Bordeaux Shines Bright

The Los Angeles Times advises its readers to visit 17 places in 2017 and the capital of the Gironde takes the lead of this ranking! 

Cocorico! A French city takes the lead of a list of the best tourist destinations in 2017. Los Angeles Times Travel

Classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, a treasure-trove of historic heritage and architecture: explore one of the largest concentrations of unspoiled 18th and 19th-century architecture in France in the picturesque streets and squares between the Saint Pierre and Sainte Croix districts. The large numbers of former religious buildings around Saint Michel, are reminders of the city’s prosperity in the Middle Ages.

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Few cities can boast of having given their name to a product as globally known as Bordeaux … It is largely for this reason, the city is considered as one of the places you must visit in France. Bordeaux wants and deserves to be really at the forefront.

The city is also known for its fine cuisine, with restaurants and delicatessens to delight the most demanding gourmets.

Explore the gastronomic scene

Gourmet restaurants or good restaurants: in Bordeaux the offer is abundant and the new addresses are plethora.
After opening the same year and two steps away, Gordon Ramsey’s Le Pressoir d’Argent and Philippe Etchebest’s Le Quatrieme Mur
Bordeaux has been boasting since September the arrival of Pierre Gagnaire at the Grande Maison

The city is also full of equally creative addresses. Beginning with Garopailles , which has set itself the ambition of serving “authors’ wines and a cuisine at the height”
We can also cite Côté Rue, where the two very young chefs get busy in front of their customers.

Last but not least the recent developments in Bordeaux, such as Waterfront redevelopment and a growing tram system which have improved downtown, allowing the city’s many 18th century buildings to shine more brightly. La Cité du Vin, a museum devoted to the history of wine, opened in 2016. In July 2017, a new LGV high-speed train line from Paris did cut travel time from three to two hours and made the reach out Bordeaux easier and faster.

Bordeaux Region is rich in treasures, huge pine trees preserved for centuries, endless blue ocean dream of surfers, exceptionally good food and wines. Here are two beauties less than hour away from Bordeaux.

Arcachon Bay
The Atlantic Ocean and its endless white-sand beaches beckon less than an hour from town center. La Dune du Pyla, the highest sand-dune in Europe, marks the entrance to Arcachon Bay.
A boat trip or guided tour in the area will make you to discover the Arcachon Bay and the Cap Ferret peninsula.
A tasting of oysters at the grower’s dock will make your outing truly unforgettable.

The lovely village of Saint Emilion features outstanding architecture on narrow cobblestone streets and shaded squares. The medieval village has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.

Although the architecture is quite outstanding, wine lovers are even more attracted by the famous local red wine. Amazingly diverse terroirs account for enormous variety. The appellation is comprised of Saint-Emilion and 7 neighbouring communes with a total of nearly 5,200 hectares of vines.

Bordeaux has a lot more to offer you. Check out our Bordeaux tours for discovering Cap Ferret, Saint Emilion, Médoc and the region’s world famous wines.

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