Tourism in Bordeaux
The city of Bordeaux, the 9th largest city in France by number of inhabitants in 2009, is the capital of the Aquitaine region and the Gironde department (33). When we arrive in Bordeaux, we start to enter the south-west of France.
For only a few years now, Bordeaux has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2007). Distinguishing Bordeaux as a city of Art and History, Bordeaux is the city with the largest number of listed historic buildings, after Paris. From the Sainte Croix Church of Bordeaux, classified in 1840, to the traditional Museum of Fine Arts where the paintings of the greatest painters such as Rubens, Delacroix, Picasso, etc... the city of Bordeaux is a landmark for all lovers of History and Culture.
The "Sleeping Beauty", nickname of the city, may surprise you.
The vineyard in Bordeaux
Bordeaux is also thanks to its wines that Bordeaux enjoys a worldwide reputation and one cannot evoke the city without thinking of its famous vineyards.
The Bordeaux winegrowers spread over more than 100,000 hectares and are known on 57 appellations including some of the most prestigious such as Margaux, Saint Julien, Pomerol, Pauillac, Pessac Léognan, Saint Emilion, Saint Estèphe and Sauternes.
Several criteria favour good Bordeaux wine, including the Gulf Stream (hot ocean current) and pine forests that protect Bordeaux vineyards from strong winds.
Beach tourism in Gironde
The city of Bordeaux enjoys its geographical position all the more as it opens up all kinds of horizons to holidaymakers.
The famous Dune du Pyla, located in La Teste-de-Buch, less than an hour from Brit Hotel Soretel, the Bassin d'Arcachon is less than 40 minutes away, a fascinating opening on the Atlantic Ocean and a great producer of famous oysters (the largest oyster producers in Europe).
As for the Medoc seaside resorts, they are also located less than an hour from Bordeaux. The beach of Porge is the closest but in a wave from there, the 15 kilometers of the beaches of Lacanau where the surf spots are legion is not refused.