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Known as one the world's premier wine regions, Bordeaux is a place to unwind and get swept up in an authentic experience of local culture. After all, this region—steeped in centuries of history—is where the French themselves vacation. Stay with Inspirato at the spacious Emilion, perched on a hill overlooking vineyards bursting in the deep reds of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and cabernet franc. The townhouse features a private heated pool and plenty of outdoor space for entertaining.
Known as one the world's premier wine regions, Bordeaux welcomes oenophiles and romantics alike. Glorious vineyards burst in the deep reds of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and cabernet franc, just a short distance from your classic French villa near the town of Saint-Émilion. Bordeaux is a place to unwind and get swept up in an authentic experience of local culture. After all, this region—steeped in centuries of history—is where the French themselves vacation. Enjoy white linen table service, sip wine beside a private garden, bicycle through the vineyards, spend a night at the theater, or wander around cobblestone streets and alleyways.
Outside of Bordeaux, enjoy a guided tour of Pyla Dune—the largest sand dune in Europe. Trek to the top to see expansive views of the Arcachon Bay, Atlantic Ocean, and thick woods of the Landes forest.
Saint-Émilion is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. Be sure to sample merlot and cabernet franc, which the region is renowned for. Médoc wines are bolder, blended with cabernet sauvignon.
Rising dramatically in the center of town and carved out of solid rock, the Saint-Émilion Monolithic Church is Europe’s largest monolithic cathedral. Tour the massive structure and learn how its architecture was inspired by Benedictine monks.
The Bordeaux region enjoys all four seasons. Summer is the best time to visit, where warm, sunny days with highs in the 70s give way to refreshingly breezy nights. September through June is the rainy season, although it never rains for very long. Late autumn is the rainiest overall. Winters aren’t too chilly, with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. Year-round, the region’s moderate climate makes it perfect for growing grapes.