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Getting to Bordeaux
The capital of the Aquitaine region, located on the banks of the Gironde, benefits from a good transport network. While all solutions to get to Bordeaux are possible, from airplane to road to train, some are more attractive than others depending on where you live.
Bordeaux Mérignac airport, located only 12 km from the city centre, allows you to reach the city centre by shuttle bus for €7; the route is also covered by a tram line from the city centre. Air France offers a large number of domestic and international flights. The airport welcomes low-cost airlines such as Easyjet or Ryanair thanks in particular to a low-cost terminal named Billi, which helps to keep budgets down. Bordeaux is only 2 hours and 08 minutes from Paris by TGV and makes it one of the most accessible provincial cities by rail. It also takes 2 hours from Toulouse. Outside the north-south axis of the LGV, travel times can quickly turn out to be uncompetitive compared to other solutions, nevertheless, the train can be a comfortable, simple and fast solution for your group.
Bordeaux is located on an important north-south axis linking the south-west and Spain to the north of France, which offers the city beautiful motorway infrastructures. This mode of transport also has a definite budgetary advantage! And if you can't charter a coach for your group trip, there are regular bus lines, especially those of Flixbus and Ouibus, offering affordable rates.
Hotels for all needs and budgets
Bordeaux is one of the 10 most important French cities, and is undoubtedly, alongside Paris, one of the most famous cities abroad, thanks to the world-famous wine region bearing its name. It is therefore not surprising that it has a large number of hotels and facilities adapted to accommodate groups of all sizes. A brief overview of the city's main districts. Bordeaux's city centre is located on the left bank of the Gironde, like most of the city. There are some of the city's most important monuments, such as the Place de la Bourse, but also all the city's chic establishments. To the north of it, the Chartrons district is the historical cradle of Bordeaux merchants. Today, it is both a bourgeois and cosmopolitan district, offering great shopping opportunities and a pleasant atmosphere. Facing the old town, on the right bank, the Bastide district is a former industrial district in the process of being converted, offering beautiful views of the monuments of the historic centre, but also a botanical garden. The Town Hall/Mériadekm district combines both an ancient heritage (with Saint-André Cathedral) and a large modern business district where many activities are concentrated. Saint Seurin, finally, is an old bastion of Bordeaux Christianity, and a district where you can spend quiet days. The congress and exhibition centre is located in Bordeaux Maritime, beyond the Chartrons district.