A REGIONAL CAPITAL REGISTERED ON THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE
La ville :
Amateurs of cultural discoveries, shopping, leisure activities and outings, Bordeaux knows just how to fulfill your requirements. Here are just some of the many activitiesnot to be missed:
- The stock exchange and the Ornamental pond: a contrast between historic and contemporary architecture. The ornamental pond, alternates extraordinary effects of mirror and fog.
- The Big Theater: of all the public buildings of Bordeaux, the Big Theater is unquestionably the most well known and most appreciated with one of the most beautiful theaters of the XVIIIth century in the world.
- The Wine City : travel through time and discover the history of wine. A multitude of visits are proposed for a 100 % personalized moment.
- The museum of contemporary art : owns one of the richest contemporary collections of France, exposed in an old colonial warehouse with exceptional architecture.
- Pey Berland Tower and Saint André’s Cathedral: Bordeaux’s most beautiful religious monuments . Situated Pey Berland place, the Saint Andrés Cathedral marks the limit between Old Bordeaux and modern city.
- The Aquitaine Museum: one of the largest history museums of province area. You will find collections ranging from Prehistory, Antique, Middle Ages, up to the XVIIIth century, and every period that has made the region filled with such a rich past.
- Stroll around old Bordeaux : go in search of new discoveries… Take the paved side streets that lead into various districts and typical areas of the city, discuss with local craftsmen, discover new flavors, get good deals on Saint Catherine street… An adventure that will leave you disappointed!
- Bordeaux by boat : Bordeaux a maritime city which appeared among the main ports of Europe in the XVIIIth century. The boat on the Garonne, is a clever way to discover the city, its vineyards and the estuary of the Gironde.
Come and explore the vineyards and world-famous castles in Bordeaux. Pomerol, Côtes de Blaye, Saint-Émilion, Grave, Loupiac, Pessac-Léognan, Margaux, Saint Julien, Saint-Estèphe … All renowned names of the Bordeaux’s vineyard come to light during a visit of castle or wine storehouses.
Many guided tours or oenological cruises, go and explore 6 large wine-making territories :
- The Médoc to the northwest with it’s many castles.
- The Saint-Emilion region and its medieval village to the northeast: the Saint-Emilion, Pomerol and Fronsac wine trail is not only reputed for its wines and its Grand Crus, but also for the beautiful town of Saint-Emilion itself that dominates the Dordogne valley. Come and visit this village that is registered as a World Heritage by UNESCO.
- Blaye and Bourg, overhanging the estuary
- The region of Bordeaux-Entre-Deux-Mers
The city of Bordeaux so representative of it’s surrounding vineyards