Cruising to Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux tourist information.

Bordeaux, FranceLocated close to the European Atlantic coast, Bordeaux, hub of the famed wine-growing region, considered amongst the best in the world, is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. The crescent-shaped city of Bordeaux, found along the Garonne River, has been the region’s wine capital for decades, with its illustrious past on display in the Golden Triangle area’s ornate buildings.

The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble” of the 18th century. It’s known for its Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André, 18th- to 19th-century mansions and notable art museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux. Public gardens line the curving river quays. The grand Place de la Bourse, centered on the Three Graces fountain, overlooks the Miroir d’Eau reflecting pool.
Explore Bordeaux’s city center, St-Michel, and the Flêche St-Michel tower, one of the tallest medieval stone towers in France

Wine industry

Bordeaux is the world’s major wine industry capital. The history, economy, and culture of Bordeaux have always been linked to the production and marketing of wine. It is home to the world’s main wine fair, Vinexpo. Allow yourself to be chaperoned through the vineyards and guided through a unique wine tasting session.

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