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Guide to Bordeaux

Although Bordeaux is a beautiful city with plenty of things to keep visitors occupied on a short break, it is the countryside around the city that is the main reason for coming. The main product of the region is fine wine, and there are any number of small family run vineyards along with many larger commercial size ones where you can experience the winemaking traditions and soak up a few glasses of the latest vintage on a tour. Many people come to Bordeaux region every year in order to travel through the beautiful rolling countryside in order to stock up on wine for he next twelve months.

Main Bordeaux Attractions

Try to make sure that you have time in Bordeaux and see some of the sights Bordeaux top attractions include the Quinconces Square is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Gambetta Square are also well worth seeking out. Bordeaux’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Bordeaux city tour before you travel and allow our expert Bordeaux based guides to show you some of Bordeaux’s hidden treasures.

Overview of Sport in Bordeaux

It often seems as though Bordeaux’s most widely played sport is Association Football. The best-known team is FC Girondins de Bordeaux who play at Jacques Chaban-Delmas Stadium. Every year, the biggest event for Bordeaux sporting calendar is undoubtedly the Rugby World Cup 2007, which you can see at the Chaban-Delmas Stadium.

Main Bordeaux Attractions

Try to make sure that you have time in Bordeaux and see some of the sights Bordeaux top attractions include the Quinconces Square is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Gambetta Square are also well worth seeking out. Bordeaux’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Bordeaux city tour before you travel and allow our expert Bordeaux based guides to show you some of Bordeaux’s hidden treasures.

Climate Guide to Bordeaux

Easily pinpoint the best time for going to Bordeaux thanks to our simple guide to the climate in Bordeaux. The table below shows the average temperatures in Bordeaux over twelve months, giving a guide to the climate of Bordeaux, so you can plan the best time to go!

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Bordeaux Driving Tips

All you need to drive legally in Bordeaux is your standard UK driving license. For safety in France, check your license is valid prior to travel to Bordeaux.
On the road in Bordeaux, as with the rest of France, you should always keep to the right.

We can arrange car hire in Bordeaux in advance of travel to France and there are a number of depots in Bordeaux where you can pick up your car.

Information About Bordeaux Airport

Bordeaux Airport is only about 8 miles west of Bordeaux. The international IATA code for the airport is BOD - flights take 1.5 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Bordeaux is easy. There are plenty of taxis available. Bordeaux Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Bordeaux if you want something to remember your visit.

British Embassy in Bordeaux

If you get into trouble in Bordeaux, or just need some advice, the Bordeaux British Consulate is the place to go.

British Embassy
35 Rue De Faubourg St Honore
75383 Paris Cedex 08
France

Telephone: (33) 1 44 51 31 00

The Facts About Bordeaux

City Name: Bordeaux
Country: France
Language: French
Currency: Euro
Time Difference: GMT + 1
Electricity Supply: 220V AC 50Hz
Mobile Phone: GSM 900/1800

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