Bordeaux & South West France

Tourism in South West France: things to do in Bordeaux, Perigord & Basque Country

Many tourists fall in love with France each year, seduced by the diversity of its regions and tourist attractions whether in Paris or further afield. The South West of France is no exception with its many unmissable destinations, from the Périgord region, through the Basque Country, all the way to Bordeaux and its surrounding areas, which has renowned vineyards and a historical heritage of primary importance. PARISCityVISION offers a selection of activities that will provide you with new and unique experiences during your vacation in the south west of France. If you are looking for things to do in Bordeaux, want to visit Basque country or visit Perigord, you will find what you need.

Visit Bordeaux and the Bordeaux vineyards

There are so many things to do and see in South West France for tourists. Tourism is partly based on the wine culture that has shaped villages, landscapes and people. You could start your tour with a vineyards of Bordeaux and the pearls of the Atlantic coastline which are all here waiting for you. We can offer you a selection of tourist and gourmet activities where you can enjoy all the excellent Bordeaux or Medoc wines, or the wonderful landscapes of Arcachon Bay. 

Sightseeing in Bordeaux allows you to familiarize yourself with the viticulture and history of the grands crus, visiting the “Cité des Vins” or following some of the most prestigious wine routes. This delicious beverage, which has turned so many heads for millennia, will soon have no secrets for you.

The region has based its prosperity on viticulture and trade, which leaves us an exceptional tourist and historical heritage. There is so much to do in this area! Visiting Bordeaux is also an opportunity to discover an exceptional historical heritage: the Palais Rohan, Porte Cailhau or Place de la Bourse with its imposing 18th century façades. You want to do tourism around Bordeaux? Do not miss out the charming village of Saint-Emilion, renowned as much for its picturesque character as for its vineyards and gastronomy.

Sightseeing in the South West

Do not just visit Bordeaux during your sightseeing trip. Just at a few hours away, heading south, you can discover the wonders of the Basque Country, a country of character between sea and mountain. The touristic seaside resort of Biarritz, whose tourist development dates back to the 19th century, it became the rendezvous of surfers and holidaymakers over the years. The town of Bayonne, at the mouth of the Adour, is renowned for its Basque culture and gastronomy.

Take full advantage of your stay in the Périgord to discover the great treasure trove of tourist activities on offer in the Dordogne with activities, excursions or guided tours and to observe the roman vestiges of the area. The region is famous for its excellent wine, its distinctive towns and villages, and its heritage, which goes right back to prehistoric times: the replica of Lascaux cave art, the troglodyte fortress of La Roque Saint-Christophe and even the Château de Beynac are all examples of sites that are very much worth visiting. While you are in the Southwest, you should go to Bergerac, an historic medieval city, where the Dordogne river passes through.

During your vacation in South West France you will also have the opportunity to discover some of the most popular destinations in the Pyrenees thanks to the range of guided tours, tourist trails and excursions offered by PARISCityVISION which take you all the way to Lourdes, and through the valleys and villages of the neighboring Pyrenees. This is also a gastronomic region which offers you a lot to do and taste. There are plenty of good local products you can taste in a restaurant or a farmhouse inn for lunch or dinner. But not only food, wine is also a great local product of the Périgord region.

Find out about the best offers, excursions and guided tours now, so that you can experience a different side of South West France during your vacation. Start by visiting Bordeaux, indulge yourself with a small tourist escapade in the Médoc, the Basque Country or the valleys of Périgord and book your tour with PARISCityVISION.

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Bordeaux Métropole City Pass

Discover the city of Bordeaux and its surroundings with the Bordeaux CityPass. The card gives free access or reduced prices to the main attractions and services of the city, for one, two or three days.

Duration : 1 day(s)Tour language:
From €29.00 See details

Guided Tour of Bordeaux and Saint Emilion with Wine Tasting

Discover Bordeaux and Saint Emilion wine in a friendly atmosphere. Get the opportunity to choose between two options: roundtrip transport by train from/to Paris or meeting point directly at Bordeaux. Accompanied by a local guide who is passionate about the region, you will visit the picturesque village of Saint Emilion and a vineyard followed by a tasting of a Grand Cru. You will enjoy a guided tour of the unique city of Bordeaux, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Duration : 8 hour(s)Tour language:
From €149.00 See details

Half-day « Châteaux & Terroirs » wine guided tour from Bordeaux + Entrance to the Cité du Vin

Half-day guided tour to two Chateaux in the area of Bordeaux and audioguided tour of the Cité du Vin in Bordeaux.

Duration : 5 hour(s)Tour language:
From €62.00 See details

Bordeaux guided city tour & wine tasting from Bordeaux + Entrance to the Cité du Vin

Explore the Cité du Vin at your own pace, with an audioguide. Join us for a 2-hour walking guided tour of the City. Taste some delicious wine.

Duration : 2 hour(s)Tour language:
From €36.00 See details

Oleron Island helicopter tour

Fly over the « Marais Oléronnais » where we harvest the salt in the past, now used for oyster farming.

Duration : 20minTour language:
From €100.00 See details

Helicopter flight over the "Arcachon bassin"

Discover the « Bassin d’Arcachon » : you will be impressed by its shapes and colours, changing according to the tides and the sun

Duration : 20minTour language:
From €149.00 See details

Fort Boyard Helicopter flight

Take off from the Rochefort airfield for an amazing overfly of Madame Island and its 3 forts : Boyard (world famous for its game show), La pointe and Lupin.

Duration : 20minTour language:
From €180.00 See details

Royan Helicopter tour

Fly over the « Talmont church », the « Meschers caves », « La Pointe Suzac », « The Saint Georges de Didonne beach », « La Pointe de Vallieres » and « La Conche de Royan ».

Duration : 20minTour language:
From €180.00 See details