Capital of the Bordeaux region and of the south-west, port city on the Gironde estuary, university and cultural city, Bordeaux is a major tourist destination to visit. This prestigious city is distinguished by its Unesco World Heritage Site and its architectural jewels, including Saint André Cathedral and the Grand Théâtre. The totem pole of its Cité du Vin, with its incredible architecture, presents the wealth and diversity of the world's wine industry through an innovative museography. On the right bank, discover the alternative space Darwin, a former military barracks with an urban farm, skatepark, organic grocery store, restaurant and recuperation-style decoration. Enjoy with your family the playful and romantic Miroir d'eau with its fog effects, the Public Garden in the heart of the city which houses the oldest Guignol in France and a natural history museum. With twenty or so listed museums and monuments, there is no doubt that your visit will be rich, especially if you have your Bordeaux guidebook in your pocket! Among the pleasures of Bordeaux, boarding a river cruise, strolling along the quays of the Garonne, left bank, alternating shopping (Quais des marques), playgrounds and green spaces, or strolling in the historic district of Saint-Pierre, without forgetting a gastronomic meal washed down with great wines. Wine lovers will appreciate the wine bar itinerary, which links some fifteen establishments in the city centre, all vying to share their passion for wine with you in a friendly and innovative way. You will need your Bordeaux travel guide to make sure you don't miss anything and know what to visit in Bordeaux first.

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When to go to Bordeaux?

Bordeaux can be visited all year round. The tourist offer is always rich and the student and commercial life is boiling. However, the hot summer weather will not make it easy for you to walk from monuments to museums. Don't forget that you will have to walk a lot to discover the area classified as a UNESCO heritage site! In the hottest part of summer, even at night temperatures do not drop in the city centre. In summer, when the heat is choking you, go to the docks where a small wind blows from the sea. The ideal is to go to the seaside during the day and book in the morning and evening for your visits to Bordeaux. And if it's too cold, because it's a harsh winter, take shelter in the city centre where you can always warm up in the many shops and cafés. However, even in winter, if the sun shines, it is not uncommon to be able to eat on the terrace.

Autumn is often grey and rainy, so spring is the most pleasant time. But it is in September that Bordeaux has the highest number of tourists. Finally, know that in June Bordeaux celebrates wine and the river, two opportunities to schedule your visit at this time.

Attention: the water mirror is not in service from November to April, it is then in maintenance.

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