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Trip to Bordeaux



When traveling to France, please do make a trip to Bordeaux. Bordeaux, Bordču in Gascon, is a city in France's southwest. This port city, Aquitaine region's capital, was home to one million metropolitan inhabitants in 2007. The city is built on the river Garonne. Its inhabitants are called Bordelais. If you are planning to go to Bordeaux, one thing that can be said for sure that you would enjoy your trip to Bordeaux.

Bordeaux is a three hours journey from Paris by the high speed train, the TGV. It also has an international airport, eight kilometers from the city.

The Bordeaux-Arcachon-Libourne metropolitan area is the fifth largest metropolitan area in France. It is the capital of the world's wine industry as well. The wine has been produced here since the eighth century. It is also the key aeronautics and military space research and construction complex of Europe.

Bordeaux Tourism : The city's historic center figures on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the eighteenth century. Bordeaux and the lovely Aquitaine region attract more than three million visitors each year.

On your trip to Bordeaux, please do visit Esplanade des Quinconces, Colonnes des Girondins, Grand Theater, Allees de Tourny, Cours de l'Intendance, Place du Chapelet, Pont de Pierre, Saint-André Cathedral with Tour Pey Berland and sixth century Basilica of Saint-Seurin, Bordeaux, the oldest church of Bordeaux, etc. These are only a few of many sights that are worth seeing.

Some 30,000 to 90,000 years ago, the Bordeaux area was inhabited by the Homo neanderthalensis and the remains have been found at famous Pair-non-Pair cave, just north of Bordeaux. In around 300 BC, the Celtic tribe Bituriges Vivisci, settled here and named the town Burdigala. The name Bourde is still the name of a river in the south of Bordeaux. The city was ruled by the Romans around 60 BC.During the twelfth to fifteenth century, Bordeaux was an important part of the English realm. The eighteenth century was Bordeaux's golden age. Some 5,000 downtown buildings are from the golden era.

Bordeaux wine: Bordeaux has some 117,000 hectares of vineyards, 9,000 wine chateaux and 13,000 grape growers. Bordeaux produces large quantities of wine. It also produces some of the world's most expensive wines. The first growth - premier cru wines mandated by Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 are Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour, Chateau Haut-Brion and Chateau Mouton-Rothschild. Bordeaux makes both red and white wines. Red Bordeaux is called claret in the United Kingdom. You will enjoy wine immensely on your trip to Bordeaux.