Place de la Bourse a Bordeaux
City of Bordeaux
Cordeillan-Bages our Relais & Châteaux
hotel in Pauillac

 As we enter our 9th year of hosting culinary-wine trips in France,  
we are pleased to introduce a new 10-day luxury travel adventure in

Bordeaux & Aquitaine: 
June 10-19, 2019   

We have already begun taking reservations for our  
Voyage Boët 2019 culinary-wine adventures.

For additional information, contact Lisa at 239-595-7002  
or via email

C-B terrace view
While in the Bordeaux region, we'll stay at Cordeillan-Bages, a historic wine château with a Michelin-starred restaurant overlooking Lynch-Bages vineyards in the Médoc region.
Bordeaux & Aquitaine Region Itinerary
June 10-19, 2019

After we rendez-vous in Paris, we'll travel to Bordeaux's prestigious Left Bank wine region where some of the world's most famous wines are produced from grapes grown on the gravelly banks of the Gironde River, a terroir originally formed by pre-historic glaciers.

We'll settle into our elegant Relais & Châteaux hotel in Pauillac, Château Cordeillan-Bages, our home base for the next nine days while we explore the beautiful Southwestern region of Aquitaine. Our adventures will include private tours of tony wine châteaux and their vineyards hosted by Bordeaux wine expert Martine Mandé. Day trips to visit nearby towns including Cognac, Cap-Ferrat, St. Emilion, Sauternes, St. Estephe, St. Julien, Margaux, and the beautiful, newly renovated city of Bordeaux.
Martine & Lisa in Bordeaux

Throughout our 10 days together we'll explore mythic wineries producing Grands Cru Classé or "Great Classified Wines" and pamper your palate with incredible tastings. We'll visit an oyster cabana on the Arcachon Bay, see the Dune de Pilat, Europe's largest sand dune, and learn about Cognac, the region's eau-de-vie. We'll discover picturesque Southwestern French wine villages during our travels through the hilly region bordered by the Gironde and Garrone Rivers.

Lunches and dinners in wine châteaux, local bistros and an artful Michelin-starred dinner will round out our gourmet adventures.  
Your hosts: Philippe & Lisa Boët, proprietors of Chez Boët Parisian bistrot since 2003, in Sarlat, Dordogne.

Our carefully curated trip is the perfect adventure for Francophiles, foodies and wine aficionados alike. The only requirement: bring along your joie de vivre and an appreciation for Gallic humor.

This unique experience is a Voyage Boët exclusive. Spots are limited as we are staying in boutique properties. It is a perfect pilgrimage  for travelers who love wine and for those who have a desire to expand their wine knowledge and enjoy historic château architecture.
Ready to reserve? Contact Lisa at 239-595-7002

Day 1: June 10
Lobby of the Hotel in St. Germain
St. Germain des Prés restaurant
After we meet in Paris, we'll enjoy a gourmet evening dining out in the Left Bank neighborhood of St. Germain des Prés  and spend our first night in a 4-star hotel located near the Luxembourg Gardens.
Day 2: June 11
Chateau Cos d'Estournel

We'll travel via the new high-speed LGV Atlantique train to Bordeaux and follow the mythic Routes des Châteaux meandering through world-renowned wine properties before arriving in the town of Pauillac, our home base for the duration of the Bordeaux trip. Today includes an introduction to our private Bordeaux guide, wine oenologist Martine Mandé. This Bordeaux native will present a wine tasting workshop based on decades of experience tasting, drinking and studying wines of the Bordeaux region prepping our palates for our upcoming adventures.
 After a lunch in Margaux, we'll visit the gorgeous Château Cos d'Estournel in St. Estèphe with its iconic pagodas.

Day 3: June 12
La Table Beychevelle in St. Julien
After a relaxing night in our Relais & Châteaux property ,  we'll sp end o ur first morning visiting nearby St. Julien and Margaux wineries and enjoy an elegant lunch at La Table Beychevelle,  a gourmet experience in the recently renovated luxury guest house located in the 300-year-old Château Beychevelle.

Winery tastings and visits today include Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, Château Margaux and a tasting one of Martine's  favorites, Leoville-las-Cases

In the evening we'll enjoy a relaxing dinner in Pauillac.

Day 4: June 13

We'll stay local today and explore the wineries of Pauillac.   Fertile soil, a combination of rock and gravel, and properties near the river banks create the perfect terroir and growing conditions to nourish it mythic
Bordeaux vineyard
Pauillac vineyard
full-bodied Left Bank reds. Our tasting visits include Château Mouton Rothschild, and Château Lafite Rothschild, including seeing its Ricardo Bofill designed circular wine cellar.
Château Pichon Baron

After our last tasting, at the iconic Château Pichon Longueville Baron  we'll enjoy a private dinner on the historic Médoc property.
L'Envers du Décor
Day 6: June 15

We'll cross the river to explore Bordeaux's  Right Bank including St. Emilion and Sauternes appellations. First we'll tour the luxury Sauternes winery Château d'Yquem. After lunch at La Maison Claude Darroze, we'll visit
La Maison Claude Darroze
Château l'Evangile, Château Canon and Château la Croix Canon. 
After we'll have some free time to explore the village of St. Emilion, founded in the 11th century and a classified Unesco world heritage site.  We'll have dinner at L'Envers du Décor, a wine bistrot in the village of St. Emilion before returning to Pauillac.
Day 5: June 14
Brasserie Le Noailles
Today we'll spend the day in the city of Bordeaux for a private tour of the beautifully renovated historic downtown and learn about the "mascarons," stone architectural details which personalize the facades of historic buildings.

After lunch at Le Chapon Fin, a chic restaurant located in the heart of Bordeaux, there will be free time for exploring and shopping. We'll have dinner in the historic Brasserie Le Noailles before returning to Pauillac this evening.
Day 7: June 16
Coastal summer home near Bay of Arcachon
After a relaxing morning at Cordeillan-Bages, we'll depart for the Bay of Arcachon to explore this magical spot on the Atlantic coast surrounded by the largest pine forests in France: Les Landes. We'll have lunch in the chic rustic village of Cap Ferret, surrounded by the oyster farms and waterfront cabanas. 
Cap Ferret oyster cabana

The unique coastal architecture reflects the vacation vibe of the coastal towns in the Aquitaine region.

In the afternoon, we'll continue to explore the Atlantic coast before returning to the Left Bank wine region.
Day 8: June 17
Cognac snifter
Cognac eau-de-vie

Entering the city of Cognac
We'll travel to the town of Cognac to discover the secrets of this renowned eau-de-vie made from white wine grapes. We'll visit both a small artisan Cognac property and a large house producer while enjoying lunch at Le Bistro de Claude, a traditional restaurant focusing on local specialties in the town of Cognac.

Day 9: June 18

We'll explore the Haut-Médoc region today to visit the Sociando-Mallet property followed by the highly-regarded Château Pontet-Canet in Pauillac whose grapes are nurtured by organic and biodynamic methods.
In the evening, we'll be served an elegant dinner in the Michelin-starred Cordeillan-Bages restaurant to celebrate our final evening together in Bordeaux.

Day 10: June 19
Salon in Cordeillan-Bages

On our final day, after a gourmet "petit déjeuner" breakfast in Cordeillan-Bages, we'll assist you with your transfers and allow you to continue on to your next destination wherever your travels may take you.    
Bordeaux June 2019 trip include s
A view of Left Bank Paris rooftops


One night in 4-star hotel in St. Germain des Prés. One hosted dinner in nearby restaurant in the quaint 6th arrondisement and breakfast in hotel. Translation services, as needed!

  • Trip from Paris to Bordeaux via 1st Class LGV (2h04 minute trip.)
  • Private A/C motor coach from Bordeaux city center to Pauillac.
  • 8-night accommodation in deluxe hotel room, 8 breakfasts in hotel. 
  • All lunches and dinners, including wines, during 8 days in the Bordeaux region.
  • All  daily excursions, including wine tastings and related transfers and entrance fees.
    What is not included?

  • Air transportation
  • Transportation from airport to hotel in Paris
  • Hotel nights before checking in to Paris hotel on June 10 and after trip ends on June 19, 2019     
  • Airport taxes
  • Health or accident insurance
  • Insurance for trip cancellation and baggage loss (both are strongly recommended)
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, purchases, etc.
  • $ 10,500 per person*
  • * Pricing is based upon double occupancy in both hotels.
  • * Single supplement is $2,000 additional.
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