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Living France - - DESTINATION - Tourist in­for­ma­tion bordeaux-tourism.co.uk

Where to stay

Le St James 3 Place Camille Hostein 33270 Bou­liac Tel: 00 33 (0)5 57 97 06 00 sain­t­james-bou­liac.com

Alba Gite 5 La Gravette 33210 Castets-en-Dorthe Tel : 00 33 (0)5 40 41 31 00 al­bagite.com

Where to eat

La Côte Braisée 3 Rue du Tertre de la Tente 33330 St-Émil­ion Tel: 00 33 (0)5 57 24 79 65 la­cote­braisee.com


Gironde has a mar­itime cli­mate, mean­ing it’s prone to rain­fall, espe­cially in the spring. Win­ters are fairly mild, while in sum­mer tem­per­a­tures can soar above 30 de­grees at times, of­ten break­ing with a cool­ing storm.

Get­ting there

By plane: Nu­mer­ous air­lines fly to Bordeaux’s Mérignac air­port from the UK in­clud­ing easyJet, Flybe and Air France. Ryanair to Berg­erac, in neigh­bour­ing Dor­dogne, is an­other pop­u­lar en­try route.

By train: Eurostar and TGV via Paris. In mid-2017, a new train line be­tween Paris and Bordeaux will cut the jour­ney time from over three hours to just two.

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