Secrets of Bordeaux is the brainchild of owner Michelle Loftus, whose goal is to connect you with all that is best in and around Bordeaux.

Born in London, Michelle grew up as a true European, living in England, Germany, Italy and Belgium as well as spending extended periods of time in France. She currently divides her time between a home in Toronto, Canada and her godmother’s home near Bordeaux, France.

Michelle brings to this website a wealth of knowledge and her passion for history, architecture, art and culture. Her natural curiosity and joy in sharing what she discovers will quickly entice you to plan your next visit!

Secrets of Bordeaux is a subsidiary of The Loftus Guides. Our content is created both in house and by our excellent team of freelance writers, and is the copyright of The Loftus Guides. Our photos are a mixture of our own travel pics and stock photos, all hand-chosen to inspire you with all there is to see and do.

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