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Bordeaux

Department:Gironde
Region:Aquitaine
Number of Listed Historic Monuments:396
Bordeaux's Tourist Office

tourist sitesTourist Sites (in and around the city)

Blaye Citadel Bordeaux tourist site Notre Dame Church Bordeaux tourist site Arcachon and Pilat (Pyla) Dune Bordeaux tourist site Castets-en-Dorthe Bordeaux tourist site Rohan Palace -Bordeaux City Hall Bordeaux tourist site Fort Medoc Bordeaux tourist site La Grosse Cloche - Saint Eloi Church Bordeaux tourist site ...

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Bordeauxthings to do, activities, eventsThings to Do, Activites

"Bordeaux So Good" - Gastronomy Festival of Bordeaux Bordeaux activities "Cathedra" Association Pipe Organ Concerts Bordeaux activities "Côte de Bordeaux" Wine Appelation Open House Bordeaux activities "Grand Crus Musicaux" Festival Bordeaux activities "Grands Crus" Weekend Bordeaux activities "Les Estivales de Musique en Médoc" Bordeaux activities "Planete Bordeaux","Planete Cooking" and "Oenology Club" Bordeaux activities "Printemps des châteaux" - Spring in the wineries Bordeaux activities "Traversée de Bordeaux" Bordeaux activities "World Day of Pipe Organ" Celebration Bordeaux activities "Your Guest Is Our Guest" Bordeaux activities 26th National Horse Jumping Bordeaux activities 4-8 Days River Cruises Bordeaux activities Saint Emilion "Ban des Vendanges" Bordeaux activities Wine School of Bordeaux Bordeaux activities Aquitaine Cape and Sword Festival Bordeaux activities Bordeaux International Jumping Bordeaux activities Bordeaux Museums Bordeaux activities Bordeaux Wine Festival Bordeaux activities Bordeaux Wine Tasting in...Bordeaux Bordeaux activities Bouilac Medieval Festival Bordeaux activities Cap Ferret Marathon Bordeaux activities Caviar Farms Visits Bordeaux activities Cod Festival at Bègles Bordeaux activities Cruises on Gironde Estuary Bordeaux activities Discovery of Great Bordeaux Wineries Bordeaux activities Fête du mascaret Bordeaux activities Flight over Medoc's wineries Bordeaux activities Foie Gras and Wine Days at Loupiac Bordeaux activities Free Pipe Organ Concerts Bordeaux activities Graves Wineries Open House Bordeaux activities In Cadillac at Cadillac Bordeaux activities Jumping des Sables Bordeaux activities Landiras Medieval Festival Bordeaux activities Langoiran Medieval Days Bordeaux activities Les Epicuriales - Gastronomical Festival of Bordeaux Bordeaux activities Margaux Saveurs (The Tastes of Margaux) Bordeaux activities Medieval Festival of Bourg-sur-Gironde Bordeaux activities Medoc Marathon Bordeaux activities Medoc Rally Bordeaux activities Oyster Festival at Andernos-les-Bains Bordeaux activities Patiras "Open House" Bordeaux activities Pauillac Gironde Estuary Cruises Bordeaux activities Pauillac Lamb Feast Bordeaux activities Pessac-Léognan Wineries Open House Bordeaux activities Pipe Organ Concerts at Saint André Cathedral Bordeaux activities Saint Emilion "Fête de Fleurs" Bordeaux activities Saint Emilion "Les Montgolfiades" Bordeaux activities Saint Emilion Semi-Marathon Bordeaux activities Saint Luce Festival of La Brède Bordeaux activities Saint Macaire Medieval Festival Bordeaux activities Sauternes-Barsac Wineries Open House Bordeaux activities Soulac 1900 Bordeaux activities The Grand Wineries Tour Road Train of Saint Emilion Bordeaux activities The Spring Gerb'Ode Festival Bordeaux activities Vintage Cars Gathering Bordeaux activities Wine Tasting at "Maison du Tourisme et du Vin" in Pauillac Bordeaux activities ...

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Bordeaux helpful hintsSome Helpful Hints

Aquitaine Museum, Beaux Arts Museum , Museum of Decorative Arts, Ethnography Museum are all entrance free museums. The Botanical Garden and the Customs National Museum are free only the first Sunday of each month.

Bordeaux, does not have a subway system, but instead has a very well developed network of tramway stations making the tram the best mean of transportation when visiting the town.

Visiting Bordeaux by bike is not a bad idea - cheap and eco friendly.
Starting in January 2014 Bordeaux has a bike sharing program. The 4000 Pibal bikes available for this program are in fact a cross between an electric scooter and a bike.

For 2014 Bordeaux travel news click here

Bordeaux short historyBordeaux's Short History

With more than 700,000 inhabitants Bordeaux is the biggest city in the Aquitaine region of France.
While the Bordeaux region was populated since Neolithic times the first archaeological attested human dwellings date from 6th century BC.
In the first century BC the Romans founded Aquitaine - "the land of waters" - as a Gaul province on the vast territory bordered by the Loire river at the north, the Pyrenean Mountains in the south, the Massif Central at east and the Atlantic Ocean on its west side.
Bordeaux under the name of Burdigala becomes a flourishing Roman city, an important ocean port...

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Bordeaux weather patternBordeaux Weather Pattern

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