BMI Baby – Destination Guide

Claribes_2010_052FRANCE BORDEAUX

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, www.vigiers.com

HIS TIPS…

SAINT EMILION: Take a 45-minute scenic drive up to this pretty hill village. www.saint-emilion-tourisme.com

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

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

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 €30.www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr

Note: “I think we might need to raise our wine prices!!”

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