Lush countryside, expansive vineyards, and impressive chateaux
Bordeaux is in the the Gironde region of France, which enjoys an ideal climate; mild in winter and with dashes of Indian summer in springtime and autumn. There is just the right amount of rainfall required for the vineyards to flourish and to ensure the countryside’s luxuriant greenery. Summers are hot and sunny but never overbearingly so.
The Gironde also preserves a precious monumental heritage dating back to the Middle Ages and whose edifices may still be visited today, such as Roquetaillade castle in Mazères, in South Gironde, a 12th and 14th-century fortress that had the honour of being restored by the famous architect Viollet-le-Duc.
The city of Bordeaux features striking 18th-century buildings with 21st-century touches, including a modern tram system. Strolling around the cafés, bistros & haute couture boutiques of the Quartier St Pierre is a delight. The historic city of Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage site, offering a diverse range galleries, museums, and entertainment.
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