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.

There are so many things to do and see in South West France for tourists, not least of which are the 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 wines that Bordeaux or Médoc have to offer, 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. 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.

By heading South of Bordeaux, 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, is the rendezvous of surfers and holidaymakers. 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 treasure trove of tourist activities on offer in the Dordogne with activities, excursions or guided tours. 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.

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 Basque Country.

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 tourist escapade in the Médoc, the Basque Country or the valleys of Perigord with PARISCityVISION.

11 tours

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)
From €29.00 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)
From €60.00 See details

Medoc full day wine tour - from Bordeaux

Discover the Medoc wine region. Travel along the Château Route through famous appellations such as Margaux, Saint- Julien or Pauillac. Visit and wine taste in 3 carefully selected Classified Chateaux of the area that will introduce you to the local Bordeaux blend.

Duration : 8.5 hour(s)
From €130.00 See details

St Emilion & Pomerol full day wine tour - from Bordeaux

Depart for the Saint-Émilion & Pomerol appellations, Visit and wine taste in 2 carefully selected wineries.

Duration : 8 hour(s)
From €130.00 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)
From €36.00 See details

St Emilion half day wine tour - from Bordeaux

Discover the wines & village of Saint- Émilion. Visit a carefully selected Grand Cru winery and follow your guide on a walking tour of the village.

Duration : 4.5 hour(s)
From €75.00 See details

Medoc half day wine tour - from Bordeaux

Discover the Margaux and Haut-Médoc appellations through the visit of 2 Classified Growth Chateaux or Cru Bourgeois followed by a tasting session.

Duration : 4.5 hour(s)
From €75.00 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 : 0.3 hour
From €159.00 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 : 0.3 hour
From €199.00 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 : 0.3 hour
From €159.00 See details