• About Bordeaux

  • After a 15-year full makeover, Bordeaux, with its blonde stone façades, has recovered its 18th-century splendour, confirmed by the historic city centre’s recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. Besides being the World Capital of Wine, Bordeaux has become an international brand for tourism with almost 7 million visitors each year. An attractive city for business as well as for lifestyle.

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    A eighteenth century backdrop for a responsible and creative town

    • Largest urban area classified by UNESCO with 347 monuments
    • Modern contemporary architecture: Arkea Arkena, Museum of the Sea and the Navy, MÉCA, La Cité du Vin
    • Urban and offbeat places, a breeding ground for street art & the new music scene
    • 150 parks and gardens, pedestrianised town centre with calmed traffic
    • Ongoing ISO 20121 certification as “International Sustainable Destination”

    A variety of experiences at your fingertips

    • Bordeaux is home to the largest vineyards in the world with 7,000 chateaux, the closest 15 minutes from town, reception facilities in the famous "Grands Crus Classés" wine properties
    • In the heart of France’s main forested region
    • On the doorsteps of the Gironde estuary and less than an hour from the Atlantic Ocean, with the Arcachon Bay with the dune du Pyla, the highest sand dune in Europe at 105m
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    An epicentre of the art de vivre

    • Bordeaux has the largest number of restaurants per capita in France with 1,600 restaurants
    • Internationally renowned Michelin stared chefs - Philippe Etchebest, Gordon Ramsay, etc. - and the first ecolabelled stared restaurant, Le Prince Noir
    • 65 designated wine appellations and specialties

    Easily accessible

    • International airport, +110 direct destinations, 7 million passengers
    • By train, Paris-Bordeaux in 2 hours, 33 journeys per day
    • 5 motorways to Paris, Rhône-Alpes, the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees and Iberian Peninsula
    • 4 tram lines. 1 new line between airport and city-centre opening in 2022
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