Associated to wine and the pleasures of life like no other city, Bordeaux is the kingdom of the grape. Wine bars, wine merchants and over a hundred winery castles throng all around Bordeaux. Wine is savoured and enjoyed, but is also used for health purposes through wine therapy—a spa treatment using grape extract, said to be beneficial for the body.
The beautiful Baroque buildings which were once erected in the city centre to conceal the slums have made Bordeaux famous for its architecture. On top of its historic charm and presence, the city has built a modern character with brand new futuristic buildings, modern transports and a town life becoming trendier everyday. With its well organized river banks, structured squared and pedestrian streets, this city on the Garonne is a pleasure to walk through, whether it is to visit, shop or taste the French gastronomy. In Bordeaux there is always plenty to do and too much to see.
Cognac Tasting Tour
Cognac, the city, the vineyard and its famous spirits, are an hour's drive North of Bordeaux. The famous brands are in town. To tour the vineyard is to visit craft distilleries, cellars, meet artisanal producers and taste their products. To choose an excursion from Bordeaux with a guide is to enjoy meetings with distillers, tastings, without risk of driving.
Port of the Moon
Bordeaux stands majestically on the Garonne river. The harbour, because of its curved shaped has inherited the poetic name of ´Port of the Moon´. It figures among the Unesco world heritage list for its outstanding architecture and its long lasting role in human and commercial exchanges.
Aux Quatre Coins du Vin
Aux Quatre Coins du Vin is the perfect introduction to wine in Bordeaux. You can choose different ways of how you would like your wine served, ask the staff who is very helpful and well-organised. It is also possible to purchase wine here from their wine cellar.
Good to know
You can find all necessary information on the TBM website for public transports or even download the app. A good tip is to invest in a Bordeaux City-Pass card that you can buy in the tourist office. It includes free entry to several museums as well as free travel on municipal buses and trams.
French plag normally have two round pins in line. Sometimes in the wall outlet you will find a third round pin.