1 stop (10h)
|Bordeaux city centre|
|Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD): 7 mi from city centre|
Reaching Bordeaux from the UK is easy, thanks to its popularity and reputation as one of the world's leading producers of wines. There are direct flights to Bordeaux from London, Southampton, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool and Edinburgh. British Airways flies daily from London Gatwick but the cheapest Bordeaux flights are with the low cost airlines like EasyJet and Flybe. Bordeaux-Merignac Airport (BOD) is located just west of the city.
Flights to Bordeaux take 1h 35min from London.
Wineries: Some top wineries to visit include: Château Haut Brion, Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Ausone and Château Cheval Blanc. If you're interested in learning more about wine and the region while visiting Bordeaux, book a tour with one of the wineries. Here's to a fantastic holiday in Bordeaux
Parks: The Jardin Public, to be more precise, is one park that should definitely be visited while on a trip to Bordeaux. It was founded in 1755 and is landscaped in perfect English style. There is also a Botanical Garden there which was created in the 1600s.
Pair-non-Pair Cave: Just north of the city is the cave in which an 80,000 year old man was found in 1881 by Francois Daleau. Classified as Neolithic, this was an important discovery for tracking the history of man. You can visit the cave and also see some of the world's oldest cave paintings here.
Find more information on bordeaux-tourism.com.
Bordeaux and its surrounding wine region are very much summer destinations. Many wineries and rural villages all but close down during the winter season which means the only hotels available are those right in Bordeaux, which don't come cheap when there is high demand. As for finding cheap hotels in Bordeaux, avoid anything around or near Gambetta Square and Quinconces Square, they're the ritziest hotels in the city.
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