Bordeaux in south western France is a harbour city on the Garonne and the hub of the famous wine growing area.
It is famous for its Gothic St Andrews Cathedral as well as many fine and contemporary art museums, 18th and 19th century mansions.
Public gardens line the curving river quays, there is no nobler river frontage in Europe.
This beautiful city is only one hour away from Les Rimaudieres and is well worth a visit.
The banks of the Garonne are now reclaimed from dereliction, the flanking buildings restored to their neo-classical splendour.
The river frontage is now livier with its shops, restaurants and bars, with cruise ships showing on every tide.
The glorious Palais-de-la-Bourse reflected in the vast. new water mirror out front, with the Three Graces fountain at its centre.
In the 21st century Bordeaux has cleaned the facades of architectural buildings, especially the museumsand galleries.
In the medieval St Pierre district, the influence of ancient churches dissipates fast as the evening entertainment grows.
The world,s greates wine right on your doorstep, as well as the culinary delights.