Bordeaux Centre, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bordeaux, France
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Bordeaux Centre, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site

Bordeaux

Victor Hugo compared the beauty of Bordeaux to Versailles while the rest of us equate it to Paris without the stress, crowds, and expense. The ultimate pilgrimage for gastronomes and oenophiles.
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Le Chai au Quai

Local Tip We like the quality and price point of these wines. They are affordable - 3.50 - 30 euros per bottle and award winning. At Le Chai au Quai you can sample both Left and Right Bank wines at one location and...

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Les Douceurs de Louise

Local Tip You'll find the workshop and another store for these fabulous treats in Léognan but the showcase extraordinaire for the sweet produce of Philippe Andrieu is the pink patisserie in Bordeaux, well situated...

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Basques Festivals

Basques Festivals

27 Jul - 26 Oct

In the Landes and Basque areas the “ferias” or festivals are from June to August. The festivals not to miss take place in Saint-Sever, Aire-sur-l’Adour, Hagetmau, Mont-de-Marsan and Dax. (Dax is France’s leading spa town.) And of course there are the famous Fêtes of Bayonne. What will you see? Bullfights, bodegas, races,... more »

Aquitaine Medieval Heritage Festival

Aquitaine Medieval Heritage Festival

29 Jul - 28 Sep

The three Aquitaine regions of Dordogne, Lot-et-Garonne and Gironde are celebrating their annual Medieval Heritage Festivals.Events and attractions include a falconry demonstration, music, comedy a fire show, a medieval market, games on ponies, and ballet on a wire. The plethora of events take place July through August at locations... more »

Bordeaux Dancing on the Quais

Bordeaux Dancing on the Quais

30 Jul - 31 Aug

On the banks of the Garonne river, evening dancing outdoors on the Quais Louis XVII has become an annual and very successful Bordeaux summer event. Participate in this fun experience from July 16th to August 17th. Whether you are a novice or connoisseur of dancing this is a must event to check out. Dance the night away and enjoy... more »

Reggae Sun Ska Festival

Reggae Sun Ska Festival

31 Jul - 3 Aug

The Reggae Sun Ska Festival is a HUGE Reggae music festival taking place in the Aquitaine. Just 50 km from Bordeaux in Pauillac at the heart of the Medoc, this major Reggae festival is also a key event in France. Close to those spectacular beaches of the Cote d'Argent, the Reggae Sun Ska now celebrates 16 years of bringing together a... more »

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La Raclette

Featuring Raclette and Fondu meals, this cozy restaurant specializes in Savoy cheesy delights. For an authentic French meal with a hands on twist La Raclette creates a warm lasting culinary memory. more »

Virtual Tours

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Bordeaux Photos

Toward Bordeaux's Historic Entrance

Toward Bordeaux's Historic Entrance

Waterfront Festival

Waterfront Festival

Bordeaux Maison du Vin - CIVB

Bordeaux Maison du Vin - CIVB

Grand Theatre Restaurant in Bordeaux

Grand Theatre Restaurant in Bordeaux

Bergerac

Bergerac

Bordeau Center

Bordeau Center

Dune of Pyla

Dune of Pyla

Bordeaux Cityscape

Bordeaux Cityscape

Big Break

Big Break

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