Bordeaux is perhaps best known as the world’s wine capital, because in this area the best red wines have been produced since the 7th century. The wine industry’s Vinexpo is also organized here every year. As you probably understand, it is Bordeaux’s wine districts that have traditionally been the patch for hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Bordeaux may not be the most beautiful city in France, but the old town of Vieux Bordeaux is very charming and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here are some of the best examples of 18th century architecture in Europe. If you are interested in architecture and beautiful buildings, Bordeaux is a small treasury.
Most attractions are in the city center, which is small enough to experience on foot. This is just fine since most streets are pedestrian streets anyway. If you get tired, there are three effective tram lines. The region is excellent for excursions and around Bordeaux you will find more than 7000 wine castles and larger vineyards.
- Abbreviation: BDX
If you love to eat and drink well and enjoy life without having to dance at the biggest and most trendy nightclubs or see the tallest skyscrapers then Bordeaux is a good choice.
And Bordeaux is so far south that you can expect good temperature for much of the year.
Facts about Bordeaux
Bordeaux is the ninth largest city in France and the capital of the Aquitaine region. Bordeaux is world renowned for its wines. In addition, the city has one of the largest – though not the largest – University of France.
|Religion||Catholic (About 75%)|
|Currency||Euro. Most credit cards (Visa, Master, Diners, AmEx) are accepted in most places. ATMs are available almost everywhere.|
|Tips||At dining, cafes and bars, 15 percent tips are included in the price. A few coins are still ok if you are satisfied with the service. In the taxi it is ok to round up or give a few euros in tips.|
|Embassy||The Norwegian Embassy in France is located at Rue Bayard 28, 75008 Paris. Tel: +33 153 670400|
|Tourist||12 cours du XXX Juillet|
|Emergency||15 for ambulance, 17 for police, 18 for fire.|
|Electricity||220/240 volts, the same two-pin contact system as in Norway|
|Holidays and Holidays||July 14 (National Day), August 15, November 1, November 11.|
|Visa||Not required for Norwegian citizens.|
|Vaccinations||No vaccines are required.|
|Water||Can be easily drunk from the tap.|
|Nearest major cities||Libourne, Cognac, Bergerac.|
|Safety||Some violent crime in the typical tourist areas, but be aware of pickpockets. In some suburbs there is more crime than in the city center.|
List of Bordeaux Acronyms
The most commonly used abbreviations about Bordeaux is BDX which stands for Bordeaux. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Bordeaux, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.