Bordeaux and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Bordeaux, a city renowned for many good things: listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage list, described as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble”, classified as “City of Art and History”, capital of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in south-west France and last but not least, the wine capital of the world!
Home to the largest vineyards in the world with 7,000 châteaux and Grand Crus Classés wine estates, Bordeaux has become one of Europe’s most popular destinations and a real epicentre of the French “art de vivre”.
Be sure not to miss some of the city’s “must sees”, such as the water mirror, the Cité du Vin, museums, outdoor cafés and wine bars, to name but a few. Whether you be on foot, on your bike, taking the tram that serves the city centre and suburbs or even by boat, there’s always a way to enjoy the unique atmosphere of Bordeaux’s city centre, with its landscaped waterfronts, parks and trendy districts.
The city is ideally located on the doorstep of the Gironde estuary, less than an hour from the famous Saint-Emilion historical village, the Atlantic ocean and the Arcachon bay with its oyster ports, sandy beaches, pine forests and the Dune of Pilat, the highest sand dune in Europe.
Easily accessible thanks to an international airport with over 90 direct destinations, two hours from Paris by train, come and see for yourself just why people say that Bordeaux is the place to live and learn!