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When people think of Bordeaux they always think about something: wine. Perhaps because it is the most popular wine region in the world. Tourists visiting Bordeaux will be planning on some type of wine tour as a must do part of their trip. Covered with vineyards and medieval Chateaux's (Castles) the Bordeaux countryside has some of the most charming and appealing landscapes in Europe.
Names for each wine come from each of the Chateaux where they grow the wine. Places like St Emilion are some of the ones with the most famous Bordeaux wines. Basin d’Arcachon and Bearitz are some other famous names to include in places to visit from Bordeaux in a rental car.
You have quite an array of wine tours to choose from depending on your mood and your taste. Opt to combine wine with a pleasant stroll, beaches, history, or the classic way, with a nice supper. In a one hour or less drive away from the city of Bordeaux, the wine paradise is everything you could expect and more.
Drive your car hire Bordeaux to adventure through the different wineries and interesting places.
Located in the Libournais region, perhaps its chateaux are less grandiose compared to others, but the breathtaking green countryside fills in for the senses. A perfect combination of nature and vines alternating with medieval and Roman monuments to appease all tastes.
Visit Saint-Émillion, a small town considered world heritage site by UNESCO, definitely worth a detour in your Bordeaux rental car.
In a Bordeaux hire car, the Presqu'ile of Médoc is easily accessible at the North of Bordeaux. The Wine route towards Pauilac guides the way, and head to the Pointe de Graves to the quaintest territories and to the Grands Crus Classés. So many possibilities to do; visit the wine cellars, perhaps attend to some of the most popular tastings, or just take a long walk along the Gironde estuary.
Pay a visit to Médoc, a village where you will find charming hotels, small auberges, and some of the top gourmet restaurants in the area.
And to add a last cherry to the trip, come to the largest wine-growing region in Bordeaux. Dordogne, Entre-deux-Mers, and Garonne produce a whole host of wines, from the most vivid reds; to clarets and rosés; to all the whites you could imagine for any dessert.
Make the perfect trip to Bordeaux while saving on a cheap Bordeaux car hire. Make sure to reserve online before your trip, the ideal transportation to enjoy the number of different tours in the area that will remain in your memories.
If you need assistance booking your Bordeaux hire car, check out our section How to book a rental car in Bordeaux.