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Bordeaux is a city located in the southwestern part of France, most famous for its fabulous vineyards. There are over hundred thousand vineyards in the region, which makes Bordeaux a wine capital of the region. City constantly attracts wine lovers and wine enthusiasts from all over the world, looking to taste the best French wines. Bordeaux is also a very charming city with an attractive city center full of 18th century houses, nice waterfront area and a home to lots of top class boutiques, restaurants, cafés, and art galleries.
Bordeaux can be visited in every month of the year, as it is not a tourist resort that depends on weather seasons. Probably the best time to visit the city is between June and September, when the average temperatures are in the upper 20s C. Spring and autumn months are less crowded with tourists and there are frequent rain showers, while December is a very festive month when the city looks really nice before Christmas.
One of the biggest pleasures when coming to Bordeaux is going on wine tours and sampling lots of beautiful local wines. Region around Bordeaux is the second largest region in France for wine production, producing almost one billion bottles of wine per year. Here you will find some of the most prestigious and most tasty wines that exist in the world. During the summer there are lots of wine festivals going on, and everyday throughout the year you can go on daily wine tours starting from Bordeaux and leading towards the top vineyards in the region such as Saint Emilion, Graves, Canon Fronsac, Sauternes and The Médoc.
Bordeaux is built on a flat terrain and it sits on the banks of the beautiful Garonne River. Garonne River is merged with Dordogne River and they both form the biggest French estuary called Gironde Estuary. Due to the fact that Bordeaux is flat, riding bikes and walking are the best ways for exploring the city. In the center of the city you will see lots of traditional mansions made of stones, nice terraces, beautiful balconies and attractive architecture which got this city a nickname “Little Paris”.
Bordeaux is a city full of historic attractions and districts well worth seeing. Les Quais district is ideal for talking nice long walks beside the river Garonne, or you can also go on a boat trip on the river. There are lots of nightclubs, bars and restaurants in this district, which makes it especially attractive for those seeking fun activities. Aquitaine Bridge is very attractive to see with its distinct architecture. Gambetta Square is one of the richest Bordeaux districts located in the north part of town. Public Gardens close to the Gambetta Square are perfect for spending a nice afternoon or having a picnic. Pedestrian Center is ideal for visiting all kinds of shops, cultural places or seeing monuments. Musee D'Aquitaine with its fantastic Gallo-Roman exhibits, as well as Musee D'Art Contemporain with its variety of installations and art works are two other great places to visit.
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