Perched on the banks of the Garonne River, Bordeaux has more than just wine to offer. It is the largest city in Europe regarding geography. People here are liberal minded and friendly. Plus, the large student population makes Bordeaux more lively. Consequently, more cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants are springing up every day to accommodate the needs of the student population.

Garonne River is the backbone of Bordeaux. Thus, the whole city revolves around the river. Aquitaine Bridge and the nightlife around it is a wonderful way to experience the magic of the city. Victory Arch and Girondins Memorial are important historical landmarks for Bordeaux.

Start your trip at Pedestrian Center, which is the main shopping boulevard. There you can surf from fancy shops to cozy cafes. Plus, walking along Pedestrian Center will take you all around the city. On the other hand, Gambetta Square is the upscale neighborhood of Bordeaux. While you are here, take a peek at the Meriadeck Library, which is the largest library in France.

A panoramic view of the vibrant city of Bordeaux from the top of Saint-Michael’s church is fantastic. The Botanic Gardens and Public Gardens are suitable places to go on a picnic with the family. Furthermore, Bordeaux has some of the premier winemaking regions in the whole world. Chateau Latour, Chateau Haut Brion, and Chateau Cheval Blanc are the most famous of them all.

Getting Around:

Strolling through the central part of the city will get you to your destinations faster than you can imagine. Using cars will land you in traffic jams that can be obnoxious. Buses and trams are available for traveling farther distances. If you want to move to the eastern and western part of Bordeaux, then take a ferry across the river. For the ones who prefer an adventurous and eco-friendly means of transportation, you can use cycles to get around the city. Lodge at one of the many youth hostels for a cheap stay. Auberge de la Jeunesse will charge you 25 pounds for a night’s stay. Plus, luxury hotels are abundant in this part of France.

December 3, 2016 12:36 pm Published by

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