Women-only wellness, wine and gourmet tour of Bordeaux

Written by on June 18, 2019 in Tours in France

A vineyard in Bordeaux, leaves of the vines all shades of autumnal gold, a mist hangs low, church steeple in the background

This magnificent Girls Guide to Paris tour starts and ends in Bordeaux city from where you’ll discover, and stay in, some of the most beautiful areas around from – magical vineyards to a famous spa town…

Wine, wellness and wonderful food in Bordeaux tour

Fountain in a square lined with restaurants in Bordeaux city, France

Bordeaux is often called France’s greatest city. Quite simply, it has everything that makes you fall head over heels in love with France. Great wine – surrounded by some of the world’s best vineyards. Great restaurants – it has become serious competition for Lyon, known as the gastronomic capital of France. UNESCO listed architecture, not far from the sea, museums galore, wall to wall sunshine, fabulous shopping, historic buildings. In short, it’s not far from the perfect French city. In fact Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain called it “the very essence of elegance” the last time she visited.

On this autumn tour, you’ll stay in gorgeous hotels, indulge at the best restaurants and see the most magnificent sights.

Medoc and Saint-Emilion

Aerial view of Saint-Emilion, a hill top village surrounded by vineyards in Bordeaux, France

You’ll visit the famous Medoc wine producing area and, says Doni Belau who leads to the tour “stop at the famous wine estate of Lynch Badges for a stupendous Michelin star meal”.

In Saint-Emilion, the enchanting hill-top wine town which is officially one of the prettiest villages in France, you’ll enjoy the finest wines and fabulous food. Explore the town, the vineyards and stay in an exquisite chateau – and it really doesn’t get much better than that…

Perfect pampering in Eugenie les Bains

 

Beautiful outdoor hut with a chandelier, in a tree lined garden at a hotel in Eugenie les Bains, France

Okay – we said it doesn’t get much better than a chateau in Saint-Emilion – except when the next part of the tour takes you to Eugenie les Bains. This is one of the most magical places in south west France, if not all of France. Taking the waters here has been popular since Roman times and nesting in the town is a most beautiful hotel and spa.

Dining room of a 3 Michelin star chef in a hotel in Eugenie les Bains, hams hang, vegetables on a wooden board

This alone is enough to be super special but, run by a 3 Michelin Star chef with a penchant for healthy eating – you’re in for some serious indulgence and pampering. Michel Guérard’s refined cuisine is world famous and you’ll fine out exactly why as you dine on the most sumptuous (but healthy) dishes and learn about healthy French cooking from the legendary chef.  With its thermal spa, dreamy setting at a former 18th century farm – this is a paradise for the senses and the soul…

Find out more and book your place on this truly special tour: girlsguidetoparis.com

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