I am currently preparing for CMS Certified and my wife surprised me and booked a trip to France. I have not been to France before and though it will be a quick one, we’d love suggestions and recommendations.
We will be in Paris November 11-14 (day trip to Champagne) and in Bordeaux from the 15-18. Typically our trips revolve around wine and visiting vineyards and we hope to do the same in France. We have a hotel for Paris but would be grateful for any suggestions and ideas for hotels, restaurants, tours, vineyards etc. in Bordeaux and St. Emilion etc. Thank you very much!
I only spent a few days in Paris when I went to France a couple years ago, but I will say you have to find a morning to go to Du Pain et des Idées (https://dupainetdesidees.com). Best pastries I've ever had! Be sure to get there early, there's always a line out the door and if you're not there early enough the locals will buy everything; not even joking, I think we got there around 7:30 or 8am and there were 2 pastries left. Never been to Bordeaux, so I'm sorry I don't have any recommendations there, but in Paris we found it more fun to go to the markets for dinner rather than a restaurant because you can find everything there, the food is fantastic, and it costs less than a restaurant.