With the classification "City of Art and History" and over 300 important historical buildings, Bordeaux offers great sightseeing for architecture, art and history lovers. Some attractions not to miss are the miroir d'eau, the world's largest reflecting pool near the Palais de la Bourse. Another recent addition is the La Cité du Vin, a contemporary museum celebrating Bordeaux's wine culture, the architecture resembles a wine decanter and is located on the banks of the River Garonne. With all this wine, it naturally follows that Bordeaux's culinary scene is also excellent, and with the new pedestrianized center restaurants and coffee bars fill the streets with al fresco diners.
Touring the vineyards near Bordeaux
As the second largest wine-growing region in the world Bordeaux is a fantastic place to learn more about wine. It produces some of the most world's most prestigious wines and visitors can experience the delights first hand while in the area. We highly recommend to plan a road trip to tour the nearby vineyards with your car rental in Bordeaux. You can stick to the renowned vineyards along the wine route of Medoc or drive to see some of the smaller wineries that often get overlooked, yet have just as much to offer.