Bordeaux Named Best European Destination 2015
Bordeaux has always been a dynamic, cosmopolitan city and never ceases to reveal exciting, new facets of its character.
The city of Bordeaux’s inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 and its bold modernism have made it a key destination for everyone interested in French culture, lifestyle… and wine!
Center of a legendary winegrowing region, this vibrant and sophisticated city is a top gourmet and culture destination. Synonymous with fine wines, Bordeaux is one of France’s most elegant cities. This UNESCO World Heritage site is ultra-resplendent after its recent makeover.
Bordeaux’s setting on the River Garonne has made it an important port for centuries. It is the ideal base for exploring the wine châteaux of Médoc, St Emilion and Bordeaux, fringed by the largest pine forest in Europe, just forty-five minutes from Arcachon Bay (famous for its delicious seafood and oysters!) and superb beaches. The Basque Country and Spain are only two hours away and in three hours you can be on the Pyrenean ski slopes.
Visitors appreciate both the monumental stone architecture and attractive nooks and crannies of this city, with its fascinating historic and cultural heritage around every corner. The past is intriguingly present everywhere in the city. This is how “sleeping beauty” reveals her treasures to those who make the effort to look carefully and take their time.