Bordeaux

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What does Bordeaux mean?

Bordeaux (/ b ɔːr ˈ d oʊ / bor-DOH, French: ; Gascon Occitan: Bordèu [buɾˈðɛw]) is a port city on the river Garonne in the Gironde department in Southwestern France. The municipality of Bordeaux proper has a population of 257,804 (2019).

What is the population of Bordeaux?

Bordeaux. With 1,195,335 in the metropolitan area, it is the sixth-largest in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, and Lille. It is the capital of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture of the Gironde department. Its inhabitants are called Bordelais (for men) or Bordelaises (women).

How to book guided tours in Bordeaux?

The official site of the Bordeaux Tourist Office to book your guided tours in the city and your excursions in the vineyard. Follow our @VisitBordeaux account to discover thousands of photos of Bordeaux and the surrounding area shared by locals and travelers from all over the world. Add a comment...

Where is the closest airport to Bordeaux?

Bordeaux is served by Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport, located 8 km (5.0 mi) from the city centre in the suburban city of Mérignac . Bordeaux has an important public transport system called Transports Bordeaux Métropole (TBM). This company is run by the Keolis group. The network consists of:

What is Bordeaux?

Bordeaux is the trading center of a notable wine-producing region. A red or white wine produced in the region around Bordeaux, France. Any of the red or white wines from the Bordeaux region.

What type of wine is made in the Bordeaux region?

Both red and white wines are made in the Bordeaux region. Red Bordeaux wine is called claret in the United Kingdom. Red wines are generally made from a blend of grapes, and may be made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit verdot, Malbec, and, less commonly in recent years, Carménère.

When did Bordeaux become part of France?

Bordeaux adhered to the Fronde, being effectively annexed to the Kingdom of France only in 1653, when the army of Louis XIV entered the city. The 18th century saw another golden age of Bordeaux.

What is the meaning of Bordelais in French?

It is the capital of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture of the Gironde department. Its inhabitants are called Bordelais (for men) or Bordelaises (women). The term Bordelais may also refer to the city and its surrounding region.

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