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Right Bank of Bordeaux - Wine Tour

The Right bank of the Gironde, in France, is home to Saint Emilion. A splendid city that shines not only for its monochromatic limestone architecture, but for its surrounding vineyards. Saint Emilion as a wine region is a source of premium wine and without a doubt, is amongst the finest in the world. The zone appears to be destined to forever take the back seat while it’s more famous neighbours: Pomerol to the north, and the overconfident communes of the left bank take center stage. 

On this tour, though, I’ll show you three wineries that are not as famous, but still show off great winemaking.

La Grand’Vigne - Fine Dining in Bordeaux

Just south of the city of Bordeaux in Martillac you will find a wonderful hotel amidst the vineyards of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte with a 2-Michelin-Star restaurant: La Grand’Vigne. The inventors of fine dining and the inventors of red wine…this could be good.

Côte d’Azur in April

Even if April is still not bathing weather in the French Riviera, I recommend a trip to the Côte d’Azur nonetheless.

At least if you are like me and enjoy less people. Well, less people in one of the most beautiful sea-sides in the world still means "quite a few" people ;) Understandable, if you consider the fantastic weather we had throughout the week.