Luxury Villas to rent in Bordeaux & Aquitaine – Top things to do
Luxury Villas to rent in Bordeaux & Aquitaine -Southwest of France
Top things to do in your Villa holiday in Bordeaux & Aquitaine
For some villa Holidaymakers to Bordeaux, it’s not about what to see and do, but rather what to eat and which wine to taste. Bordeaux wine region is located in the south west of France, along the Atlantic coast. Wine has been produced in Bordeaux since Romans first planted vines here since 2000 years ago. Nowadays, the Bordeaux wine region is home to 60 appellations and more than 10,000 Chateaux, producing over 2 billion Euros of wine is produced each year! The largest vineyard in Bordeaux is Chateau La Borne, with 321 hectares of vines. Some of the well known Bordeaux chateaux are; St. Emilion, St. Estephe, St. Julien, Pauillac, Margaux, Haut Medoc, Pessac Leognan Graves, Listrac, Moulis and Pomerol.
If you are wondering what are the best Bordeaux-local cuisines to try? With the Atlantic ocean coastline, fish, shell fish, mussels, oysters, crabs, shrimps, clams and scallops top the regions favourite. However, Bordeaux is carnivore country so try the Boeuf Bazadais, Escargots à la Caudéranaise, Agneau de lait de Pauillac and Le grenier médocain are delights of the locals. Other options such as Les cèpes de Bordeaux and Eclade are among the regions top food choices not to miss.
Top things not to miss in Bordeaux (other than the wine and food);
The Cité du Vin a Spot for a museum and exhibitions, and educational seminars on the subject of wine, The Miroir d’eau or Miroir des Quais is known as the world’s largest reflecting pool. Saint André cathedral & Pey Berland Tower(Besides to the the Cathedral) – A roman catholic church and the seat of the Archbishop of Bordeaux. CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux, the name says it all, a place for modern art. The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux was founded in 1801 -and holds a good collection of paintings and sculptures from the 16th to the 20th century. The Museums is one of the largest art galleries in France, besides Paris. Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux (Bordeaux National Opera House), is a theatre in Bordeaux, well known for premiering ballet La fille mal gardée in 1789. While there’s much more to discover in Bordeaux, one of the Best way to do so is to rent a Villa in Bordeaux.
Discover the Birthplace of Bordeaux, Saint-Pierre district, Drive the 112,000 hectares of Bordeaux vineyards, exploring Médoc, Graves, Sauternes, Saint-Emilion Blaye, and Bourg. Take one of the best cycling-friendly city by bike and explore the urban areas, if not escape the gridlock of the city in favour of cycling the quiet country lanes and dedicated cycle paths that allow you to enjoy Bordeaux at your own rhythm.
Region is a perfect location for wine enthusiasts, sample some of the best french wines, straight from the cellar door. Enjoy a stay in one of the regions Villas & chateaux (now transformed into excellent Luxury Villas to rent in Bordeaux). It’s absolutely rewarding to wander the historic quarter of Bordeaux, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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