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A City Guide To Bordeaux: Bordeaux airport is located eight miles (13km) west of the city. Airport Transfers from the airport to city centre include a regular airport bus services departing from Terminal B and takes approximately 30-45 minutes. Alternatively there is a train service departing from the Arrivals hall. Taxis are also generally available outside the arrivals hall.

Bordeaux: Beautiful and sophisticated, Bordeaux is a truly cultured city sited on the banks of the river Garonne and flanked on both sides by vineyards as far as the eye can see. A 17 arch stone bridge spans the Garonne and offers a very impressive sight from which to view this beautiful ancient city.

Bordeaux is steeped in history with its magnificent 18th century architecture and natural sheltered inland harbor.

Bordeaux has long been a major inland port and is regarded as being the commercial and cultural centre for all of South West France. The old town has both culture and beautiful architecture. Stroll along the quais of Garonne, overlooked by majestic building facades and on to the Quartier des Chartrons to see the 18th century merchants' houses.

Places of interest in Bordeaux: Explore the elegant pedestrianised shopping areas and lively restaurants and cafes. Mussels and oysters are the specialties brought upstream from the coast, they are best enjoyed with a glass of fine wine chosen from the exceptional range available.

Visit the impressive 13th-century Cathédrale St-André with its unusual but wonderful sculptures engraved into it's doors. Bordeaux's museums are gathered around the cathedral with the Musée des Beaux-Arts being one of the best with it's fine collection of European art including works by Matisse, Reynolds, Rubens, Titian, and Marquet. The old town is fairly compact and is easy discovered on foot, a two-hour walking tour can be arranged through the local tourist office.

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History: Bordeaux has seen a lot of restoration over the last few years as more and more tourists discover Bordeaux as a beautiful and enjoyable place to visit. Bordeaux attracts many tourists and travellers especially wine lovers, gourmets and those who like traditional music, architecture and historic towns and villages. Bordeaux is in a magnificent geographical position, which combined with great wealth has made Bordeaux one of the important gastronomic cities of France. Bordeaux provides a unique opportunity to discover prized vineyards and the regions famous wine making traditions.

Shopping and Best Buys: Rue Ste Catherine and adjacent streets are a shoppers paradise with the best buys being local wines, champagne, perfumes, paintings, crystal and lace work.

Getting around Bordeaux: Exploring the old town on foot is easy and fun, there is a regular and convenient bus service around the city, plus a tramway which offers easy access to most of Bordeaux's main attractions.

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Climate

Temperate in the north and on the west coast where summer can be hot and sunny. Continental with warm summers and cold winters in the North east. The Riviera, Provence and Roussillon have a Mediterranean climate while the mountain regions experience heavy snowfall in the winter.

Major Events

Nice Carnival Jan-Feb / Cannes Film Festival May / Monaco Grand Prix May / Paris Motor Show Sep-Oct / Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe horse racing Paris October.