Bordeaux has long been entwined with wine – indeed the first winery in the region was thought to have opened before 60AD. It’s no surprise then that when the British conquered the city of Bordeaux they held on tight for 300 years. Due to the occupation the city still has a different feel to other French towns today. Wander its neighbourhoods – half of the city is heritage listed – and peruse the impressive collection at the Musée des Beaux-Arts where pieces date back to the Renaissance era. Then delve into the historic wine country, learn how the process progresses from grape to bottle, and indulge in private tasting and lunch at Chateau Siaurac. Head to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Saint-Emillion, explore its cathedral and sample the macarons.