Bordeaux, World Heritage Site since 2007
The city of Bordeaux looks resplendent in its 18th-century grandeur.
World wine capital, the city of Bordeaux looks resplendent in its 18th-century grandeur. UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 2007. Among highlights, see the Grand Théâtre, Place de la Bourse and its ‘water mirrors’, and the picturesque quarters of Saint-Pierre, Saint-Paul and Saint-Michel. As to the Musée d’Art Contemporain, it occupies a former colonial warehouse in the Quartier des Chartrons, famed for its wine houses. The grand quays beside the Garonne River offer a splendid 3km cycling trip through town.