Flights Lyon - Bordeaux
From Oct 14, 2020
to Oct 15, 2020
Bordeaux, one of the most pleasant cities to live in!
Long described as "sleeping beauty", Bordeaux has become a fashionable destination thanks to the renovation of its historic centre and quays.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007, the Port of the Moon is a model of urban renewal. The Place des Quinconces, the Saint-Pierre district, the Grand Théâtre or the superb facades of the Chartrons are worth the trip, before going to taste some great vintages in the nearby vineyards (Saint-Emilion, Médoc, Sauterne...).
But Bordeaux, regularly cited as one of the most pleasant cities to live in with the proximity of Arcachon and Cap Ferret, also remains a very prosperous business destination with the presence of major companies, particularly in the aeronautics and food-processing sectors.
Useful information about Bordeaux
32 - 34 °F
Visit the wine city
Inaugurated in 2016, the Cité des Vins de Bordeaux quickly became a huge success, with nearly 450,000 visitors in 2017. Its futuristic architecture, exciting wine exhibitions, tasting areas and educational workshops have everything to attract all types of visitors.
Discover a city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Since 2007, half of the city of Bordeaux has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. No less than 350 buildings are classified or listed as historical monuments. This is a feat due to the huge amount of work carried out in the 90s: restoration of facades, development of the quays of the Garonne River, commissioning of the tramway, etc. The "Sleeping Beauty" has woken up and it is now very pleasant to stroll around.
Organic lunch at the General Store in Darwin
The Magasin Général is nothing but the largest organic restaurant in France. It is located in the heart of Darwin, THE alternative place on the right bank. This former military barracks has been transformed into an alternative place where graffiti artists, skateboarders and lovers of healthy food can express themselves. Darwin is a bit of an ideal city with a green economy.
Going down the Garonne by boat
Here is another way to discover the city of Bordeaux: board a boat and sail down the Garonne to the Gironde estuary. You will sail along the beautiful quaysides, pass under the Chaban-Delmas bridge and then discover the vineyards of the Blayais and Médoc. Most cruises include wine tastings and a meal. The region lends itself to it...
Taste bewitching Bordeaux cannelés
Specialized from Bordeaux, the Cannelés are small soft pastry cakes, subtly flavoured with rum and vanilla, then covered with a layer of crispy caramel. You will find the best Cannelés at Luc Dorin, Baillardran or la Toque cuivrée. For a taste of originality, go to San Nicolas where you can taste the signature Cannelés, combining the flavours of blackberry and truffle.