Bordeaux is a very liberal and easy-going city that has a lively combination of culture, art and music. It is a port city prominent for wines as it lies at the centre of the main wine-producing region and holds a notable influence on the global wine industry. Wine has been produced in the region since the 8th century and has become an integral part of Bordeaux culture. It produces some of the top and most reputable wines in the world. This city also hosts the world’s most prominent wine fair, Vinexpo. For all travellers coming to the city, attending these wine festivals is one of the top things to do in Bordeaux.
As the city was ruled by the English for a long period, there are imprints of English style on Bordeaux culture and Bordeaux food. Built on the banks of Garonne River, Bordeaux is referred to as ‘Little Paris’ because the centre of the city has maintained its classic stone mansions and terraces.
This port city is also known as the City of Art and History, as it houses 362 historic monuments along with some architectural buildings that belong to the Roman times. It has also been mentioned on the UNESCO World Heritage List as an “outstanding urban and architectural ensemble”. Bordeaux is a contemporary, flourishing city comprising of numerous museums, public gardens, historical sites and architectural structures. In addition, the pleasant climate and abundant history make it a perfect place to explore.
Bordeaux is a very liberal and easy-going city that has a lively combination of culture, art and music. It is a port city prominent for wines as it lies at the centre of the main w...