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.
RKR is a designer, home decoration shop housed in a former warehouse that takes its inspiration from Scandinavia in the 1950s. It's a great place to pick up unique gifts (73 rue Notre Dame, tel: 05 5679 3573).
Visit the permanent exhibit Bordeaux, le Commerce Atlantique et l'Esclavage and gain a better understanding of Bordeaux's historical role as a key port in the triangular trade in the 18th century, between Europe, Africa and the Americas (Musée d'Aquitaine, 20 Cours Pasteur, tel: 05 5601 5100).
Don't miss Bordeaux's largest food market, Le Marche des Capucins, where you can find the finest purveyors of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. Pick up the ingredients for a lunchtime picnic or try some local seafood, washed down with a glass of white wine at one of the stalls (Place des Capucins, tel: 05 5692 2629).