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Apart from its fame that derives from its famous wines, Bordeaux is a very interesting city of France with rich history and many attractions. Back in history Bordeaux was founded first by the Gauls under the name Burdigala. During the Roman times the city was a provincial Roman garrison's camp. In the surroundings of the industrial suburbs of Bordeaux there are some remains of the old Roman settlement and the ruins of a medieval wall. During the Middle Ages from 1154 - 1453, Bordeaux was the capital of the Aquitaine province, that was held by the English. Since those times the city was a busy port mainly for wine exports. The architectural style of the city is based mainly to the work of planners and architects of the eighteenth century with baroque churches, large squares and wide streets. The region around Bordeaux, the capital city of the department of Gironde in south western France , is flat or gently rolling, is devoted to winegrowing. Bordeaux that lies on the west bank of the river Garonne, is rather a quiet town, with many interesting buildings. Some of the main tourist attractions of the city are the Quais, situated at the area of the old harbour of Bordeaux from where you can take a trip on the Garonne on a river barge, the Place de La Bourse, the Grand Theatre and the Cathedral of St Andre as well as the Victoire (Victory in English) one of the most popular areas of the city equivalent with the Latin Quarter of Paris. Getting around Bordeaux its easy with buses, trams and taxis as well as with bikes.
Though the sea is over 90 km away, the city is accessible with river boats because Garonne river is navigable above the city of Bordeaux by river barges and is connected through the canal du Midi to the south with the Mediterranean sea. You can get to Bordeaux by TGV trains from Paris or by air with flights at Bordeaux's airport Bordeaux-Merignac. North of Bordeaux in the Medoc country, are the claret wines that have made Bordeaux a household word. In the Medoc area as well as around Bordeux there are many wineries where you can taste the world famous wines of Bordeaux especially the Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, Medocs, Margaux. To the south are the dry white Graves and the sweet white Sauternes. Each chateau has its own vineyards, and many can be visited.
To the South lie the great pine-forests of the Landes, the Mauriac country, bordered by miles of unspoilt Atlantic beaches. To the N. is the brandyproducing district of Cognac, and some interesting cities: Poitiers, Angouleme, and La Rochelle of Huguenot fame.
East of Bordeaux, the Perigord and the valley of the Dordogne form one of the most fascinating regions of France. The scenery is green and hilly, and often bizarre, with great limestone rocks, ravines, and underground caverns. Here man has left his earliest European traces: the Lascaux Caves, with their murals thought to be 40,000 years old, are now closed to the public, but you can study prehistory in the museums and caves at Les Eyzies. It is also worth visiting Roc-Amadour, a pilgrimage centre in a dramatic setting on the side of a ravine, and the great cavern of Padirac. All around the Dordogne there are splendid Romanesque churches and Renaissance buildings, often tucked away in villages. To the N. of the area, in Limousin, is Limoges, the porcelain centre, with its fine Gothic cathedral, and Aubusson, where the tapestry industry still thrives.
The Dordogne is a remote, unspoilt, intimate region, like none other. It is also one of the cheapest parts of France, with charming little hotels. Though the great specialities, truffles and foie gras, are usually expensive, simpler country cooking in local inns offers fine value.

Hotels and accommodation in Bordeaux

Appart Valley Bordeaux Appart Valley Bordeaux 14 Bis Place Paul Avisseau, Bordeaux
The Appart'Valley is located in the centre of the historical district of Bordeaux and close to the Garonne river. Appart Valley has 58 studios and 21 apartments perfectly equipped for your comfort: corner kitchen with microwave,telephone with private number and bathroom with shower .provided crockery, colour TV, Family Rooms, Elevator, Luggage Storage. More
Citotel le Chantry Citotel le Chantry 155, rue Georges Bonnac, Bordeaux, 33000
Situated in the centre of Bordeaux, the Citotel Le Chandry hotel welcomes you in a calm and warm atmosphere. The hotel has 40 comfortable rooms,situated in the center with shopping, restaurants, cinemas, and theatres within walking distance. Newspapers, Non-Smoking Rooms, Elevator, Express Check-In/Check-Out, Safety Deposit Box. Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge.More
Citéa Bordeaux Citéa Bordeaux 1bis Rue Jean Renaud Dandicolle, Bordeaux
The residence Citéa Bordeaux is located in the city centre, in the immediate vicinity of the Mériadeck district, the Bordeaux Council office and 10 minutes away from the place Gambetta.The Town Hall is just 5 minutes away on foot.Family Rooms, Outdoor Swimming Pool
Hotel de L'Opéra Hotel de L'Opéra 35 rue Esprit Des Lois, Bordeaux
L'hôtel de l'Opéra isis one of the best 2-star hotels in Bordeaux, ideally located in the very historic and cultural centre of Bordeaux, very close to the tourist information office and overlooking the Opéra. The rooms have been very carefully decorated and are charming and soundproofed .Public parking is possible on streets nearby and costs EUR 17.00 pd. More
Hotel Clemenceau Hotel Clemenceau 4 Cours Georges Clémenceau, Bordeaux
Undergoing renovation, this 2-star, convenient budget accommodation is located in the heart of Bordeaux and is close to the major tourist and historic attractions. 24-Hour Front Desk, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Elevator, All Public and Private Spaces Non-Smoking More
Hotel Des 4 Soeurs Hotel Des 4 Soeurs 6 Cours Du 30 Juillet, Bordeaux
The Hotel des 4 Soeurs is a charming 3-star hotel, ideally located in the centre of Bordeaux in the cultural and historic area.The hotel is a real symbol of Bordeaux's charm and elegance Its rooms are soundproofed, air conditioned and renovated.More
Hôtel De Sèze Hôtel De Sèze 3,5 Rue De Sèze, Bordeaux
The hotel is a charming 18 century private mansion located in the heart of Bordeaux’s protected historic centre. Breakfast is served in one of the two lounges or on the terrace along Allées de Tourny. 24-Hour Front Desk,Bar, Newspapers, Non-Smoking Rooms, Elevator, Heating More
Campanile Bordeaux Nord - Le Lac Campanile Bordeaux Nord - Le Lac Centre Hotelier Du Lac, Bordeaux
Set in natural surroundings, next to sport and leisure facilities (cycling track, lake, tennis courts, golf course, jogging tracks), the hotel is the gateway to the Medoc region.24-Hour Front Desk, Restaurant, Bar, Facilities for disabled guests, Heating, Luggage Storage, Newspapers, Garden, Terrace, Non-Smoking Rooms More

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