Welcome to the brand new Radisson Blu Hotel Bordeaux. Set in the heart of this famous city, the capital of France’s wine region.
Discover the new Radisson Blu Hotel in Bordeaux city centre, located within walking distance of the leafy Chartrons area, known for its lively shops, cafés and restaurants.
Set by the scenic Garonne River, Radisson Blu Hotel Bordeaux boasts 125 rooms and suites furnished with a full range of first class amenities, including free high-speed Wi-Fi, 42-inch TVs and 24-hour room service.
Radisson Blu Hotel Bordeaux is the ideal destination for both business and leisure travellers visiting this historic port city.
Explore the famous medieval village of Saint-Emilion, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and visit two chateaux: a Great Classified Growth estate and a beautiful family-run estate, the symbol of French “savoir vivre”.
Leave Bordeaux at 1.45pm and drive to the first chateau, a Great Classified Growth estate overlooking the Saint-Emilion vineyards, where you will learn all you have ever wanted to know about the wine-making process, all the way from the vine to the bottle.
Taste the estate’s wines and attend a 20 minute wine discovery workshop before enjoying a guided tour of the village of Saint Emilion, a picturesque, typical French village dating back to medieval times, surrounded by world famous vineyards.
Your tour will then take you to the second chateau, an authentic and charming family-run estate. Feel the intimacy and authenticity of a private chateau run by a passionate family for generations. Participate in a wine discovery workshop to learn about French wines, a ‘make your own cuvée’ blending session or a tasting class to become an expert wine taster in 25 minutes. Your wine tasting will be accompanied by a typical French aperitif made with fresh products from the local market.
The tour includes: transportation; a friendly and professional English speaking guide; visits to two chateaux in the Medoc area with wine tasting; wine tasting class; a typical aperitif.
Expert’s Guide to Bordeaux, from The Telegraph
Stroll the most graceful streets in France, eat well, drink better and then have the liveliest possible time in a city lately in touch with its Latin side. It is no hazard that, following its 2007 classification as a World Heritage Site, Bordeaux in 2015 bagged the title of Europe’s Best Destination – against opposition from many of the continent’s finest cities. In the past, the place was indeed full of good taste and tradition. “The very essence of elegance,” concluded HM Queen last time she visited Bordeaux. The centre had a grandiose 18th-century harmony unmatched in Europe. It seemed quite possible that the French Revolution never made it this far.
Poor people looked rich and rich people didn’t look at all. But the city felt haughty and aloof. It had also grown shabby round the edges. No longer. Bordeaux has had the renovators in with a vengeance. Most recently, the city has welcomed the riverside Cité-du-Vin- a wine centre-cum-museum-cum-gallery without equal in Europe. It dusts off the wine world, and gives it a playful sheen for the 21st-century. Then again, Bordeaux was already getting up to speed—restoring noble façades, installing trams and reclaiming from dereliction the vast swathe of riverbank. There are few more graceful urban sights in France than the miroir-d’eau reflecting the splendid Palais-de- la-Bourse.
Culture, once all bow-ties and long frocks, has now embraced hip-hop. You may still wear collar studs to the Grand Theatre, but nose studs are rife in the bars and clubs of the St Pierre district or down on the Quai Paludate strip, where only dead-beats duck out before dawn.
This remains the world HQ of wine and château-owning folk. Many do their business in the Chartrons district, where there’s a lingering air of aristocratic commerce. But there’s also a cracking museum of modern art next door, tapas bars up the road and fusion food in the restaurants. Talking of which, the top-end restaurant scene has been renewing itself in recent years, underlining that Bordeaux really is in the vibe. Multi-Michelin star man, Joël Robuchonn has now ceded his place at the ultra-luxurious Grande Maison hotel to the no-less exceptional Pierre Gagnaire. Philippe Etchebest – lethal host of French TV’s version of Kitchen Nightmare – took over the ovens at the Grand Theatre’s restaurant in September 2015, while- with pleasing symetry- the original Kitchen Nightmare, Britain’s Gordon Ramsay, started running gastronomic operations within the terribly swish Grand Hotel directly opposite.