Bordeaux is the regional capital.
World-famous for its wine, it is now morphing into a ground-breaking new city, all the while paying due homage to its heritage. The Cité du Vin and other architectural/cultural projects are great examples of this new drive. Everything you can love about the city is right here, on a human scale, and it’s all within cycling distance.
… For example the quayside, recently given a face-lift. It is bringing new life to river tourism. There are all sorts of cruises departing from Bordeaux, lasting a few hours or several days, past the Bordeaux vineyards, the Gironde estuary and neighbouring Charentes, soon to join our great region.
Bordeaux is also where the world of wine is on a roll of ongoing innovation. In Saint-Emilion, Pessac, Sauternes and Médoc, you can try new experiences set to enhance the enjoyment of wine right where it is produced.
And to embrace the Atlantic from Bordeaux, the truly gorgeous Arcachon basin is a world unto its own, a paradise for sailing and cycling. An iodine fragrance mingles with that of the pines, and you can enjoy views of the ocean and the Landes pine forest from the Dune du Pilat.
|• By train :
Bordeaux Saint-Jean railway station
10 minutes from the city centre by tram (line C).
25 3-hr return journeys in a high-speed train to Paris, and many regional and national connections
Tél. : 36 35
|• By plane :
Bordeaux-Merignac International Airport
25 companies (of which 8 low cost) serving nearly 70 destinations.
Tél. : +33 (0)5 56 34 50 00
|• By road :
From Paris : A10
From Lyon : A89
From Toulouse : A62
From Biarritz : A63
From Pau : A65
|• By boat :
Ocean liners can dock at the centrally-located ports in Bordeaux and Pauillac