InterContinental Bordeaux - Le Grand Hotel
A sumptuous breakfast buffet at Le Bordeaux Gordon Ramsay is the perfect way to start your day in Bordeaux. Take a moment to admire the views of the Grand Théâtre, then wander down to the front desk to arrange a private vineyard tour with the concierge. Before leaving, spend an hour or two brushing up on your knowledge at riverside wine museum, La Cité du Vin. On the tour, you get to taste Bordeaux's finest wines and enjoy a gourmet picnic at one of the region's most beautiful châteaux.
After lunch, we recommend that you drive to Arcachon, a seaside town where you can fall in love with the golden sands, the somptuous dune du Pyla and the views of the Cap Ferret lighthouse. Don't forget to take a break at an oyster farmer's to enjoy the wild beauty of the bay with local oysters and a glass of wine. Later, return to Bordeaux to admire the Fontaine des Trois Grâces on the 18th century Place de la Bourse, discover the history of the city at the Musée d'Aquitaine or explore the historic parks of Bordeaux.
Finish your incredible day with a moment of relaxation in our Spa, Les Bains de Léa. At nightfall, enjoy an unforgettable meal at the Pressoir d'Argent Gordon Ramsay, our double-starred restaurant and then discover our Rooftop. Make friends over the typical bar cocktails or dance until the wee hours of the morning to the music of a guest DJ. For a special evening, book tickets for a performance of the Opéra de Bordeaux at the Grand Théâtre.
Over the years, the InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel achieved legendary status: an absolute must for travelers and celebrities visiting the city from all over the world. It was there in March 1871 that Victor Hugo pronounced these prophetic words from the terrace of the Café de Bordeaux ‘If you want to stop wars in Europe you need to create Europe…’As they say, he was a visionary..
Bordeaux; the world wine capital
World Wine Capital, Bordeaux endorses the marks of its passion for vineyards and wine. It is a story that carries on punctuating the life of the city and its territory. Here, the wine is everywhere, around a neighbourhood, through the architecture, along the alleys and along the quays. There are 5,000 châteaux in the region that are the ideal starting point for anyone seeking to discover either the magic of wine, French gastronomy or both; and to live an unforgettable moment at the same time.
The canelé is a small pastry, crunchy outside, soft inside and perfectly balanced between vanilla, rum and butter. In the vineyards, wine tastings are often accompanied by a canelé that goes well also with Champagne, coffee or a tea.
Bordeaux's weather can surprise you! Keep in mind that after a cold and rainy day the next one could be warm and sunny!
Unesco World Heritage
With 1810 hectares on the Unesco inventory and 347 buildings listed as Historic Monuments, Bordeaux is the largest urban environment of the world.