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24, chemin de Borde Rouge –Auzeville – CS52627
31326 Castanet Tolosan CEDEX - France

Dernière mise à jour : Mai 2018

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Welcome in Bordeaux

Bordeaux, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007, located in the South West of France is a world-renowned destination for its prestigious vineyards. Bordeaux is also a beautiful city in an outstanding region. Beyond the architectural and cultural heritage, Bordeaux has become an influential and attractive metropolis, with more than 4 millions of visitors every year.
Pictures credits : Deepix - Alain Benoit ; Gilles Arroyo

Wine degustation
Wine barrels
The Regent place
Saint Pierre quarter
The Pont de Pierre
Bordeaux theater

Bordeaux is a city with a rich heritage, founded 2000 years ago. With more than 350 monuments, the city is an 18th century architectural gem but also a contemporary and dynamic city. The city of Bordeaux has eleven museums including 7 municipal rich permanent collections of high quality, dedicaded to contemporary and decorative arts and design. Bordeaux is also famous for natural history, archeology, ethnograghy and the history of customs and regional history.
Pictures credits : Thomas Sanson, François Poincet, Office tourisme Bordeaux, ALCaribou

Bordeaux cathedral
The Chaban Delmas bridge
The Palais Galien
Girondins fountains
The Big Bell

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The surroundings of the city are also very high share heritage and landscapes related to the vine or the ocean.

With 38 appellations, 80% red wines, 20% white wines (dry and sweet), rosé wines, sparkling wines…
and about 3 million wine tourists: the mythical Bordeaux wine region is one of the greatest places to taste wines but also to learn about it. Thousands of castles await you for tastings and tours with world wide famous wine such Saint Emilion, Pomerol or Margaux.
Pictures credits : Office tourisme Bordeaux, Office tourisme Saint Emilion, Anne Lanta

Wine bottles

You can visit many cultural places like Saint-Emilion (medieval remains, dungeon, underground church), castle of the Enlightenment philosopher Montesquieu, Blaye (fortifications built under the 17th-century to defend the Garonne river’s estuary against possible English invasions), Cazeneuve’s castle, the 16th-century Queen Margot’s jail, Castles and gothic churches linked to Pope Clement V (14th century).
Pictures credits : Office tourisme Saint Emilion

If you prefer the sea air, the Atlantic coast is 45 minutes away, with great landscape like the Bassin d'Arcachon, the Cap Ferret, the Dune du Pilat or the Banc d'Arguin. You can also enjoy oysters directly from producers.
Pictures credits : The One Year's Man, office tourisme Bordeaux, Frank Perrogon

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