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Bordeaux

Highly recommended
Bordeaux
The Essential
Highly recommended
Bordeaux made its fortune with wine and its overseas trade in the 18C. Its historic centre, forming a magnific townscape designated a Unesco World Heritage Site, is one of the largest in France. Defiantly dynamic, the city transformed itself in the 1990s through a number of urban developments: the opening of the tramway network, the enhancement of its pale stone façades, the regeneration of its quaysides to make the river accessible and the development of a new district with abundant green spaces on the right bank. Today, Bordeaux has locals as well as visitors under its spell, thanks to its beauty, an atmosphere that is at once chic and festive, and the animation that goes with being a large southern city.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Bordeaux

Historic Bordeaux
Historic Bordeaux
Historic Bordeaux offers an...
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Place de la Bourse  Place de la Bourse
Place de la Bourse
This pretty horseshoe-shaped square...
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Grand Théâtre  Grand Théâtre
Grand Théâtre
Built from 1773 to 1780 by...
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Musée d'Aquitaine
Musée d'Aquitaine
Housed in the former faculty of...
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CAPC - Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux  CAPC - Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux
CAPC - Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux
Housed in an old 19Cwool warehouse...
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Porte Cailhau  Porte Cailhau
Porte Cailhau
Built in 1495, this theatrical...
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