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Bordeaux by Eurostar
Bordeaux is a port city that is located in Southwest France. This city is rich in culture and history. With a population of over a quarter of a million people, Bordeaux is a major player in the wind industry. The metropolitan area of Bordeaux-Arcachon-Linourne has a population of over a million people.
About 25,000 years ago, this area is known to have been one of the earliest locations of Neanderthal man. In 300 BC a Celtic tribe settled in the area. The city fell under the Roman Empire in 60BC and became one of the important trade partners for Rome. The city has seen its amount of damage from the Visigoths, the Franks, and the Vandals.
In the sixth century the city was able to regain its influence when it became the seat of the archdiocese. The city continued its importance when Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine with Count Henri Plantagenet. In the early sixteen hundreds, the city began to distribute sugar and slaves from the West Indies. The eighteenth century was the golden age of Bordeaux. During World War II the French government relocated to Bordeaux from Paris until it was moved again to Vichy.
Bordeaux is perhaps most well known for its role in the wine industry. This area has more than a quarter of a million acres of vineyards. More than eight hundred million bottles are produced of wine each year. Some of the most expensive wines are produced in Bordeaux. No visit would be complete to Bordeaux without checking out the wine making process.
Travel to Bordeaux by Eurostar
This city rich in culture is easily accessed with Eurostar London to Bordeaux Train. The journey through Eurostar London Bordeaux Train is quite convenient and stress free. Eurostar train is a high speed passenger train that connects people of London to Paris, Brussels, Lille and other great destinations in Europe. It is true that one may spend a little more to travel by Eurostar train but the high speed (186 mph) ability of the train, its punctuality, and excellent on-board facilities make the train a great way to make the journey. It is easy to travel to Bordeaux by Eurostar with one price as Eurostar has tied up with several train operating companies in UK.
Visitors to Bordeaux would not be complete without checking out the many tourist attractions, schools, and wineries the city has to offer. Many wine exporters provide free samples of their wines to guest of the city.
The House of Wine is located near the tourist offices of Bordeaux and is a great place to make all your plans involving wine tasting, observing wine making, and bottling. Place de la Comedie is a very busy traffic hub located at the heart of the city and it was once the location of a Roman temple.
The Grand Theatre is a symbol of the city's culture. It was built around 1780 as part of the city's burgeoning prosperity. It is one of the few remaining theatres left in the world from the eighteenth century. It has columns that make up the facade with statues of the goddess and muses. The interior is quite beautiful and a tourist attraction that should not be ignored. Cathedrale St. Andre is located near the southern area of the town and has sculptures that date back to the thirteenth century.
Basillique St-Michael is a church constructed in parts that began in the fourteenth century and was finished in the sixteenth century. Across the street from this church is Fleche St-Michel with a tall tower that is second only to Cathedral at Strasbourg. The Museum Beaux-Arts has a collection of works from the fifteenth to the twentieth century. Some of the works include Titian, Delacroix, Perugina, Reubens, Marquet, Veronese, and others.
Some of the architecture that should not be missed includes the following buildings:
Fires Station (1954)
Court of First Instance (1998)
Wood and Furniture Research Centre (1999)
Hangar 14 (1999)
The Management Science Faculty (2006)
The Jardin Botanique de la Baside (2007)
International Organ Festival takes place from Jun to Sep each year. It is a great place to listen to unique organ music and takes place in the Saint-Andre Cathedral. Journees du Patrimoine is a great opportunity to explore the rich and historic heritage of the eighteenth century buildings. The art deco designs are prime example of Roman architecture. The Nuit des Rollers takes place each month on the last Friday. People from around the city come to skate and to watch the skating of the others.
The Antique Fair takes place every year in October at the Hangar 14 location. The materials are in pristine condition and are checked by experts. You can browse through the many antiques to see if you can find a deal.
The Fete Du Vin Nouveau takes place annually in October to celebrate the new vintage of wind being produced. A wine antiques fair takes over the streets of the city and over ten thousand people will enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of this fair.
Nightlife in Bordeaux
For those who are looking for something interesting to do, Bordeaux offers a little bit of everything. Opera, dancing, comedy performance, gambling, drinking, dining and people watching are just a few of the many things that people can enjoy.
Casino de Bordeaux
Place del la Victoire
Place du Parlement
Place Camille Jullian
Le Calle Ocho
La Casa Latina
Bar de l'Hotel de Ville
Hotels in Bordeaux
There are many great places to enjoy while staying in Bordeaux and most offer wine tasting events that you can enjoy.
Best Western Bordeaux Bayonne Etche-Ona
Hotel Bordeaux Centre
Hotel de Seze
Mercure Chateau Chartrons
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