Best reasons to choose Bordeaux

Over recent years Bordeaux has undergone a far-reaching urban regeneration that has largely contributed to confirm the Southwest capital as a tourist destination in its own right.

The development and renovation of hotels, the creation of new facilities for business tourism and events, the emergence of new players alongside incumbents of national scope have helped Bordeaux to establish itself as a destination for business tourism and to compete with international leading cities.

BORDEAUX, WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2007: the city was recognized for the unity of its architectural heritage.

BORDEAUX, GATEWAY TO THE

60 “appellations d’origine controlée” (AOCs or PGIs) spread over 110,000 hectares with 7,000 properties, ranging from family vineyards to grand châteaux.

MAJOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Bordeaux has many projects in progress, such as its Cité du vin and a railway station that is set to become the second largest in France, accompanied by new urban districts, and a seventh bridge.

THE BUSINESS TOURISM “BOOM”

Another achievement to add to the list! Bordeaux is the 4th most friendly French city for business tourism. It also has a strong position in the sector at a European level.

A ROOM IN THE CITY

Hotels, guest houses, furnished apartments, hotel residences, two youth hostels and a campsite: the accommodation supply has risen sharply in response to the growing demands of Bordeaux’s tourist industry.

BORDEAUX GOES GREEN

2nd favourite city which makes it the top that is owed in part to its commitment to quiet, environmentally-friendly transport and the importance the city attaches to its green spaces.

Why Bordeaux

 

BECAUSE BORDEAUX HAS BEEN REJUVENATED! This spectacular revitalisation of its heritage has resulted in Bordeaux being classified as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2007. Rejuvenated, vibrant and flourishing, Bordeaux has mastered the art of quiet, enjoyable public transport with its tram system, “Vcub” bicycle and electric car hire service.

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BECAUSE BORDEAUX HAS RISEN TO OTHER CHALLENGES The city’s reconnection with its past is to improve the integration of the river in future developments: new Chaban-Delmas bridge, new districts such as Ginko, the environmentally-friendly development in Bacalan, the Euratlantique project and the Brazza district. And in 2016 the opening of the Cité du vin, a unique new educational and exhibition space, will give Bordeaux the opportunity to become the cultural as well as the economic capital of wine.

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BECAUSE BORDEAUX REPRESENTS THE HUB OF THE SOUTH-WEST Surrounded by world-famous vineyards, Bordeaux is also just 45 minutes from Arcachon Bay and the Atlantic coastline with its spectacular beaches, two hours from the Pays Basque and Toulouse. Bordeaux is the art of living made in Sud-Ouest. .

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BECAUSE BORDEAUX HAS A WARM WELCOME Bordeaux won the title of “European Best Destination 2015” against 20 giant European cities such as Rome, London, Lisbon, Barcelona, Athens.

La Cité du Vin

 

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