BMI Baby – Destination Guide

A visit to Château de Claribès is a Top Tip by the Insider, Bernard Petine, writing in BMI Baby magazine


THE INSIDER… Bernard Petine, president of Château des Vigiers Golf & Country Club, an hour’s drive east of Bordeaux.
F-24240 Monestier, tel: +33 (0)5 5361 5000,


SAINT EMILION: Take a 45-minute scenic drive up to this pretty hill village.

BORDEAUX MONUMENTAL: Learn about the city and its archetecture at this free exhibition. 28 rue des Argentiers, tel: +33 (0)5 5648 0424,

CHÂTEAU DE CLARIBES: A family-run vineyard with excellent wines at reasonable prices an hour away. Claribes, Gensac, tel: +33 (0)5 5740 5075,

FROM THE AIRPORT: The airport is 11km west of the city centre. Buses depart for Bordeaux every 45 mins from 7.45am to 10.45pm. Journey approx 40 mins; fare €7. Taxi fare approx €

Note: “Make sure you go to Claribès for a Tour and Tasting”

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