The name Bordeaux conjures up visions of decadence and grandeur — both of which are much more likely to become a reality for everyday Americans visiting France’s famed wine region in 2015. The exchange rate for the euro (which is used in 19 countries) is better than it has been in more than a decade, making it the perfect time to splurge on a palatial Bordeaux retreat and some fine wine to match it. A 380-euro Château Margaux Cabernet Sauvignon blend, for example, will set you back almost $125 less this year than it would have just 12 months ago.
- 15 euro bottle of wine Cost in March 2014: $21 / Cost in March 2015: $16
- 35 euro dinner for two Cost in March 2014: $49 / Cost in March 2015: $37
- 110 euro hotel room Cost in March 2014: $153 / Cost in March 2015: $116