Raise your glass in beautiful Bordeaux, a port city in southwestern France that boasts a booming wine economy.
Nestled on the Garonne River, this truly charming region of France is perfect for a motorhome holiday thanks to its whole abundance of things to see and do – after all, it’s not just famous for its tasteful wine culture. In addition to being World Heritage Listed thanks to its “outstanding urban and architectural ensemble of the 18th century,” the lovely Bordeaux is lined with various quaint cafes, inspiring museums and unique galleries. So, why not hire a campervan and explore this vibrant region of France?
Although Bordeaux is locally known as the ‘French Sleeping Beauty,’ the renovation of many of its Neo-classical buildings and newly pedestrianised boulevards have in fact transformed it into a city that never sleeps. It now boasts a thriving tourist industry, attracting visitors from all over Europe and far beyond. Wonder through the quaint, culturally rich streets of Bordeaux by day before indulging in its colourful nightlife.
So much to see and do
Start your campervan journey by exploring Bordeaux’s many tourist attractions, starting with the famous Croiseur Colbert – one of France’s largest battleships – which has now been transformed into a truly captivating museum. If you’re planning on going on a family campervan trip then stop off at the Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac (Bordeaux Zoo), home to hundreds of animals and plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy. You may also pass many other tourist attractions whilst on your motorhome holiday in Bordeaux – Palais de la Bourse, Palais Rohan and the Grand Theatre and popular cultural attractions. Visit Bordeaux’s official tourism site for more information.
After browsing Bordeaux and touring around its many attractions, make sure you take the time to experience Bordeaux’s prestigious wine culture. After all, it is the world’s major wine industry capital, moving 14.5 billion euros each year. It’s home to Vinexpo, the world’s main wine fair and has been producing world-class wines since the 8th century. Teeming with wineries and many vineyards, Bordeaux is the place to go if you’re looking for a place to stop over night and pop a cork or two whilst on your motorhome holiday. An impressive 89% of wine produced here is red, from sweet tables wines to legendary world-renowned wines. However, make sure you don’t continue your campervan trip after you’ve had one too many!
Combine Bordeaux with the Dordogne
Once you’ve explored Bordeaux and everything it has to offer, considering venturing further on your motorhome holiday towards the Dordogne area. Lined with magnificent chateaux (more than 1,500!), mesmerising towns and villages, flawless countryside and marvelous caves, the Dordogne offers many attractions and activities to suit all visitors. Park up the campervan and enjoy the Dordogne on foot, weaving between its many spectacular towns before stopping off for a bite to eat in a nearby café. If you’re going on a family campervan trip, take part in a spot of canoeing along the Dordogne River or set your sights on Bergerac Aqua Park, which is on the road from Bergerac to Bordeaux.
So, why not treat yourself to a French motorhome holiday? France Motorhome Hire is ideally located between Burgundy and the gorgeous Loire Valley, which means you won’t have to travel far to experience your perfect campervan holiday in the Dordogne or lovely Bordeaux.