Discover an exceptional region as you cruise along the mighty rivers of the Gironde, the Garonne and Dordogne.
The Bordeaux region lies near the Atlantic coast, in the south west of France. It spreads 60 miles around the city on the biggest estuary in Europe along these 3 rivers (Gironde, Garonne, Dordogne), creating the appropriate setting for wine. With 7,000 chateaux, Bordeaux is the most important wine producing region in France. Touring the vineyards and sampling the local wines is one of the great pleasures of visiting Bordeaux.
Besides wine, the region is rich with interesting sites and history dating back to the third century when Bordeaux was a prosperous Gallo-Roman city, making it as one of France's most exciting destinations. Renaissance mansions, art museums, cathedrals, 14th century castles, medieval fortresses, Grand Théâtre, châteaux, prehistoric caves, villages and rolling river valleys and many more await you as you visit this picturesque region.
Explore the region and enjoy the French countryside from the deck of your floating hotel. Our river cruises take you to the wine growing areas along the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, with opportunities to visit prestigious and best known wine- growing towns and villages Highlights include the medieval city of Blaye, medieval city of Saint-Emilion, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bordeaux, the Arcachon Basin.
Go ahead and visit this rich and diverse region aboard the Princesse D'Aquitaine on one of these exciting programs.