|The city of BORDEAUX is stunning when approached from the south along the river. It's big, with a population of over half a million, and obviously rich as it has been since the Romans set up a lively trading centre here. Especially attractive is the relatively small eighteenth-century centre, paid for by the expansion of colonial trade. The rest is scruffy and, even with its long history, contains few sights. But if you're just passing through it's the main regional transport centre there are a couple of sights worth checking out, and plenty of cheap places to sleep and eat. When, looking for a Bordeaux hotel, have a look at this website. The atmosphere is inviting and worth sticking around for.|
Pages in section ‘Bordeaux’: The City, Arrival, Eating, Entertainment, Listings, Vieux Bordeaux, Place Gambetta, North of the centre.