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Architecture and contemporary heritage weekend

3 Days

2 Nights

Visit the city of Bordeaux, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site, to appreciate its history and classical 18th-century architecture. But for several years now, Bordeaux has also been a modern city that has been able to adapt to the expectations of Bordeaux residents by offering them amazing facilities. The contemporary architecture of Bordeaux today is a clever blend of audacity, aesthetics and technology.

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Day 1 : Bordeaux

  • Visit the Cité du Vin wine museum
  • Tasting cruise on the Garonne River
  • Dinner in a traditional restaurant in the Saint Pierre district
  • Night in a charming guesthouse in the centre of Bordeaux


Day 2 : Saint Emilion

  • Visit to a winery designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, followed by wine tasting
  • Lunch at the château restaurant
  • Visit a second château and wine tasting
  • Guided tour of the village of Saint-Emilion
  • Night in a Bordeaux guesthouse

Day 3 : Bordeaux

  • Visit modern-day Bordeaux in a 2CV car
  • Brunch in a trendy Bordeaux restaurant
  • Visit the CAPC Contemporary Art Museum in Bordeaux

Architecture and contemporary heritage weekend

  • Day 1 : Bordeaux
  • Day 2 : Saint Emilion
  • Day 3 : Bordeaux

A short distance from the Jacques Chaban Delmas lift bridge, you are in the heart of new Bordeaux. Visit the Cité du Vin, the new wine civilisations museum, with its remarkable architecture. 

During a cruise, you will then discover Bordeaux’s most beautiful architectural achievements, simultaneously innovative and spectacular. Indulge your eyes and taste buds as you enjoy a Grand Cru wine while sailing on the Garonne.

Dine in a traditional restaurant in the Saint-Pierre district, the historic heart of the city. After walking through the quaint historic streets, return to your charming guesthouse in the very heart of Bordeaux.

Like Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. It owes its fame to the beauty of its vineyards, its picturesque village and its surrounding countryside. To continue the production of their Grands Crus wines, certain wine estates have called in leading architects who are renowned for their innovative prowess. You will discover their creations on your visit.

The tour begins with a visit to the wineries designed by Jean Nouvel, which will be an opportunity to taste great wines, followed by lunch at the estate restaurant. You will then visit a second remarkable winery with modern architecture, for a second tasting.

At the end of the afternoon, a guide will take you to visit the village of Saint-Emilion, with its troglodyte church and charming alleyways.

Dine in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Bouliac, designed by Jean Nouvel, with breath-taking views over the Garonne River. On your return to Bordeaux, you can relax in double-room accommodation in a charming guest house.

Enjoy the beauty of the Garonne quays on a Sunday morning as you wander among the market stalls, before setting off for brunch in a trendy city-centre restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy visiting a museum and discovering its exceptional collections and interior design. Next stop: the CIAP (Architecture and Heritage Interpretation Centre) in Bordeaux, located on the Place de la Bourse, for an exhibition on Bordeaux’s past, present and future.

The late afternoon will be spent visiting the latest exhibition at the CAPC, Bordeaux’s contemporary art museum.

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