Sometimes, you just want all the best cliches, from French onion soup to duck confit, chateaux to grand cru wines.
You can taste Bordeaux wine anywhere, of course, but I reckon it's at its best sipped on the spot.
A temperamental river has kept this golden ancient town hidden from cruise guests - until now.
Bordeaux anchors a world-famous wine region but you don't need to be a connoisseur to enjoy this grand port city.
The traditionally conservative and insular wine capital of the world is opening itself to ever-increasing numbers of visitors.
Ancient villages, chateaux and vineyards line the rivers on this river cruise in the famous Bordeaux wine region.
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