Discovering Bordeaux

Architectural, historical, cultural, oenological, fluvial or oceanic… Bordeaux and its surroundings are filled with riches to be discovered!

An attractive city...

Second must-see destination in the world, European Best Destination 2015, favorite city of the French people, Bordeaux never ceases to amaze. After a 15-year long revamping, Bordeaux has returned to its XVIIIth century magnificence, with its historical heart listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and its 350 historical monuments.

The city’s districts and monuments attract the eyes and arouse the curiosity of their visitors: the Esplanade des Quinconces, the Notre Dame church, the reflecting pool and the place de la Bourse, the Grand Theatre, the Saint-Pierre district, the Cailhau gate, the great Bell, Pey Berland, the Rohan Palace, the Saint-André cathedral…

From the Garonne, the rich history of the city can be seen in the Port de la Lune and its years of commerce and Triangular trade. The spires on the Chaban-Delmas bridge and the daring curves of the future Cité du Vin define the Bordeaux of today and tomorrow…

With its international renown, Bordeaux is looking towards the future and aims at the status of European metropolis notably with the inauguration around 2017 of a High-speed Railway Line that will put Bordeaux a mere 2 hours away from Paris.

…An accessible city...

Bordeaux proposes a global offer, adapted to the needs of persons with disabilities: transportation, accommodations, restaurants, services and adapted touristic sites are identified to allow everyone to discover the city.

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In October 2014, Bordeaux obtained its first “Destination for all” certification. The goal of this certification is to highlight areas proposing a global and coherent touristic offer to persons with disabilities, by including accessibility to touristic sites and activities as well as accessibility to other aspects of everyday life and by facilitating travel.

This certification is valid for a duration of 3 years and concerns areas having developed a touristic offer for at least 2 of the 4 types of disabilities (hearing, mental, physical and visual) and which pledge to widen their touristic offer to the other types and to propose new accessible services.

... With a rich surrounding region

The Médoc, Blaye, the Arcachon bay, the Southern Gironde, Saint-Émilion… Bordeaux is also a region, proud of its treasures and touristic, oceanic, gastronomic or oenological gems.