“Take Versailles, add Antwerp, and you have Bordeaux,” said Victor Hugo. Today, we should add Barcelona, because the sunny Girondin capital is known for its wine, trams in its streets, colourful neighbourhoods, terraces on each square, designer shops, and lively hubs of activity.
Bordeaux is, of course, the centre of the world's largest vineyard of fine wines (60 AOP, more than 5,000 castles, 40 cooperative cellars, 300 trading houses ...). It is a wine capital, a unique place in the world with 13,350 m² spread over 10 levels, offering an immersive journey to discover the wine culture.
At 2h04 from Paris by the new LGV train line and 1h10 hour by plane, Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was voted the favourite city of the French in 2015 for the sweetness of its living environment, its pleasant weather and its proximity to the sea and "the most attractive destination in the world for 2017" according to the annual ranking of Lonely Planet, ahead of Cape Town and Los Angeles.
Near the Atlantic Ocean, it invites one to enjoy a vacation. The Arcachon Basin and Cap Ferret are only an hour away ... to discover an exceptional natural and human heritage.