Cheap flights to Bordeaux
The beautiful city of Bordeaux offers up a whole host of holiday goodies; the world’s best wine, a romantic city centre, culture by the bucket-load and even family-friendly beach resorts just a short train journey away. If you thought Paris was the only French city worthy of a romantic break, then think again.
Bordeaux, that city famous for its wine is vying for the title of France’s most amorous town. The reason? Well, it could have something to do with its newly revamped Neo-classical centre, its moonlit riverside walks, or its beautifully landscaped parks. One thing’s for sure, it won’t be long before you’re falling in love with Bordeaux and all its charms.
Recent renovations have seen the place transformed into a city full of warehouse-converted bars and restaurants, and pedestrianised squares brimming with cafes and buzzing with life.
Indulge in some dancing along the banks of the Garonne in the evenings from 16 July until 17 August. Enjoy free demonstrations by ballroom, salsa and rock and swing experts, plus outdoor workshops.
The exhibition Living Memories: A History of Aboriginal Art brings together for the first time over 150 Aboriginal works of art from over 60 artists, on loan from public and private collectors. They range from ancient objects such as paintings on bark to works from the period of European colonisation, right through to the use of modern technology. Until 30 March (Musée d'Aquitaine, 20 Cours du Pasteur, +5 5601 5100, musee-aquitaine-bordeaux.fr/en).
Visit the village of Castillion-La-Bataille in July and August to see the historical re-enactment of the famous battle of 1453. Performed on the outskirts of town, this two-hour performance begins at dusk and features 500 actors, including 50 horsemen. batailledecastillon.com