If you're keen to enjoy a relaxing break in an elegant destination then there can be few better cities to visit than Bordeaux.
While the city is best known for being one of the world's great wine-producing destinations, there is much more to these graceful streets than may be immediately apparent.
However, if your primary concern is simply eating and drinking well, then there's no danger of you being disappointed.
Among great things about Bordeaux is that there is never a bad time to visit, as such. Whereas some cities come alive at particular points in the year, Bordeaux is a great option regardless of when you're looking to travel.
What's more, you could easily enjoy yourself over the course of a few days or you can stay even longer and walk away with some great memories of the place.
The history of wine in this region dates back to the time of the Romans, who provided wine for local consumption.
Since then, it has been a pillar of the local culture and economy. Today, it is among the most famous wine regions in the world - and while you're here, it is well worth sampling some of what Bordeaux has to offer.
The city itself is well known for its art and history. There are as many as 362 historic monuments, some of which date back to the time of the Romans.
Indeed, the city's name appears on the World Heritage list and is noted as being "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble".
It is, in fact, home to home to one of Europe's biggest 18th-century architectural urban areas. And for this very reason, it is popular with tourist and cinema production crews.
So, if you are keen to enjoy a relaxing break in a picturesque setting then it is well worth considering taking a break to Bordeaux.
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