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Bordeaux, nicknamed "La Belle au Bois Dormant" (Sleeping Beauty), is a port city in southwestern France and part of the Gironde department. The city has often been described as one of the most "un-French" cities, and as it was occupied for 300 years by the Kingdom of England during the early Middle Ages, its no wonder why. Today, Bordeaux is a large university town, and the Medieval architecture of much of the city center has given it an almost fairytale appearance. Along with its fine wines, the city become a popular tourist attraction over the past few decades. Finding and booking your ideal hotel in Bordeaux can feel like an uphill struggle, especially if you have a certain budget and expectations. Venere can help you search through thousands of potential hotels with the aid of user-submitted reviews, hotel photo galleries, and our helpful Google maps applet for finding local attractions.

What's Bordeaux Like?

Bordeaux offers a more laid back approach to tourist destinations with its vineyards, fine shopping, and cultural landmarks all over the city. The early 18th century Place de la Bourse, a Baroque town square filled with restaurants, cafes, and local boutiques, is one of the most inspiring landmarks in the city. Like many ancient French cities, Bordeaux has its share of religious buildings such as the 17th-century St. Andre Cathedral, which also offers tours around its gilded interior. If you have come to discover a little local history, the Musee d'Aquitaine (Museum of Aquitaine) has many artifacts and sculptures that were discovered in the area dating back thousands of years; there's also the Musee des Beaux-Arts with its locally produced works of art. The Marche des Grands Hommes indoor market also offers a fine selection of Bordeaux wines and cheese.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Bordeaux

Although Bordeaux has an oceanic climate, the summers tend to be warmer and the winters more mild compared to other similar climates. The summer months last from mid June to late August, which often see temperatures of around 80° Fahrenheit, however it can on occasion rise as high as 100°. The city enjoys a booming tourism industry, and although the city is sometimes called "Little Paris", try not to compare the place to Paris, as there seems to be an unspoken rivalry between the Bordelais and Parisians. The Gare Saint Jean railway station is quite a walk from the city center, however it offers direct links to the likes of Marseille, Toulouse, and Nice. Although Bordeaux is a large city, many of the attractions can be reached on foot.