About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is known to be Europe's main military space and aeronautics research and construction complex. Bordeaux wine draws its name from the city around which it has been produced since the 8th century. The city is considered the world's wine capital, hosting Vinexpo, the wine industry's biggest event worldwide.

Its eighteenth century mansions, adorned with wrought-iron balconies, tell of the prosperity of this capital city of Aquitaine. Its wealth is founded on one of the most celebrated wines in the world, Bordeaux. The city bears its name, and the city and the wine are largely inseparable.

There is no question of becoming bored in Bordeaux. For shopping, the rue Notre-Dame will delight those in search of antiques, as it is full of antique shops. Finally, for everything you need to know about wine, and of course to sample some, go along to the Maison du Vin or to Vinorama, or indeed to the organic market in the Place Saint-Pierre where you can sample wine and oysters in a marquee.

About Ferries to Bordeaux

There have been no ferries to Bordeaux from the UK for several years, since Brittany Ferries pulled out of the route. It is a much longer journey than the equivalent ferry to Le Havre or ferry to Cherbourg, and cheap flights have cut further into its viability as a ferry crossing.

If you still wish to visit Bordeaux, we suggest you check out cheap flight deals with eBookers.