144. Bordeaux, France

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Why

Bordeaux is known for its wine, but its also a fine city in and of itself. Bordeaux, France is one of those places where wine is like water, well kind of. It’s the only airport I’ve been to that has its own winery in the airport. How cool is that?

Bordeaux, France - Airport (BOD) Vineyard

Bordeaux, France – Airport (BOD) Vineyard

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Where

Bordeaux, France is located in the south of France in the west, just northwest of Toulouse. 

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How To Get Here

By Train

Deutsch Bahn and the SNCF serve the region. You may also book at Rail Europe.

Bordeaux, France - Train Station

Bordeaux, France – Train Station

By Plane

The closest airport is the Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD).

Bordeaux, France - Airport (BOD)

Bordeaux, France – Airport (BOD)

The following airlines has service to Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD):

Aegean Airlines (A3), Aer Lingus (EI), Aigle Azur (ZI), Air Algerie (AH), Air Arabia Maroc (3O), Air Corsica (XK), Air France (AF), Air Transat (TS), ASL Airlines France (5O), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), brussels airlines (SN), Chalair Aviation (CE), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Finnair (AY), flybe. (BE), Helvetic (2L), HOP! (A5), Iberia Airlines (IB), Jetairfly (TB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Royal Air Morac (AT), Ryanair (FR), TAP Portugal (TP), Tunisair (TU), Turkish Airlines (TK), Twin Jet (T7), Volotea (V7), Vueling (VY), XL Airways France (SE) and Wizz Air (W6).

By Bus

The area is served by FlixBus, National Express and Eurolines.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Ferry

You can find a lost of ferries serving Bordeaux at https://www.seebordeaux.com/ferries/.

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Where To Stay

The Accor Group of hotels, Best Western, IHG including an Intercontinental, Kyriad are well represented. There are also some local hotels as well. When I was there, I stayed at the Holiday Inn near the train station which is a little away from the main area.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

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Where To Eat

There are many places to eat in Bordeaux and of course drink wine; after all, its is Bordeaux.

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

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What To Do

Wine and more wine is the name of the game here. There’s even a winery at the airport! However, the city is rich in architecture and churches so take a walk around or take the Light Rail around town.

Bordeaux, France - Place de la Bourse Light Rail

Bordeaux, France – Place de la Bourse Light Rail

 

Bordeaux, France - Place de la Bourse

Bordeaux, France – Place de la Bourse

 

Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux, France

 

Bordeaux, France - Basilique Saint-Michel

Bordeaux, France – Basilique Saint-Michel

 

Bordeaux, France - Eglise Saint Pierre

Bordeaux, France – Eglise Saint Pierre

 

Bordeaux, France - Statue

Bordeaux, France – Statue

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tours offered by Viator for the region.

==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.

==>> Trip.com has some additional information.

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Additional Information

Language: French

Currency: Euros (EUR)

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Bordeaux, France - Basilique Saint-Michel

Bordeaux, France – Basilique Saint-Michel

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