Bordeaux, hub of the famous wine-growing region, is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. It’s best known for its Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André, 18th- to 19th-century mansions and art museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux.
Public gardens line the curving river quays, while the grand Place de la Bourse, centred on the Three Graces fountain, overlooks the Miroir d’Eau reflecting pool. The city is surrounded by sun-drenched vineyards which perfectly complement an exceptional dining scene – a mix of traditional French kitchens, experimental bistros, creative fusion restaurants, food trucks and barista-run coffee shops.
An ultra-modern public transport system supports a bustling sport and music scene, creating a city that caters to almost any interest.