In the capital of Aquitaine Bordeaux you will find not only excellent wine and excellent traveling cuisine but also many sights!
Bordeaux, just 50 kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean, is situated in southwest France on the Garonne river. The tides are noticeable up to Bordeaux and, rarely, but occasionally can be found in Bordeaux, even a tidal wave that is locally called “Mascaret. Today’s university city of Bordeaux was in the 3rd Century BC, founded by the Celts and in the former city wall you will find the city of Bordeaux, which is conducted since 2007 by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. In the old town you’ll find the old university building in the middle of a long pedestrian zone in which shops, alternate boutiques, cafes and homes. In the northwestern part of Bordeaux ‘old town you can visit fine dining as well as the finest bistros and cafes, which are surrounded by wealthy banks and luxury shops. Here, in the so-called “Golden Triangle” of Bordeaux, but also to find alternative bars, while along the Garonne many wine merchants based in the West and the “Mériadeck”, a commercial and administrative center, invites visitors.
Historically grown Bordeaux impressive baroque streets and squares, as if by an infinite number of houses that are seen along the Garonne. The impressive city with its gates, and many churches worth alone for a city tour. Especially in Bordeaux plays with the weather, because every season there are moderate temperatures, which vary in winter and in summer Mediterranean.
Of course, Bordeaux is particularly well known for its vineyards and on about 120,000 hectares are cultivated almost without exception, quality wine. Mainly dry red wine, which can vary in different regions of the surrounding countryside of Bordeaux and fruity or sweet, is grown. But white wine can be found here: Sauternes and Barsac are included and also the famous Cremant de Bordeaux, a sparkling wine. Where such a good and well-known wine is made, the kitchen can not be bad and really, in Bordeaux, you can dine very well. Especially fish à la Bordelaise is a term that is associated with Bordeaux. Just as often is also Bordeaux wine used and many dishes with fish or other seafood is added by the red wine a special aroma.