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.
|Population||:||The total population estimated in 2008 was 250,082.|
|Languages||:||French is the language used in Bordeaux.|
|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.
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.
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.