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Visit Bordeaux, the very essence of elegance
On her last visit to Bordeaux H.R.M. Queen Elizabeth II stated: "this town is the very essence of elegance". And we believe she is right because only Bordeaux can be so scenic and elegant and one would even say that more than a town, Bordeaux is a real theatre where buildings, houses, streets and river banks are displayed to create the most spectacular background scenery. A vacation rental in Bordeaux is ideal for a visit of the town the time of a pleasant weekend or for a longer holiday. A house rental along the river Garonne will introduce you to the lifestyle of a very pleasant French region whose reputation is not only due to its exclusive wines but also to the sweetness of an enchanting natural landscape and to a cultural heritage made of an unbelievable number of artistic treasures. There are many apartments in Bordeaux available for vacation rentals and you will love having your own cosy and private home in this stunning town.
Discovering Bordeaux, sailing on the Garonne
Sailing on a boat along the river Garonne upto its junction with the Gironde is highly suggested and is indeed the best way to start a visit of Bordeaux. Along the banks of the Garonne, you will see magnificent 17th century buildings and "façades" fronts, whilst your boat sails in direction of Médoc and Blayais hills for a wine tasting afternoon in classified growth vineyards and castles. Enjoy a typical drink "apéritif vigneron" with red wine or a dinner on the boat before sailing back to Bordeaux. You will love your week-end in Bordeaux, having your vacation home on the roofs of the historical centre, waiting for you for an intimate evening in total privacy far from crowded and noisy hotels. On your way back, enjoy the golden colours of Bordeaux buildings at the end of the day mirrored in the waters of the Garonne. Elegant town, scenic town, this is indeed Bordeaux. If you cannot afford a condo or a penthouse on the roofs and if you are looking for a low-budget holiday, you have a number of cheap apartments and alternative accommodations available such as guesthouses and rooms for rent.
Bordeaux historical town and its treasures
Get to know Bordeaux through its arts collections starting with a visit to the Musée d'Aquitaine and its Gallo-Roman statues and relics. If you love paintings do not miss the important collections of masterpieces hosted in the Musée des Beaux-Arts with a splendid selection of 17th century Flemish, Italian and Dutch paintings. You will love the industrial atmosphere of the CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain, an interesting museum of contemporary arts within the ancient walls of the Entrepôts Lainé, a former 1824 built warehouse for colonial products. A vacation house in Bordeaux in the medieval center of the town will allow you to visit number of Gothic and Romanesque churches such as the Cathédrale St. André and the Basilique Saint Seurin as well as the ancient tower Tour Pey-Berland and the medieval gates. At all ages and through the centuries, Bordeaux is elegant and scenic everywhere.
Spending the night in Bordeaux
Bordeaux offers vibrant nights and a huge choice of entertainments. From Opera theatre to nightclubs, from disco houses to bars and the casino, you will find hundreds of interesting venues scattered all around the town where you can dance, listen to good music and even gamble. Sit at a table of a piano bar café and just enjoy the good vibes of Bordeaux. A good sip of a buttery red wine accompanied by a tapas serving followed by foie gras and Arcachon oysters on the background of a 17th century square is probably the best way to spend the night in Bordeaux. You do not need any notice for a trip to Bordeaux, just jump on the next flight or the next train and book a last minute accommodation to make all this become real. Your will not be disappointed by a wonderful week-end, between art, architecture and wine tastings.