A weekend of wonders and wine – all of this is on tap in the beautiful city of Bordeaux. What has surprised me most is that a weekend there needn’t break the bank.
Perhaps like me, when you think of Bordeaux, it is the local wines that spring to mind. There’s no denying that the region boasts some of the best – and most expensive – wines in the world. These include Graves, Médoc, Pomerol and Saint-Émilion.
The city is stunning too. Unesco named it a world heritage site. With its generous boulevards, large squares and mediaeval passageways, there is something for everyone.
The city’s waterfront has been smartened up in recent years too – and the modern fountains that were installed as part of the gentrification are a stunning attraction for families and couples alike to enjoy.
Importantly, the city offers by far the best place for shopping in the whole of the Aquitaine region.
It also has its fair share of cafés and restaurants, so there’s one to suit every pocket. (I’ll talk more about some of my favourite haunts another time.)
I’ve been to Bordeaux many times. Like its wines, it always delights.