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Bordeaux Visitor information

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.

Events 

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. 

History of Bordeaux

Bordeaux is rich with religious history, Bordeaux has got all of it, including some impossibly wonderful churches. 

One of the most popular churches will be Sainte Croix’s Church Abbey, it has one of the most beautiful facades and is in fact the abbey church of a Benedectine monastery founded in the 7th century. Its main altar was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the church was thought of as a pilgrim site of Notre-Dame-des-Marins, as interior illustrations show scenes of lost ships being saved. 

Imposing and austere, the Basilique Saint-Seurin is the cradle of Chritianity in Bordeaux. It is a true architectural treasure, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Romanesque style basilica dates back from the 6th century, and if you do visit it make sure to see the crypt is the basilica’s oldest part, it is a very impressive place with many history facts. 

Located just a few footsteps from the Town Hall, this is the most beautiful religious monument in Bordeaux. Although most of what it’s visible today was built in the 13th and 14th centuries, the cathedral’s oldest section dates back to 1096. The cathedral served as the wedding hall for Eleanor of Aquitaine and Louis VII, the future king of France, in 1137, and later for Anne of Austria and Louis XIII. Scaling the belfry’s 231 narrow steps might sound tiring, but it rewards you with a breathtaking panorama of the city.

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Bordeaux’s buildings that is visible from basically everywhere, this 14th century basilica offers one of the best panoramic views of the city. Its sides are bordered by fourteen lateral chapels, representing the different corporations having financed its construction, such as sailors, salt measurers, merchants, roofers or carpenters. Its most important piece is the 114-meter-high belfry, locally known as la flèche (the arrow)

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