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Capital of the seafood-loving Aquitaine region, Bordeaux lies along the banks of the River Garonne, and is home to 362 magnificent monuments, several first class museums and a pedestrian shopping zone that’s over a kilometre long. This charming city has also been famous for fine wines since Roman times, and is still at the epicentre of today’s international wine trade. Get some inside information by visiting Bordeaux’s vintners where you can sample and buy sweet whites such as Chateau d’Yquem, and exclusive reds like Chateaux Margaux, and other top wines at hard-to-beat prices. But if you follow our tips and roam off the beaten track, you’ll discover there’s a lot more to buzzing Bordeaux than historical sights, great shopping and posh grape juice.
Main City Paris
Surface 49.36 km²
Density 4,779 /km²
Bordeaux and the surrounding area boast delicious specialties that can be eaten for dessert or at any time during the day. They're perfect for me because they're fairly light. Well, perhaps not that light. But I like them, whereas I don't like cakes that are too sweet or packed with cream.
Bordeaux is famous mostly for the wine which bears its name. But where are its vines? Elsewhere, in the Gironde, often quite far away. With a few exceptions. In the heart of Bordeaux, as well as in the immediate vicinity, there are some little known vineyards. Their vines are harvested to produce wine which is not marketed. They are even more mysterious as a result.
The Utopia in Bordeaux, where history meets cinema. This cinema, housed within the walls of the historic Saint-Siméon church, has given a new lease of life to the building, which was in decline, but still retains the architectural features that make it unique and remind us of its original purpose, with its vaults, arches and stained-glass windows.