Once a melting pot of humanism, universality and French culture, Bordeaux continues to display its outstanding architectural ensemble, tree-lined boulevards and world-class gastronomy.
Located in southwest France along the Garonne River, which during the Antiquity was the fastest link between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, Bordeaux has long been a region of interest. For many centuries, merchant ships passed through the thriving port city to leave with silk, oil, flour and, of course, wine. A modernization during the Age of Enlightenment led to the Bordeaux built from innovative classical and neoclassical trends with exceptional architectural unity.
Bordeaux is the largest UNESCO World Heritage site, comprising the elegant architectural ensemble, tree-shaded boulevards and lasting cultural heritage. The wine region has been among the world’s most famous since the Medieval Ages, with a number of traditional sun-drenched chateaux ripe for exploration. The phenomenal restaurant scene spans traditional French cuisine, casual bistros and cutting-edge fusion eats.
Between June and August is an amazing time to visit Bordeaux for prime time while spring and autumn provides less people, more sophisticated atmosphere. If autumn, try to come before the end of September, as that’s when many wineries begin to harvest and some don’t allow visitors during this time. Beyond just sampling the litter. A wine tasting course is a wonderful experience unique to Bordeaux. Viticultural heritage a source of pride among the Bordelais.