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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a port city located on the western Atlantic coast of France. It is the capital of the Aquitaine region and its inhabitants are called Bordelais. Bordeaux is an absolute paradise for shopaholics, history buffs and wine aficionados. This city is worldwide famous for its wines and also for its splendid gothic cathedrals and 18th century mansions. Bordeaux is a thriving city filled with shops, amazing historic attractions and nestled in the heart of wine country.


Country : France
Area : 49.36 km2
Population : The total population estimated in 2008 was 250,082.
Languages : French is the language used in Bordeaux.
Currency : Euro
Region : Aquitaine
Geographic Coordination : 44°50′19″N 00°34′42″W

Climate and Geography

Bordeaux has an oceanic climate. Winters are mild but summers are warm.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : Spring is the best time to visit when it is neither too chilly nor too hot.

Transportation

The city has a well developed transportation system so as to ease commutation. The trams allow you to travel anywhere around the city without costing much. Even buses are a clean and reliable option for touring the city. There are taxis available for the tourists.

Getting Around : You can reach Bordeaux in just three hours from Paris if you take the TGV (speed train). Even Spain is only two hours away from Bordeaux. It takes three hours from Bordeaux to the Pyrenees and near vibrant Toulouse. There are many buses and trains to reach conveniently to Bordeaux.

Shopping and Entertainment

Bordeaux provides you bouquet of options for shopping. In the heart of Bordeaux lies Rue Sainte-Catherine which is the only shopping street for pedestrian and has chain of restaurants and cafes. It is the longest shopping centre in Europe and starts at Place de la Victoire and ends at Place de la Comedie by the opera house. You will find several exclusive shops and boutiques near the Cours de l'Intendance.

Entertainment : Bordeaux has a sparkling, effervescent, entrancing and enlivening nightlife. If you’re looking for some action after a tired day then visit the nightclubs and bars of Les Quais or La Victoire. Enjoy the live music and the crowd that goes mad with the flow. Some other popular clubs and bars are : Austin Club Mega Macumba Blush O7 La Plage Dream Beach King Palace

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