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.
Do some wine tasting at the Bordeaux Wine Festival, on 26-29 June, when the quays become a wine trail offering visitors the chance to discover the wine, food and culture of the region by day and celebrate with concerts, fireworks and sound and light shows by night. bordeaux-tourisme.com
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).
Don't miss the Epicuriales, an annual food and restaurant extravaganza, on 14-29 June, when 30 of Bordeaux's restaurateurs showcase their masterpieces along the Allées de Tourny. Participate in cookery workshops or just enjoy the great food in a party atmosphere.