The name Bordeaux has always evoked impressions of quiet sensual pleasure, where the civilized and the natural coexist in easy harmony, and wine lovers are free to engage their favorite pastime - savoring the world's finest wines. In fact, the reality of Bordeaux is not that different from the romantic impression most people have of it. Extraordinary landscapes, delicious fare, prepared with the finesse so characteristic of the French, winemaking that has been refined to an art, and a wealth of historical riches, from elegant chateaux to churches that have been around for longer than most of the new world. Visit word class wine estates, explore the Cognac region and sample its famous brandy, and sample fresh oysters from the waters of Archanon Bay. You'll find the beautiful Bordeaux is everything you imagined it to be, and more.