Best Fun Facts about the French City of Bordeaux!
Most famous Bordeaux fun facts are about wine. When you hear Bordeaux, the first thing you think about is wine, right? There is a reason for it, Bordeaux is the most famous wine region in the world. 80% of the land is dedicated to the production of wines!
There are also many interesting Bordeaux fun facts you probably didn’t hear yet. We are bringing you the top 7 Bordeaux fun facts.
#1 City of Art and History
Bordeaux is classified as a “City of Art and History”. It has 362 historic monuments, with some dating back to Roman times. After Paris, Bordeaux is the city with the most listed monuments in France.
#2 It took 45 years to build the Place de la Bourse
Place de la Bourse, a most recognizable sight of Bordeaux, was built from 1730 to 1775. But it paid off, it has been recognized on the UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble”.
#3 World’s largest reflecting pool
The Miroir d’eau (Water Mirror) in Bordeaux is the world’s largest reflecting pool. It’s 3,450 sqm big and located in front of the Place de la Bourse.
#4 Largest city square in Europe
The Place des Quinconces, in Bordeaux, with its 25.6 hectares, carries the title of the largest city square in Europe.
#5 One of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe
The rue Sainte-Catherine in Bordeaux, a 1.2 km long street, is one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe. Here you will find many high-end shops, cafes, restaurants and shopping centers.
#6 Wine in numbers
Let’s finish with some wine facts! Bordeaux has a total of 287,000 acres of vineyards, 10,000 estates that produce wine and produces 960 million bottles of Bordeaux wine a year. Cheers!
#7 MEININGER in Bordeaux
Yes, you read that right, we opened a new hotel in Bordeaux city center, MEININGER Hotel Bordeaux Gare Saint-Jean! Come visit us, step out and explore the new MEININGER city. MEININGER Hotel Bordeaux Gare Saint-Jean is the perfect base to discover the city. Located in one of the most dynamic neighborhoods of Bordeaux, the area is buzzing with bars, restaurants, bistros and clubs. The hotel is very close to the iconic La Flèche and lively Quai de Paludate, and the city center and Bordeaux old town can be reached within 15 minutes of walking.