Bordeaux is one of the most popular regions of France. Located near the southwestern coast of France by the Atlantic Ocean, the city is the capital of the region most well-known for Bordeaux wine.
With over one million people living in the metro area, it is one of the bigger regions in all of France. Beyond being famous for wine, the area has plenty of activities to do which makes it quite attractive for visitors.
The Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac is the international airport that services the region, located just outside the city. In terms of transportation, there are a number of tram lines and bus routes that are perfect for travelers.
Wine Lovers Paradise
Of course, one of the biggest reasons anyone would come to Bordeaux would be because of the wine. Due to the region being one of the very best wine regions in the world, visitors who come are often looking to experience a taste of that lifestyle. In this instance, Bordeaux does not disappoint.
Visitors can travel between many of the local vineyards and chateau, many of which offer wine tastings and even cooking classes that are quite a bit of fun. For a great overview, head to the Ecole du Vin, which is run by the city, or the Château Beychevelle.
Many of the local wine experts will also offer their own private tours, which is certainly something to consider as well. For those who really love to learn more about wine and increase their own knowledge this experience is a great option.
Number of Sites to See
After a few days of exploring the vineyards and wine tastings, people love to head into the city of Bordeaux to learn more about many of the sites to see around town. Some of the more popular sites include Palace Royale (Palace de la Bourse), the Grand Theatre which houses the Bordeaux National Opera, and the Porte Caihau.
Bordeaux also has a beautiful waterfront, as an old port city, there are a number of fantastic walks in the area that include the Pont de Pierre, Port of the Moon and the Le Pont Jacques Chaban Delmas, a very interesting engineering project.