UK tourists arrive at the French city of Bordeaux on convenient flights every day from London, Birmingham, or Manchester. Situated in southwest France, Bordeaux is the region’s premier city, boasting a population of about one million. Its airport is Bordeaux-Merignac.
The gentle climate makes Bordeaux popular with tourists from the UK. While summers may run hot and long, the rest of the year is quite mild. Bordeaux is a port on the Atlantic, and about nine million metric tons of cargo passes through each year. Visitors come to the port to enjoy the view and also to enjoy the mild weather. Bordeaux’s main rail station is the Gare de Bordeaux Saint-Jean. The station offers high-speed service trips to Paris taking about three hours. There is also extensive local tram, bus, and taxi service.
The most famous product of Bordeaux is its wine. It is in one of the top wine producing areas of the world, with almost 500,000,000 meters of vines. Bordeaux’s famous reds are almost always blended wines, made from Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot grapes.
Bordeaux’s red wine is usually called claret. Winemakers in the region also produce white wine and dessert wines, but these account for just 10 per cent of total production. Some of the world’s most expensive and extraordinary vintages are produced alongside everyday table wines of extraordinary quality. Almost all the wines of Bordeaux are blended wines.
Not just world famous for its wine industry, Bordeaux also is home to research centers for laser technology and a booming aeronautic industry. Both of these industries employ thousands of workers. Travel and tourism also serve as an economic engine, largely, of course, due to popularity of the vineyards and winemaking tours.
In addition, Bordeaux is a major architectural center, boasting one of the biggest collections of’th century architecture in Europe. Some of its more famous buildings are the Place de la Bourse, the church of St. Pierre, the church of the Holy Cross, the Saint Andre Cathedral, the Saint Michel Basilica and the Saint Seurin Basilica.
Tourists also enjoy Bordeaux’s shops, restaurants, cafes, parks, gardens, and its many festivals. A major center of culture, Bordeaux is also home to the National Opera of Bordeaux, and was the first city in France to found an architectural research center.
This cultural gem is known as Arc en Reve, and it is one of the most popular and respected architecture and research centers in all of France. This city is also home to a lively music scene, with no shortage of live music venues.
Bordeaux?s rich history, beautiful weather and incredible wines make it a great place to visit.
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