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Cadillac River Cruises

About Cadillac

Cadillac is in the south-west of France, approximately 30 miles south-east of Bordeaux. It is situated on the Garonne River and lies across the water from Sauternes. The name ‘Cadillac’ will be forever associated with the famous arm of General Motors in the US, but can in fact be traced back to this quant French town, which is a port of call on a number of itineraries which explore the Garonne. The origins of the car’s name come from one Antoine Laumet, who was born close to the town and who moved to America and took on the name Cadillac to create a new identity. He was a big part of creating New France, and as such had his name taken first for Cadillac, Michigan and then for the car brand. It all was spawned due to Laumet being born just a short distance from this quaint, interesting town.

Exploring Cadillac

Though the town centre itself does not boast any particular landmarks of note, Cadillac is a pleasant place to explore and its quaint streets are home to an attractive church and make for a pleasant stroll. If architectural and historical attractions are of particular interest to you however, then a trip out to either the Chateau de Cadillac and the Chateau des Ducs d’Epernon would certainly be recommended. The former dates back to the late 1500s and is the property of Jean-Louis Nogaret of Valetta, the first duke of Epernon. It’s open for tours and is home to some beautiful interiors. As for the Chateau des Ducs d’Epernon, you’ll get much more out of your visit to the latter if you employ the services of a guide, though there are some ornate tapestries to enjoy inside.

The vast majority of excursions however, will head out to Sauternes and the surrounding vineyards where river cruise visitors can learn all about the history of the region’s celebrated wine-making industry, with a special focus on dessert wines. Guests will be able to tour a choice vineyards and study the wine-making process and there is plenty of opportunity to taste examples during your visit.

Cadillac tips

Wine will of course be the focus of your visit and a trip to Cadillac offers a great opportunity to add another bottle or two to your wine collection or indeed take a bottle home as a gift for friends and family.

Cadillac Itineraries

Bordeaux

Chateaux, Rivers & Wine - Bordeaux Roundtrip

28 sailing dates May 2019 to November 2019
7 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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Lyon

Ultimate France

1 sailing date March 2020
21 Nights From Avignon, France to Bordeaux
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Avignon

Ultimate France - Avignon to Bordeaux

16 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
21 Nights From Avignon, France to Bordeaux
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Libourne

Bordeaux to Vitoria

6 sailing dates April 2020 to September 2020
14 Nights From Bordeaux, France to , Bilbao
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Peso Da Régua

Bordeaux to Porto

1 sailing date June 2020
20 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Portugal , Porto
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Madrid

Bordeaux to Madrid

4 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
11 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Spain , Madrid
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Libourne

Bordeaux to Madrid

1 sailing date April 2020
13 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Spain , Madrid
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Saint Emilion

Bordeaux to Madrid

15 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
13 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Spain , Madrid
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Bordeaux

Bordeaux to Bordeaux

1 sailing date August 2019
7 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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Blaye

Bordeaux to Bordeaux

30 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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Bordeaux

Bordeaux to Bordeaux

1 sailing date October 2019
6 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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Bordeaux

Bordeaux to Bordeaux

31 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2019
6 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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Bordeaux

Brilliant Bordeaux - Bordeaux to Bordeaux

31 sailing dates April 2020 to November 2020
7 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £2249pp
Blaye

Beautiful Bordeaux & Unforgettable Douro

8 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2020
20 Nights From Porto, Portugal to France , Bordeaux
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Libourne

Taste of Bordeaux

29 sailing dates March 2020 to November 2020
7 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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Avignon

Amsterdam to Bordeaux

1 sailing date April 2019
42 Nights From Amsterdam, to France , Bordeaux
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Bordeaux

Douro, Basque Country & Bordeaux Delights

6 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2019
22 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to , Versailles
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Bordeaux

Chelsea Flower Show, Loire Valley, Dordogne

1 sailing date May 2019
16 Nights From London (Dover), United Kingdom to France , Bordeaux
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Lisbon

Douro, Basque Country And Bordeaux with Lisbon

9 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2020
19 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to France , Bordeaux
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Lyon

Best of France Barcelona to Paris

9 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2019
27 Nights From Barcelona, to Tours
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