Bordeaux style wine: You needn’t be a trained sommelier to know that Bordeaux produces some of the best wine in the world. In fact, Bordeaux produces over 700 million bottles of “Bordeaux” wine every year. These vintages are among the most expensive and highly acclaimed in the world.
Besides wine, Bordeaux is also known for its amazing architecture. While not Paris, Bordeaux is the perfect getaway for anyone who appreciates history and culture, along with a little wine, cheese, and relaxation.
After 30 years of living in Paris, I enjoyed my five years in Bordeaux. Living specifically in the region of Aquitaine in Gironde’s main city, I truly appreciated its refined charm and economic appeal. While there, I found time to explore the historic part of Bordeaux which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble” of the 18th century.
Originally named Burdigala, Bordeaux began to flourish around 300 BC and was the settlement of a Celtic tribe. The 18th century was undoubtedly the golden age of the city. Hence, you will see many buildings, squares, and other notable examples of architecture from this period. Just walk, bring your camera, and you will most certainly feel the rich history and heritage that is quintessentially French in style and spirit.