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Vineyards, University, and History in Bordeaux


Bordeaux is a city that is young at heart and full of vitality, nestled on the banks of a prominent river. In sheer size alone, Bordeaux is one of the largest cities in all of Europe. Bordeaux is home to a dynamic university that supports over 60,000 students. There are a number of new restaurants, cafes, and gardens to explore every year as this city continues to prosper. The city is most famous for its delectable wines, but it is now known for much more than that with its active, vibrant metropolitan area and unique, historical attractions.

The historical influence in the city is evident by visiting the Les Quais, La Victoire, and the Victory Arch. Wander down the Les Quais or take a ferry ride on the Garonne River to experience all that this area has to offer. You can also view the Aquitaine Bridge on Les Quais and experience stunning views over the city bridges. La Victorie is a perfect representation of the harmonic blend of history and student life. Here you will find a number of historical sites situated next to bars and cafes filled with college students. The Victory Arch is one of the most remarkable places to visit in the city because of its Roman architecture.

 

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Sightseeing Of Bordeaux

Bordeaux is certainly a city to explore on foot. There are many squares and centers that cannot be accessed by vehicle, and some like the Pedestrian Center will give you the finest selection in shopping and restaurants. Gambetta Square is another place to visit for luxury items and accommodations. The Square is nicknamed “Little Paris” because of the affluence and elegance the area exudes. For museums in Bordeaux, the two most notable are the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Musee D'Aquitaine. Both have excellent exhibits and give you a more full look at the culture and history of the area. A video guide may help you select the best areas to spend your trip and to show you the best vineyards in the city.

The city may have more to offer travelers than wine, but that is not to diminish the impressive, delicious wines that can be sampled in Bordeaux. Many people enjoy touring the vineyard and sampling some of the finest wines from Bordeaux like the Chateau Haut Brion, the Chateau Lafite Rothschild, and the Cheateau Ausone.

Bordeaux travel certainly gives visitors a sense of culture and heritage. Observing the spectacular landscapes should not be missed here as well as sampling some of the most prestigious wines found in the world. Hotels and accommodations are very nice in this area, and that makes visiting Bordeaux all the more enjoyable.