An iconic Business City
Between vineyard and ocean, Bordeaux is the gateway to the South West and the epitome of the sweetness of life.
A jewel of eighteenth-century architecture, the city has reinvented itself in recent years to establish itself as the destination of choice for professional events. Wine, cannelés, Aquitaine caviar, oysters... Our specialties make Bordeaux a true symbol of the French way of life. Voted the number 1 BEST OF city by Lonely Planet in 2017, Bordeaux is also the breeding ground for a young, arty, trendy alternative culture that jostles and reinvents the "Port of the Moon", the nickname comes from the shape that takes the river Garonne flowing through the city.
Development of the quays, renovation of the right bank, new districts springing up. Ambitious urban projects inspire architects and designers awakening the so-called "sleeping beauty". To the North, the Bassins à flot are bringing life back to the old Bordeaux docks, around one of the newest emblems of the area: the Cité du Vin. To the South, Bordeaux Euratlantique is gradually becoming an economic heart of the city. One of the largest development projects in France, with its 738 hectares, providing 500,000 sqm of office space, 17,000 housing units and 100,000 sqm for businesses and hotels right next to the Gare Saint-Jean. This new district has already attracted the regional headquarters of major companies and complements the tech start-ups, industries and innovative research laboratories around the metropolis.
The name of "Bordeaux" has been shown to increase the participants number of a professional event by 5 to 15%.