A region so famous all over the world for its spectacular wine it is a World Heritage city, as well as a mandatory gastronomic and cultural destination in France. Read on and find out what to see and do in Bordeaux, France:
Bordeaux is built on the banks of a river and is a relatively large city with many attractions to discover. Let’s start by taking a look at its spectacular architecture, which shines especially in the districts of Saint Pierre, St. Croix and St. Michel, where there are more than 350 buildings protected by UNESCO.
The area known as the Golden Triangle, takes the highlight as the heart of the city, bordered by the Avenues Cours Clemenceau, Cours de l’Intendance and Allées de Tourny, sites that are worth walking calmly through so as not to miss a single detail of its rich and elaborate architecture. Also, here’s the magnificent Grand Theater, with a majestic neo-classical facade, and the Place de la Comédie.
It’s worth visiting the Riverwalk, the monumental Water Mirror of the Plaza de la Bourse, the centenary Grand Théâtre; and the beautiful public Garden, created back in 1746. Also nearby is the impressive Place des Quinconces, one of the largest in Europe with 126,000 square meters.
Likewise, Bordeaux has much to admire, it also has much to taste, since it is the culinary epicenter of the south-west of France. It’s distinguished by the flavor and quality of its regional products, such as foie gras de Landas, oysters from the Arcachon Basin and Périgord strawberries, available in specialty restaurants, terraces, markets, and traditional bistros. The food on Bordeaux is more than a meal, it’s something you have to feel. The freshness and quality of the ingredients and the bouquet of the wines make the simpler dish a breathtaking experience.
An excellent way to tour the city is taking one of the routes along the Garonne River. There are themed tours centered around gastronomy, wine, nature, and architecture –Port de la Lune-, among others. If you like to ride a bike, there are also several options. Of course, these tours are recommended in the warmer months of the year.
A City for Wine Connoisseurs
If there is something unmissable in the city, it’s the Cité Du Vin, a spectacular cultural center dedicated entirely to the culture of wine, its heritage, and nature. The winery is a magical space that has more than 3000 meters of space, 19 thematic modules, 100 experts, tasting areas and more.
Of course, you also have to visit its nearby vineyards. They produce some of the best grapes in the world. In the city and its surroundings, you will find around 60 options that offer perspectives and thematic circuits. An experience to remember, so go easy on the wine tasting.
All of the above, together with magnificent lodging options, golf courses, and excellent opportunities for luxury shopping and water sports, make Bordeaux a high end, must-see destination when you’re in France. Now that you know what to see in Bordeaux, you must keep following our blog to see other magnificent and not so known destinations to visit in France.