Locals’ guide to Bordeaux: 10 top tips

Long famous for its food and drink, Bordeaux now has a buzzing arts scene, too. Three local experts pick places to delight your palate and mind

Bordeaux’s free holiday cabins: basic but still beautiful

Dotted around Bordeaux, Les Refuges Périurbains are architect-designed shelters that cost nothing to stay in – though don’t expect hot tubs or minibars

Top 10 wine bars in Bordeaux – chosen by experts

It’s arguably the world’s top wine city. So where do local insiders head for a good glass of red or white with food to match?

Plenty of wine and no whining: a family holiday on France’s Atlantic coast

The kids would be happy to stick to the beach, but a stay on the coast near Bordeaux means mum and dad can fit in some surfing and vineyards, too

Travel 2016 – Tip 16 – France – Bordeaux

This tip relates to using the trams and buses to get where you want to go in Bordeaux, specifically after arriving at St Jean train station. From St Jean the Ligne 1 Bus heads to the Victoire arch, the Palais de Justice, and Place Gambetta before going to Merignac Airport. Tram Line B goes viaContinue reading “Travel 2016 – Tip 16 – France – Bordeaux”

Bordeaux 2016 – La Cite du Vin

With its wide boulevards and neoclassical buildings on the banks of the Garonne, Bordeaux has never been short of ambition. Now the centre of the region that produces the biggest volume of fine wines in France wants to be known as the wine capital of the world. And it’s staking its claim with the openingContinue reading “Bordeaux 2016 – La Cite du Vin”