French castles, sweet wines and history Private Tour


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. with supervision from the parents

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 3



English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (conversational), Russian (conversational), Spanish (fluent)

A journey through the historical Cadillac and the Medieval castle of Montesquieu

Our journey will begin with the private visit of the Medieval Castle of La Brede, listed as a Historical Monument since 1951. It is an exceptional historical, architectural and natural site, where the famous French writer and philosopher Montesquieu was born, lived and worked. We will discover its 17th century renaissance furnished interiors, the chapel and the writer's library.
We will travel to a Village-Bastide of the 13th century located in the area well known for its sweet white wines which we will be tasting in the Maison des Vins of Cadillac.
We will finish our tour with a lunch in a gastronomic French restaurant or with a French patisserie break.
Depending on your availibity we can change the tour in a way that suits you better.


The tour will start from Bordeaux or its surrounding area around 9. 00 a. m. and we will be back in the early afternoon.
Visit of the Chateau de la Brede and its beautiful Renaissance interior, the birth place of the famous French writer Montesquieu. Private visit in English of Chateau la Brede costs 90euros, duration 1 hour and a half.
After the castle's visit we will taste the famous sweet white wines of the area of Sauternes, South of Bordeaux.
We will continue our journey with a lunch or a French pastesserie next Cadillac Village - Bastide and a walk inside its remparts.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel, at your vacation residence, cruise ship... in Bordeaux or in the area.

End location: Back to your hotel, vacation residence, cruise ship...

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.


Comfortable air-conditioned car driven by a very experienced driver.
Transfer for up to 4 persons by rental car and private driver at an additional cost.

What’s Included

Comfortable car with private driver, petrol, tolls, parking and insurances are included.
During the tours, I will be sharing information and history of the area that we will be visiting and answering any questions you may have.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

45 € - Lunch between 12€ - 30€ I could recommend you different types of restaurants depending on your food preferences

Entrance fee
Castle of La Brede- 95€ private tour

Entrance fees depend on what you want to visit and also on which period you visit the area!

What’s Extra

Entrance fees
Lunch and snacks

A Recent Review of this tour

Galia and the driver were charming and interesting. Galia had put together a special tour of the castles in the region for me and it was everything I had hoped for. She even stopped for a quick look at a fourth. She had a wide knowledge of the history and the region. She had even printed out extra material for me to read if I wanted to. It was a fantastic day. I highly recommend Galia as a guide.
Kathleen Ragan

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