Updated on: March 5, 2020
Bordeaux is the ninth-largest city in France. This city holds all the ‘Frenchness” of the beautiful Paris minus all the negatives. The classy cafes stretched onto sunny terraces, the bustling, and cheerful farmers’ markets; the modern tram system provides the best backdrop for a celebration of love. If you are looking for a little wine adventure and beautiful surroundings to enjoy with your spouse, then Bordeaux is where you should be heading on your honeymoon.
Bordeaux, though a tiny city comparatively, has a wide global reach owing to its wine production. Although there is no subway, it has a water taxi service along the Garonne River, which is nothing short of picturesque and an elegant tram system.
The pride of Bordeaux include the Two Basilicas and the Cathedral, the sites of Unesco World Heritage, Europe’s biggest city- center Esplanade called the Esplanade des Quinconces and of course the quaint Bordeaux’s famous squares, with their elegant café terraces and their craft shops. Bordeaux observes several festivals annually. It houses a large number of cinemas, theaters, and museums.
Traditional food items include Blaye Region’s asparagus, snails served with shallots, country ham with wine, and oysters in white wines.
Best Time to Visit Bordeaux
If you are looking to travel on a budget, then December is the month when Bordeaux sees the least number of tourists.
The busiest months of the year are May, June, and July when the Bordeaux is crowded with tourists. During these months, prices of flights and hotel accommodations are the most expensive, especially if not booked well in advance.
The months with the most comfortable weather for honeymooning in Bordeaux are June until August.
Top Things to Do in Bordeaux
The following are the must-dos during a Bordeaux honeymoon:
- Wine harvest participation
- Go wine tasting in Saint Emilion
- Climb the largest sand dune in Arcachon
- Taste all the local cuisines and wines
- Visit Chartrons Sunday market
- Visit Bordeaux Museums
- Visit the cradle of Christianity in Bordeaux
- The Chateau within the city limits of Bordeaux is a must-visit
The average temperatures differ timely. Temperatures mostly remain cold for nearly half the year owing to the humidity present. For the rest of the year, the temperatures are pleasant, with possibilities of snow or rain throughout the year.
How to Get to Bordeaux
With the convenience of an international airport located just 9 km away from Bordeaux’s city center, flying is the most feasible option for reaching Bordeaux.
The journey from the airport to the city takes just forty minutes with an efficient bus service. Apart from that, for a more comfortable commute, there are plentiful taxi and airport transfer services available as well.
For extended traveling along the Bordeaux region, one may hire a car from the airport conveniently.