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BORDEAUX

city of elegance and gaiety at the edge of Garonne

The conquest of the New World, the development of trade, the trade of wine, sugar and slaves made the prosperity of the city until the Revolution. The quality of its port accessible from the sea and its status as capital of Aquitaine have long made Bordeaux an attractive city, gathering many influences, open to the world, rich and prosperous. The numerous witnesses of its prestigious past that are facades and monuments are the fame of the city as well as its shopping streets, its squares and its beautifully restored quays! In recent years, Bordeaux has undertaken a complete renovation of the old town, with its many buildings and equipped with a new tramway. Thus, the city has obtained the coveted distinction of being declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracting visitors from around the world curious to discover its architectural treasures, the new City of Wine and enjoy the elegant and cheerful atmosphere and the city.

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For our visitors, the Bordeaux region is synonymous with wine and vineyards.
The Bordeaux region, with 115,000 hectares of vines and 13,000 winegrowers, is the most extensive “AOC” (wine of controlled origin) area in the world. Who has not heard of the fine wines such as Saint-Estèphe, Médoc, Margaux, Saint-Emilion, Pomerol and Sauternes? The vineyards stretching to the horizon are dotted with castles– indeed, there are more than 10,000 of them!
Many of these wineries accept visits and offer wine tasting, providing an initiation to the Bordeaux wines’ secrets, which are shared by prestigious castles and family-owned properties.
Such visits are also an opportunity to stroll through charming wine-growing villages like Saint-Emilion, a picturesque fortified town with steep cobbled roads, charming little squares, shaded cafés, etc.
Bordeaux, capital of the Aquitaine Region, is situated on both sides of the Garonne River, which is called the Gironde in this area. The city’s wealth has always depended on wine trading, and the architecture, economy and cultural activities owe much to the world of wine: the XVIIIth century buildings around the Place de la Bourse, the Rohan Palace, and the Grand Theatre. The old part of town has many lovely medieval streets in the Saint Pierre neighbourhood.
This overview is rounded out with visits to “bastides”, typical mansions of the region and to “new” towns from the Middle Ages such as Sainte-Foy-La-Grande, Sauveterre-De-Guyenne, Cadillac and Libourne. Finally, the Landes de Gascogne Park, a forest that was planted by man during the XIXth century, borders on immense, fine-sand beaches.
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BORDEAUX

elegance and gaiety at the edge of Garonne

The conquest of the New World, the development of trade, the trade of wine, sugar and slaves made the prosperity of the city until the Revolution. The quality of its port accessible from the sea and its status as capital of Aquitaine have long made Bordeaux an attractive city, gathering many influences, open to the world, rich and prosperous. The numerous witnesses of its prestigious past that are facades and monuments are the fame of the city as well as its shopping streets, its squares and its beautifully restored quays! In recent years, Bordeaux has undertaken a complete renovation of the old town, with its many buildings and equipped with a new tramway. Thus, the city has obtained the coveted distinction of being declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracting visitors from around the world curious to discover its architectural treasures, the new City of Wine and enjoy the elegant and cheerful atmosphere and the city.

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