Bordeaux Tour

Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in the southwestern France. Its residents are called “Bordelais” (for men) or “Bordelaises” (women). The term “Bordelais” may also pertain to the city and its adjoining region.

Bordeaux is the world’s big wine industry capital. It is home to the world’s main wine fair, Vinexpo. The wine economy in the metro area takes in 14.5 billion euros each year. The historical part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble”. After Paris, Bordeaux has the maximum number of preserved historic architectural structures of any city in France.

Bordeaux Tour

Tourist Attraction in Bordeaux

Buildings

Esplanade des Quinconces

Monument aux Girondins

Grand Theatre

Allees de Tourny

Cours de l’Intendance

Place du Chapelet

Place de la Bourse

Place du Parlement

Place Saint-Pierre

Pont de pierre

Saint-André Cathedral

Tour Pey-Berland

Eglise Sainte-Croix

The gothic Basilica of Saint Michael

Basilica of Saint-Seurin

Eglise Saint-Pierre

Eglise Saint-Eloi

Eglise Saint-Bruno

Eglise Notre-Dame

Eglise Saint-Paul-Saint-François-Xavier

Palais Rohan

Palais Gallien

Porte Cailhau

La Grosse Cloche

Rue Sainte-Catherine

The BETASOM submarine base

Museums

Musee des Beaux Arts (Fine Arts Museum) Cap Sciences
Musee d’Aquitaine Musee du Vin et du Negoce
Musee des Arts Decoratifs Musee d’Histoire Naturelle
CAPC musee d’art Musee National des douanes
Vinorama Musee Goupil
Casa de Goya Centre Jean Moulin
Musee des Beaux Arts (Fine Arts Museum)

Parks and Gardens

Jardin botanique de Bordeaux Jardin botanique de la Bastide
La Maison des Chameaux (Camel Park) Le Jardin Public
Jardin botanique de la Bastide
How to reach Bordeaux?
By Road

Bordeaux is an important road and motorway junction. The city is link to Paris by the A10 motorway, with Lyon by the A89, with Toulouse by the A62, and with Spain by the A63. There is a 45 km ring road called the “Rocade” which is often very busy. Another ring road is under consideration.

Bordeaux Roads

By Rail

The main railway station, Gare de Bordeaux Saint-Jean, near the center of the city, has 4 million passengers a year. It is served by the French national (SNCF) railway’s high speed train, the TGV,
The Gare Saint-Jean is the major hub for regional trains (TER) operated by the SNCF to Arcachon, Limoges, Agen, Perigueux, Pau, Le Medoc, Angouleme and Bayonne.

Bordeaux Railways

By Air

There is an international airport, Aeroport de Bordeaux Merignac, which is 8 km from the city center.

Bordeaux Airport

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