It is said that with time, the best wines of Bordeaux refine and improve themselves. What about its barks, the host of these vines known and renowned world-widely ? The turning point of the 2000s gave a new life to this city, former great international port, opening again towards the outside. Through the efforts dedicated to give back its splendour and popularity, from the pedestrianization of its boulevards, the restoration of its neoclassical architecture, or even the high-tech public transport network set up, today, this town reveals its sparkle, half of its area being registered to the world heritage of the UNESCO, becoming the world's largest urban site to receive such a distinction.
The charms of the city can't be enumerated or limited, by their plethora and abundance. A stroll back in time, through the chiselled stones alleys in the heart of the old town, a tasting of the savours composition that the white wine and the oysters offer at the Capucins market, or the everlasting celebrations of the Saint-Michel quarter, where the rehabilitated areas of the industrial port serve as a setting for the most popular evenings, and Tapas bars line up along the quays.
However, it is not in the stone, the landscape or technology that Bordeaux finds its greatest feature but in its atmosphere, soothed by the ocean sprays, the forest breeze, and the Pyrenees winds fragrances. This former secluded, Paris rival, today's Gironde administrative centre, and epicentre of a whole third of France, tends towards a perfect blend where the vineyards find their growing balance, and thus, men find an ideal of quality of life, from now on that the two banks of the city are developing together, turned towards the world, and allowing to give all its values to the rhyme between hedonism and optimism.