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Bordeaux region

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Geography of the Bordeaux region

Bordeaux is near the Atlantic coast, in the south west of France. The Bordeaux wine region covers Gironde, an administrative department (also a river) of the Aquitaine region.

Bordeaux wine takes its name from the region's main city. However you cannot find vineyards in the city itself, the vineyards start at the boundaries of Bordeaux.

The Bordeaux wine region wide spreads 60 miles around the city on the biggest estuary in Europe along 3 rivers (Gironde, Garonne, Dordogne) creating the appropriate setting for wine.

The climate in Bordeaux is generally temperate with a short winter and a high degree of humidity generated by the close proximity of the Atlantic Ocean.

Map of the Bordeaux wine region

Bordeaux Region Information :

Location: In the south west of France, near the Atlantic coast, around the city of Bordeaux
Size: 10 725 km2 (size of the Gironde department)
Gironde - where Bordeaux is - is the biggest department in France
Weather: Oceanic and temperate with short, mild winters, quite hot summers, long autumns and a high degree of humidity generated by the Atlantic Ocean
Population: 1,300,000 (population of Gironde)
Main Cities:

Bordeaux (220,000 - including county 700,000)
Mérignac (63,000)
Libourne (22,000)
Bègles (22,000)
Blanquefort (13,000)

Places of Interest: Bordeaux (Palais Rohan, museums, wine shops)
Wine Chateaux (grands crus classes)
Pyla dune (highest sand dune in Europe: 500m, 1,650ft high)
Arcachon (beach)
Landes (forest 480,000 ha, 1.2m acres)



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Wines from Bordeaux :
Médoc - Haut Médoc - Margaux - Saint Estèphe - Pauillac - Saint Julien - Listrac - Moulis - Graves - Pessac Léognan - Sauternes - Barsac - 1ères Cotes de Bordeaux - Bordeaux aoc/Bordeaux supérieur - Entre Deux Mers - Saint Emilion - Cotes de Castillon - Cotes de Francs - Pomerol - Fronsac - Cotes de Bourg - Wines of Bordeaux

Other french wine regions :
Alsace - Bourgogne (Burgundy) - Champagne - Corsica - Côtes du Rhône - Languedoc-Roussillon - Loire Valley - Provence - South West


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