5 good reasons

After a 15-year full makeover, Bordeaux, with its blonde stone façades, has recovered its 18th-century splendour, confirmed by the historic city centre’s recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. Besides being the World Capital of Wine, Bordeaux has become an international brand for tourism with almost 7 million visitors each year. An attractive city for business as well as for lifestyle.

1. Art of living & Heritage

  • Largest urban area classified by UNESCO with 347 monuments
  • Modern contemporary architecture: Arkea Arena, Museum of the Sea and the Navy, MÉCA, La Cité du Vin, Pont Simone Veil
  •  65 winegrowing appellations and gastronomic specialities


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2. A responsible destination

  • ISO 20121 Certification and Label "Destination Innovante Durable" 
  • Ranked the world’s 9th most eco-responsible events destination (total score of 87.1% on the GDS Index)
  • 200 partners with sustainability commitments
  • 75% of Bordeaux vineyards hold environmental certifications
  • 150 parks and gardens, city centre reserved for pedestrians and green mobility

3. A vast array of experiences on your doorstep

  • Immerse yourself in the historic city centre, and discover the secrets of what was once one of the world’s leading trading ports
  • Get out on the river, or else admire it from the rooftops of the city
  • Set off to explore the vineyards, and taste some of Bordeaux’s legendary Grand Cru wines
  • The region is also home to France’s biggest forest
  • Within easy reach of the Bassin d’Arcachon, the ocean, miles of sandy beaches and picturesque seaside resorts

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4. For events of all sizes

  • 9 convention and exhibition centres, amphitheatres from 200 to 1,500 participants
  • NEW Exhibition and Congress Hall, the Palais 2 l’Atlantique, with a capacity of 6,000 participants
  • 14,050 rooms and 186 hotels
  • 150,000m2 of exhibition space

5. Easily accessible

  • International airport, with direct flights to more than 100 destinations
  • By train, Paris-Bordeaux in 2 hours, 34 journeys per day
  • 5 motorways to Paris, Rhône-Alpes, the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees and Iberian Peninsula
  • 4 tram lines. 1 new line between airport and city-centre