Graves Grands Crus Classés, chateau lifestyle on Bordeaux's doorstep

Discovery day - Guided tours


Located at the gateway to Bordeaux, the Graves great growth châteaux really know how to welcome visitors – as amply proved by this short gourmet adventure.

Considered the cradle of Bordeaux wines, the Graves and Pessac-Léognan appellations, located south of Bordeaux, are also the closet to the city.
Every Thursday, two châteaux belonging to the 1953 classification of great growths* will be glad to welcome you and provide you with experience matching wine and food. This option has three advantages. It is close to the city, very intense, and also rather brief, since you will be back in Bordeaux by 3 pm.

The red and white wines are suited to just about all foods. The reds are wonderful with both traditional and modern cuisine, while the whites have the unusual ability to age well.

The first visit at 10 am includes a cellar tour and a tasting of wine with cheese, chocolate, dried fruit, or nuts, as the château owners prefer.

The second visit at 11:30 am is followed by lunch. These estates, some of which are world-famous, extend a warm, relaxed welcome to visitors. Instead of a formal meal in a château, you will enjoy lunch outdoors on the château grounds, on the terrace, or in the shade of trees a hundred years old!
Your return to the city centre at 3 pm will leave you plenty of time for further discoveries!

Coach tour leaving from Bordeaux with a bilingual (French-English) guide
Departure from the Bordeaux Tourist Office at 9.15 am, return 3.00 pm

*Château Bouscaut, Château Carbonnieux, Domaine de Chevalier, Château Couhins, Château Couhins-Lurton, Château Haut-Bailly, Château Malartic-Lagravière, Château Olivier and Château Smith Haut Lafitte

If you are a party of over 8 please contact to check the availibility.

Excursion Information

Appointment 9.00 am, Bordeaux Tourist Office 12 cours du 30 juillet

Tour organised by the Bordeaux Tourist Office

Key information

Open days

  • From 08/01/2019 to 03/10/2019
  • on Thursdays from 23. May to 3. Octobre 2019 except 30. May & 15. August, from 9.15 am to 3.00 pm.
  • Capacity

    • Minimum number of people : 5
    • Maximum number of people : 25
  • Languages

    • Français
    • Anglais
  • Means of payment

    • Carte Bancaire
    • Chèque vacances


From : 115€ / person
115€ per person
This price does not include :
personal expenses
This price includes :
the guide, coach transport, tours at two estates, as well as tastings and lunch.

This tour is not available for children under 13
A teenager 13- 18 must be accompanied by an adult and is not allowed to have wine tasting.
Pets are not accepted.

Contact details

Crus Classés de Graves, vie de château aux portes de Bordeaux
12, cours du XXX Juillet


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