Number of Listed Historic Monuments:396
Some 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.
There is a new fast train "LGV - Ligne à Grande Vitesse" opened on February 28 2017 (after 25 years in making!!!) connecting Bordeaux to Paris in just 2 hours and 7 minutes!
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...
Bordeaux Weather Pattern
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