Bordeaux - A region renowned for its vineyards, chateaux and fine wine. The Médoc lay to the north-west of the city where the great appellations of Margaux, Saint-Julien, Saint Estéphe and Paulliac were found. Pomerol and Saint-Émilion lay to the east and Sauternes was situated to the south. And then there was Bordeaux City itself with its lively restaurant scene and Wine Bars. Surf was to be found a 45 minute drive west on the the coast and the Pyrenees Mountains was only a mornings drive south. If there was one place in Europe which had it all it would be Bordeaux.
"Bordeaux - The beating heart of the wine world."
Bordeaux is arguably the most famous wine region of France. Stunning chateaux dot the countryside and idyllic wineries line the old roads everywhere you drive out from the city centre. The megastar chateaux are found up in the Médoc on the Left Bank where you find the appellations of St Estèphe, Pauillac, St-Julien, Margaux, Haut-Médoc, Listrac Médoc and Moulis en Medóc. The right bank offers Pomerol and Saint-Émilion whereas south of the city you come across Pessac-Léognan , Graves, Barsac and Sauternes.
Bordeaux, the legendary centre of the famed wine-growing region. The city itself is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France and is known for its Gothic Cathédrale, cobbled streets, wine bars and fine restaurants.
The markets of Bordeaux are some of the best in the world. Whether it's the hub of Gastronomy at Marché des Capucins or weekend market at Marché des Quais or the modern hip Les Halles de Bacalan or the one of the biggest open-air markets in Bordeaux at Marché Royal. Bordeaux has it all.
Situated on the doorstep of Bordeaux is some of the best surf beaches in Europe. Biarritz, Hoosegor, Caracans and Lacanau are all within a quick drive from the city.