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Details of Bordeaux and the Ticket Luck value
Looking for a place to make the most of your holidays? Mark your way to Bordeaux. A small city in the southwest of France is located near the Atlantic coast and has long been at the hub of the most important wine growing region in the world.
Its no wonder when one thinks of Bordeaux, one thinks of wine. Wine defines Bordeauxs history and development. Vinorama is a must visit for this capital of wine.
A museum of the history of wine in the Bordeaux region, Vinorama depicts the history of wine in the Bordeaux region since Roman times to the 19th Century. The facility is created by local artists and craftsmen, and the exhibits include costumed performers in reconstituted scenes.
The Romans introduced wine to Bordeaux as far back as the 3rd century BC. The region has since enjoyed a favorable reputation for its wines. The primitive traces of the town of Bordeaux date from the first century AD when it was called Burdigala.
The region quickly became a prosperous town but its prosperity halted by a succession of barbaric invasions by the Vandals, Wisigothics, Francs and Normans. However, in the mid-12th century, the then Burdigalas path to worldwide wine fame was set forever when King Henry II of England married Eleanor of Aquitaine and thus gained control of the entire region.
The Bordeaux returned to peace when it came under English control. The town began to grow during this period which lasted for three centuries. The 13th century saw Bordeaux breaking to mainstream when it began the exportation of wine to England.
Later, English ownership began dwindling, and by 1453, they were only a small band which extended from Bordeaux to Biarritz. As a result of the battle of Castillon, the region of Bordeaux fell back under the authority of the king of France, but it soon regained its sovereignty in 1462.
Bordeaux enjoyed a second boom as a result of the wine trade which was its main activity. From 1660, trade between France and the West Indies intensified and flourished through the 18th century.
At the end of World War II in 1947, Jacques Chaban-Delmas became the mayor of Bordeaux. Jaques Chaban Delmas was mayor of the town for almost 50 years. In the town elections of 1995, Alain Juppe succeeded him. Bordeaux of today reflects the stages of Delmas political office.
The region also became a large urban area, and its existence was recognized and organized by the creation of the Town Council of Bordeaux. Today, Bordeaux produces more fine wine than any other region on planet.
From its 247,000 acres of vineyards, Bordeaux produces around one-quarter of Frances total wine product, of which 75 per cent is red. Also are there other attractions that turn the region a tempting block for the visitors!
Theres no shortage of activities and happenings when it comes to Bordeaux. Youll dig into everything from museums, recreation spaces to theaters, music venues; sports facilities to restaurants and shopping malls.
Restaurants in Bordeaux offer a variety of flavors and cuisine. You will not find it hard to see why Bordeaux is drawing a large number of out-of-towners every year! So come, feel the experience and explore the hidden gems of Bordeaux!