The city of Bordeaux is synonymous with good wine, with the charming Old Town, which offers lots of rides. Whether you start from the Quartier Saint-Eloi with its impressive clock Grosse Cloche either from the Victor Hugo Avenue with the Porte de Bourgogne, which was once the gateway to the city, get ready for a tour in history.
Make a stop at the Palace Royale, built in 1755, with typical French architecture and then visit one of the three cathedrals, which are considered World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. The most famous is Saint Andre Cathedral, but will equally impress the Saint Michel Cathedral and the Saint Seurin Basilica.
Cathédrale Saint André
And because a trip with no shopping is not possible, visit the shopping center Les Grands Hommes, which works from the 19th century. Alternatively choose the rue Sainte Catherine, one of the major streets of the city at full speed shops. For moments of relaxation should prefer historic park Jardin Public or a short cruise on the River Garonne. And because the rides need to include food, return to some of the Old Town squares or to the rue Montesquieu to grab a bite.
La Rue Sainte Catherine
With extensive pedestrianization, modern redevelopment, modern trams and freshness of the city with the university before Sleeping Beauty as was Bordeaux once called, has certainly woken up and waiting for you. From spring to autumn, with the popular appointment in the summer to enjoy the famous Wine Festival.
Bordeaux Wine Festival
The cuisine is traditional French, interspersed with fish and shellfish from the nearby Atlantic. The annual wine production amounted to 800 million bottles, it is necessary to visit vineyards. The competent institution of La Maison du Vin de Bordeaux, in the center of Old Town, will supply you with maps and all the necessary information.
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By Nicole P.
Bordeaux photos: BordeauxWine, Anthony Abbott, Reynold Gorospe, Ferda Hejl.