Bordeaux

The capital of Aquitaine, known for its rich history and booming trade, Bordeaux has an exceptional and mind-boggling heritage but has managed to retain the conviviality of a trading town. It intersperses sumptuous façades and buildings with small single storey échoppes with gardens, bourgeois charterhouses, restored storehouses and warehouses, newly developed areas and architect-designed buildings.

For almost two thousand years, the vineyards of Bordeaux have sculpted the landscape. One hundred and twenty thousand hectares of exceptional land are home to more than 5,000 châteaux and 400 wine trading companies. It boasts wines such as Pétrus, Yquem and Mouton Rothschild, some of the most prestigious across the globe.