The city long known as La Belle Au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty) is well and truly awake after years of slumber. The turn of the millennium was a major turning point for Bordeaux, when the former mayor, controversial ex-Prime Minister Alain Juppé, roused this graceful city, pedestrianising its boulevards, restoring its neoclassical architecture, and implementing a high-tech public transport system. These days, bolstered by its high-spirited university student population, La Belle Bordeaux never seems to sleep at all.
Ready to go?
These tours & activities make it easy:
- Explore the famous vineyards of Bordeaux on foot
- Visit a vineyard and sample its produce
- Discover the Medoc vineyards by bicycle
Last updated: Feb 8, 2013
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