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Bordeaux - And a bottle of red

Bordeaux and beyond, including Saint-Émilion, Sauternes, Graves and Médoc.

  • A mirror darkly

    Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux

  • Whispers of past glory

    The ruins of an amphitheater is all that remains of the once vibrant Roman city of Burdigala. The theatre once held up to 15 000 spectators.

    Amphithéâtre de Bordeaux dit Palais Gallien

  • Mellon

    This was once the main entrance into the city.

    La Porte Cailhau, Bordeaux

  • Quintessential France

    Overlooking the old market square, dating back to 800 AD after St. Emilion first came to the area.

    Saint-Émilion

  • The gate of Moria

    Behind me is the hidden entrance to the largest underground monolithic church in Europe.

    Reine in Saint-Émilion

  • Arches

    The cloister of Saint-Émilion

  • Into the light

    Saint-Émilion

  • Banzai

    Located in the famous Saint-Julien appellation, this is one of fourteen Troisièmes Crus. It was however bought by Japanese giant Suntory in 1983.

    Château Lagrange in Médoc

  • A noble rot

    This small village is famous for their sweet wine bearing the same name. The grapes are affected by a rot, causing them to become raisined which results in a sweet and strong wine.

    Vineyard of Château d'Arche, Sauternes

  • A noble rot

    This small village is famous for their sweet wine bearing the same name. The grapes are affected by a rot, causing them to become raisined which results in a sweet and strong wine.

    Sauternes

  • Barrel roll

    Château de Ferrand

  • It was the best of times

    Brasserie Bordelaise, Bordeaux

  • Splash zone

    Girondins monument at Esplanade des Quinconces, Bordeaux

  • Gothic night

    The cathedral dominates central part of the city, with oldest section being from 1096.

    Cathédrale St-André, Bordeaux

  • Blue on gold

    Place de la Bourse

  • Rails towards salvation

    Reine on Rue Vital Carles, Bordeaux

  • In vino veritas

    This impressive store connects five floors with a spiral staircase, surrounded by 15 000 bottles of wine.

    L'Indendant, Bordeaux