Bordeaux: October Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||10 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||17 %|
|Rainfall days||16 days|
|Chance of Rain||46 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||38 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||11 %|
Averages for Bordeaux in October
Located just a short distance from Spain’s northern border, Bordeaux, France, is a wonderfully old and large city that’s famous for its wine production. Bordeaux wines are known throughout the world and no trip to the area is complete without sampling some of the local delights of the Aquitaine region.
Temperatures continue to drop throughout October as the autumn approaches, although highs can still reach an impressive 19 degrees Celsius at this time of year. Lows do drop down to around 10 degrees however, so a coat or jacket is recommended. Rainfall increases slightly from previous months to around 90 mm over the month, and tends to remain quite steady until the damper January.
One place to not only sample Bordeaux’s delights but also learn about the history of wine making in Bordeaux, is at the Musée du Vin et du Négoce de Bordeaux. The museum contains a range of objects that have influenced the Bordeaux wine making business for the past 2000 years, and of course includes a tasting session of grapes grown on site, and the wines that these grapes produce.
For those who want a change of drink for the evening, The Houses of Parliament, a British style pub in the city centre, focuses more on beers, spirits and cocktails. As well as the usual British sport on TV and the pool tables, there’s also live music and a selection of up to date English newspapers, great for reading the news back home.
For a touch of luxury without the price tag, spend the night at the 4* Mercure Bordeaux Chateau Chartrons. Rooms cost from just £63 per night and feature private bathrooms, flat screen TVs and minibars. A buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant daily, and guests can also enjoy a 3 course meal in the evenings.