Reach your wedding day feeling refreshed and happy, rather than stressed from relentless planning, by planning a short break a month or so before the wedding. This will give you both the chance to re-group, see where you are with your plans, and remember what it is really all about – you!
Bordeaux is just 90 minutes from most UK airports, with fares around £100, and a climate similar to the UK but 8 – 10 degrees warmer from spring to autumn, making it a great place for a break at most times of year. Watch out for the summer heatwave – for 6 weeks from the 1st July there is a tendancy for temperatures into the 40’s.
With just 2 or 3 days to spare you can relax at a spa, walk on deserted beaches, eat oysters fresh from the sea, browse the shops in historic Bordeaux or the beautiful St Emillion, and even source some fantastic wine.
Within a 20 minute drive from the airport, you can reach the stunning Les Sources de Caudalie, nestled in the famous vineyards of Smith Haut Lafitte.
Relax in the spa for the afternoon with a Divine Duo massage together, and perhaps stroll or cycle to a nearby chateau to sample some wines.
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Spend the morning wandering around the beautiful city of Bordeaux before heading out towards the beaches of Cap Feret. Stop on the edge of Bordeaux at one of several popular and busy bakeries to pick up a packed lunch.
There are beautiful beaches just beyond L’Herbe, a few miles before you reach Cap Feret, around 45 minutes from Bordeaux. The beaches here are wide and sandy with huge dunes behind, and are often deserted. The surf is impressive – be aware of rip tides if you are going in the water.
Before heading back towards Bordeaux, stop by in the pretty fishing village of L’Herbe. Venture through the traditional wooden fishing huts, past old men playing “petanque” and a pretty fountain, and you will find a well hidden culinary gem. The local oyster fishermen bring their catch ashore here for cleaning and packing, and you can sample oysters fresh from the boat, with a glass of wine and fresh bread, served by a fisherman in wellies.
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