Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | 36 Hours in Bordeaux Advertisement Supported by In the heart of grape-growing country, this riverside city in France is especially appealing to those in the wine-sipping, food-loving crowd. BySusanne Fowler May 23, 2019 Having long shed its reputation as a backwater, Bordeaux is still often overlooked by travelers intent on the Paris-Provence circuit. Nestled in verdant wine country and on the edge of leading oyster-producing areas, this elegant city on the Garonne River melds a history as a wealthy shipping center with a more recent resurgence in arts and infrastructure to make for 36 Hours in Bordeaux Friday 1) 7 p.m. Rollin’ on the river Shake off the travel dust and learn the lay of the land during an aperitif boat ride along the Garonne as it flows through Bordeaux before emptying into the Atlantic. The 90-minute cruise on the 74-passenger, steel-hull Sardane provides expansive views of the grand 18th-century architecture around the Place de la Bourse and its bronze and marble fountain of the Three Graces; the renovated former warehouses of the Quai de Bacalan; the soaring Cité du Vin… Read full this story
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