Capital of Aquitaine, France, Bordeaux is famous for its wines, which are considered among the best in the world. However, it is also a great place to visit for other reasons. A lively place, Bordeaux has large student and immigrant communities.
Bordeaux is a historical city with many tourist attractions. The center of the town has retained its traditional stone mansions and terraces, for which the city is called "Little Paris." Modern buildings can be found to the west (administrative center) and south (university) of the city. Have a walk on Sainte-Catherine Street in the Pedestrian Center, consider crossing the bridges or taking the ferry boat over the river or, if you're interested, go night-clubbing or bar-storming in Les Quais or La Victoire.
The area around Bordeaux is one of the most well-known and respected wine producing regions in the world. Head out of town to learn about and taste the local product. Some of the best and most famous spots are: Chateau Petrus, Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Mouton Rothschild (Pauillac), Château Margaux, Chateau Ausone and Château Cheval Blanc. Bordeaux’s wine culture comes to a head during the annual summer wine festivals and the "bordeaux-fete-le-fleuve," celebrating the river, land, and international community.