One hour from Paris by plane and soon only two hours by TGV, Bordeaux combines all the charm of a southern port city with a huge range of tourist attractions. Bordeaux has repeatedly been voted the best major tourist destination in Europe, and invites you to discover its heritage, its wine and amazing food. Often referred to as a "little Paris" by visitors who all fall in love with it, Bordeaux was also named the "Best World Destination" in 2015.

The elegance of Bordeaux

The capital of the South-west, a tourist destination in itself, Bordeaux is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site for its outstanding architectural ensembles. With 1810 hectares inventoried by UNESCO and 347 buildings listed as Historic Monuments, Bordeaux, is the largest urban area in the world to have this distinction.

The city port

An elegance much prized by visitors on the largest cruise ships, which moor right in the centre of the city – an impressive sight. Bordeaux, known as the Port of the Moon for the crescent shaped bend in the river, is an ideal starting point for river cruises and wine tours.

Bordeaux, gateway to the vineyards

Known worldwide for its wine, Bordeaux is the centre of a legendary vineyard, the largest fine wine region in the world, where the big names sit comfortably alongside a host of small scale, authentic producers to discover. The opening of the Cité du Vin in June 2016 crowned Bordeaux as the undisputed world capital of wine.

The art of living in the South-West

Bordeaux is the embodiment of a certain art of living where quality of life has pride of place, symbolized by its numerous green spaces, renovated buildings and mostly pedestrianised city centre.

Bordeaux Tourist Office