Bordeaux native Alice Ballu grew up surrounded by the wine culture of the region. And despite several years of globetrotting - which took her as far afield as Tokyo, London and Africa - she never lost her fierce pride in her hometown and its gastronomy.
Drawing from her deep love of Bordeaux, as well as her background in marketing, Alice decided to set up Taste - Bordeaux Wine and Sea Tour, a boutique travel service offering bespoke tours of the city and its surrounding region.
Already featured in publications such as Elle, this elegant bordelaise is taking tailor-made-travel to new heights. So, who better to ask for tips on some of the best places to check out in the city?
Here are five of her favourites...
All photos are courtesy of Taste. This feature was not paid for in any way.