Capital of the seafood-loving Aquitaine region, Bordeaux lies along the banks of the River Garonne, and is home to 362 magnificent monuments, several first class museums and a pedestrian shopping zone that’s over a kilometre long. This charming city has also been famous for fine wines since Roman times, and is still at the epicentre of today’s international wine trade. Get some inside information by visiting Bordeaux’s vintners where you can sample and buy sweet whites such as Chateau d’Yquem, and exclusive reds like Chateaux Margaux, and other top wines at hard-to-beat prices. But if you follow our tips and roam off the beaten track, you’ll discover there’s a lot more to buzzing Bordeaux than historical sights, great shopping and posh grape juice.
The Château d’Abbadia, perched above the beaches of the Atlantic coast, remains unspoiled by the summer crowds. It was built in the late 19th century by well-known architect Viollet-le-Duc for a wealthy, eccentric scholar, and is bursting with original details.
The Maison aux Assiettes de Senelles is the work of a passionate, eccentric man who came up with the idea of displaying his enormous ceramics collection on the walls of his house.
The Latour-Marliac facilities were created by a passionate horticulturalist. Their originality has endured, with a wide variety of water lilies, which inspired the painter Claude Monet.
Mériadeck is one of the original Bordeaux neighbourhoods and was built completely from scratch. Its design is based on a raised…
In Bordeaux, passing from one bank of the Garonne to the other is not always easy because of the traffic.
By the Garonne and near the Bay of Arcachon, Bordeaux has various culinary specialities when it comes to fish and […]
It’s been a century since Maison Darricau first captured the attention of Bordeaux‘s food lovers, regardless of age. Originally a […]