Sitting on the Garonne river in south west France, Bordeaux’s beauty has drawn crowds for centuries. The centre of the famous wine-producing region is full of breath-taking gothic architecture, incredible food and interesting attractions.
When to book cheap flights to Bordeaux
When booking your cheap flights to Bordeaux, France you’ll want to keep a few things in mind such as the weather, peak season, trade events and harvest times. Weather-wise, the best time of year to fly to Bordeaux is anytime between April and October when the weather is warmest.
Some of the big events and festivals that take place throughout the summer include the biennial Bordeaux Wine Festival featuring tastings, concerts and multimedia shows. There is also the Les Grand Musicaux which celebrates both wine and classical music.
What to see in Bordeaux?
Bordeaux is known as the wine capital of the world, but it has so much more to offer than wine. With the savings you make on your cheap Bordeaux flights, you can afford to make the most of your time in the city. The Place de la Bourse is at the very heart of the city and is known for the Miroir d’Eau, the world’s largest reflecting pool. Spend some time relaxing and unwinding in the Jardin Public and explore its national history museum or explore the riverside Sunday market at Marche des Quais.
Take a little trip outside of town to visit Saint-Émilion and walk along the cobblestone streets of the picturesque village and discover some of the tastiest wine in the region at the Chateau La Dominique.
Exploring Bordeaux is easy via the public transport network, with buses and trams connecting you with the rest of the city. There is also a rent a bike scheme – you’ll find distinctive ‘banana bicycles’ dotted all over the city. However, if you would prefer to rent a car for the duration of your trip, check out Ryanair Car Hire for fantastic offers on car rentals.
What to eat in Bordeaux?
Bordeaux is well known for its fine wines and is home to some of the world’s best vineyards. However, wine isn’t the only pride of Bordeaux. Bordeaux is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean coastline and the region has an abundant supply of shellfish. Carnivores will enjoy the city’s most dish “entrecôte sauce au vin”, a feast of rib steak cooked in a rich gravy made from Bordeaux wine, butter, shallots, herbs and bone marrow. Bon Appétit!
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