Bordeaux, a tremendously attractive gourmet destination!

  • Porte Cailhau

    © Steve le Clech

    Porte Cailhau

    © Steve le Clech

  •  Miroir d'eau

    © Thomas Sanson

    Miroir d'eau

    © Thomas Sanson

Bordeaux, a tremendously attractive gourmet destination! bordeaux fr

Bordeaux has always been a dynamic, cosmopolitan city and never ceases to reveal exciting, new facets of its character.  

The city of Bordeaux's inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 and its bold modernism have made it a key destination for everyone interested in French culture, lifestyle... and wine!  
Bordeaux owes its charm not only to its many historic buildings, but also to its very pleasant climate. 

Centre of a legendary winegrowing region, this vibrant and sophisticated city is a top gourmet and culture destination. Synonymous with fine wines, Bordeaux is one of France’s most elegant cities. This UNESCO World Heritage site is ultra-resplendent after its recent makeover. Bordeaux’s setting on the River Garonne has made it an important port for centuries. Bordeaux is the ideal base for exploring wine châteaux of Médoc, St Emilion and Bordeaux, fringed by the largest pine forest in Europe, just 45 minutes from Arcachon Bay (famous for its delicious seafood and oysters!) and superb beaches. The Basque Country and Spain are only 2 hours away and in 3 hours you can be on the Pyrenean ski slopes. And in 2017, Bordeaux will be even closer to Paris, with LGV trains connecting the two cities in 2 hours. 

Bordeaux wines have enjoyed an excellent global reputation for centuries: this is the oldest, most prestigious vineyard area in France and there are a thousand and one ways of learning more about wine in Bordeaux thanks to the large range of tours organized all year round by the Tourist Office www.bordeaux-tourisme.com.

It also offers a multitude of traditional or original bilingual tours all year round, and for all types of visitors!

Visitors appreciate both the monumental stone architecture and attractive nooks and crannies of this city, with its fascinating historic and cultural heritage around every corner. The past is intriguingly present everywhere in the city. This is how "sleeping beauty" reveals her treasures to those who make the effort to look carefully and take their time.