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Bordeaux in south west France is a region as well as a city and if you are looking to visit somewhere that is both vibrant and diverse, with culture, good wine and food then Bordeaux has it all in abundance.

Why go?

France's beautiful wine capital has a huge variety of accommodation for you to choose from, whether you're looking for a cosy, white-shuttered guesthouse or an elaborate, high-end hotel...

The Saint Pierre historical quarter is located right in the heart of Bordeaux and staying close to here will put you within walking distance of sights such as the Saint Pierre Church, Place du Parlement and Place de la Bourse. You will be able to enjoy fabulous architecture, wonderful food and sample a local tipple in one of the many open air terraces.

The Chartrons quarter is set on the banks of the Garonne river and is the place to opt for if you're looking for a quiet residential area, while at the other end of the scale, the cosmopolitan Saint Michael quarter is one of the most vibrant and colourful parts of the city.

If you are travelling into the city by train, you may wish to consider Saint Jean where the station is located. However, be aware that this is a 24-hour part of the city with a number of bars and shops. 

Where to stay?

France's beautiful wine capital has a huge variety of accommodation for you to choose from, whether you're looking for a cosy, white-shuttered guesthouse or an elaborate, high-end hotel...

The Saint Pierre historical quarter is located right in the heart of Bordeaux and staying close to here will put you within walking distance of sights such as the Saint Pierre Church, Place du Parlement and Place de la Bourse. You will be able to enjoy fabulous architecture, wonderful food and sample a local tipple in one of the many open air terraces.

The Chartrons quarter is set on the banks of the Garonne river and is the place to opt for if you're looking for a quiet residential area, while at the other end of the scale, the cosmopolitan Saint Michael quarter is one of the most vibrant and colourful parts of the city.

If you are travelling into the city by train, you may wish to consider Saint Jean where the station is located. However, be aware that this is a 24-hour part of the city with a number of bars and shops.

How to get there

Getting to Bordeaux is very straightforward, meaning you can have a hassle-free trip. Here are your options...

Flights to Bordeaux-Merignac airport (BOD) arrive regularly from London Gatwick (LGW) and London Luton (LTN) as well as from other European cities such as Madrid (MAD) and Amsterdam (AMS). As the flight time from London is only 2 hours this makes Bordeaux a great place to visit for a weekend getaway at any time of the year.

Getting to and from the airport

Once your plane touches down, you'll want the quickest and easiest way to get to your accommodation. Here are your options...

Getting from Bordeaux flights into the city could not be easier. There is an express bus that stops on demand as it makes its way into the city or you can take a public bus to the downtown area of the city from where you can catch a tram into the centre.

When you first arrive in Bordeaux you will be struck by how much there is to see and do and getting around could not be easier. The best way to see the city is to walk, however there is a an efficient bus network and tram/electric bus system as well as a bike sharing scheme meaning there are plenty of choices.