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Ahh you guys, Bordeaux was amazing!! Just what we needed - lots of sunshine, lots of good food, lots of exploring and lots of doing nothing😍👌 The city of Bordeaux is  situated in the Aquitaine area in the south-west of France, it's most known for it's wine since it's one of the biggest wine-growing regions in the world. In addition to wine, Bordeaux is also very majestic with Parisian-like 18th & 19th century architecture and houses with blue doors, lots of narrow streets by the river and the overall calm & quiet vibe.

To be honest, I had never really thought of visiting Bordeaux before, but when airBaltic started doing direct flights from Riga to Bordeaux a month ago, we decided to go for it and explore the west side of South of France instead of the well-known Cote d'Azur area. And what a great idea it turned out to be! In addition to Bordeaux we also visit Biarritz, San Sebastian (in Spain), Toulouse and lots of smaller towns around the area. Which is something I truly recommend you to do as well when you're going to Bordeaux and are not only there for the wine, especially when you're travelling with kids😊

But without any further ado, here they are - 

4 Reasons To Visit Bordeaux


1. The Food

Bordeaux is a city for all the foodies with its great sea food and high quality meat selection, lots of tapas places and cute little cafes and bars everywhere. Just grab a table (be sure to book in advance!), eat like the locals and enjoy your evening! Relax and take your time, since service is rather slow like everywhere in France🙈

2. The Wine

Bordeaux is the wine capital of the world. So naturally, there's a lot of wine for every taste. Enjoy it, discover it, learn about it while you're there. It's part of their culture + cheaper than other (even non-alcoholic) drinks😜

3. The Sightseeings

In addition to wine tastings, the main sightseeings in Bordeaux are cathedrale Saint-André, which is a  UNESCO site; Le Grand Theatre from 1780; Palais De La Bourse with its waterfront; La Cite Du Vin, which is a super modern and high-tech wine museum and of course the river front where you can go for a boat ride, walk by the river or have a picnic.

4. The Area

One thing I cannot recommend enough is exploring the area outside of Bordeaux as well. There's so much to do and see from beautiful small towns like St Emilion to countless wineries with huge wineyards to beautiful beaches around Bassein d'Arcachon. Rent a car for a day or two and discover the gorgeous Aquitaine region!

Have you ever been to Bordeaux? What was your favorite thing about this city?😊

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