Flights to Bordeaux

Your flight to Bordeaux with Air France

Choose Air France for your journey to Bordeaux. Head off to explore the main city in the Aquitaine region. Bordeaux proper has around 250,000 inhabitants but its metropolitan area boasts a population of almost 1,150,000. Bordeaux is famous the world over for its vineyards and wine estates, but its non-agricultural sector is rapidly expanding too.

Bordeaux is an historic city that's over 2,500 years old. Its Roman name was Burdigala. Very quickly it became a key settlement in the southwest, along with Toulouse. It has a prime location with easy access to the Atlantic. The port of Bordeaux is sited on the Garonne River, but ocean-going vessels can use the harbour by coming up the Gironde estuary.

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Bordeaux, a sophisticated city

Bordeaux is a city that's constantly growing. The council has embarked on numerous urban developments and schemes to make Bordeaux into a leading city. The main challenge in this lies in making changes that meet local social and economic needs. Bordeaux also benefits from an extremely favourable location on the Atlantic coast, two hours' drive from the Pyrenees and Spain. It often appears high up on 'liveability' rankings. The tranquillity and beauty of the city's natural setting is ideal for just getting away from it all, as well as being a great location for leisure pursuits like hiking or even surfing on the ocean waves. To get around Bordeaux and explore the surrounding area, you can hire a car at the airport.

Why not tour the wine estates and vineyards of Bordeaux, the city that's most closely-associated with French wine, and find out more about how both red and white wines are produced? This region produces around
700 million bottles of traditional wines and top-of-the-range vintages which are exported all over the world. Prestigious wines like Saint-Emilion, Pauillac, Sauternes and Pomerol are all waiting to be discovered!
Bordeaux is full of fine architecture and historic buildings. In the course of a walk you can take in the Grand Théâtre with its imposing columns, the famous Porte d'Aquitaine archway and the nearby obelisk and the Place de la Bourse square with its enormous reflecting pool. The Place des Quinconces is one of the largest squares in Europe, at 12 hectares. You might also like to visit some of the city's many museums during your stay in Bordeaux (the Museum of Aquitaine, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Natural History Museum, Jean Moulin Centre…).

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