50 days in Rochefort & Bordeaux Itinerary

50 days in Rochefort & Bordeaux Itinerary

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Rochefort
— 46 nights
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Bordeaux
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Rochefort

— 46 nights
Rochefort is a commune in southwestern France, a port on the Charente estuary. Corderie Royale and Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Le phare de chassiron and Fort Vauban. Explore Rochefort's surroundings by going to Fort Louvois (in Bourcefranc le Chapus), La Tremblade (Port de la Greve, Phare de la Coubre, &more) and Saintes (Abbaye aux Dames, Jardin Public, &more). Spend the 30th (Tue) in the animal kingdom at La Vallee des Singes. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Association Hermione-La Fayette, examine the collection at Les Tresors de Lisette, brush up on your military savvy at Musee De l' ancienne ecole De Medecine Navale, and take an in-depth tour of Musee National de la Marine.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rochefort day trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Rochefort. In April, daily temperatures in Rochefort can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Rochefort

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Roch le Monteil, explore the ancient world of Chateau de La Force, then explore the world behind art at Musee Andre Voulgre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Notre Dame de Bonne Esperance. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, then admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux online trip builder.

Drive from Rochefort to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips