Bordeaux: Between Vineyards and Ocean

Bordeaux, capital of southwestern France, is distinguished by its exceptional eighteenth century architecture, earning it, 200 years ago already, the nickname of “little Paris” and, more recently, its inclusion on UNESCO’s world heritage listing.

Its recent urban developments make it a city where life is pleasant, where gastronomy, culture and shopping are celebrated in style. The gateway to the most prestigious vineyards of fine wines of the world, the long beaches of the Atlantic and the Valley of the Dordogne, Bordeaux is much more than a city. It is a cradle of humanity. Many discovery tours and gourmet walks are offered to taste the local products, particularly the wines.

Since June, 2016, Bordeaux has boasted a contemporary monument perfectly illustrating the image of a city dedicated to the precious nectar: the “City of Wine”. A living centre of sensory experiences revolving around wine, this site dedicated to the nectar as living heritage offers a global approach to wine cultures in their universal, cultural and symbolic dimensions.


Bordeaux Fête le Vin: the #1 wine tourism event in Europe… an exceptional programme that includes a bunch of simultaneous festivals!

The wine route – comprising Bordeaux, Bergerac and Armagnac.

Médoc Ocean (Lacanau, Carcans & Hourtin): 50 km of ocean beaches and two lakes, as well as more than 120 km of cycle tracks..

By Bettina Badon