Four aspects of Bordeaux not to be missed


With so much to see and do, it’s important to plan your visit beforehand to ensure you don’t miss anything during your river cruise holidays.

Food

With France as a nation renowned for its cuisine, the acclaimed Bordeaux restaurants are the perfect place to discover the delicate flavours of French cookery for yourself. While the list to choose from is endless, among the best is Le Vin Rue Neuve which has been praised for combining outstanding food with wonderfully attentive service. Booking a table in advance is advised, and those who do so can enjoy French cuisine of the highest order.

For something a little different, why not sample a taste of the Far East during a visit to Moshi Moshi, offering both a standard menu and a la carte service, reviews suggest that it’s the premier Japanese restaurant to visit during your stay in Bordeaux.

Wine

Fantastic food can only be enhanced when combined with a glass of fine wine, so it’s fortunate that produce from the Bordeaux wine region is regarded among the very best in the region.

One of the most famous regions in all France, The Bordeaux province covers the whole area of the Gironde department of Aquitaine, with the produce greatly different depending on whether the grapes are grown on the east or west banks of the Gironde Estuary. Part of the reason behind the success of the Bordeaux region is that it is the only one in the country which has direct access to the sea – helping it to remain France’s major exporting region for many years. Bordeaux wines are set into classifications – unlike so many other regions, with some of the best hailing from the Médoc and Saint Emilion vineyards. If you want to know more about the beautiful wines of the Bordeaux region, click here for a detailed Bordeaux wine map.

Art and Culture

Finally, no visit to Bordeaux can be complete without a discovery of its rich relationship with the arts, and with ten different establishments ranging from fine arts to science, there’s more than enough to get stuck into. Perhaps the best place to discover this is by visiting the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, regarded as a hub for fine art and where you can find works from the likes of Pablo Picasso, Giorgio Vasari and Johan Zoffany.

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