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Graves Grands Crus Classés, chateau lifestyle on Bordeaux's doorstep

Discovery day

Wine tour, Gastronomic


Located at the gateway to Bordeaux, the Graves great growth châteaux really know how to welcome visitors – as amply proved by this short gourmet adventure.

Considered as the cradle of Bordeaux wines, the Graves and Pessac-Leognan appellations, located South of Bordeaux, are also the closest to the city.
Every Thursday, two châteaux belonging to the 1953 classification of great growths* will be glad to welcome you and provide you with experience matching wine and food. This option has three advantages: it is close to the city, very intense, and also rather brief, since you will be back in Bordeaux by 3 pm.

The red and white wines are suited to just about all foods. The reds are wonderful with both traditional and modern cuisine, while the whites have the unusual ability to age well.

The first visit at 10 am includes a cellar tour and a tasting of wine with cheese, chocolate, dried fruit, or nuts, as the château owners prefer.

The second visit at 11:30 am is followed by lunch. These estates, some of which are world-famous, extend a warm, relaxed welcome to visitors. Instead of a formal meal in a château, you will enjoy lunch outdoors on the château grounds, on the terrace, or in the shade of trees a hundred years old!
Your return to the city centre at 3 pm will leave you plenty of time for further discoveries!

Coach tour leaving from Bordeaux with a bilingual (French-English) guide
Departure from the Bordeaux Tourist Office at 9.15 am, return 3.00 pm

*Château Bouscaut, Château Carbonnieux, Domaine de Chevalier, Château Couhins, Château Couhins-Lurton, Château Haut-Bailly, Château Malartic-Lagravière, Château Olivier and Château Smith Haut Lafitte

This tour can be organised for a private group. Please contact sales@bordeaux-tourisme.com for a quotation.

Tour organised by the Bordeaux Tourist Office


Key information

Appointment : 9.00 am, Bordeaux Tourist Office 12 cours du 30 juillet

Open days

on Thursdays from 23. May to 3. Octobre 2019 except 30. May & 15. August, from 9.15 am to 3.00 pm.


  • French

  • English

The price includes : the guide, coach transport, tours at two estates, as well as tastings and lunch.

This tour is not available for children under 13
A teenager 13- 18 must be accompanied by an adult and is not allowed to have wine tasting.
Pets are not accepted.

Price does not include : personal expenses

From 5 to 25 people accepted

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