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Hotel Cordeillan-Bages $$$ – set in the midst of the Pauillac vineyards. Also a great restaurant


The Aquitaine – a good vistors site

Bordeaux – for a good overview of what to see and do

The Bordeaux Tourist Bureau offers wine tours and wine tastings

St Emilion – for a good overview of what to see and do


Entrecôte marchand de vin (steak in Bordeaux wine, butter, shallots, herbs and bone marrow) is one of my favorites, the Boeuf Bazadais (prized beef raised neart Bazas, Agneau de Pauillac (lamb from Pauillac with truffles), Mijote d’agneau aux mojettes (lamb with white beans), Escargot (snails) and hearty cassaroles made with wine and or cognac. Sweets include  cannelés (caramelized brioche pastries)marrons glacés (candied chestnuts) and noisettines du Medoc, (roasted hazelnuts rolled in sugar).

Wine of the Bordeaux Region