Bordeaux, France

  • Giving Napa Valley a true run for its money, Bordeaux is home to hundreds of award-winning wineries and tasting rooms.
  • Wander into Cité du Vin, a building designed to resemble a wine decanter on the River Garonne. Interactive exhibits feature information about hundreds of vintages of wine.
  • Marvel at your own reflection in the Miroir d’Eau, the world’s largest reflection pool. This black granite surface is a vision to behold.
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Centuries of French Wine Tradition

Known as one the world's premier wine regions, Bordeaux welcomes oenophiles and romantics alike. Glorious vineyards burst in the deep reds of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc just a short distance from your classic French villa near the town of Saint-Émilion. Bordeaux is a place to enjoy white linen table service, sip wine beside a private garden, spend a night at the classic theater, or wander around cobblestone streets and alleyways. Steeped in history, the Saint-Émilion area of this region is where the French themselves choose to vacation. Your vacation will be authentically French and uniquely Inspirato.

Quick Facts

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  • City's nickname
    La perle d'Aquitaine (The Pearl of Aquitaine)

Fresh Things To Do

Featured Activity

  • Place de la Bourse

    Built over a span of 45 long years during the 18th century and facing the Garonne River, the Place de la Bourse is one of Bordeaux's most famous architectural landmarks and a must-see during your stay. These elegant structures were named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007.

    Miroir des Quais. Avid photographers will love the mirage effect created by this water mirror, the largest in the whole world. The mist released from jets below the surface is a big hit with children during warmer months.

    Pey-Berland Tower. Admire the panoramic view of Bordeaux from this Gothic bell tower, slightly adjacent to the St. André Cathedral.

    Le Millesime. Nearby on Rue du Puits Descujols, visit Le Millesime for a glass or two of fine French wine and tapas. Live lounge music is featured on some evenings.

    Three Graces fountain. The centerpiece of the Place de la Bourse, this statue was designed by Louis Viconti and erected in 1869. It represents the three daughters of Zeus: Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia.

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Bordeaux Travel Tips


  • Forecasting Your Bordeaux Vacation

    The Bordeaux region sees all four seasons, and has reasonable rainfall, but the overall moderate climate make it perfect for growing grapes and enjoying the grapes' pleasures throughout the year. During the summer, the temperatures are the highest, with daytime highs in the 70s and the warmest months being July and August.


Map of Bordeaux, France

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