food and wine in combination with some great Jazz music then this is a festival you should not miss. Attracting over 12000 visitors the three day festival has become very popular since its start in 2012. On the gourmet market local producers and food trucks offer their cuisine and wine stands provide the harmonizing glass to it. But this festival if not only about music, wine and food it is an experience for the entire family as there are exhibitions, blind tastings and games for the kids.
September, Wine and Cheese Festival (Langon)
Wine and cheese, two products the French know very well how to produce and that are highly praised around the world. And Langon has the festival celebrating those two delicacies every year in September. The ‘Allée des gourmandes’ invites to tasting the best wines and cheeses from the region but also artisan products from all over France are present here. It is the perfect festival to get the taste of France. Besides the food and drinks there are different related exhibitions, show cooking events, ateliers to participate, tastings of wine, olive oil and many more products and of course live concert for the perfect entertainment for the entire family!   

 

Suggested General Activities
  • Market - enjoy a trip to market in a town close to your villa and buy fine meats, olives, oils, wines and cheeses of the region.
  • Private Art Class - try your hand at landscape painting as a professional artist teaches you the fundamentals in your own villa for a half or full day. Alternatively, painting activities can be arranged for children in Bergerac whilst they tour the town
  • Boat trip - why not take an organised boat trip up the river to see the town of Bergerac and the nearby countryside from a different perspective
  • Shopping - take a day for a shopping tour through Bordeaux where you find Rue Sainte-Catherine, the longest shopping street in Europe
  • Wine tour - enjoy an educational day with an emminent wine writer and professor in the Dordogne - take a full day excursion to St Emilion, Pommerol or the Medoc with lunch, mini train trip through the vineyards and private tasting of selected vignoble
  • Wine lesson - enjoy a day as a guest of an emminent wine writer and professor in his own home - your day would include a class introducing the vine and its properties, the wine making process, tasting and a five course lunch with selected wine
  • Enjoy a truffle tour hosted by the owner of a local truffle farm
Suggested Sporting Activities
  • Cycling - France provides wide, empty roads and flat or rolling countryside suitable for biking
  • Boules - this typical French game can be played nearly everywhere; many towns provide dirt, gravel, hard-packed sand squares as playing surface for Boules
  • Mountain Biking - rent a bike (in Limoges for example) and discover the beautiful countryside
  • Golf - enjoy a round of golf at one of the many courses in the region
  • Swimming - Beach at Dune de Pilat near Bordeaux, Limoges has an Olympic size pool
  • Climbing - find a wall in Limoges
  • Tennis - in Limoges, 50 tennis courts
  • Sailing - rent a yacht in Bordeaux
  • Kite-surfing - go with the wind in Bordeaux
  • Windsurfing - about 6 excellent windsurfing schools with rental facilities for equipment
  • Horse riding - enjoy the scenery of the Dordogne from horseback. Sessions can be booked to suit a range of ages and abilities
  • Canoeing - spend a day canoeing down the Dordogne, a great family activity which can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace and include a lunch stop
Selection of Local Attractions
  • Bergerac, Maison des Vins (Wine Rooms)
  • Bergerac, The Costi Museum - Open from July to August, rest of the year on demand
  • Bergerarc, Chateau de Monbazillac - Open from March to October
  • Bergerac, Velines/ Sardy Gardens - Open from Easter to 1st November
  • Bordeaux, Palais Gallien - June to September
  • Bordeaux, Saint-André Cathedral - Open all year round
  • Bordeaux, Casa de Goya - Open all year round
  • Bordeaux, Jardin Botanique de Bordeaux - Open all year round
  • Périgueux ,Cathedral of St Front - Open all year round
  • Périgueux, Amphitheatre - Open all year round
  • Périgueux, Musée de Vésunna - Closed in January
  • Limoges, Le Jardin Botanique de l'Evêché - Open all year round
  • Limoges, Le Grand Théâtre de Limoges - Different program all year round
  • Pau, The Musée National des Parachutistes - Open all year round
  • Pau, La Cité des Abeilles (bee city) - Open all year round (from Nov to Feb only Saturdays and Sundays)
 
Time Zone

GMT + 1 hour

Language

French

Currency Information

The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping Suggestions

Tips in restaurants are usually added on at 10/15 % of the bill. However, it is often a subject of controversy whether this amount actually goes to the waiter or not, therefore it is your choice whether to tip more.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.
Weather

The South West is in a temperate zone that is far enough in the north to experience all four seasons. The region has pleasant and warm spring weather. There are hot summers with an average temperature around 30°C. Daylight in the summer averages between 8 and 9 hours. Autumn in the South West is also pleasant, with warm daytime temperatures and cool evenings. The days can be quite short during the winter months, with an average number of sunlight hours between 2 and 3 in December and January and temperatures below the freezing mark.

Health

It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

Electricity

Electrical service in France is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz.

Driving Info
  • Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way, except at roundabouts or if their road has a white line across it.
  • You should always be carrying in the car your Passport or national ID, driver's licence, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • An international driving licence is not required. Your locally issued driving licence, as long as it is accompanied by your passport, will suffice.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways (autoroute). Speeding fines: 30 - 300 Euros. Minimum driving age is 18.
  • For use of the motorways (autoroute) it is invariably necessary to pay a toll before access. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police.

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