Croisière dégustation - Cité du vin

Set off on a river cruise, five ideas for excursions that leave from Bordeaux

There's nothing like a boat trip for getting a different perspective! From Bordeaux, you've got the choice between several offers for a day, half-day, week or even just for a glass of wine at “apéro” hour... not forgetting the Bat-Cub, the river shuttle.

Le phare de Patiras

Discover the Estuary islands

Did you know that an archipelago of around ten islands was scattered across the Gironde estuary? You can visit some by boat. Ile Margaux, for example, with its vineyards where you can visit the wineries and do some wine-tasting.

If you berth on the île de Patiras, you can settle down for lunch in the islands shelter then climb to the top of the lighthouse to admire the 360° view. A moment out of time!

From €38/person https://croisiere-bordeaux.com

La cité du vin

Gourmet trip along the UNESCO docks

Rendez-vous at the Chartrons dock, on the Bordeaux River Cruise pontoon, to board the Le Sicambre restaurant boat. Then it's off you go for a 2h cruise on the Garonne as you savour fine quality cuisine with a southwest flavour.

Lunch or dinner time, Bordeaux slips before your eyes, from Peter's Bridge to the Aquitaine Bridge, by way of the Jacques Chaban Delmas Bridge to the Bassens docklands. A real treat!

From €55 / person https://bordeaux-river-cruise.com/17-departure-bordeaux

Croisieurope princesse d'Aquitaine

River cruises, between terroir and cultural discoveries

You'll need 5 to 7 days to embark on a river boat for a gentle holiday on the move. Upstream from Bordeaux, the cruises take you on the Garonne towards Entre-deux-Mers and Sauternais. Then downstream towards the Gironde estuary, with its small islands, the cities of Pauillac – entry port for the Médoc vineyards – and Blaye with its famous Vauban citadel. From the estuary, we head up the Dordogne towards Libourne and Saint-Emilion, UNESCO-listed medieval gem with its vineyard landscapes.

Cruise operators based in Bordeaux: CroisiEurope, Viking, Uniworld, Scenic Tours, Aquitaine Croisières, Amawaterways

Aquitaine croisières

Bike and Boat, the ideal combination

Combining a bicycle ride with a river cruise is the unique concept thought up by Aquitaine Cruises, a small Bordeaux-based company. This trip will lead you along the Bordeaux Wine Route, to the heart of the most famous French vineyards: Saint-Emilion, Sauternes, Entre-deux-Mers, Médoc… Between 20 to 50 km a day by bike (electric bike hire possible).

aquitaine-cruises.com/croisiere-velo

L'Arawak, ancien voilier de pêche

Trip on a tall ship aboard the Arawak

Come and discover the Girondin coast and its picturesque landscapes aboard the Arawak, a 30-metre former tuna ship. Discover places only accessible by sea, while observing the wild flora and fauna. The Arawak invites everyone to join in the manoeuvres, steering and daily tasks on board.

Arawak

RELATED
ARTICLES 

A bold architectural statement designed to evoke the soul of wine, set between the river and the city. Bordeaux and its...

On the grass, on the water, the bridge, or the hill... There are nice spots for lunch all along the course of the...

Pauline Broutet and her family have been running the Domaine de Beyssac vineyard in Marmande for the past ten years....

In the Basque Country, baby squid or "chipirons" are a veritable institution! Deciphering a culinary phenomenon at the...

Driven by the desire to experience travel a different way, one that is closer to nature, Vanessa Lecaille set off on an...

Sailing along the rivers of Nouvelle-Aquitaine is another way to enjoy your holidays, relaxed roaming along waterways...

RELATED
ARTICLES 

A bold architectural statement designed to evoke the soul of wine, set between the river and the city. Bordeaux and its...

On the grass, on the water, the bridge, or the hill... There are nice spots for lunch all along the course of the...

Pauline Broutet and her family have been running the Domaine de Beyssac vineyard in Marmande for the past ten years....

In the Basque Country, baby squid or "chipirons" are a veritable institution! Deciphering a culinary phenomenon at the...

Driven by the desire to experience travel a different way, one that is closer to nature, Vanessa Lecaille set off on an...

Sailing along the rivers of Nouvelle-Aquitaine is another way to enjoy your holidays, relaxed roaming along waterways...

My adress book 

Select background map
PLAN IGN
PLAN IGN
PHOTOS AERIENNES / IGN
PHOTOS AERIENNES / IGN
CARTES MULTI-ECHELLES / IGN
CARTES MULTI-ECHELLES / IGN
TOP 25 IGN
TOP 25 IGN
CARTES DES PENTES
CARTES DES PENTES
PARCELLES CADASTRALES
PARCELLES CADASTRALES
CARTES AÉRONAUTIQUES OACI
CARTES AÉRONAUTIQUES OACI
CARTES 1950 / IGN
CARTES 1950 / IGN
CARTE DE L'ETAT-MAJOR (1820-1866)
CARTE DE L'ETAT-MAJOR (1820-1866)
CARTES LITTORALES / SHOM/IGN
CARTES LITTORALES / SHOM/IGN
SCAN EXPRESS STANDARD / IGN
SCAN EXPRESS STANDARD / IGN
SCAN EXPRESS CLASSIQUE / IGN
SCAN EXPRESS CLASSIQUE / IGN
OPEN STREET MAP
OPEN STREET MAP
GOOGLE MAP - SATELLITE
GOOGLE MAP - SATELLITE
GOOGLE MAP - PLAN
GOOGLE MAP - PLAN
GOOGLE MAP - HYBRIDE
GOOGLE MAP - HYBRIDE
IGN BELGIQUE
IGN BELGIQUE
Poi picture
The Blue Lakes Inn

Located in the south of Saintonge, near the old clay quarries or blue lakes that gave it its name, this hotel-restaurant will seduce nature and authenticity lovers.
Located in the south of Saintonge, near the old clay quarries or blue lakes that gave it its name, this hotel-restaurant will seduce nature and authenticity lovers.

It has a pleasant shaded terrace ideal for a drink or a gourmet break. Just a few metres from a pond and the Museum of Popular Trades and Traditions, visitors can enjoy a cultural or nature walk after tasting the local produce.

Le bourg 17270 Clérac
- Infiniment Charentes -
- Infiniment Charentes -
Poi picture
Museum of Popular Trades and Traditions of Clérac

In the south of the Charente Maritime, you will travel to the heart of peasant life in the last century. Trades, tools, way of life, everything will be explained to you!
Nine trades are represented through their tools: the farmer, the carpenter, the wheelwright, the blacksmith, the joiner, the resin worker, the clog maker, the cobbler and the cooper.

2 route des Châteaux 17270 Clérac
Du 07/05/2022 au 30/09/2022
- Infiniment Charentes -
- Infiniment Charentes -
Poi picture
Houston Boswall Alexander - Fengari Castle

Located in the south of the Charente-Maritime region, these five guest rooms are housed in a 19th-century castle with a 22-acre park.
Lovers of old stones and nature, with family or friends, will appreciate the places full of history. The owners will be happy to show you around the property, which has a yoga studio, two tennis courts and a saltwater pool.

Several activities are offered in the vicinity, from discovering the blue lakes (former clay quarries) to tasting regional products such as the great cognacs to the north and the Bordeaux crus to the south.

11 route des Châteaux 17270 Clérac
- Infiniment Charentes -
- Infiniment Charentes -
Poi picture
The botanical trail at Vayres les Roses

Follow the trail to discover the beautiful flowers of the Rosaceae family. You will find 33 types of plants with information panels along the route. A booklet describing the species and their properties is available from the Town Hall.

87600 VAYRES
- Comité Régional du Tourisme de Nouvelle-Aquitaine -
- Comité Régional du Tourisme de Nouvelle-Aquitaine -
Poi picture
Swimming pool - leisure pool

Joyful swimming moments for the whole family and between friends.
The swimming-pool near the lake offers fun for the whole family. The lake has a large sandy beach and a restricted area forsafe swimming.

Lac Baron Desqueyroux 17130 Montendre
- Infiniment Charentes -
- Infiniment Charentes -