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Bordeaux – French Sleeping Beauty

Bordeaux is often referred to as Sleeping Beauty because it is beautiful, but does not enjoy such popularity as Paris and other French cities. Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in the Gironde department in southwestern France. With population of 239,157 inhabitants it is the 9th largest city in France. Total area is 19.06 squares miles.

If you want this summer to visit and explore some new place and enjoy in the amazing landscapes, beautiful old architecture, museums, astonishing squares and streets.. then we suggest to go in Bordeaux. Below you can see amazing pictures that will gonna take your breath away.

Fountain in Bordeaux

Image by Erik Söderström via Flickr

Street in Bordeaux

Image by Erik Söderström via Flickr

The city is built on a bend of the river Garonne, and is divided into two parts: the right bank to the east and left bank in the west. The city’s nicknames are “La perle d’Aquitaine” (The Pearl of Aquitaine), and “La Belle Endormie” (Sleeping Beauty) in reference to the old center. Also Bordeaux is the the world’s major wine industry capital.

Amazing view of Bordeaux

Image by Jonathan via Flickr

Place de la Bourse

Image by Jonathan via Flickr

Beautiful architecture, museums, opportunities for tasting of the famous local wine, charming cafes, spacious squares, parks … also Bordeaux is a city of art, full of sights that you might be wondering what are they capable hands that built, but smaller, live slower and more relaxed. He does not get the vibration of tourists, but the vast student population.

Le pont de pierre

Image by Serge Vincent via Flickr

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