Cruising Europe: Bordeaux, France

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Approaching Bordeaux, where the mouth of the Gironde river meets the Bay of Biscay

Western European ports of call on the Crystal Serenity: Bordeaux, France

A cruise is a wonderful thing: it allows you to unpack once, yet visit much more than just one place. Itineraries vary, but Crystal Cruises opts for some very interesting ports of call, including Bordeaux.

We spend two lovely days in this rich wine region of France including the city of Bordeaux, where we’re exploring this Travel Tuesday and the ancient town of St. Emilion. In the coming weeks, look for more from Crystal’s Western Europe, including St. Emilion. Next week, travel with us on AmaWaterways’ AmaCerto along the Danube. So pack your bag – you’ll only have to unpack it once.


En route, the famed Chateau Margaux vineyards

The architecture evokes Paris

Surprises are around every beautiful corner of Bordeaux

The streets are filled with a colourful café society

The daily cheese selection at Fromagerie Deruelle

Art, sculpture and history collide in the square that borders the pedestrian part of the old town

Tonight’s menu from the restaurant Comptoir Cuisine on the historic main square

The filet de St. Pierre

Shopping at a French institution, Galleries Lafayette

Lining up for the famed Aperitif, Lillet

Sunset over Bordeaux