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[Europe Travel] France: Bordeaux

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Bordeaux is a major city in southwestern France. Bordeaux, famous as a world-famous wine producing region, is also known for having a World Heritage Site. The historic center of Bordeaux is registered as a World Heritage Site as “Port of the Moon Bordeaux”. Bordeaux has a long history and is lined with heavy classical architecture. It is also famous as a historical spot, so it is known as a town that is visited by many tourists from all over the world all year round.

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Location

Bordeaux is located in southwestern France.

History

Bordeaux is a town built by the Celts around 300 BC. It prospered as a major trading hub during the Roman Empire. It came to be ruled by the Germanic people, and was subsequently invaded by the Vikings and Islamic forces. In modern times Bordeaux flourished in trade with the West Indies and became a famous city.

Climate

Bordeaux has an oceanic climate. It is a city where it rains a lot throughout the year. Temperatures range from 2 ° C to 25 ° C throughout the year.

Security

Bordeaux has a relatively calm atmosphere compared to megacities such as Paris, and security is stable. Please be careful about pickpockets aimed at tourists.

Race

France is Europe’s largest multi-ethnic country. There are many Celts, Germanic and Latin, but there are also many African immigrants.

industry

Bordeaux is called the Port of the Moon, and trade is very active. In addition, the city has a World Heritage Site and a thriving tourism industry. And wine is the most famous and Bordeaux wine is world famous.

religion

Over 70% are Catholics in France. Others include Muslims.

currency

The euro is used in France.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Esplanade des Quinconces

Cancons Square is the largest square in Europe. The square is dedicated to the Girondins, who played an important role in the French Revolution.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Place de La Bourse

Place de la Bourse has been known as the commercial center of Bordeaux for centuries. The reflective pond, which was born in 2006, boasts the largest area in the world.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Cathédrale Saint-André

Camino de Santiago is a World Heritage Site as a pilgrimage route. The oldest part of the cathedral dates back to the 11th century and has since been expanded several times to this day.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Grando Théâtre

A theater designed by architect Victor Louis. Twelve Corinthian pillars are lined up, on which nine muses and three goddess statues are lined up.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Cité du Vin

A wine-themed complex that opened in 2016. You can learn about the history of wine in the world. The observatory overlooks the city of Bordeaux.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Pl. du Palais

The Palais Palace Square was built by King Charles VIII of France when he won the Battle of Fornovo in Italy, and citizens call this gate the Arc de Triomphe.

Sightseeing spot 7 : CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain

A museum built by remodeling a trader’s warehouse. This museum always holds more than 1000 works of art. Since special exhibitions and lectures are held from time to time, it is attracting attention from all over France.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Musee des Beaux-Art de Bordeaux

The Bordeaux Museum of Fine Arts allows you to experience the history of European art. Many of the paintings related to Bordeaux by painters from Bordeaux are included.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Tour Pey Berland

It is a tower located in the Bae Berlan Square. You can climb the 233 steps to reach the top of the tower. There is a € 6 charge for climbing the tower.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Musée d’Aquitaine

One of the largest regional museums is the Aquitaine Museum. You can learn about prehistoric times, ancient civilizations, medieval times, and golden ages.

Hotel

Bordeaux has plenty of accommodation. Bordeaux Mérignac Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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