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Useful tips for Bordeaux bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Bordeaux. Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Bordeaux. Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Bordeaux highlights.
The Bordeaux tourism board created a tour whereby tourist can easily explore the city. This tour is a great introduction of the city, especially when you have never visited the city before. During the tours you will visit all the highlights of the city like squares and famous monuments whereby necessary information in Dutch will be told. In the summer months a bus will drive through the city along all these sights at least once an hour.
In the city beautiful 18th century buildings can be found, these buildings give Bordeaux the name “the most beautiful French city after Paris’ . The only different between Bordeaux and Paris is the compactness of this city which makes it easier to discover the city by foot. In addition, the city has many museums with various art collections to admire.
One of these museums is even revealing the wine history, a wine history that made the city these days a dynamic commercial town. You can even enjoy the French cuisine in the many restaurants of the city and if you like to shop than you are as well at the right place, because the city offers the longest shopping district in Europe.
Are you after a day of culture in to discover the nightlife? The nightlife in Bordeaux leaves nothing to be desired. In the trendy nightclubs of Bordeaux can be joined of the best DJs and bands. A few places are: Grand Bar Castan located along the River Gironne, enjoy your drink on the terrace with an excellent view. This bar is one of the oldest in Bordeaux opened in 1890 and can be found on Rue Emile Duployé in the heart of the city. Further is Bar 07 very interesting. This bar is also located in the heart of city around the corner of Place the Parliament in the street 7 Rue Parliament Ste Catherine. In the beginning of the evening can you join a good dinner, and as the evening progresses this bar turns into a dance floor. And last is Le popular, this is very well known to the locals and has a retro look. Until midnight you can enjoy the delicious cuisine of which afterwards the restaurant will turn into a disco. This bar is located on Rue Kleber Caud near Parc Bordelais
Aquitaine is divided into seven different departments. These departments are: Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne and Pyrénées-Atlantique.
These departments are separated through natural boundaries, which are mainly the major rivers like; Garonne, de Dour, de Lot and the Dordogne. Moreover, Bordeaux is the capital of Aquitaine and has a historical character. Next to that is Biarritz the most famous seaside resort of the French Atlantic coast and thus a place that should not be forgotten while bringing a visit to this region.
All the areas of Aquitaine can be reached by air, and therefore different airports can be found in this province. However most of the flights are regional ones, a few flights are still flights coming in from Paris and the United Kingdom. The airports in Aquitaine are located in Bordeaux (BOD), Pau (PUF), Biarritz (BIQ), and Bergerac (EGC)
Are you rather traveling by car, coach or minibus? Than it is a great opportunity to experience the excellent road network Aquitaine has. Besides, this region is having Canal du Midi, which is the main road of Bordeaux to the Mediterranean coast. In addition it also has and smooth throughput to several major highways, these include: A10, A62, A 64 and A 65. So this road network is excellent during a group tour or while travelling alone through this region.
This city it the most famous seaside resort on the French Atlantic coast that started as a poor village until it was discovered by Spanish noblemen. Although the nobles didn’t increase the awareness of this spot, it came later on to the attention of affected golfers and surfers. Besides, it got its familiarity due to the unique lifestyle the people in this city had.
This city is a port city that is known because of the Hundred Years War. Although the city is nowadays know for its economic heart of the city. The Cathedral and the castles in this town are well worth to pay a visit whenever you are staying on the coast.
Pau, a city with a beautiful nature, mountains, rivers, and located at the foot of the Pyrenees, ski slopes and the coast. All these factors made Pau in the 19th century, a very popular holiday destination. Pau is also called a party town due to its annual recurring events such as Carnival BERNAIS, the Grand Prix, Modern History and Le Tour de France. Further offers this city many gastronomic delights that are worth trying. Some treats are, cooked chicken, cabbage soup, duck confit, duck breast and foie gras. Not in for some party? And more in for some culture and history? Than the following sightseeing are recommended; The National Museum of Pau de Bernadotte Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Palais Beaumont and Boulevard des Pyrénées.
This city is also called the "city of art and history". During a walk you will move yourself in different period of times due to the variety of neighborhoods, streets and the remaining old wall. If you want to be immersed in French culture, than its advisable to meet local residents, to walk through the cozy market stalls and to taste, feel and smell everything about this culture. Moreover it is highly recommended to walk along the Isle and to taste all the culinary delights of the region.
This region is not only for group tours or individual travel perfect, but also for Seminars and Conferences. The Comité Régional de Tourisme d’Aquitaine is experienced in organizing events and therefore would love to help you when searching for locations for possible events, seminars and conferences.
One of the possible locations is Biarritz, this region is easily accessible and a well-known city. The three conference centers of this city have all an ideal location and are close located to excellent hotels. In addition, the capacities of these centers are around 1400 participants. In the city Pau offers Palais Beaumont and the historic Congress Pau-Pyrenees located in the middle of a park with a unique view, many opportunities. Both buildings can receive about 5 to 800 guests. Not to forget to mention the opportunities of the city Bordeaux. Where lots of castles from Saint Emilion till Médoc are available.
If you wish to take a tour through Bordeaux by rental bus, then you should not miss the following places and buildings mentioned:
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