Bordeaux Destination Guide

Bordeaux is located on the west coast of France. It is a city known for its art and history, as well as gastronomy and wines that are famous throughout the world. The magnificent architecture and mild climate make it an exceptional city to visit. Less than an hour from the ocean, at the mouth of the Garonne River and on the largest estuary in Europe, Bordeaux occupies a strategic place for economic development. Rich in its architectural and oenological heritage, the city has taken the challenge of sustainable development, which puts the quality of life of the inhabitants at the top of its priorities.

Activities

Bordeaux is also a young, dynamic, student city, which adds to the vibrant and palpable energy. Cathedrals, museums, public gardens, vineyards, food markets and chateaux are just some of the spellbinding excursions you can go on when visiting. The newly built Cite du Vin is certainly worth a stop. It has imposing 21st-century architecture, with countless exhibitions and shows as well as tasting workshops and events. Place de la Bourse is the beautiful town square designed by famed architect Jacques Gabriel. On the left bank of the Garonne River you will find the Quais de Bordeaux. There is an 80m wide promenade, well-maintained flower beds and striking neo-classical buildings. Esplanade des Quinconces is awe-inspiring with its Monument aux Girondins, fountains and bronze statues.

If you enjoy your wine, then you simply must take a wine tour around the Medoc, Saint Emilion, Graves and Canon Fronsac. You will learn all about the wine-making process, tour the cellars and sample the various bottles.

Travel

Bordeaux has its own international airport, just 12 km west of the city. There is also Bordeaux train station, reached by TGV from Paris Gare Montparnasse, Lille, Toulouse and even Marseille.