Bordeaux is a wonderful city with a rich cultural heritage (recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site) and is set on the banks of the Garonne River in the south west of France. The rich mix of architecture and classical buildings reflects the city’s wealth derived from the wine business and the famous Bordeaux vineyards that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Bordeaux has excellent transport links with an international airport and a TGV service to Paris in 3 hours. The centre of the city is relatively compact with broad pedestrian shopping streets, museums and the beautiful Grand Théâtre. The old town with its winding streets and little restaurant filled squares, open air markets together with large open spaces and formal parks all make Bordeaux a great city to explore. Needless to say it has great restaurants and wine.