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Great Things to See in Bordeaux
Located in the south west of France, Bordeaux is a port city with more
a million inhabitants. It is a beautiful city filled with history and
wonderful architecture. The area outside of the city is famous for its
Many tourists come to Bordeaux each year because of the many different
places in the area they can visit. Here are a few of the best places to
The Place Royale Bordeaux
Built near the end of the 18th century, this is a classic example of
the local architectural style. The fountain, which sits at the center
of the site, is a beautiful site, especially when it is lit up after
dark. The Place Royal sits next to the Garonne River.
Pope Urban II consecrated this Cathedral in 1096. Construction finally
finished in the 15th century. Today, the Catholic cathedral is one of
France's National Monuments. The architecture is simply amazing.
Musee des Vins de Bordeaux
This museum is dedicated to the history of the wine producing culture
that is such an important part of Bordeaux. The wine cellars here date
back to the early 1700s. You can learn how wine was made and stored,
and you can even set up a wine tasting.
Bordeaux Musee national des douanes
This museum houses more than 5000 artifacts, including tools, weapons,
uniforms, furniture, paintings and more. The museum focuses on the life
and history of the customs officer.
This is one of the oldest natural history museums in France. It was
built in 1811 and features zoological specimens from around the world.
There is also a large collection of fossils.
This old warship belongs to the French Navy, but now serves as a
floating museum. Visitors can tour the ship and see how French sailors
fought and lived. You can pick up a souvenir at the gift shop as well.
These are just a few of the great places to see around the city. As you
explore the area, you are sure to find plenty more. Besides all of the
great sites around Bordeaux, you will also find a
number of places to shop, as well as great cafés and
in which to dine. Bordeaux is a lovely city that has something to offer
everyone, no matter if you want to taste wine, visit historical sites,
or take photographs of the architecture. It is a great place to go, and
every visitor to the south west of France should make a trip there.
Cities from around the globe who twin with Bordeaux in France
Kingdom, since 1947 Lima, Peru, since 1957 Quebec
City, Quebec, Canada, since 1962 Munich, Germany, since
1964 Los Angeles, United States, since 1968 Porto,
Portugal, since 1978 Fukuoka, Japan, since
1982 Bilbao, Spain Madrid,
Spain, since 1984 Ashdod, Israel, since 1984 Baku,
Azerbaijan, since 1985 Casablanca,
Morocco, since 1988 Wuhan, China, since 1998 Oran,
Algeria, since 2003
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