Bordeaux is the world’s largest urban World Heritage Site and France’s sixth-largest city. The city is famous for its historic architecture and surrounding contemporary art scene.
Bordeaux has been a melting pot since it was first settled more than 2000 years ago. Since that time, the territory has belonged to a myriad of people and cultures: the Celts, the Romans, the English, and the French have all called this region home, creating what is now a vibrant culture that embraces aspects of all of these groups. An old European city with an exceptional wealth of historical and architectural heritage, Bordeaux is the essence of elegance and one of the most beautiful cities in France. As the capital of the country’s wine-making Aquitaine region, the city is the gateway to five different wine trails leading to world class vintages
The city is also a gateway to chateaux country and the wild Atlantic coastline of Arcachon. A long-time oyster harvesting area, the fisherman huts remain and serve fresh oysters and wines by the bucket whilst your feet are firmly in the sand.