Bordeaux is a city in southwestern France, on the Garonne River and is found in the region of Aquitaine. The city is home to Vinexpo, a major wine fair, and the region has been producing wine since the 8th century. Served by a range of international airlines including Easyjet and BA, the city can be reached by flying from a number of UK airports. Seasonal Bordeaux flights are available from several UK destinations including Bristol, Birmingham and Edinburgh. The quickest, and also often the cheapest route to Bordeaux is to fly from London. Take the time to use our flight comparison tool and you can easily find a cheap flight to Bordeaux that will suit your travel budget. The area is world-renowned for its wine, but the city is also renowned for its vast array of art and history attractions. Some of the attractions worth visiting include the Esplanade des Quinconces, Grand Theatre, Musée des Beaux Arts and Musée d'Aquitaine. There are over 360 historical monuments in the city and a historic section of the city also has a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Bordeaux Airport is easily accessible by road. A range of shuttle, car rental and public transport options are available. Car rentals can be booked upon arrival at the airport, or airport transfers can be booked in advance. Alternatively, a shuttle service is available to take passengers to Saint-Jean rail station nearby. Bus line 1 also frequents the airport and can be used to access the city centre. It is in Bordeaux, one of the finest wine regions in France, that you can explore a vast range of historic monuments as well as the extensive wine-tourism industry. Take a trip to one of the many vineyards surrounding the city or explore the wine trade through the Musee du Vin in the city centre. Alternatively, for those more interested in history, it's worth visiting the archeology and history museum, the Musee d'Aquitaine. Get some retail therapy done on Rue Sainte-Catharine, one of the longest pedestrianised shopping streets in Europe, or relax in Le Jardin Publique, a park in the centre of the city. The city is full of picturesque monuments plus many cultural and natural attractions.