Number of Listed Historic Monuments:396
Some Helpful Hints
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.
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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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