Bordeaux, France: A Taste of French History

A view of the length of a bridge in Bordeaux, France to illustrate Global Palate Adventures' culinary trip in the region.

Global Palate Adventures does Bordeaux, France

Join Global Palate Adventures; we’ll sip and taste our way through bistros and wine bars in the centuries-old city of Bordeaux as our base, meet winemakers in chateaux of the nearby regions of Medoc and St. Emilion, and learn why this terroir makes everything from local oysters, wine, and artisanal cheeses taste so special. Steeped in history and famed for its unique art de vivre, Bordeaux boasts a rich heritage and houses numerous historic and modern monuments. The city proudly holds the title of the largest urban UNESCO World Heritage site anywhere in the world.

Bordeaux, France Culinary Journey – Itinerary Highlights:

Welcome to Bordeaux! We kick-start our journey with a walking and tasting tour of local gourmet delicacies. Following our tour, we’ll have an introduction to Bordeaux wine at the Ecole du Vin with a local wine expert. Discover the unique market of Les Capucins with chef Franck Audu of La Tupina, who will introduce you to fresh local products and traditional French gastronomic cooking from Bordeaux and the Landes. After collecting our ingredients from the market, we’ll have a cooking class with Chef Audu. Next, the wines of the famous Saint-Emilion await. After a tour and tasting of sparkling Saint-Emilion wines, we’ll explore the beautiful UNESCO village of Saint-Emilion. Then, it’s time for Medoc wine on the famous Châteaux Route. Sumptuous estates, majestic chateaux, and passionate winemakers will reveal the secrets of wine production and tasting. Additionally, we’ll head to the coast to learn about local caviar produced from sturgeon fish from the Garonne River. Enjoy a private cruise on Arcachon Bay with wine tasting, then visit a traditional oyster shack. To close our trip, indulge in Bordeaux’s shopping, museums, and perhaps more wine tasting. It’s a journey filled with flavours, culture, and unforgettable experiences.

As we bid farewell to Bordeaux, it’s not goodbye, but rather, see you soon.

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