The city of Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a port city located on the banks of the Garonne, in the southwest of France. It is the capital of the New Aquitaine region (the largest in France) and of the department of Gironde. Bordeaux has about 270,000 inhabitants and is the ninth largest city in France.

Bordeaux is not only known for its world-famous wine production, but also for the architecture of its buildings, its history, its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and its unique landscapes.

Bordeaux - The city of wine.

In “la cité du vin”, a building of unique architecture, opened in 2016, you can discover and taste all the wines from the different vineyards of Bordeaux. The best bottles are waiting for you.

Bordeaux – The city of architecture and history.

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) registered on June 28, 2007 the center and the Port (also called Port of the Moon) of Bordeaux on the World Heritage List as an urban ensemble.

The port of Bordeaux called “Port of the Moon” owes its name to the crescent moon shape that the Garonne has given to its banks.

More than 300 monuments of Bordeaux are thus classified. The quays of Bacalan along the Garonne, the Pont de Pierre built at the request of Napoleon, the Bassins à Flot with the Base Sous Marine, the Grand Théâtre, the Notre Dame Church, the Palais Rohan, the Grosse Cloche, the Place de la Bourse, the Saint André Cathedral and the Peyland Tower.

Bordeaux – The city of culture

Bordeaux is also a city of culture with its national opera, its many theaters, its cinemas, its museums… without forgetting its exhibitions throughout the year. It is also a very dynamic city that welcomes many students from all over the world.

Bordeaux – gastronomic city

Bordeaux has many gastronomic restaurants, some of which have one or more Michelin stars. These great restaurants will make you discover the great French cuisine in more sumptuous settings than the others.

Bordeaux - city of pleasure and relaxation

Bordeaux offers the possibility to go for a walk, a boat ride on the Garonne, or a bike ride.
Many terraces of cafes are waiting for you to quench your thirst or to share convivial moments
around a drink (or a soccer or rugby match) with French people or other tourists passing through Bordeaux.

An important detail for lovers of shopping and French fashion: Sainte Catherine Street in the center of Bordeaux is the largest shopping street in France (1,2km.; 0,75 miles).

best bordeaux vineyards visit

best bordeaux vineyards visit

best bordeaux vineyards visit

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