- 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.
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.