The world capital of wine, Bordeaux is a cultural destination not to be missed. Situated on the banks of the Garonne, the city in south west France was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007 for its artistic richness and remarkable beauty, a reputation which has only grown over the centuries. There’s a reason Bordeaux is known as the Port of the Moon.
Here you’ll have the chance to take in the iconic columns of the Grand Théâtre, taste delicious wines at the Cité du Vin, or enjoy a canelé, a local sweet speciality, before moving onto the picaresque Place de la Bourse, a stone’s throw from the Miroir d’Eau, the world’s largest reflecting pool, and its breathtaking reflections. On the Right Bank, allow yourself to be surprised by Darwin, an alternative and creative hotspot, where skaters, street artists and social entrepreneurs live and work side by side.
Far from its nickname of “Belle Endormie” (Sleeping Beauty), Bordeaux has already hosted large events, from Rugby World Cup 2007 to UEFA Euro 2016, providing the stage for many memorable sporting moments. Bordeaux is ready to create many more at Rugby World Cup 2023 at the gleaming Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux.