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.