Bordeaux is synonimous with wine. It is probably the most famous wine region in the world. Every tourist who goes to Bordeaux will be going on some kind of wine tour as some part of their vacation. The Bordeaux countryside is covered with vinyards and medieval Chateaux's (Castles).
Each wine is named after the Chateaux from where it grows. Some famous Bordeaux wines are from places like St Emilion. Other popular places to visit from Bordeaux are the Basin d'Arcachon, and Bearitz.
Depending on your mood and your taste, you have your choice of wine tours. You can combine wine with beaches, history, a pleasant stroll, or the classic way, with a nice dinner. Less than an hour away from the city of Bordeaux the world of wine is everything you could imagine and more.
Take a car hire Bordeaux to traverse to the different wineries and sites.
North of Bordeaux the presqu'ile of Médoc is easily accessible. Follow the Wine route towards Pauilac and the Pointe de Graves to the finest terroirs and to the Grands Crus Classés. A wide variety of possible activities await you; such as visiting wine cellars, tastings, or walks along the Gironde estuary.
Stop in the village in Médoc where you can find small auberges, charming hotels, and some renown gourmet restaurants.
In the Libournais region, these chateaux are less grandiose, but the stunning green countryside fills in for the senses. Nature and vines alternate with medieval and Roman monuments.
The small town of Saint-Émillion is a UNESCO world heritage site worth a detour in your Bordeaux car hire.
Lastly, visit the largest wine-growing region in Bordeaux. Entre-deux-Mers, Dordogne, and Garonne produce a whole host of wines, from lively reds; to clarets and rosés; to all the whites you could dream up for any dessert.
Save on your journey around Bordeaux with a cheap car rental, booked online before your trip, and enjoy all the many different tours of the region to enliven your senses.
If you need assistance booking your rental car in Bordeaux, check out our section How to book a rental car in Bordeaux.