The city of Bordeaux
Bordeaux has such exceptional architecture that the entire city is classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With over 350 listed buildings, your chauffeur will be able to take you on a sightseeing journey from the Grand-Théatre to the Place Pey-Berland via Place de la Bourse. The chauffeur will travel with you along the river all the way to the Pont de Pierre, where you can finish your tour of Bordeaux’s monuments with a glass of wine in the Saint-Pierre quarter.
If you like culture, Bordeaux is brimming with exhibition and performance venues: theatre, dance, music, opera… Just ask for a program!
Wine tours in Bordeaux
Bordeaux is for its surrounding vineyards. Explore through a wine tour in St Emilion, La Route des Chateaux (the incredible road winding through the most iconic properties in Medoc), Sauternes and Pessac-Leognan. Our chauffeurs are specifically chosen for their knowledge of the wine region and they benefit from our in-house training and have access to the most private and secret properties.
The historic vineyards in Saint-Emilion
Situated 25 miles east of Bordeaux, at the heart of the Libournais region, the millennial village of Saint-Emilion attracts guests for its timeless monuments and vineyards known from around the world. The medieval village of St Emilion, and its surrounding countryside and vineyards are protected under the UNESCO World Heritage scheme.
You will not believe your eyes when you will see vineyards such as Château Angelus, Château Cheval Blanc, Château Pavie or Château Beauséjour Duffau Lagarosse, producing some of the most exclusive wines in the world. Alternatively Château Larmande and Château Tour Saint Christophe, provide a just as exclusive experience while more personal.
The Chateaux of Medoc Wine Tours
The Medoc region is so large that hundreds of wineries are dotted around its peninsula. The region reaches 70 miles north of Bordeaux, then bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Gironde Estuary to the east. Whilst you are there you will be able to visit the classified first growths of 1855, crus Bourgeois. On your wine tour, explore the most famous wineries of Medoc dotting the Route des Chateaux or visit more family-oriented wineries.
Whilst touring along the Route des Chateaux, your chauffeur will answer all the questions you whave and will share a few secrets about the history of wine making in Médoc. Your tailor-made schedule will take you to the likes of Château Lafon-Rochet, Château Lynch Bages in Saint-Estephe and Pauillac, but also Château Beychevelle and Gruaud-Larose in Saint-Julien, or further down south Château Palmer and Château Marquis D’Alesme in Margaux.
If you happen to have enough time for lunch, you should not miss Le Saint-Julien. This restaurant is famous for its local cuisine and is situation in the village of Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, right in the middle of the vineyards.
Dordogne and its treasures
Situated between ocean, inland territories and mountains, the Dordogne region was 400 000 years ago, the cradle of humanity in France. Immerse yourself into the most outstanding medieval villages of La Roque-Gageac, Beynac & Cazenac and the Bastide of Domme, providing a breathtaking panorama on the Valley of the Dordogne. Visit the Château de Castelnaud-La Chapelle with its collection of weapons and armours dating to the middle ages. Furthermore, you should not miss the caves of Lascaux at Montignac.
Once in the Dordogne region, take the opportunity to enjoy tasting the local produce such as Caviar d’Aquitaine and the duck and goose foie gras. We can also organise to go on a hunt for the famous black truffles considered the black gold of the south west of France.
If you are still hungry you will surely love the traditional restaurants in Sarlat, the beautifully kept medieval jewel of the Perigord noir.
Cognac and its mysteries
Cognac is a city in the Charente, famous for its most elegant beverage. The city is known around the world for its Cognac and its historical heritage. Designated as the City of Arts and History, it holds in its heart some of the most beautiful castles, churches and museums. It hosts wonderful gardens dotted along the river Charente that you can enjoy whilst strolling the river banks.
Your chauffeur will be fully conversant of the region of Cognac and can show you some of the most prestigious names in the Cognac industry during your Wine Tour. Examples include, being able to have a private visit and tasting at Maison de Cognacs Forgeron, in Segonzac, not far from Cognac. This is a family owned distillery, where you will be hosted by the owners themselves creating an amazing shared experience with your family and friends. In the center of Cognac, you will discover la Maison des Cognacs CAMUS, one of the two oldest distilleries in the city. You will be welcomed by the VIP Ambassador and given the exquisite opportunity to participate in the Master Blender workshop, organized only for private visits. In this workshop, you will learn the fine art of making Cognac and will take home your very own blended bottle of Cognac.
Cognac Hennessy or Cognacs Remy Martin will of course be on the program too. When you are ready for lunch, you should try La Brasserie de la Distillery at the heart of Les Chais Monnet in the old quarter of Cognac.
Graves and Sauternes Wine Tours
The terroirs, to the south of Bordeaux are renowned for their wine production. Their soils are classed as gravel and produce mostly red wines for Pessac-Leognan and sweet white wines for Sauternes.
Going for a wine tour through those terroirs, you will enjoy private visits and tastings for instance at Château Pape Clément, Château Fieuzal or Château Haut-Bailly in Pessac-Leognan. If you prefer an amazing family owned vineyard you should try Fr Château Raymond Lafon, an amazing family owned or the illustrious Château D’Yquem. You may also want to stop for lunch at La Table du Lavoir, the brasserie of the famous Hotel & SPA Les Sources de Caudalie, at the heart of the vineyards.
We can also cater for your transportation needs to and from La Rochelle, Ile de Ré as well as heading south to the French and Spanish Basque Country.
By using our luxury transportation services, you will have a guarantee of the highest standards of service around, and benefit from the extensive knowledge of our chauffeurs.
We will tailor-make your stay so that it becomes a truly memorable experience.