Bordeaux by figures

  • Bordeaux Métropole, 5th most frequented French destination after Paris, Aix-Marseille, Lyon and Nice (INSEE 2016)
  • 5,3 million taxed nights in 2018 (not including Airbnb)
  • 6,8 million passengers handled in 2018 (+9,3%)
  • 842,100 visitors allowed in 2018 at the different reception desks of the Bordeaux Tourist Office
  • 33,200 cruise tourists in 2018
  • 2,800 accommodations in the Bordeaux metropolis, nearly 40,000 beds
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Bordeaux métropole

  • 6e metropolitan France, capital of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region
  • 783,000 inhabitants in Bordeaux Métropole (28 towns), of which 252,000 for Bordeaux City
    >> Nearly one million inhabitants expected in the metropolis by 2020
  • Largest urban area classified UNESCO with 1,810 hectares
    Gourmet capital, with many starred restaurants, and two world stars, Pierre Gagnaire and Gordon Ramsay
  • 7 competitiveness clusters: aerospace, optics and lasers, wood, sustainable construction, “TIC”, health, neuroscience


  • 65 AOCs (designated wine production areas) on 112,000 hectares
  • Average production: 680 millions bottles
  • 6,100 wine-producing properties in 2017
  • 20 bottles of wine from Bordeaux are sold every second all over the world


2015: Bordeaux named European Best Destination

2016: Bordeaux 2nd major destination of the world according to the New York Times

2017: Bordeaux was chosen as Lonely Planet’s most attractive city, and is the only French city in the top ten

2017: The Los Angeles Times has made Bordeaux its number one place to visit.



News 2019

Belgium 4 hours from Bordeaux
In June 2019, Thalys will put into service a direct rail line between Brussels and Bordeaux. Every Saturday - from 40 €.

Cape on America
Air Canada announces the opening of a direct line Bordeaux-Montreal. 4 weekly flights will be offered from June 15th to September 15th.