The region of Bordeaux is full of signs from history.
In Dordogne, only two hours from Bordeaux, you can visit the decorated cave of Lascaux, and the Vézère Valley with it’s World Heritage, beautiful cliff formations and it’s rich collection of bones in the museum of Pre-history.
In the centre of Bordeaux, you can find ruins of a Roman amphitheatre.
In the areas around Bordeaux there are many villages, castles and fortresses from the Middle Ages as well as rests from this period in the centre of Bordeaux.
In Saint-Emilion, which is a lovely Medieval town, you have the possibility to visit Europe’s largest Monolithic Church and its catacombs, which are, together with the surrounding vines, on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage.
Close to Bordeaux, Mathilde knows the owners of one of the most important Medieval fortresses of the area, and she has the possibility to arrange a dinner party with its owners by the fire place in the kitchen of their Medieval castle.
The 18th Century is the time when today’s Bordeaux was built. It is definitely worth a visit. Known since the Roman times for its beauty and today part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage, follow your private local guide, Mathilde, on a guided tour through the city or on the Garonne river, with, if you wish, a wine tasting on the way.
The city also has many museums such as the Musée d’Aquitaine, which offers you a exhibition about Bordeaux’s history or the newly opened Cité du Vin with interactive exhibitions about wine, its history and viticulture around the World as well as a beautiful view of Bordeaux from above.