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.
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.
Just an hour's drive away from Bordeaux, the Arcachon Bay offers deep blue waters, shiny white sand, a "bird island" and stunning views in a pleasant micro-climate. It has inspired poets, writers, singers, but also movies and is ideal for a day at the beach or a long bicycle ride. Shaped by oyster culture, it is also a great dining spot.
Torito is a bar and tapas restaurant with a perfectly arranged design: modern, sober and refined. Once your stomach has been filled and your drinks emptied, head for the dance floor!
Good to know
A 1,50 single ticket for bus and tram is valid for 1 hour. 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 plug normally have two round pins in line. Sometimes in the wall outlet you will find a third round pin.