Bordeaux, also called the Sleeping Beauty, is an outstanding example of the exchange of human value over two thousand years due to its role as capital city of a world-famous wine production. With so many historic locations to discover, Bordeaux has become the trendy place to visit in France, and no wonder, as half of the city was UNESCO listed, making it the largest urban World Heritage site going.
As you are walking through Bordeaux, it is worth to stop and relax at the Miroir d’eau which is a fountain of sorts, it is the world’s largest reflecting pool. Made of black granite on the quayside opposite to the Palais de la Bourse. It provides hours of entertainment on warm sunny days when the reflections in its thin slick of water.
The unmissable complex world of wine is a piece of contemporary architecture resembling a wine decanter. The museum offers 20 themed sections covering everything from wine cultivation, grape varieties and wine production. The tour will end with a glass of wine or a grape juice.
Access by train
From Saint Pancras in London, the Eurostar will take you to Paris Gare du Nord, where you'll connect to Gare Montparnasse to continue on to Bordeaux.
Access by plane
Bordeaux Airport has three terminals: Hall A, Hall B and the Billi Terminal. The arrival or departure terminal depends on the airline company. Many airlines and lost cost air companies fly to Bordeaux.
How to get around?
The tram system is great to visit the center of town, and if you wish to get in the outskirts of Bordeaux to visit the wineries for example you can take the bus.
Bordeaux Fête le Vin, one of the largest wine festivals in the world, a biannual event taking place in Bordeaux since 1998. Every two years, the banks of the Garonne are inviting wine lovers to five unforgettable days of events all dedicated to discovering the wines of Bordeaux and its region. Tasting wine and discovering local food is the main purpose of the festival but not only, it also welcomes an international fleet of 30 amazing tall ships for parades, firework and parties.