To the west of the city (12km) is Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport, a short distance from Campanile Bordeaux Ouest (Mérignac Aéroport), with flights out across Europe and beyond. Bordeaux is also well-connected to all major French cities by train and bus. Transport links within the city are numerous, with tram and ferry travel available.
Accompanying some of the best wine in the world, are the delicacies which put France on the global food map. Cheese, bread, fine meats and, due to its proximity, a variety of seafood and fish are all on offer in Bordeaux. Due to its size and popularity, there are plenty of options for places to eat.
One of the highlights each year for the inhabitants and tourists of the city is the Bordeaux River Festival, held every June, which brings the water alive with visiting ships, parades and lightshows. Bordeaux also hosts some major antiques fairs, with the Salon des Antiquaires, in January, and the National Antiques Market, in July, particularly famous.
Bordeaux dates back to Celtic times, more than 2,000 years ago, and is home to some of the oldest architecture in France. It has more than 5,000 gothic-baroque inspired buildings, scattered across the historical areas of the city. Despite being France’s sixth largest city in terms of population, it has played an extremely important role in modern French history.
Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport [http://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/en]
Bordeaux Tourism [http://www.bordeaux-tourisme.com/]
Bordeaux Tourist Guide [http://www.bordeaux.org.uk/]
Bordeaux Tours (Wine) [http://www.bordeaux-tours.com/]