Why Bordeaux ?
Bordeaux, Gem of the 18th Century
Classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2007 with 317 monuments listed, the city of Bordeaux was recognized for the unity of its architectural heritage.
Wine capital of the world
Bordeaux is located on the doorstep of the world's largest vineyard, counting more than 9 000 chateaux and "Grands crus classés" wine estates.
A city linked to the world and easy to access
The international airport Bordeaux-Mérignac is connected to the rest of the world through 5 of the biggest European hubs, with 80 direct destinations. Bordeaux is also linked to Paris by High Speed Train (TGV) in 2 hours (25 daily round trips).
European Best Destination 2015, favourite city of the French crowned by Lonely Planet as the best city to visit in 2017, Bordeaux has become an international brand for tourism with almost 6 million visitors each year. An attractive city for business as well as for lifestyle.
Responsible and smart
Pedestrian city centre, eco-friendly transport tramway, river shuttles, landscaped waterfronts, production of green energies, conservation of air quality and biodiversity, numerous parks and green spaces, all this make of Bordeaux a quiet and environmentally-friendly city.
A dynamic regional capital
Bordeaux has major urban development projects such as the recent design Matmut Atlantique Stadium, Chaban-Delmas bridge, new urban districts, leisure and cultural facilities like the Cité du vin, a unique new educational and exhibition space dedicated to wine.
A large choice of accommodation
Bordeaux offers accommodation to suit all requirements, budgets and tastes, from friendly hotels to elegant five-star hotels, reliable-quality international hotels and charming bed and breakfasts of student residences.
Proximity to the ocean
Bordeaux is located 45 minutes from the famous Arcachon Bay, its highest sand dune in Europe (Dune du Pyla) and from the Atlantic coastline with its spectacular beaches.