Relax in “little Paris,” on the banks of the Garonne River. Rich in culture and boasting an artistic, tolerant vibe, Bordeaux is perfect for cyclists, shoppers (Rue Sainte Catherine is the longest pedestrian district in Europe) and sommeliers, who come for some of the best wines in the world. Don’t miss a performance at the neoclassical Grand Théâtre, with its 12 Corinthian columns and a sweeping staircase that inspired the Palais Garnier in Paris. Orient yourself to the town with a trek up the steps of Pey-Berland, the bell tower of Saint-André cathedral. Admire your reflection at the “miroir d’eau” or water mirror, installed at the Place de la Bourse. Or simply relax in one of the exquisite parks that dot the town like flowers.
Besides enjoying Bordeaux world famous vineyards and wines, it is a great starting point to discover the South of France. It perfect for daytrips to the Bay of Arcachon or to discover the picturesque villages of Dordogne.
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If you are traveling with prescription medicines, carry them in their original containers and bring a copy of your prescription. If you buy medications abroad, be aware that they may not be FDA-approved or allowed into the United States. For more information on customs rules and regulations, please contact 202.354.1000 or visit www.cbp.gov.