While though Paris, Nice, and Cannes seem to get all the attention when it comes to visiting France, Bordeaux is one of the countries with the most unsung treasures. This port city is located on the Garonne River in the South West of France and it’s most famous for being a wine-producing area. In fact, it is regarded as the world’s wine industry capital and is a must-go for wine lovers worldwide. It is also home to a UNESCO World Heritage site and has the highest number of preserved buildings in the country of France, second only to the city of Paris.
Getting to Bordeaux
Getting to and from the airport is a breeze as it’s approximately 30 minutes from the city center of Bordeaux. Public transport is a popular option, with there being several bus lines that depart every 10 minutes to and from the airport. Another option is to take the train.
However, the best and most convenient method of traveling to and from Bordeaux airport is to take an airport shuttle service. An airport shuttle service is the most comfortable option as you won’t be sharing your transportation with a large group of strangers. In terms of airport transfer services, Blacklane is one of the most recommended. Operating in several major cities, with Blacklane getting to and from the Bordeaux airport will be a breeze.
Things to Do
La Cite du Vin
Once in the city, it is very easy to keep busy. As mentioned previously, Bordeaux is the wine capital of the world, so a visit there wouldn’t be complete without exploring some of its rich wine histories. A popular place for wine tourists is the La Cite du Vin (the city of wine) a stunning building designed in the shape of a wine decanter located on the banks of the River Garonne. The building is a wine museum of sorts: it features various sections dedicated to the various process of wine-making as well as information on wine history, makers and wine as a drink itself. At the end of the tour, you get a glass of wine.
Bar a Vin
Still in the spirit of wine, the Bar a Vin comes to mind. It is a stylish wine bar located Maison du Vin du Bordeaux and features a legendary selection of amazing wines.
The city host many historical buildings and days can be spent visiting them and learning of their history. Buildings include the Basilique Saint-Michel, Basilique Saint-Seurin and the Cathedral Saint-Andre.
The Andre cathedral in Bordeaux features the Pey-Barland tower which features an astonishing 229 steps. Once up the stairs, you get a 50m view of the city in all its glory.
From wine to Sightseeing, Bordeaux is a hidden, wine-filled treasure of France that is sure to keep you coming back.
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