Bordeaux is a charming port town in the south of France by the river Garonne, known as ”La Belle Endormie” and ”La Perle d’Aquitaine”, which translates to Sleeping Beauty and The Pearl of Aquitaine.
Bordeaux is a popular tourist destination and there are many nice things to do in Bordeaux – the city is famous for delicious Bordeaux wines, as well being known as the ”City of Art and History” since its home to 362 historic monuments, the most of any other city except Paris.
If you love wine, then you must go on a Bordeaux wine tour while on holiday to see how the wines are harvested and produced, providing a glimpse of what goes into making some of the best wine in the world. Go on wine tastings, and drink in the city’s charm. Buy cases of your favorite wines to take back home to family and friends.
Bordeaux is a refined french city and a shopping paradise. It has well-known brand names, as well as great local shops that offer some of the region’s best products. It has beautiful squares, parks and gardens for locals and tourists alike to gently stroll along. Like any other southern french town, it prides itself on its rich and bountiful terrain, an in turn celebrates that beauty in its wine, cheeses, architecture, arts and culture.
There are many great camping areas in Bordeaux if you like to do that sort of thing- smell the clean air, take in the sunshine and feel the southern climate caress your skin. Try some of these sites: Camping Le Truc Vert, Camping Panorama or Pyla Camping. Bordeaux is a very close to the sea and great for a city and beach holiday.
You can get to Bordeaux via their main airport from many major cities around the world, or take the Bordeaux Paris train, which takes less than four hours and is priced reasonably when booked in advance.
Summers are mild in Bordeaux, which has an oceanic climate. However, you can come in the winter as well because it is fairly mild and can reach temperatures that average 7.1 °C (44.8 °F), while the summer temperatures average 21 to 22 °C (70 to 72 °F).
Another way of enjoying Bordeaux is by running the Bordeaux marathon, which runs through many of the city’s beautiful winery areas.
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