Bordeaux offers a wonderfully relaxing French holiday

If you’re looking for a calm and quiet city to visit in France then you should consider heading to Bordeaux. This place is probably most famous internationally for its exotic, and generally expensive wine. It is also one of the largest cities in Europe when you consider the amount of land it covers, and is certainly the largest in France.

One of the easiest ways to get into the city is by taking the train. By doing this you will arrive right in the heart of Bordeaux at the Gare Saint Jean railway station. If you are looking to travel to Paris then there are excellent connections taking you to the North, and if you want to go south to Marseille then there are equally good connections.

If you are coming to Bordeaux by road then the main road you are going to be taking in is the A10 motorway. This brings all traffic down from Paris but if you are looking to go on to explore the rest of France then you are going to be travelling on the A63.

Bordeaux has a ring road around it which makes it easy for drivers to get in at the point they want to. If you are arriving by air then you will easily be able to find a taxi at the airport or alternatively, if you want to make doubly sure you’ll have transport, you can book a taxi online in advance.

If you are coming to Bordeaux then you should definitely make the effort to sample some of the region’s famous wine. It is estimated that there are around 800 million bottles of wine produced in Bordeaux annually and some of these wines are the finest in the whole world. Many travel agents organise specific tours based on tasting wine around Bordeaux.