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When to go
Summer is balmy but attracts the largest crowds, and some châteaux close in August when the locals head off on their hols. Autumn is quieter and has the benefit of just-right weather, but many châteaux close for the harvest – if you can find one that doesn’t, it’s not an experience to miss.
PlanesFly into Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport from a host of European cities. From there, it’s under two hours by car.
TrainsForget the flights and breeze across the Channel by Eurostar to Paris or Lille. The TGV links both terminals to Bordeaux.
AutomobilesHire some wheels to château-hop through Haut-Médoc, and to explore the other impressive appellations it counts as next-door neighbours.