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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)

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

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things to do, activities, eventsThings to Do, Activites

"Côte de Bordeaux" Open House "Grand Crus Musicaux" Festival "Grands Crus" Weekend "Les Estivales de Musique en Médoc" "Planet Cooking" and "Oenology Club" at Planet Bordeaux "Printemps des châteaux" - Spring in the wineries "Traversée de Bordeaux" 100% Free Wine Tasting Classes at "Planete Bordeaux" 4-8 Days River Cruises Aquitaine Cape and Sword Festival Bordeaux Museums Bordeaux Wine Festival Bordeaux Wine Tasting in...Bordeaux Caviar Farms Visits Côte de Bourg Appellation Open House Cruises on Gironde Estuary Discovery of Great Bordeaux Vineyards Fête du mascaret Finger Food Lunch at Patiras Foie Gras and Wine Days at Loupiac Graves Wineries Open House In Cadillac at Cadillac Jumping des Sables Langoiran Medieval Day Les Epicuriales - Gastronomical Festival of Bordeaux Margaux Saveurs (The Tastes of Margaux) Medieval Festival of Bourg-sur-Gironde Medoc Marathon Medoc Rally Night of the Museums Pauillac Gironde Estuary Cruises Pessac-Léognan Wineries Open House Pipe Organ Concerts at Saint André Cathedral Saint Emilion "Ban des Vendanges" Saint Emilion "Fête de Fleurs" Saint Emilion Semi-Marathon Saint Luce Festival of La Brède Saint Macaire Medieval Festival The Grand Wineries Tour Road Train of Saint Emilion The Spring Gerb'Ode Festival Traditional ships gathering at Pauillac Wine School of Bordeaux Wine Tasting at "Maison du Tourisme et du Vin" in Pauillac Wine Tasting Classes at "Maison du Vin" of Cadillac ...

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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

short historyBordeaux's Short History

With more then 700,000 inhabitants Bordeaux is the biggest city in Aquitaine region of France.
While the Bordeaux region was populated since Neolithic times the first archeologically attested human dwellings date from 6th century BC.
In the first century BC the Romans founded Aquitaine - "the land of waters" - as a Gaul provinceon 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 and even...

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weatherBordeaux Weather Pattern

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