Bordeaux by figures

  • 2017: Bordeaux was chosen as Lonely Planet’s most attractive city, and is the only French city in the top ten
  • The Los Angeles Times has made Bordeaux its number one place to visit in 2017
  • 2016 : Bordeaux 2nd major destination of the world according to the New York Times
  • 2015 : Bordeaux named European Best Destination
  • Bordeaux airport was voted best airport in the less-than-10 million passengers category (Air Transport News)
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A flourishing tourist

  • Bordeaux Métropole, 5th most frequented French destination after Paris, Aix-Marseille, Lyon and Nice (INSEE 2016)
  • The river : 48 maritime cruises stops in 2017 (30,000 passengers)
  • Airport: a record of 6 million passengers handled in 2017 (+ 2 million in 2 years)
  • Accommodation: 1,320 hotel establishments >> a total of 32,000 beds >> Over the next five years, nearly 2,500 new rooms will be added to Bordeaux’s accommodation
  • 4.9 million taxed nights en 2017
  • 902,500 visitors allowed in 2017 at the different reception desks of the Bordeaux Tourist Office
  • The Tourist Office is approbed “Quality Tourism”, “Cycling home” and “Tourism and Handicap”

Bordeaux metropole

  • 6th metropolitan France, capital of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region
  • 780,000 inhabitants in Bordeaux Métropole (28 towns), of which 251,000 for Bordeaux City
  • Largest urban area classified UNESCO with 1,810 hectares
  • Gourmet capital, with many starred restaurants, and two world stars, Pierre Gagnaire and Gordon Ramsay cumulating 3 Michelin stars between them (in total, Gironde has 14 starred restaurants)
  • 7 competitiveness clusters : aerospace, optics and lasers, wood, sustainable construction, “TIC”, health, neuroscience


  • 65 AOCs (designated wine production areas) on 111,000 hectares
  • The largest AOC vineyards of France
  • Average production: 704 million bottles
  • 6,300 wine-producing properties in 2016
  • 300 wine merchants
  • 21 bottles of wine from Bordeaux are sold every second all over the world

Top French Cities…

Top French CityBordeaux is part of the «Top French Cities» international network, consisting of twenty destinations such as Marseille, Lille, and Montpellier, and chaired by the Director of the Bordeaux Tourist Office. Because there is strength in unity, most of the major French cities and metropolitan areas outside of Paris work together through the «Tourism in the City Cluster» launched by Atout France (the French Tourism Development Agency) in 1993. Their ambition is to develop awareness of what characterizes them: cultural effervescence, modernity, elegance, history, heritage, cuisine and the French «art of living».

Magnetic Bordeaux will pull you in

Bordeaux MagneticOn the Atlantic coast and connected to the world, Bordeaux has a great cultural heritage. Its blend of world-class business excellence, quality of life, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, makes beautiful Bordeaux a buzzing global city. In this context, the brand «Magnetic Bordeaux» was imagined by different players of the territory. Symbol of the attractiveness of the territory, Magnetic Bordeaux will be spread by public bodies, companies, local authorities through promotion campaigns and events, communication tools.