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On this Photographic bordeaux-france-tourist Tour I will try to show you some of the monuments in this city. At the end of the tour we, the Bordeaux-France-Tourists will visit one of the vineyards -'Chateaux'- in the region and learn something about the Bordeaux wines.


We will start our visit in the 'Quartier Saint-Eloi'. This is one of the most picturesque districts in Bordeaux. In the photo you see the 'Grosse Cloche' (=Great Bell), which used to be the bell of the Town Hall's belfry. Currently the Town Hall is elsewhere, but the bell is still one of the symbols of Bordeaux.

In this tour we will follow, more or less, the tourist itinerary recommended by the city's tourist office. One of the differences is that the "official" tour starts at the 'Jardin Public', and we will start the tour in front of this bell tower. Walking along the Victor Hugo street, we will get to the 'Porte Bourgogne' --at our right ...Bordeaux France...





The 'Saint Michel' church is one of the main landmarks in Bordeaux. The church and its bell tower were built at the end of the XV century. Its steeple, with 114 meters, is the second tallest in France. The tower was twice struck by lightning, and at the end of the XVII century a hurricane seriously damaged its structure. It was not until 1865 that it was repaired. Since then is one of the most astonishing views in Bordeaux.

Recently the UNESCO added the French Pilgrim routes of Santiago de Compostela to the list of World Heritage sites. Of the sixty-nine monuments accepted, three are in Bordeaux: the Saint-André Cathedral, the Saint-Seurin Basilica and the Saint-Michel Basilica....Bordeaux France...








The Saint Andre Cathedral is the biggest church in Bordeaux, and as I mentioned before, it was declared part of the Santiago Pilgrims' World Heritage. The origins of this church date back from the XI century. Here is where the future king of France, Louis VII, married his fiancé Eleanor of Aquitaine in the XII century. Almost nothing remains of the original church, though....Bordeaux France









Bordeaux is a very beautiful city, and its streets hide many marvels, but most of the visitors come here for one reason: its wine. This should not surprise anyone, because Bordeaux' area is the largest fine winemaking region in the world Red wines, dry and sweet whites, rosé, clairet and sparkling wines ... the choice of Bordeaux wines is almost endless. From the most expensive wines in the world to fine tasting wines at rational prices.





















In the following pages we, the Bordeaux-France-Tourists will learn many things about the wine, about its prices, its appellations, the 'Chateaux' and the vineyards.













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