Bordeaux and the region in which it lies is world renowned for its wine production, the popularity of its produce make it a multi billion euro industry and as such makes it an important asset to the French economy. Located near the southwest Atlantic coast on the River Garonne, Bordeaux has a changeable climate; the summers are warm and dry while the winters can be wet and mild, so pack accordingly. Why not hire a car when visiting Bordeaux and make your visit less stressful and more enjoyable.
The City of Art and History has many historical monuments dating back as far as Roman times, which is why Bordeaux has been put on the UNESCO World Heritage List as an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble. Some of the attractions worth seeing are the Esplanade des Quinconces (the largest square in Europe) and its fantastic Monument aux Girondins fountain, the beautiful Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux Cathedral and the first bridge across the Garonne, the Pont de pierre are just a taste of what awaits you in Bordeaux.
Other things to do in Bordeaux would include a visit to Rue Sainte-Catherine for a spot of shopping, with its many stalls, shops and typical French boutiques you are sure to find something that is to your taste. If a more sedate pace is your preference why not rent a car and take the short drive to the west and follow in the footsteps of Bordeaux's wealthy inhabitants by visiting the beach resort town of Arcachon and bathe in the sunshine on its white sand beaches. In all it's worth a visit
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1200 1400-1700, Sa 0800-1200 1500-1800, Su closed.
Address: 26 Rue des Terres de Borde
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0630-2330, Sa-Su 0700-2330
Address: Aeroport De Merignac
Opening hours: Mo-Th 0700-2100, Fr 0700-2200, Sa 0800-1800, Su 1000-1300 1400-1900
Effective 2 July 2017:Mo-Fr 0700-2230, Sa 0800-1830, Su 0900-1930
Address: 137 Rue des Terres de Borde,
Vehicle return: 26 Rue des Terres de Borde