Bordeaux, often promoted as the “City of Art and History“, is arguably the world’s winemaking capital, with grape vines thought to have been introduced there as early as the first century AD.

Lying on the banks of the Garonne river, Bordeaux is a travel haven for gastronomic connoisseurs. Enter Bordeaux and you enter a world of vineyards and breathtaking architecture.

The city is both home to some of the most expensive wines on the planet while also laying claim to having one of Europe’s most expansive 18th century urban architectural areas. Around the old you will find an array of classical and neo-classical elegancy like no other. The historic centre of the city is described in the UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble” of the 18th century.

Buried amid the rich culture and architectural heritage, in the heart of Bordeaux Rue Sainte-Catherine, is one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in Europe. The area is full of interesting architecture, shops and luxury boutiques, which build to a crescendo as you approach the nearby Cours de l’Intendance. 

And if for some reason you find the “daylife” not enough or you are hungering for more, Bordeaux has also an excellent nightlife featuring some of France’s greatest performers in some of its trendiest bars and clubs.