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Bordeaux

Y
ou are not a wine lover?! Actually, the city of Bordeaux has much more to offer! We highly recommend you to visit this gem in southwest of France. After Paris, it has the highest number of preserved historical buildings of any city in France.

With over a million inhabitants, the metropolitan area of Bordeaux is also the sixth-largest city in France. Its center has a pleasant atmosphere with 'everything you did hope to find in Paris’.


Built on the banks of the Garonne river, richly & beautifully decorated with Gothic style churches, medieval monuments, 18th centenary architectures, the largest man-made ‘Water Mirror’ in the world, Europe's longest pedestrian shopping street.

Museums, bronze sculptures, fountains, places & gardens, culinary markets, luxurious brands, artisans & designers shops and thousands of bars, cafes and restaurants of local & international cuisines.


The dynamic capital of the Nouvelle- Aquitaine region is a 2 hours train ride away from Terrasson. Taking the early train from Terrasson and heading back by the end of the afternoon will give you enough time to explore the historic center. To visit the vineyard outside the city, have time to explore the museums or sample the nightlife, you should spend a few nights in Bordeaux.


For those who would like to avoid Paris.


You can take the TGV (High-speed train) straight from the Charles De Gaulle International Airport (Paris) reaching Bordeaux in about 3.5 hrs, fly to and from many European destinations, or take the EuroStar train direct from London. You will find more information on our page:
"Avoid Paris by traveling through Bordeaux"

Spend a day our two in Bordeaux on your way-in or out. At the consignes counter of the St.Jean train station you can leave your luggage and explore Bordeaux lightweight!


Getting around


Bordeaux city is very easy and economic to explore. Thank to its users friendly public transportation system (TBM, Transports Bordeaux Métropole). The tram line covers most places in the metropolitan area of Bordeaux and you can hop on & off the tram as you like for a price of €4.70 (1 day /24h pass), while a 1 hour pass is €1.70.

Tickets are available from machines at all tram stops. On the other hand, many attractions are within walking distance, and will allow you to enjoy strolling the streets and alleyways. Our suggestion to those arriving at St. Jean train station: hop straight onto the tram (line C) to the center (Quinconces) where you will find the tourist office.

World Heritage

Bordeaux, city of art and history, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, provides day tours, gourmet trails, initiations of Bordeaux wine tasting and visits to wine storehouses in the city. The Water Mirror (Miroir d’Eau) in front of Place de la Bourse together is a ‘must photo taking spot’!

The historic Bordeaux Cathedral, Church of the Holy Cross, Monument aux Girondins, Gothic style St. Michel & Peu Berland tower are stunning and enchant you with fantasy. Porte de Caihau, La Gross Cloche (Fat bell) are adorable and the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux is breath-taking… and the list doesn’t end!

Shop & Eat

There are over thousands of bars, cafes & restaurants of local and international cuisines spread all over the metropolitan of Bordeaux. And shops of high-end brands or designers & artisan shops are all awaiting to be explored!

The 'rue Sainte-Catherine', is a 1.2 km long pedestrian main shopping street (the longest of its kind in Europe). Marché des Capucins is a covered market where you will find all kinds of fresh and preserved food to satisfy you eyes and taste buds.

Art & Culture

Bordeaux is a city of art & culture as well. Museums of Aquitaine, Musée des Beaux-Arts, CAPC musée d'art contemporain, Musée National des Douanes, Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design, public art pieces… You will be well satisfied, if you are an art lover!

Tasting wine in the city

In Bordeaux, the wine merchants (cellar men) offer you thousands of references, red, rosés, whites, crémants... La Cité du vin, a High-tech wine museum with interactive displays & tastings in a curved aluminum & glass building. Musée du Vin et du Négoce de Bordeaux, Old equipment & new technology from 2000 years of wine production in the region, plus tastings.

There are some 250 guided tours of the city, its vineyards and its wine. If this is what you are looking for, the website of the tourist office (https://www.bordeaux-tourisme.com) is a good place to start.


Excursions to the vineyards


Bordeaux world is famous for it’s wine production, but there are no vineyards or wine makers in the city itself. Around the city there are over 7,000 chateaux vineyards. Together, they produce more than 10,000 different Bordeaux wines. To visit the surrounding vineyards the tourist office in Bordeaux offers half day and full day tours, they include visits to chateaux, vineyards and villages like St. Emilion to taste the famous Bordeaux wines.

Wine Marathon

“Wine Marathon” for all you Marathon enthusiasts and tasteful people!!! You could combine with a stay at our min-sú after the run (Bordeaux -> Terrasson 2 hours by train only).

The world's most idiotic Marathon (according to the UK telegraph): ”Who could possibly have thought it a good idea to combine a 26.2-mile run with a feast of oysters, cheese, entrecôte and foie gras, all washed down with up to 23 glasses of wine? Well, the French, of course.”

The Marathon du Medoc
www.marathondumedoc.com/en/
which runs through the vineyards on 12 September 2020. Registration opens in March!



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