Bordeaux is a town in the South-West of France, located near the Atlantic coast. This city crossed by the Garonne is known throughout the world since the eighteenth century for its vineyard. Come visit bordeaux: beautiful and luxury shops, places to go out such as restaurants and bars. Good wine. A cultural heritage combining history and leisure to discover … Visit Charente Aquitaine Pays Basque and BORDEAUX
Do you like oysters? You can taste those of the “Bassin d’Arcachon”. Another regional specialty: the lamprey eel (between fish, and eel), cooked « à la bordelaise » accompanied by leeks and red wine. If you are rather meat, let yourself tempt by a nice rib steak with a wine-based sauce that goes well with ceps from the undergrowth of the region. All of course, go well with the finest Bordeaux wines!
To finish your meal with a classic: a crusty crust and a soft heart such is the secret of “cannelé”, to taste with a coffee or a tea. Book a gourmet tour in Champagne, Loire valley and BORDEAUX
Bordeaux is initially a city built around a river: the Garonne. The quays are intended as stopovers of relaxation, shopping and walking, on foot or by bike but also stopovers of parties, dreams and magic as with the “miroir d’eau” for example located face to face with the Place de la Bourse, between the Quai de la Douane and the Quai Louis XVIII
A boat tour?
It is also possible thanks to river cruise boats to discover the city and the prestigious vineyards around.
The entrance to the inner harbor was formerly located on the site of the present St. Peter’s Square. Today this Bordeaux’s district has become the preferred place for people wanting to go out, but its history goes back to the Gallo-Roman period. Street names still remind the crafts of the past: the rue des Argentiers (goldsmiths) … You can not leave this area without discovering the amazing Parliament Square or the door Cailhau. Book the best of BORDEAUX between land, grapes and sea
Wine roads :
And in Bordeaux you have a large choice…
From Bordeaux you can go north-west in the vineyards of Médoc, And towards the South: there are the Sauternes and Graves, to the north-east you will discover the region of the famous Saint-Émilion and finally overlooking the estuary: les côtes de Blaye et Bourg. Without forgetting the Entre-deux-Mers, nor the city of Bordeaux itself gateway to the vineyard.
Bordeaux is a city that offers a multiplicity of activities related to tourism with different themes such as: heritage and culture, vineyard and gastronomy, leisure time, outings, and shopping!
How to get to Bordeaux:
- By Plane
Airport of Bordeaux Mérignac
Avenue JF Kennedy
Tel : 33 (0)5 56 34 50 00
http://www.hop.com/en/ (domestic flights)
- By Train
TGV (fast train)- station of Bordeaux Saint Jean
From July 2nd Bordeaux will be only 2h04 from Paris thanks to the new installations of the line LGV Atlantique, 33 daily scheduled trips and returns, or 35 000 daily tickets. This arrival, combined with the construction of the lines of Bordeaux/Toulouse, and Bordeaux/Bilbao, will propel the city to the rank of crossroads of the southwest.
- By Car
The speed is limited to 50 km/h in agglomeration, 90 Km/h outside urban areas and 130 km/h on highway by car. Seat belts are compulsory for all passengers. In cities, parking is often regulated and charged. Access to parking lots, park and ride parking, and gas station is easy in urban area. You can buy parking passes at the ticket office of the tourist office
- By Boat
Five facilities are available, including access to the “Ponton d’Honneur”, located in the heart of Bordeaux, on the left bank, facing the Porte Cailhau
Stopover of sailing:
Whether you come from the Atlantic or the Mediterranean (via the Deux-Mers canal), Bordeaux and its region welcome recreational boaters visiting.
- By Bus
Several bus companies stop at Bordeaux. It is : OUIBUS, Mégabus, Isilines, Stashipper, Flixbus
- Links Airports, Railway Station and City Center
From Bordeaux –Mérignac Airport to downtown
Shuttle of Jet’Bus company : every 45 mns 7days on 7
Liane Bus : 1,50€ one-way ticket
Taxis : starting from 30 €
From Gare Saint Jean to downtown
Tramway Ligne C : 1,50€ one-way ticket